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  • 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!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • 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!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html



Darryl Sharpton expects to return to practice next week

Posted Nov 1, 2012

Texans inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton said Thursday that he expects to return practice next week from a quadriceps injury that has him on the PUP list.

Texans inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton said Thursday that he expects to return practice next week.

Sharpton is on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list with a quadriceps injury. He must return to practice by Wednesday, Nov. 7, to be eligible to play this season. Once he returns to practice, the Texans have three weeks – until Week 13 – to place him on the active roster.

“I’ve been working hard, overcoming some things,” Sharpton said in the Texans' locker room at Reliant Stadium. “I’m close to getting back out there. I’m gonna give it a shot next week, and I feel good about it. I look forward to hitting some people and getting back on the football field. I miss it.”

Sharpton, a fourth-round draft pick out of Miami (Fla.) in 2010, suffered a season-ending quad injury last Oct. 30 against Jacksonville. He had a setback in his rehab in the first week of training camp, a hip issue that flared up as he tried to push himself with team trainers to see if he was ready to return.

Sharpton said he wasn’t 100 percent at the start of camp but “good enough to play at that point.” Now, he feels “a lot better overall.” He has been running and exercising with trainers on a side field at practice for several weeks.

“It’s all about just going out there and playing at this point, because nothing I can do in the training room and the weight room can simulate actually playing,” Sharpton said. “So I’m just really excited about getting back out there. I can’t wait to put the helmet and shoulder pads back on.

“Over the last couple weeks, everything’s just been getting better and better. I feel pretty explosive. It felt good to hit some bags (for the first time this week), but now I’m ready to hit some people. I’ve been feeling explosive and fast, and I’m very happy about my progress and the way I’ve healed up.”

If Sharpton returns to practice as planned next Wednesday, it will be one year and seven days from the last time he played football. He rotated with DeMeco Ryans at Mo linebacker in the first eight games of last season before his injury, which tore the quad tendon from his right knee.

The injury required surgery and months of rehab before Sharpton was able to run again. He was expected to compete for a starting job with Bradie James this offseason but was unable to get back on the field.

“It’s been frustrating, not being able to play football for a long time when that’s all I’ve done my whole life,” Sharpton said. “I’m just going to harness that energy and release into one big swoop and help this team out.

“God’s got me through these trials and tribulations. Everything happens for a reason, but I just keep my faith. Without my faith, I don’t know where I’d be right now mentally. I’ve always just stayed positive.”

With defensive captain Brian Cushing out for the season with a knee injury, there’s more opportunity than ever for Sharpton to help the team. The Texans released Mister Alexander on Wednesday, leaving them with three inside linebackers in James, Tim Dobbins and Barrett Ruud.

“Even if Cush was still here, I still think I could help the team with what I can bring to the table,” Sharpton said. “I just can’t wait to put what I’m talking about on display.”


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