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    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

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  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
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    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassadors Danny Clark and J.J. Moses at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 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., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 11, 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
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, November 14
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025
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    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
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  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST First Down Dads Movie Night pres. by ARAMARK

    Come experience the Houston Texans practice facility in a way like no other at the First Down Dads Movie Night presented by ARAMARK on Friday, November 14th from 6 PM – 9 PM.  Bring your kids and blankets for an evening of family, food and football inside the Houston Methodist Training Center, while you watch the featured film “Chicken Little”.  You will not want to miss this memorable experience, created just for you and your kids.  Space is limited and filling up quickly, so register your family today at http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html!

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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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