Drew's Dougherty Dozen: 12Q w/NT D.J. Reader

Nose tackle D.J. Reader met with Drew Dougherty after Friday's training camp practice at The Greenbrier. The two discussed a variety of things, and you can listen to the full interview HERE.

DD: What's your one, "must-pack" item for training camp?

Reader: Cell phone. You gotta have it. Cell phone or headphones.

DD: What's your best football trait?

Reader: My hands. I'm really good with my hands. Tight hand placement. That and physicality.

DD: What's your most-improved football trait this offseason?

Reader: Leadership. And being prepared to play every play. Being in better shape.

DD: Which of your teammates talks the most trash?

Reader: Jadeveon Clowney. For sure. 100 percent.

DD: Who's your most underrated teammate?

Reader: (Fullback) Jay Prosch. He does a lot for our offense. Opens up holes. He can receive out of the backfield.

DD: What sport would you play if you weren't playing football?

Reader: Baseball.

DD: If you could play on offense, what position would you play?

Reader: Wide receiver. I told you about my hands.

DD: What do you eat for breakfast at camp?

Reader: Eggs, chicken sausage, and avocado.

DD: Who has the best hair on the staff?

Reader: Either me, (Safety) Tyrann (Mathieu) or (Linebacker Benardrick McKinney) B-Mac. Those are the three options.

DD: Who's your favorite retired NFL player?

Reader: Reggie White. Just watching him be able to come up and blow past guys, it's crazy.

DD: Do you send postcards from camp, and if you do, who gets them?

Reader: I don't send postcards, because I don't think about it. But my mom does send them, and I really like getting them.

The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 2/26/2021)

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