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  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Mon., Apr. 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Tue., Apr. 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com.

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

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2012 Texans Season in Review: Tight End

Posted Feb 18, 2013

The Texans were light at tight end in 2012 but got a Pro Bowl season from Owen Daniels and breakout years from Garrett Graham and FB/TE James Casey.


Continuing a position-by-position look back at the Texans' 2012 season:

2012 Season in Review: QB | RB | WR

The Texans were light at tight end in 2012 but got a Pro Bowl season from Owen Daniels and a breakout year from Garrett Graham, their two former fourth-round draft picks from Wisconsin.

In 2011, the Texans had three tight ends on their roster: Daniels, Joel Dreessen and Graham. They had two fullbacks: James Casey and Lawrence Vickers, a more traditional lead-blocker. Because Casey also played tight end, they essentially had 3.5 tight ends and 1.5 fullbacks.

The Texans lost Dreessen as a free agent to the Denver Broncos and released Vickers before the season. They acquired fullback Tyler Clutts in a trade, but he played just three percent of the offensive snaps in 2012. So they essentially had 2.5 tight ends and 0.5 fullbacks this season.

Daniels played in 15 games and had 62 catches for 716 yards and a team-high six touchdowns. It was his best season since 2008, when he had 70 catches for 862 yards and made his first Pro Bowl. The seventh-year pro said he felt as healthy as he had since before tearing his ACL midway through the 2009 season and missing five games with hamstring issues in 2010.

Graham had 28 catches for 263 yards and three touchdowns. In his previous two seasons, he had one total catch for 24 yards. Casey, who often motioned out of the backfield to a tight end role, had a career-high 34 catches for 330 yards and three touchdowns in his fourth season out of Rice.

2012 Tight Ends in Review - Quick Hits

Starters: Daniels (14 games 2 in playoffs), Graham (9 2 in playoffs)

Injuries: Daniels (hip, Week 10), Graham (concussion, Week 14)

Notable number: 18: Catches by Daniels in the Texans’ two playoff games, which led all tight ends and ranked third among all NFL players in the postseason. Daniels had a franchise-playoff-record nine catches for 91 yards in the Wild Card round against Cincinnati and equaled that mark with nine more catches for 81 yards in the Divisional round at New England.

Best game: Week 11 vs. Jacksonville – Daniels (6 catches, 57 yards), Graham (8 catches, 82 yards, 2 TDs) and Casey (3 catches, 20 yards, 1 TD) combined for 17 catches for 159 yards and three touchdowns in the Texans’ 43-37 overtime victory against Jacksonville. Graham’s two touchdown catches both came in the final the final 5:34 of regulation to tie the game at 34-34. He also had a career-long 30-yard catch in the third quarter. Daniels was questionable for the game after sitting out the previous week with a back injury.

Best play: Wild Card playoffs vs. Cincinnati – It was a short gain, but a crucial one. With 2:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, Graham caught a lofted seven-yard pass over the middle on third-and-two from the Houston 36-yard line, hanging on to the ball despite a vicious hit to the helmet from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Graham wound up with a concussion, Burfict a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness and the Texans a crucial new set of downs to help them run out the clock on a 19-13 victory.

Quotable: “Obviously, he’s had a tremendous year catching the ball. It’s hard for people to cover him underneath. Owen has done a great job, and we’re working him down the field. He does a great job in the seams.” – Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison in mid-October on Daniels, who had 33 catches for 416 yards and four touchdowns through seven games

“I feel great physically. The coaches really took care of me during camp, giving me days off here and there. I think that is translating into feeling good now and hopefully it will later in the season, too.” – Daniels on Oct. 22, heading into the Texans’ bye week

“They’re the key to our versatility. We can run a bunch of offenses with those three. We can be in a two-back scheme. We can be in a one-back scheme. We can be in a three-wide scheme. Yesterday, we went to some empty stuff where all three of them were on the field. They give us a lot of flexibility. I think Garrett’s development has been a key to O.D. staying healthy. James is playing all over the place.” – Kubiak on the Texans’ tight ends on Nov. 5, a day after Houston beat Buffalo at Reliant Stadium

“Garrett’s been doing that all year, but he just happened to get the opportunities with the ball in his hands. Garrett really stepped up for us, especially in the red zone… He played outstanding.” – Matt Schaub on Graham on Nov. 18, after Houston beat Jacksonville at Reliant Stadium

“It was huge, and Owen has been a little beat up and he battled through today and made some big plays for us. And nobody makes one bigger than Garrett there at the end.” – Kubiak on Jan. 5 on the tight ends’ involvement in Houston’s Wild Card victory against Cincinnati

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