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  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans defensive ends Jared Crick and Tim Jamison at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77027

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Texans Live at Houston Texans Grille Texans Live with Marc Vandermeer broadcasts live from 6-8pm the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), and offensive lineman Duane Brown calls in from 6-7pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

National Signing Day and the Texans

Posted by drewdougherty on February 6, 2013 – 4:43 pm

ReedThe frenzied morning of National Signing Day is now behind us. A few thousand high school football players signed National Letters of Intent, faxed them in, and joined programs across the nation today.

What’s this have to do with the Texans? Not much in the short term.

But looking back a few years (a few more in some cases) is kind of fun, because everybody on the roster played college ball somewhere, and went through the drill so many prep stars went through about 8 hours or so ago.

For example: wide receiver DeVier Posey was once a 5-star (according to the Rivals.com ranking system) recruit out of Cincinnati’s LaSalle H.S. when he signed on to be a Buckeye at Ohio State. On the other end of the spectrum, 2012 AP Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt was quick to point out this afternoon on twitter that the rankings don’t always matter.

This slideshow covers a wide swath of the team, including some reserves. But going across the starting depth-chart, and keeping in mind that the Rivals’ ranking database only goes back to 2002, here’s how the Texans’ starters stacked up on the first Wednesday in February.

OFFENSE

RB Arian Foster: 3-star recruit from Mission Bay H.S. in San Diego, CA. Signed with Tennessee.

LT Duane Brown: 3-star recruit from Hermitage H.S. in Richmond, VA. Signed with Virginia Tech.

RG Brandon Brooks: 3-star recruit from Riverside University H.S. in Milwaukee, WI. Signed with Miami (OH).

RG Ben Jones: 3-star recruit from Bibb County HS in Centreville, AL. Signed with Georgia.

RT Derek Newton: 2-star recruit from Hinds Community College in Utica, MS. Signed with Arkansas State.

DEFENSE

DE Antonio Smith: 3-star recruit from Northeast Oklahoma A&M J.C. Signed with Oklahoma State.

DE J.J. Watt: 2-star recruit from Pewaukee H.S. in Pewaukee, WI. Signed with Central Michigan (later transferred to Wisconsin).

OLB Connor Barwin: 2-star recruit from University of Detroit Jesuit H.S. Signed with Cincinnati.

OLB Brooks Reed: 3-star recruit from Sabino H.S. in Tuscon, AZ. Signed with Arizona.

ILB Brian Cushing: 4-star recruit from Bergen Catholic H.S. in Oradell, NJ. Signed with Southern California.

CB Kareem Jackson: 4-star recruit from Fork Union Military Academy, VA. Signed with Alabama.

CB Johnathan Joseph: 3-star recruit from Coffyville Community College, KS. Signed with South Carolina.

S Glover Quin: 2-star recruit from Southwest Mississippi Community College. Signed with New Mexico.


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Off the Turf with Scurf: Chris Myers

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 4, 2013 – 6:02 pm

Chris MyersEpisode 18 of “Off the Turf with Scurf,” my semi-weekly podcast here on HoustonTexans.com, features Texans center Chris Myers.

Myers, an eighth-year veteran, has started all 80 games since joining the Texans in a trade from the Denver Broncos in 2008. The two-time team captain was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl this season. In the podcast, he discusses the Texans are looking forward to the playoffs despite their 1-3 finish to the season; the perspective he gained from playing on a 13-3 Denver Broncos team that lost in the AFC Championship Game as a rookie in 2005; how the Texans dubbed this Monday “Swagga Back Monday”; the team’s renewed energy level and focus in practice this week; the playoff atmosphere at Reliant Stadium for the Wild Card game vs. Cincinnati last year; his teammates Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt; defensive tackle Geno Atkins and the rest of the Bengals’ defense; the recent criticism befalling Texans quarterback Matt Schaub; the Texans’ offensive line rotations at right guard and right tackle; being named to the Pro Bowl last week along with Texans left guard Wade Smith and left tackle Duane Brown; and his wife, Jenny, and their two daughters, Makenna, 3, and Caylin, 1..

Thanks for listening. Link

OTWS archive
Episode 1 (6/2): J.J. Watt, Wade Phillips
Episode 2 (6/9): Duane Brown, Paul Kuharsky
Episode 3 (6/18): Whitney Mercilus, Keith Gilmore
Episode 4 (6/23): Case Keenum, Jerrry Rhome
Episode 5 (6/30): Matt Schaub, Geoff Kaplan
Episode 6 (7/24): James Casey
Episode 7 (8/4): Connor Barwin, Marc Vandermeer
Episode 8 (8/10): Justin Forsett, Chick Harris
Episode 9 (8/17): Bradie James
Episode 10 (9/8): Andre Johnson
Episode 11 (9/15): T.J. Yates
Episode 12 (9/22): Derek Newton
Episode 13 (9/29): Antonio Smith (Video: Smith on start of career)
Episode 14 (10/20): Bryan Braman (Video: Braman on special teams)
Episode 15 (11/3): Owen Daniels (Video: Daniels on TD celebration)
Episode 16 (11/10): Danieal Manning
Episode 17 (12/10): Darryl Sharpton
Episode 18 (1/4/13): Chris Myers


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Second-quarter notes: Lions 21, Texans 14

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 22, 2012 – 1:12 pm

DETROIT — Courtesy of the Texans’ public relations staff, notes from the second quarter of Week 12 at Ford Field, where the Texans trail the Lions 21-14:

THE TEXANS
·         Trailed at halftime for the second time this season. Houston is 0-1 this season when trailing at intermission.

G BRANDON BROOKS
·         Made his professional debut when he took the field as part of the kick protection unit on an extra point in the second quarter. He was inactive for Houston’s first 10 games this season.

