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  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
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    Friday, September 19

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 2715 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

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Earl Mitchell Ready To Start

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Earl Mitchell is getting ready for Texans training camp with a new role this season, starter.

Earl Mitchell is getting ready for Texans training camp with a new role this season, starter. The nose tackle, now entering his fourth year with the Texans, has played 47 of the 48 games since being selected in the third-round (81st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. With last year’s starter Shaun Cody now a free agent, Mitchell has added responsibility this season.

“It definitely puts some weight on my shoulders but I definitely feel like I have what it takes to replace what Shaun just did. I feel prepared to take on that role,” Mitchell said Wednesday during the Texans Verizon Back to Football Care-A-Van. “I’m definitely ready. Training camp is a grind. I feel prepared and I’m really excited about just getting better.”

The Texans drafted four new players on defense, including nose tackle Chris Jones in the sixth-round. Excited by all the new faces in the locker room, Mitchell wants to take on a leadership role.

“They bring a lot of different things to our team,” Mitchell said of rookies, such as second-round pick D.J. Swearinger. “They have a lot of speed and like I said, youth. They just have a lot of energy and I really think that they could help us because we have a lot of older guys on our team to lead those guys and make sure they understand what they are getting themselves into. I am definitely going to take a lot of the younger guys under my wing as well. I feel like I can do what I can to help prepare them to further our ride throughout the playoffs. “

Mitchell also hopes that another veteran’s playoff experience will prepare him for the playoffs this year. Having just won Super Bowl XLVII, Ed Reed will be a natural leader for the team’s postseason aspirations.

“He’s one of my neighbors in my locker room,” Mitchell said, referring to the nine-time Pro Bowl safety. “I get to just say a few words to him every now and then but you can definitely tell that he is a leader. He is going to bring something to our team that is really special.

“He’s a natural leader. He’s obviously one of the best players to ever play that position and just the way he goes about his business. It’s something that you want to emulate. It’s something that you hopefully can take into your game. He’s definitely been part of some Super Bowl championship teams and hopefully, we want to bring that to our team as well.”

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