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  • Tue., Apr. 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics

    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School

    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • 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.

    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



Texans using bye to evaluate offensive line rotations

Posted Oct 26, 2012

The Texans have been using rotations at right guard (Ben Jones and Antoine Caldwell) and right tackle (Derek Newton and Ryan Harris) so far this season.

Derek Newton (75), Ben Jones (60)

The Texans have been using rotations at right guard and right tackle. They’ll use the bye week to determine whether they’ll continue to do so in the second half of the season.

Rookie Ben Jones has rotated with fourth-year veteran Antoine Caldwell at right guard. Caldwell started the first six games until Jones, a fourth-round draft pick who played center at Georgia, started in Week 7. Second-year pro Derek Newton has started every game at right tackle, rotating every third or fourth series with fifth-year pro Ryan Harris since Week 3.

“We’re going to take a look at this,” Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said on Monday. “This is the bye week, so we’re going to look at a lot of film and see how it goes, see if we can decipher the difference between each one, tackle-guard. If we like the way it’s going, we’ll continue it. If we see a clear difference, then we’ll make that decision.”

The right side of the line has been a work in progress since the offseason, when the Texans lost guard Mike Brisiel in free agency to the Oakland Raiders and released tackle Eric Winston in a salary cap move. Winston had started since 2006, Brisiel since 2007.

Caldwell began the season as the starting right guard after competing with rookie third-round pick Brandon Brooks for the job early in training camp. Jones started the season as the Texans’ backup at center and both guard spots. He began rotating with Caldwell in Week 2. Caldwell missed most of the Week 4 game with an ankle injury and most of the Week 7 game with a concussion.

Newton won the starting right tackle job over veteran Rashad Butler in training camp. Butler suffered a triceps injury in the preseason finale and was placed on injured reserve. The Texans then signed Harris, who started 34 games with the Denver Broncos from 2008-10. Harris has played about 35 percent of the Texans’ offensive snaps since Week 3.

“We’re going to continue to play those guys,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday of the four rotating linemen. “I think the young guard (Jones) has improved drastically. I think Caldwell has played pretty consistent, but he’s had a hard time staying healthy and being consistently on the field healthy and those types of things. That’s something he’s got to work on.

“I think our young tackle (Newton) is much improved from week one to week seven. I think Ryan has helped Newton improve because he’s taking a little a little bit off of him. He’s taking 15 plays off of him, 20 plays off of him (a game). I think Newton has responded and played better.

“Hopefully, we’re headed toward somewhere late in the season where we’re settled down to our five. If we think it’s best to play our seven, we’re going to keep doing that.”

Even with their rotating right side, the Texans have allowed only eight sacks this season, tied for second-fewest in the NFL. They rank sixth in rushing with 149.0 yards per game and average 4.0 yards per carry. They also lead the league in time of possession at 35:23 per game.

Right-Side Rotations: Snaps (percent of total offensive snaps) by game

Week 1 – vs. MIA
RT: Derek Newton 69 (100%)
RG: Antoine Caldwell 69 (100%)

Week 2 – at JAC
RT: Derek Newton 85 (100%)
RG: Antoine Caldwell 47 (55%), Ben Jones 38 (45%)

Week 3 – at DEN
RT: Derek Newton 51 (75%), Ryan Harris 17 (25%)
RG: Antoine Caldwell 39 (57%), Ben Jones 29 (43%)

Week 4 – vs. TEN
RT: Derek Newton 43 (72%), Ryan Harris 19 (32%)
RG: Ben Jones 47 (78%), Antoine Caldwell 13 (12%)
(Notes: Harris also played as a third T in goal-line sets; Caldwell left early with an ankle injury)

Week 5 – at NYJ
RT: Derek Newton 46 (71%), Ryan Harris 19 (29%)
RG: Antoine Caldwell 48 (74%), Ben Jones 17 (26%)

Week 6 – vs. GB
RT: Derek Newton 46 (65%), Ryan Harris 31 (44%)
RG: Ben Jones 64 (90%), Antoine Caldwell 7 (10%)
(Notes: The Texans rested many of their starters in the fourth quarter; Caldwell left early with a concussion)

Week 7 – vs. BAL
RT: Derek Newton 53 (66%), Ryan Harris 34 (42%)
RG: Antoine Caldwell 45 (56%), Ben Jones 38 (48%)
(Note: The Texans rested many of their starters in the fourth quarter)


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