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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Posted Jul 28, 2013

In no particular order, here are a few thoughts from Training Camp so far.



In no particular order, here are a few thoughts from Training Camp so far…

DeAndre Hopkins and friendsAndre Johnson said Saturday “I don’t think our window is closing but my window might be closing.”

I still think there’s plenty of fresh air left in the career of the greatest player in franchise history. And now he has more help than ever. Keshawn Martin is starting to look like a veteran after hitting a bit of a rookie ‘wall’ last season. Devier Posey is optimistic he can help the pass catchers and stay off the 6-week PUP. And Hopkins looks like someone who will make some very big plays with his sure hands and big target area.

Daniel Muir I can’t count how many times I have looked down from the booth before games at the opponents warming up and said to Andre Ware “I want one of those big nose tackles on our team!” Well, now we have one. Muir is a 7th year player, listed at 322 pounds. Seth Payne said he liked him in Sunday morning drills. I don’t know if he makes the squad but he’s one of those non-passing down vending-machine type guys who might help on a rotational basis.

D.J. Swearinger He’s impossible not to notice and might be impossible to keep out of the line up. He constantly makes plays and the motor never stops running. He’s always moving around and the energy seems to inspire his team mates.

Linebackers – When Brian Cushing is not in there, it brings back bad memories of last year. Daryl Sharpton is out with a groin problem so the ‘thinness’ is back. Yes, Tim Dobbins is practicing but he ideally is not a starter. That means plenty of reps to go around for guys like Cameron Collins and Mike Mohamed. On the outside, with Sam Montgomery still out with a sore ankle, Bryan Braman continues to get a long look. And it’s hard not to notice the amount of snaps they’re giving Willie Jefferson, a rookie from Stephen F. Austin who, at 6-5, is as tall as Matt Schaub and J.J. Watt.

Tight Ends – Jake Byrne, who the team picked up late last year, is one of those big, strong Wisconsin kids (yes, another one. But hey, it’s working!) who might just find his way onto the roster. I haven’t seen enough of Ryan Griffin but he’s an imposing presence who, as a sixth round choice, has to make the squad. Rookie Adam Schultz catches everything but there’s a traffic jam ahead of him on the depth chart.

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