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  • 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. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    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

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 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

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QBs John Beck, Case Keenum get last chance on Thursday

Posted Aug 28, 2012

Texans quarterbacks John Beck and Case Keenum will have one last chance to vie for a roster spot on Thursday night at Reliant Stadium.

John Beck, Case Keenum

Texans quarterbacks John Beck and Case Keenum will have a final chance to vie for a roster spot on Thursday night at Reliant Stadium.

Coach Gary Kubiak announced Tuesday that backup quarterback T.J. Yates will not play against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason finale. Beck, a sixth-year veteran, will start the game. Keenum, an undrafted rookie from the University of Houston, will play the entire second half.

It’s highly likely – although not a certainty – that the Texans will keep three quarterbacks when they reduce their roster from 75 to 53 players on Friday. Either Beck or Keenum will be the odd man out.

“They’ve both done their job in camp,” Kubiak said on Monday. “Two totally different guys; I’m talking about a veteran that’s had some experience, some starting time, so do we go that direction or do we go with the young man that looks like he’s got a bright future ahead of him? That’s probably the toughest thing, but they both handle what we’ve done fine, and Case has come a long way. It’ll probably have a lot to do with the rest of the makeup of the football team, to be honest.”

A team’s third quarterback normally isn’t a big deal, but the Texans didn’t have a normal season in 2011. They lost Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart to season-ending injuries. They had six different quarterbacks on the active roster and three different starters. Yates, a rookie fifth-round draft pick, was thrust into the lineup in Week 12 after being inactive for the first 10 games.

Kubiak left open the possibility Tuesday that the Texans keep only two quarterbacks, depending on what they do at positions like running back, tight end and wide receiver. But considering the Texans have carried three quarterbacks in both of the last two seasons and what happened in 2011, it would be a major surprise if they changed course in 2012.

Beck, 31, has started seven games in his five-year NFL career. A second-round draft pick out of BYU in 2007, he signed with the Texans in May after two seasons in a similar offense with the Washington Redskins.

In his one preseason appearance with the Texans, Beck was sharp against the Carolina Panthers on Aug. 11. He completed 4-of-6 passes for 46 yards (89.6 rating) and led an 11-play, 61-yard touchdown drive on his first series.

“I want to do the very best I can with every opportunity I get so I can make this football team,” Beck said on Monday. “That’s my goal right now is to be a Houston Texan. From the day that Coach Kubiak called me and said, ‘I would like you to come out and practice with us,’ my goal has been to make this football team. So that’s what I’m focused on is going out and playing the best that I can so they want to keep me around, they feel like I bring something to the table that can help this football team. Be it if it’s just helping prepare the defense for the opponent they play that week or whatever it may be, I just want my talents to help this football team.”

Beck is well aware of the situation he and Keenum are in, but he doesn’t feel any added pressure.

“You can’t think about what’s at stake,” he said. “You just got to go play ball. I’ve been in a lot of situations, and I just try to take that experience and go play ball. You just say whatever happens, happens (and) hope for the best.”

Keenum, 24, is 3-of-6 for 53 yards (80.5 rating) this preseason. He has played in two games but only had a chance to throw three passes in both of them.

“I’m excited to about getting into a game and getting into a rhythm,” Keenum said Monday. “A lot of those games were kind of like the four-minute drives where we’re handing the ball off, trying to run the time off, so hopefully we’ll get in there and be able to get some rhythm with some of the receivers and tight ends and run and pass. I’m excited to get into a rhythm with all those guys and really operate the offense for an extended period of time, not just short bursts here and there.”

Asked what he thinks he needs to show Kubiak on Thursday, the all-time leading passer in NCAA history said he just wants to "do my job and try to move the offense and create first downs, and first downs turn into touchdowns.”

“I’m excited,” Keenum said. “I think it’s a heck of an opportunity. There’s a lot of guys out there that don’t get something like this. I’ve jumped at every opportunity I’ve got, whether it’s small or big. I think this is definitely one of the biggest one’s I’ve had, so I’m really excited.”

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