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  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
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  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Friday, December 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010 (inside Hilton Americas Hotel)

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

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Rookie Diary: TE Ryan Griffin, Entry #4

Posted Oct 26, 2013

Tight end Ryan Griffin checks back in with some bye-week thoughts in the latest entry of his Rookie Diary.

The Texans took Ryan Griffin, a tight end from the University of Connecticut, in the sixth round of the 2013 Draft. Griffin, a 23-year old originally from Londonderry, New Hampshire is now second on the tight end depth chart behind Garrett Graham. Earlier this week, he shared with HoustonTexans.com about a few things heading into the bye week.

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Entry #3

Since Owen Daniels went on injured reserve, when we want to run the ball, when we want two tight ends in there I’m basically starting. I’ve gotten some snaps. That’s good. I’ve gotten some experience. Obviously, there are things I’ve got to do better so I’m just looking to work on those things.

I caught my first pass versus Saint Louis. That was cool. OD grabbed the ball for me. Just a class act from that guy which is pretty cool. It came in a tough spot, we were down by three scores at that point but we were just trying to get the ball forward. It’s a cool thing I can say, caught my first ball against the Rams. But other than that it was a tough loss.

My dad actually came out for the game and took it back to New Hampshire. So, it’s back there in a case somewhere. I’m sure he’s got it all locked away. The first ball I caught in college is somewhere in the attic. My dad has all that memorabilia stuff. I never look at it or touch it but he’s got it somewhere up there.

Against the Chiefs, it was loud. But when you’re out there and you can’t hear anything, you’re not measuring ‘oh this is loud.’ I’ll tell you one thing, you can’t hear one thing out there. It’s almost like West Virginia from that standpoint. Especially me getting my first NFL experience really on the road in a tough situation like that. It was a good experience.

It’s just one of those games where one team needs to make a play to win the game and unfortunately we didn’t do that. But it’s good to be competitive and we’ve just got to work to finish. We need to win.

I’m so proud of Case Keenum. After being on practice squad last year and playing scout team for us and playing different sides of the ball. For him to come out in that environment and really thrive like he did, make some plays. He didn’t do everything perfect but no one did. He showed he’s got some guts and he showed he can play in this league. He can start in this league.

For the bye week break we get, I’m actually heading to Dallas. One of my teammates moved out there from UCONN so I’m gonna pay him a visit and have some fun hopefully. Corey Manning, he was a good tight end for us in college. We had three tight ends that played a lot. He’s one of my better friends so I’m looking forward to seeing him. He’s a lawyer of some kind so he’s doing the regular man job, getting after it. But it’ll be fun to see his face.

We'll probably go to Country Fest. I’m not a real big country music fan but I figured, while in Texas. Went over to Cavender’s yesterday and picked up a cowboy hat, cowboy boots and all that good stuff so it should be fun.

Once the season is over, I’m definitely ready for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, too. Ready to taste the cuisine for sure.  I’m a rap guy. Some old school Nas, old school Outkast. A little dubstep, getting back into it. Just a bunch of different stuff, some folk.

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