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The Leftovers: Kick returners, Watson health, more


Drew Dougherty answered a few fan questions in the video above. He answered some more in the article below. You can always hit him up on Twitter with a question HERE.*

Mike Ledesma: Dear Drew, With the new returning rules who do you see returning kicks?
DD: Great question, Mike. I don't think the new rules will really change who we'll see returning kickoffs. Look for guys like Chris Thompson, Tyler Ervin and Keke Coutee to be in the mix.

John Sanchez: Dear Drew, Will Deshaun Watson be ready for training camp? How is the WR corps looking?
DD: Yes, John. Watson's already taking part in a good chunk of OTAs. Any wide receiver corps with DeAndre Hopkins looks gorgeous to me. Will Fuller, V has had a nice offseason and continues to improve, and Bruce Ellington, Braxton Miller and Keke Coutee are promising as well. 

Debbie Chapa Brannon: Dear Drew, What do you think our record will be this year? Do you think we'll be the top contender in our division?
DD: Hi Debbie. How about 10-6? I'm hesitant to ever pinpoint a record, but I'll say this: the Texans can do just about anything with Deshaun Watson under center. I can't wait for September. As far as the division, you gotta respect what the Jaguars were able to do last season, but I know the Texans will be confident no matter who they face.

Samantha Hallas: Hey Drew! When will the dates and times for training camp practices be announced? Will they do a couple of open practices here in Houston too like they did last year?
DD: Hi Samantha, camp dates will likely be announced in mid-July, and it's looking like the Texans will have some open practices here in Houston when they get back from The Greenbrier in West Virginia.

Samer Adams: Dear Drew, What position do you think the Texans are missing or should add to the squad to be a contender? Also, do you think Dez would be a good fit in our offense beside Hop?
DD: Samer, I think the Texans have upgraded the roster in a lot of spots this offseason. Most notably, they added a lot of talent in the secondary and on the offensive line. You always want to protect the quarterback, so getting excellent play at left tackle is a key priority. I don't see Dez Bryant fitting in on this offense.

David Valdillez: Dear Drew, Are the Texans and the HTC going to Galveston and take pictures while the water is blue and beautiful?
DD: Ha, good question David. I don't think so. I'm really bummed that I can't get down there to see it too. My schedule is keeping me from doing that.

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