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  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at each tour from 11am - 1pm, and TORO will be on occasion as well.

    Touchdown Tour Schedule Dates
    All events will be scheduled from 10A – 2P

    Date                            Location                                Address
    Oct. 8                          Mason Park                            75th and Tipps Houston, TX 77023
    Oct. 15                        Sylvester Turner Park             2800 West Little York Houston, TX 77091
    Oct. 22                        MacGregor Park                      5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
    Oct. 29                        Sunnyside Park                      3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051
    Nov. 5                         Agnes Moffitt Park                  10645 Hammerly Houston, TX 77043
    Nov. 12                       Finnigan Park                         4900 Providence, Houston, TX 77020
    Nov. 19                       Kingwood High School             2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
    Dec. 3                         Moody Park                            3725 Fulton, Houston, TX 77009

    Dec. 10                      Blueridge Park                         5600 Court Road Houston, TX 77053
    Jan. 7                        Burnett Bayland Park                6000 Chimney Rock Houston, TX 77081
    Jan. 14                      Alief Community Park               11903 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77072

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at this stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at this tour from 12pm - 1pm, as well as the Go Texan Express merchandise truck.  Stop by for Texans games and a chance to win great Texans prizes!

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  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (11445 Fountain Lake Dr, Stafford, TX 77477) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 South Main, Houston, TX

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

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Texans WR Draft Board

Posted Apr 30, 2014

A look at the Texans wide receiver draft board.

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2013 Wide Receiver/Tight End recap

Passing offense (15th) - 238.3 ypg
18 receiving TDs
Andre Johnson 109 receptions, 1,407 yards and five TD
Garrett Graham 49 receptions, 545 yards and five TD

Key offseason additions: TE Zach Potter (signed after spending 2013 with St. Louis)
Key offseason losses: TE Owen Daniels (signed with Baltimore)

UFA:  None
RFA:  None

Draft picks
1st (1)
2nd (33)
3rd (65)
4th (101)
4th (135 - Compensatory - pick cannot be moved)
5th (141)
6th (177)
6th (181 - from Oakland, in the Schaub deal, CAN be moved)
6th (211 - Compensatory - pick cannot be moved)
7th (216)
7th (256 - Compensatory - pick cannot be moved)

Wide Receiver depth chart
Andre Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins

DeVier Posey
Keshawn Martin

Alan Bonner
Mike Thomas
Andy Cruse
Uzoma Nwachukwu

There are good receiving duos in the NFL and then there are the ‘Dres - Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. Johnson showed no signs of slowing down with another stellar season in a Hall of Fame career, while Hopkins provided a glimpse of immense potential with a 52 catch rookie season. Those two will be hallmarks in the passing game for as long as Johnson stays healthy. 

Slot receiver has been a staple in head coach Bill O’Brien’s offense for years and this offseason he noted that the team doesn’t particularly have a true slot receiver. Martin is the closest thing on the roster to a slot receiving weapon, while Bonner made some waves in training camp last year before getting injured and spending the entire season on IR. 

Martin has shown slight improvement over his two years in Houston, but not to the point where he’s cemented that slot receiver spot. Perhaps the coaching staff change will help him flourish; regardless, he can expect competition from Bonner and a rookie or two.

As such, expect the Texans to target a slot receiver on day three, perhaps a non-traditional sort like some that played for O’Brien in the past. Non-traditional? You’ll see, just read on.

Draft Options
1st - None
2nd - None
3rd - None
4th - Bruce Ellington - South Carolina, Robert Herron - Wyoming, Ryan Grant - Tulane
5th - Michael Campanaro - Wake Forest, Trey Burton - Florida, John Brown - Pittsburg State
6th - Kain Colter - Northwestern, Jalen Saunders - Oklahoma, Taylor Martinez - Nebraska, Jeremy Gallon - Michigan
7th - Josh Stewart - Oklahoma State, Isaiah Burse - Fresno State

UDFA - Albert Wilson - Georgia State

In my estimation, finding Ellington at the top of the fourth round is a pipe dream. The former basketball player placed his focus on football in 2013 and it was evident with his best season in Columbia. He is the consummate “big time players make big time plays in big games” star as he shined most late in games and in South Carolina’s biggest games. He is an excellent runner after the catch, can get open all over the field, makes key plays at big times and can return kicks, if necessary. For those reasons, he’s probably gone by pick 101, but for now, I’m keeping the dream alive.

