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  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Texans Live at Houston Texans Grille Texans Live with Marc Vandermeer broadcasts live from 6-8pm the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), and offensive lineman Duane Brown calls in from 6-7pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT 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
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    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

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  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT 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
  • Fri., Sep. 19, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Friday, September 19

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 2715 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

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Training Day: Brooks Reed Edition

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Brooks Reed talks about his workouts, famous enough that even an ex-teammate flies into Houston to participate.


Brooks Reed prides himself on his workouts. Former teammate Connor Barwin even joined the Texans' starting outside linebacker in the gym to train this offseason.

Reed joined 'Texans All Access' on Tuesday after he spoke to a group of season ticket suite holders in the Verizon West Club.

“He came down here realizing he couldn’t get a good lift without me because during the season I’d push him,” Reed said. “He never wanted to do squats or anything. So he came down. He knows. He came down here and we pushed each other. He’s in great shape and they are running a different offense over there so he’s running around on the field everywhere. It’s been a fun few weeks.”

Reed’s brother Lucas, who signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent this offseason, has also been to Houston this summer to visit and train with Reed.  

“We got after it and trained really hard and it’s just that period of time where you need to buckle down and focus on getting better,” Reed said.

Whitney Mercilus takes the place of Barwin, who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in March. Reed, now entering his third season with the Texans, feels confident that Mercilus has gone through rookie growing pains and is ready and capable to fill the starting role.

“He’s been the starter since Day 1 and he’s been working his butt off this offseason, I know,” Reed said. “He’s a lot stronger this year and I could tell mentally for a rookie, it’s tough. Trying to go from special teams to this and that and learning new coaching styles and all that so I think he’s got it down. He’s had that time to adjust and adapt to this new position. It’s a position where the coaches just want him to get sacks and he’s fully capable of doing that and I know he will get it done.”

With a franchise best 12-4 record behind them, the Texans look to position themselves for a championship in 2013. Houston was one of only two teams to finish in the top ten in both offense and defense in the regular season last year. This year, a second consecutive AFC South division title banner will be hung from the rafters of Reliant Stadium but the team is working towards a bigger goal.

“We are still taking the same approach. We still have the same goals and that’s to get to the Super Bowl,” said Reed. "As far as me personally, I have been training just as hard. It kind of feels the same, the offseason. We know we have to get past that game, like the Patriots. We have to get past that and we’ve got to overcome that. Thankfully, we have some favorable home games this year with some tough teams. Hopefully, that will make a difference but it’s all about preparation at the end of the day.”

The 2013 season kicks off with training camp beginning Friday, July 26 at the Houston Methodist Training Center. For a complete schedule, click here.

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