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  • Sat., Mar. 07, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
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    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html

     

  • Sat., Mar. 21, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Sat., Mar. 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    The 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Tryouts are Saturday, March 28! Get the opportunity to perform on national television, travel the world, and more. Tryouts are free and you have nothing to lose!

    Click the link for complete info to register - http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/tryouts/2015.html

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    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., Apr. 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Thu., Apr. 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!

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Tuesday notes: Cushing, Joseph improving

Posted Aug 23, 2011

Linebacker Brian Cushing and cornerback Johnathan Joseph continued to work back toward full strength on Tuesday.


After missing the preseason opener, inside linebacker Brian Cushing played 22 snaps against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.

Cushing, who had offseason surgery on his right knee, continued to work back toward full strength by practicing on Tuesday.

“He’s doing a lot better,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “It was a slow start for him in camp. He did look good the other night in his 20 plays. He’ll play a lot more this week. I think a key for Cush is just another big step forward this week – get this confidence back, I can freshen him up and then we’ll be ready to go.”

Cushing said that he feels quicker this year now that he’s healthy. He also said that he had been playing with a bad knee since the end of his junior year at USC.

“It was one of those things where you get drafted, you’ve got the Senior Bowl, the Combine and one thing rolls into another and you have no time really to take care of it,” he said. “Next thing you know, you’re in your rookie season. I was fortunate I was able to get it taken care of.”

Joseph "super" at practice
Cornerback Johnathan Joseph also practiced again on Tuesday after missing the first two preseason games with a groin injury.

“He looked good,” Kubiak said. “I had him work outside full-time… He took a step forward. If he keeps going, he’ll get his playing time on Saturday.”

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said that he’s looking forward to getting Joseph on the field.

“He’s practiced great when he’s practiced,” Phillips said. “He practiced again today and he did super. We just want to get him game-acclimated.”

Kick return plans
Since Saturday’s game is essentially a dress rehearsal for the regular season, Kubiak was asked if the Texans will use free safety Danieal Manning and wide receiver Jacoby Jones as kick returners.

Jones has returned punts since his rookie season in 2007. Manning, who signed from the Chicago Bears this offseason, led the NFL with a 29.7 yards per kickoff return in 2008.

“I think you’ll see Jacoby,” Kubiak said. “I’m very confident in knowing what Danieal can do, and I’m more concerned with him getting our defense down right now, so that answer’s probably a no. But we know he’ll be ready to go. He’s been successful doing it, but I want him to concentrate on what he’s doing on the back end right now.”

Quiet playmaker
Defensive end Tim Jamison could be making a push for a roster spot. The third-year pro, who was undrafted out of Michigan, had four tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits against the Saints.

Jamison (6-3, 273) also had a tackle for loss and fumble recovery in the preseason opener against New York.

“He’s very consistent,” Kubiak said. “Nothing jumps at you about Timmy in particular, but all of a sudden you turn the film on, he just makes plays. He plays with a lot of effort. Very smart player, and has the ability to play on both sides. He’s always done his job for us. He’s always found a way to make a few plays.”

Health check
Veteran defensive end Damione Lewis is likely to return to practice on Wednesday, Kubiak said. Otherwise, nothing changed about the Texans’ injury situation since Monday.

Kubiak said that linebacker DeMeco Ryans (elbow) is still day-to-day. His status for the game on Saturday is unknown.

Quotable
“Right now, they’ve been pretty even as far as playing time and what we’re doing with them.”
- Wade Phillips, on the competition at nose tackle between Shaun Cody and Earl Mitchell

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