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  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 12:00 PM CST Bengals at Texans The Texans host the Bengals at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans fullback Jay Prosch and running back Jonathan Grimes at the Verizon Pasadena Store, 5575 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

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

  • Tue., Nov. 25, 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
  • 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.

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  • 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
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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.

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Sumlin, Smith Share Relationship

Posted Mar 6, 2014

The friendship between Rick Smith and Kevin Sumlin has paid dividends professionally and personally for both.

The friendship between Rick Smith and Kevin Sumlin has paid dividends professionally and personally for both. The Texans general manager and the Texas A&M head coach each played collegiately at Purdue, although their careers didn’t overlap. At Tuesday’s Pro Day for the Aggies, Sumlin said Smith has been a big help.

“He’s been a real sounding board for me from a developmental standpoint,” Sumlin said. “We have the opportunity to discuss a lot of different things.”  

The two former Boilermaker defenders—Sumlin was a linebacker, Smith a safety—don’t just talk football, however.

“A lot of those conversations have nothing to do with what’s going on here today,” Sumlin said. “But just in general about football. About careers. About ideas. Thoughts.”

A slew of Aggies worked out Tuesday for NFL scouts and general managers at the McFerrin Athletic Center in College Station. 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, wide receiver Mike Evans and offensive lineman Jake Matthews were in attendance, but didn’t go through the slew of drills like their former teammates. That trio will go through a separate Pro Day later this month. 

Manziel and Matthews have been discussed as possible first round selections for the Texans in May’s NFL Draft. Sumlin’s guided the Aggies to a 20-6 record in his two seasons as head coach, and can provide valuable insight to Smith. 

He was also very complimentary of the Texans’ franchise, dating back to his days as the head coach at the University of Houston. Specifically, he was appreciative of the open-door policy the Texans extended to the Cougars.

“We brought our whole team over to practice a couple times and let them watch,” Sumlin said. “You don’t get to do that a lot. There are a lot of organizations that won’t open their doors and have that.  We value that relationship and we look forward to that continuing.”

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