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    Friday, September 26

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    Meet Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus at the Verizon 290 Store, 13818 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77040.

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  • Tue., Oct. 07, 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
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    Thursday, October 9

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 14129 Memorial, Houston, TX 77079

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  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

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9 Texans, 1 Pro Bowl: What they did in the game

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 28, 2013 – 4:37 pm

Matt SchaubThe 2013 Pro Bowl featured a team-record nine Texans players on Sunday. Here’s a look at what each Texans player did in the game:

QB Matt Schaub (2nd career Pro Bowl): 12-of-22 for 113 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions with a 46.2 rating. Sacked once. The 2009 Pro Bowl MVP, Schaub entered game for Peyton Manning at the 6:54 mark of the second quarter and was replaced by Andrew Luck at 3:52 in the third. Schaub’s touchdown pass was a four-yarder to Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs on third-and-goal in the third quarter. Schaub also had one carry for 11 yards, showing off some wheels as he picked up a first down.

RB Arian Foster (3rd Pro Bowl): Three carries, -2 yards. Foster started the game and didn’t see the field much, if at all, after the first quarter. The AFC trailed 31-14 at halftime and had just 15 rushing yards as a team, while the NFC had just 78 in a decidedly pass-happy game. Foster threw a few halfback passes during the week in practice, as he did during last year’s Pro Bowl practices, but didn’t get a chance to do so in Sunday’s game.

WR Andre Johnson (6th Pro Bowl): Three catches for 34 yards on five targets. Johnson started and played much of the first half. In the second half, he wore a red AFC hat as he stood on the sideline with folded arms and talked to former University of Miami teammate Reggie Wayne, Peyton Manning, Schaub and others. He caught one pass from Schaub, a 16-yard gain on third-and-15 in the second quarter.

TE Owen Daniels (2nd career Pro Bowl): Four catches for 45 yards on seven targets. Daniels had a long gain of 17, which he caught from Luck in the fourth quarter. He caught two passes from Schaub, including a 13-yarder in the second quarter.

LT Duane Brown (1st Pro Bowl), LG Wade Smith (1st), C Chris Myers (2nd): Brown and Smith both started. Myers, in his second consecutive Pro Bowl, played as a reserve. Brown played mostly right tackle, with Cleveland’s Joe Thomas seeing a bulk of time at left tackle when Brown was on the field. Smith also played some right guard; he and Brown ironically never played beside each other in the entire game.

DE J.J. Watt (1st Pro Bowl): Five tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, one quarterback hit. Watt started in his Pro Bowl debut and made plays in the backfield along with a couple of other highlights – and a stomach-churning moment. The presumptive NFL Defensive Player of the Year lined up at wide receiver on the AFC’s first drive and had a pass thrown his way by Manning in the end zone. The pass was incomplete, and it also left Watt with a bloody finger that he showed off to NBC cameras on the sideline. Watt continued to play in the game and afterward said he’s fine and just needed a few stitches.

CB Johnathan Joseph (2nd Pro Bowl): Four tackles, including three in the first half. Joseph, making his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance, started the game and was often on the field at the same time as Watt. He lined up against the likes of Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson and even Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.


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HoustonTexans.com hits Honolulu

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 24, 2013 – 2:23 am

HONOLULU – Aloha from Hawaii, site of the 2013 Pro Bowl. I’ll be here all week to cover the nine Texans players who were selected to play in the game, which kicks off Sunday at 6 p.m. CT at Aloha Stadium here  on the island of Oahu.

The Texans’ nine Pro Bowlers are not only a team record but the most of any team in the league this year. Defensive end J.J. Watt, cornerback Johnathan Joseph, running back Arian Foster, wide receiver Andre Johnson and left tackle Duane Brown all are representing the Texans as starters for the AFC. Quarterback Matt Schaub, center Chris Myers, left guard Wade Smith and tight end Owen Daniels made the squad as reserves.

The AFC and NFC teams practice separately each day. Practices started on Wednesday at Kapolei High School and will continue Thursday morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Check back with us tomorrow afternoon for updates from practice and afterward as we talk to Texans players and their NFL all-star peers. “Voice of the Texans” Marc Vandermeer is out here with me and will be contributing to our coverage for the week.