TE OWEN DANIELS
·         Caught his career-best sixth touchdown pass of the season when he hauled in a 9-yard scoring throw from QB Matt Schaub in the second quarter. Daniels had five touchdowns in 2006 and 2009.

RB ARIAN FOSTER
·         Scored his 40th career rushing touchdown on a 6-yard run in the second quarter. The touchdown was his 11th of the year on the ground and his 13th overall this season.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON
·         Passed Hall of Fame RB Marshall Faulk (767) for 26th on the NFL’s all-time reception list and WR Keyshawn Johnson (10,571) for 31st on the League’s all-time receiving yards list when he juggled and caught a 43-yard pass in the second quarter. The reception gave him 768 catches for 10,606 yards.

QB MATT SCHAUB
·         Threw his 19th touchdown pass of the season and the 117th of his career when he hit TE Owen Daniels for a 9-yard score in the second quarter.

DE ANTONIO SMITH
·         Established a career single-season high with his third pass defensed of the year when he tipped a pass by Detroit QB Matt Stafford on the first play of the second quarter. Smith had two passes defensed in 2010 and 2011.


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Texans-Jaguars inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 18, 2012 – 10:36 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
44 RB Ben Tate
52 ILB Tim Dobbins
67 G Cody White
79 G Brandon Brooks
95 NT Shaun Cody

Texans starting lineup changes
Earl Mitchell will start at nose tackle for Shaun Cody.

Jaguars inactives
25 S Dwight Lowery
27 CB Rashean Mathis
32 RB Maurice Jones-Drew
33 FB Greg Jones
66 C/G Steve Vallos
95 DT D’Anthony Smith
98 DT Jeris Pendleton

Jaguars starting lineup changes
Rashad Jennings will start at running back for Maurice Jones-Drew. Zach Potter will start at fullback for Greg Jones. Aaron Ross will start at cornerback for Rashean Mathis. Chris Prosinski will start at free safety for Dwight Lowery.


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Texans-Bears inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 11, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
33 SS Troy Nolan
44 RB Ben Tate
67 G Cody White
79 G Brandon Brooks
81 TE Owen Daniels
95 NT Shaun Cody

Texans starting lineup changes
Garrett Graham will start at tight end for Owen Daniels.Earl Mitchell will start at nose tackle for Shaun Cody.

Bears inactives
17 WR Alshon Jeffery
18 WR Dane Sanzenbacher
70 G/C Edwin Williams
75 DT Matt Toeaina
88 TE Brody Eldridge
91 DT Amobi Okoye
95 DE Cheta Ozougwu

Bears starting lineup changes


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Texans-Bills inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 4, 2012 – 10:40 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 9 game against the Buffalo Bills at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
44 RB Ben Tate
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
79 G Brandon Brooks
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes

Bills inactives
3 K John Potter
7 QB Tarvaris Jackson
24 CB Terrence McGee
36 SS Delano Howell
58 OLB Kirk Morrison
79 RT Erik Pears
93 DE Mark Anderson

Bills starting lineup changes
Chris Kelsay will start at defensive end for Mark Anderson. Chris Hairston will start at right tackle for Erik Pears.


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Texans-Ravens inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 21, 2012 – 9:43 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
27 SS Quintin Demps
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
72 DE David Hunter
79 G Brandon Brooks
97 ILB Barrett Ruud

Texans starting lineup changes
Ben Jones will start at right guard for Antoine Caldwell.

Ravens inactives
25 CB/RS Asa Jackson
34 RB Bobby Rainey
70 T Ramon Harewood
76 T Jah Reid
83 WR Deonte Thompson
86 TE Billy Bajema
96 NT Ma’ake Kemoeatu

Ravens starting lineup changes
Terrence Cody will start at nose tackle for Ma’ake Kemoeatu.


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Texans-Packers inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 14, 2012 – 5:08 pm

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
27 SS Quintin Demps
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
79 G Brandon Brooks
97 ILB Barrett Ruud

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Packers inactives
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
56 LB Terrell Manning
64 G Greg Vanroten
84 TE D.J. Williams
85 WR Greg Jennings
90 DT B.J. Raji

Packers starting lineup changes
James Jones will start at wide receiver for Greg Jennings. Ryan Pickett will start at defensive tackle for B.J. Raji. Jerel Worthy will start at defensive end for Pickett.


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Texans-Titans inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 30, 2012 – 9:41 am

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 4 game against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at no0n CT.

Texans inactives
12 QB John Beck
18 WR Lestar Jean
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
54 ILB Mister Alexander
66 T Andrew Gardner
79 G Brandon Brooks

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Titans inactives
14 QB Rusty Smith
18 WR Kenny Britt
23 RB Jamie Harper
52 LB Colin McCarthy
66 T Mike Otto
72 G Deuce Lutui
96 DT DaJohn Harris

Titans starting lineup changes

Kendall Wright will start at wide receiver for Kenny Britt. Will Witherspoon will start at middle linebacker for Colin McCarthy. Zach Brown will start at weakside linebacker for Will Witherspoon.


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Texans-Broncos inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 23, 2012 – 1:03 pm

DENVER – Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 3 game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m. CT (2:25 p.m. Mountain time locally).

Texans inactives
11 WR DeVier Posey
12 QB John Beck
20 CB Roc Carmichael
26 CB Brandon Harris
52 ILB Tim Dobbins
66 T Andrew Gardner
79 G Brandon Brooks

Texans starting lineup changes
None

Broncos inactives
16 QB Caleb Hanie
17 WR Andre Caldwell
27 RB Knowshon Moreno
53 MLB Steven Johnson
54 C/G C.J. Davis
73 G Chris Kuper
98 NT Sealver Siliga

Broncos starting lineup changes

Manny Ramirez will start at right guard for Chris Kuper.


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