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  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 11

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 23: Fill our clear bag and get 25% off all goods in your bag.

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 12

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 24: Spend $100, get a $20 gift card free. Appearances by Houston Texans Cheerleaders (11-1pm) & Texans Ambassador Fred Weary (12-1pm).

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: McDonald's

    Friday, December 26
    Noon-1pm – McDonald’s, 6000 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE 4 piece Chicken McNuggets (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sat., Dec. 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

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    Houston’s annual AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl college bowl game is back at NRG Stadium, Monday, December 29 at 8pm and will feature another BCS matchup between powerhouse teams from the Big Ten and Big 12.

    For tickets and more information, visit AdvoCareTexasBowl.com or call 832-667-2390.

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Wednesday notebook: Friday decision looms on Johnson

Posted Dec 29, 2010

Texans coach Gary Kubiak addressed speculation about his job, the health status of Andre Johnson and Arian Foster's pursuit of the NFL rushing title on Wednesday.


Texans coach Gary Kubiak expects to know on Friday whether wide receiver Andre Johnson can play in the season finale against Jacksonville.

The five-time Pro Bowler was inactive in Week 16 with an ankle injury. He won’t practice on Thursday after sitting out of the Texans’ Wednesday indoor practice at the Methodist Training Center.

“I hope he’s beating me up to play this week,” Kubiak said. “But obviously, it’s worse than it has been… It’s strictly up to him. He can either do it or he can’t. We will do nothing to set him back, for sure.”

Rumors aplenty
Kubiak addressed the frenzied speculation about his job, with rumors swirling around in the media at a fever pitch this week.

“I’m going to do this for a long time,” he said. “I’m a good coach. I’ve got a lot to give. I plan on coaching for a long time. I know it’s part of the business. When you get yourself in the position I’m in as a head coach, those are things you’ve got to deal with. So I will deal them the right way and I will come out of it a better football coach, and I understand it’s part of the deal. Is it tough? You bet. It’s pretty damn tough.”

Join the crowd
Jaguars quarterback David Garrard will miss Sunday’s game because of a finger injury in his right hand. Garrard is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday.

“Somebody said that to me out on the field,” Kubiak said. “Join the crowd. Hey, we’ve all got a lot of players out. We’ve got a few out ourselves.”

Eyes on the prize
Texans running back Arian Foster leads the NFL with 1,436 rushing yards, 56 more than Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs. Kubiak said it’d be “very important” for Foster to win the league rushing title on Sunday.

“I don’t think you go out into the game and say, ‘We’re just going to run the ball so Arian wins the title,’” Kubiak said. “But I think it’s important that if we play the way we’re capable of playing, he should find a way to get that done. So it’s important to everybody. I think I’ve had one guy in my career do that, and that was Terrell Davis (1998), so this would be very nice.”

Special guests
Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips and quarterback Dan Pastorini were guests at practice on Wednesday. They watched from the sidelines and had friendly chats with Kubiak, general manager Rick Smith, chairman and CEO Bob McNair and vice chairman Cal McNair after practice.

“They just wanted to come out to practice,” Kubiak said. “They may come out tomorrow, too. I had a chance to visit with them. I just think they’re showing their support for our players and what we’re doing, and that means a lot to me. It means a great deal.”

Kubiak was a ball boy for the Oilers when Phillips was head coach in the late 1970s.

Business as usual
Because the Texans are out of the playoff race, Kubiak has been asked for weeks if he’ll give playing time to quarterbacks Dan Orlovsky and Matt Leinart or other backup players. Wednesday was no exception.

“I wish we had the ability to experiment,” he said. “I wish we had so many guys sitting there that haven’t played. Other than the quarterback position and probably (Steve) Slaton, everybody on this football team has been on that field. We need to put our best group on the field. We need to win a football game this Sunday and end the season the right way. So no, from that standpoint, I don’t see us throwing guys out there that haven’t played.”

Health check
Rookie linebacker Darryl Sharpton (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Kubiak said that rookie cornerback Sherrick McManis (hamstring) also will not be available on Sunday.

Other players who did not participate in practice were defensive tackle Shaun Cody (knee), tight ends Owen Daniels (knee) and Garrett Graham (hamstring), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (ankle) and kicker Neil Rackers (right hamstring).

Linebacker Brian Cushing (knee/foot) and safety Bernard Pollard (shoulder) were limited in practice.

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