Herron was a virtual unknown when he arrived in Mobile for the Senior Bowl but he left as one of the highlights of the week. He got open against everyone and caught everything, including a one handed grab during a Wednesday practice. He came from nothing in Los Angeles, fought for everything he’s ever gotten and went to Wyoming to free himself from his tough upbringing. Grant has moments of inconsistency catching the football but he’s smooth in and out of his breaks, runs good routes and possesses surprising speed.

Campanaro was often injured at Wake Forest and had to prove he belonged once fully healthy. He proved it and then some.  He followed his solid Senior Bowl week up with a strong combine performance. Ultimately, he might be the best route runner in this group with more than adequate speed and glue sticks for hands. 

But, will he stay healthy? Burton is a Swiss Army knife that played nearly every skill position on the field during his career at Florida, while Brown, a Division II star, can fly. Only two players were faster at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.  He’s slight but dynamic.

The sixth round options are as intriguing as any other round. Colter played quarterback, running back and wide receiver at Northwestern and had two strong days at the Senior Bowl playing in the slot before he decided to have surgery on his ankle. Saunders is a mighty mite with stop on the dime quickness and return skills. 

Mentioning Martinez is no accident and if you think I’ve lost my mind, remember the name Julian Edelman. They have a lot in common. Confident Californian. Blazing speed and quickness. Played quarterback at a midwestern university. Too good of a football player to not figure out something to do with him. 

That’s exactly what Bill Belichick told Edelman just after selecting him in the 2009 NFL Draft. Martinez is a bit more known by the masses than Edelman was in 2009, but, like Edleman, he’s not a quarterback and some team is going to have that same conversation Belichick and Edelman had - you’re too good, just get here and we’ll figure it out. For the Texans, that means turning Martinez into a full-time slot receiver, just like, well, you know.

Tight End depth chart
Garrett Graham
Ryan Griffin
Phillip Supernaw
Zach Potter

Long time star tight end Owen Daniels career as a Texan came to an end in the off-season, which made Graham's a priority.  With him returning and Griffin ready to take more responsibility as a second year player, the tight end position is in good shape. The addition of Potter gives the Texans a steady in-line blocker that allows Graham to stay as a move/h-back sort in this offense. It wouldn’t appear that tight end will be a high level priority and, perhaps, not in the draft game plan until middle of day three.

Draft Options
1st - None
2nd - None
3rd - None
4th - None
5th - Joe Don Duncan - Dixie State, Richard Rodgers - Cal
6th - Larry Webster - Bloomsburg, Marcel Jensen - Fresno State
7th - Jacob Pedersen - Wisconsin

UDFA - Ted Bolser - Indiana, Kaneakua Friel - BYU

Seriously, this is Houston, don’t we need a “Joe Don” on the roster?  If you’re wondering where Dixie State is, well, you’re not alone. Duncan’s game film was seemingly 1993 VHS tape quality but it didn’t need to be 1080p resolution for anyone to see him stand out like Big Foot in the land of the lilliputians. He’s got the size to be a solid in-line blocker but that part of his game needs work.  However, he’s a wonderful athlete for a man that size.

Rodgers can’t seemingly figure out whether he’s a tight end or a receiver and some teams will struggle with where to place him. But, O’Brien’s had tight end types like Rodgers before and no one knows how to take that athleticism and maximize it more than O’Brien.

I’ve said often throughout this entire draft process that the Texans, under O’Brien’s leadership, would value versatility and Webster is the epitome of versatility. Typically, tight end versatility refers to a guy's ability to play in-line as well as on the move. 

For Webster, it’s whether he plays tight end or defensive end/outside linebacker.  He played both in his career, practiced both at the Shrine Bowl but only played defensive end during the game itself.  Then, he chased quarterbacks all over the stadium.  He’s a 6-6, 258 stud with 4.58 speed that can play either tight end or on the defensive edge.  Again, draft him and figure it out.

Jensen is a blocker with questionable hands, while Pedersen is an average blocker with strong hands.  These two are polar opposites as players, yet intriguing late on day three.

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