The Texans donated 230 new bicycles to children from the Boys & Girls Club and other local organizations on Friday. Players mingled with the giddy youngsters for several minutes after practice.
The bikes were purchased from Academy Sports Outdoors with money that players and coaches accrued from fines throughout the season. It’s been an annual Christmas tradition since Gary Kubiak became Texans coach in 2006.
“It’s pretty cool,” Kubiak said. “We’ve done it every year and it has gotten a little bigger each year. I appreciate the guys doing it. It’s important to them. They are the ones that want to do it, and I think it’s great for the kids.
“It starts off as fine money, but it really just ends up being donations. It’s just something that we get together and do every year. Coaches and players, they were all kids once. They probably remember their first bike, too.”
Focused on Titans
Kubiak was asked what he thought about Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair saying Wednesday that he believes the team is on the right track.
“I think it’s good for him to talk to our players,” Kubiak said. “They hear my voice all the time, so I appreciate him doing that. But when it’s all said and done, the bottom line is Bob wants us to beat Tennessee. That’s where my focus is.”
It’s been a short and hectic week for the Texans. Not only did they have one less day to prepare because they played on Monday Night Football, they had to work in three new players after putting
“We got a new starting guard (
Anderson’s injury means that rookie wide receiver
“I’m excited,” said Townsel, a 5-9, 175-pound rookie who returned kicks in college at Murray State. “I’m just glad that they’re giving me an opportunity to possibly go out and show what I can do against another team. Been going against the ones on this team for a while, and I’m just happy they’re giving me the opportunity.”
Rookie tight end
No Texans players were listed as doubtful or questionable on the final injury report. Twelve were listed as probable: linebackers