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  • 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
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    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

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • 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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Posted Apr 9, 2014

It’s once again time to take the temperature on what the Texans might do in the 2014 NFL Draft. In this ‘for entertainment purposes only’ Mock, I will get to the bottom of it all. Or not.

It’s once again time to take the temperature on what the Texans might do in the 2014 NFL Draft.  In this ‘for entertainment purposes only’ Mock, I will get to the bottom of it all. Or not.

Round 1 – Jadeveon Clowney, DE-OLB, South Carolina
Yes, they will take a QB but not here. The ‘Big 3’ are fine but there are a number of other suitable signal callers who project to be just about as good. The prospect of Clowney, JJ Watt and Brian Cushing in the front seven is too good to pass up so the Texans brass pulls the trigger on the number one overall player on most teams’ boards (according to me).

Round 2 – Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Everyone thought Nix was a lock to go to San Diego in the first round but the Chargers needed a corner and lost patience, grabbing Kyle Fuller from Virginia Tech. Nix falls out of day one and Houston pounces, getting a big time nose tackle and sending their fans into fits of rage because it’s Friday night and they haven’t picked a quarterback yet.

Round 2 – Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
After taking Nix, Rick Smith calls Reggie McKenzie and works out a deal to park a 3rd and 4th round pick in Oakland for the 36th overall selection. Garoppolo shined at the all star games and has enough size and moxy to work himself up to a playoff caliber NFL QB. He doesn’t have to start opening day and can slide in when ready. In the first 36 picks, the Texans strengthen their front seven with two studs in Nix and Clowney. And they get their quarterback.

Round 4 - Trai Turner, G, LSU
Smith revs up the smart phone again and trades a 5th and a 6th to move up in the fourth and take someone who will push for time on the left side and add depth on the right. I originally wrote and posted this with Brandon Thomas being the pick but he blew out an ACL working out for the Saints. Being a Mock draft, I can fire up the flux capacitor and change history. So I did.

Round 4 (Comp pick) Shane Skov, ILB, Stanford
Houston needs help inside because Daryl Sharpton and Joe Mays are gone. Brian Cushing comes back strong but Skov provides support in base defense and insurance in case of injury.  Skov is from Guadalajara, Mexico, providing interesting info for the Texans PR staff.

Round 5 – Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama
Smith makes his third trade of the draft, shipping a 6 and a 7, plus dinner to move into the fifth and take someone who could immediately slide into the rotation. Yes, they drafted Clowney, but he’s going outside. Houston wants beefy men up front to stop the run and control the line. Stinson was a four year starter for the best program in college football. He can do the job.

Round 6 (comp pick) Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech
He had major injury issues in 2013 but he’s healthy now. The medical report might post a red flag but hey, we’re not talking about the first round here. He’s 6” and 213 pounds and that comes in handy against today’s big receivers. Plus, his name is useful for play-by-play announcers, as in “that wide receiver was about to make a play but Antone ‘Exed-um’ out!”

Round 7 (Comp pick) Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State
Sure you’ve never heard of him, but he threw for 35 touchdowns against 7 picks this year as David Letterman’s alma mater went 10-2. He’s 6-3, 220 and is accurate. It’s worth a shot at some insurance for the most important position on the field. Ben Roethlisberger came from the MAC (which is what you’re supposed to write when pumping up any MAC QB).

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