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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

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 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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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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