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    Meet Texans running back Alfred Blue at the XFINITY store located at 1501 Lake Robbins Dr, Ste. 180, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

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  • Tue., Oct. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday during the regulars season from 6-7 PM at the Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027) for a Texans Radio live broadcast on SportsRadio 610 with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a buy one Texans Burger, Get One Free every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Tue., Oct. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Kroger

    Meet Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson at the Kroger located at 11003 Shadow Creek Pkwy., Pearland, TX 77584.

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  • Fri., Oct. 16, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Fuddruckers

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    Noon-1pm – Fuddruckers, 10101 South Post Oak Rd., Houston, TX 77096

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  • Sat., Oct. 17, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

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  • Tue., Oct. 20, 2015 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts III at the Verizon Destination Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056.

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  • Tue., Oct. 20, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Player Signing at XFINITY

    Meet TBD Texans player at the XFINITY store located at 517 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450.

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  • Tue., Oct. 20, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Planet Ford

    Meet TBD Texans player at Planet Ford located at 20403 I-45, Spring, TX 77388.

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Darryl Sharpton back at practice, helping lead defense

Posted May 27, 2013

Linebacker Darryl Sharpton has been in a bit of a leadership role for the first week of Texans OTA's.

For the first time since his days in Coral Gables, Florida, Darryl Sharpton is calling plays and running a defense.

The inside linebacker spent the first week of organized team activities (OTA’s) getting his teammates aligned and into the right position prior to the snap. And it’s a familiar task, according to the former Miami Hurricane.

“It’s kind of like riding a bicycle,” Sharpton said. “My first two or three years here I was used to just getting the calls, listening and lining up. Now I’m the one making the calls.”

Brian Cushing is still rehabbing his knee injury, so Sharpton has filled the void while the defensive captain has been out. Sharpton injured his hip in the regular season finale at Indianapolis. Head coach Gary Kubiak said he’d keep the fourth-year veteran out of special teams work to “be protective”.

“It feels good to be back out there, and doing what I do best,” Sharpton said. “And that’s play football.”

Brooks Reed, who lined up alongside Sharpton at the other inside linebacker spot frequently during the first three OTA’s, said Sharpton’s a natural fit for the position.

“He knows what to do, he’s a smart guy, and obviously physical,” Reed said. “He’ll do a great job.”

Safety Danieal Manning likes what he’s seen from Sharpton during the first few days of practice, and believes 2013 will be a year to remember.

“He’s getting comfortable with the defense, comfortable with the guys,” Manning said. “I think this season will be a breakout season for him. He’s flying around in all those drills. He’s flying around on the field.”

Sharpton’s 2011 and 2012 campaigns were truncated to just eight and seven games, respectively, because of injuries. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph is excited to see Sharpton back, and also thinks his presence will be a major plus for the defense.

“Obviously he can help us,” Joseph said. “He can come in and play the run and the pass. Just getting a guy back like that is just tremendous for this defense.”

While he’s played in each of the last three seasons, he hasn’t been in as much of a leadership role. Being there now has conjured up some memories from his collegiate days.

“It’s something I haven’t done in a while,” Sharpton said. “Not since I was at the University of Miami. But being put in this role, it feels good. I know a whole lot more about the defense. I’m having to call more plays and line guys up. So it’s extra responsibility, but I look forward to it.”

Sharpton and the Texans resume work at the Methodist Training Center on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday following Memorial Day.


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