We’ll also check in at some point with Texans Cheerleader Vanessa, who already has been blogging her experiences for us on HoustonTexans.com.


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Texans-Patriots Divisional Round Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 10, 2013 – 6:35 pm

Garrett GrahamThe Thursday injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro at 3:30 p.m. CT (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
None

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), G Antoine Caldwell (Back), NT Shaun Cody (Back), TE Owen Daniels (Shoulder), T Derek Newton (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
RB Justin Forsett (Knee), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), CB Johnathan Joseph (Illness), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), RB Ben Tate (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
None

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Patrick Chung (Shoulder), CB Marquice Cole (Finger), G Dan Connolly (Back), CB Alfonzo Dennard (Hamstring/Knee), DB Nate Ebner (Hamstring), TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Don’t’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (Hip), LB Mike Rivera (Ankle), DE Trevor Scott (Knee), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), CB Aqib Talib (Hip), WR Wes Welker (Ankle), LB Tracy White (Elbow)

FULL PARTICIPATION
None


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Texans-Patriots Divisional Round Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 9, 2013 – 7:56 pm

Alan BallThe Wednesday injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro at 3:30 p.m. CT:

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Alan Ball (Foot)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Antoine Caldwell (Back), NT Shaun Cody (Back), TE Owen Daniels (Shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), T Derek Newton (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
RB Justin Forsett (Knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (Illness), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), RB Ben Tate (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
None

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Patrick Chung (Shoulder), CB Marquice Cole (Finger), G Dan Connolly (Back), CB Alfonzo Dennard (Hamstring/Knee), DB Nate Ebner (Hamstring), TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Don’t’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (Hip), LB Mike Rivera (Ankle), DE Trevor Scott (Knee), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), CB Aqib Talib (Hip), WR Wes Welker (Ankle), LB Tracy White (Elbow)

FULL PARTICIPATION
None


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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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Texans-Bengals Wild Card Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 3, 2013 – 6:41 pm

Tim DobbinsThe Thursday injury report for the Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, who play in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday at Reliant Stadium at 3:30 p.m. CT (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

HOUSTON TEXANS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), NT Shaun Cody (Back), TE Owen Daniels (Chest/Knee), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
FB James Casey (Knee), FB Tyler Clutts (Abdominal), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle), WR DeVier Posey (Foot), RB Ben Tate (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

CINCINNATI BENGALS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Chris Crocker (Thigh)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Jason Allen (Hamstring), DE Wallace Gilberry (Illness), HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Hamstring), CB Leon Hall (Hamstring), S Taylor Mays (Hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Terence Newman (Groin),  LB Dan Skuta (Thigh)


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Texans-Bengals Wild Card Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 2, 2013 – 4:40 pm

The Wednesday injury report for the Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, who play in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday at Reliant Stadium at 3:30 p.m. CT:

HOUSTON TEXANS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), NT Shaun Cody (Back), TE Owen Daniels (Chest/Knee), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
FB Tyler Clutts (Abdominal), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle), WR DeVier Posey (Foot), RB Ben Tate (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

CINCINNATI BENGALS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DE Wallace Gilberry (Illness)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Jason Allen (Hamstring), S Chris Crocker (Thigh), HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Hamstring), S Taylor Mays (Hamstring), CB Terence Newman (Groin)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Dan Skuta (Thigh)


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Texans-Patriots Week 14 Friday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 7, 2012 – 6:03 pm

Johnathan JosephThe Friday injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro in Week 14:

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Alan Ball (Foot), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
OLB Bryan Braman (Neck), G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), DE Jared Crick (Neck), TE Owen Daniels (Back), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), OLB Whitney Mercilus (Hip), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Toe), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DT Ron Brace (Elbow), S Patrick Chung (Shoulder/Hamstring), G Dan Connolly (Back), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), DT Kyle Love (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer (Back/Knee), WR Wes Welker (Ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow)


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Texans-Patriots Week 14 Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 6, 2012 – 6:33 pm

Johnathan JosephThe Thursday injury report for the Texans and New England Patriots, who play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro in Week 14:

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Alan Ball (Foot), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (Concussion), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin), T Derek Newton (Knee), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
DE Jared Crick (Neck), TE Owen Daniels (Back), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), OLB Whitney Mercilus (Hip), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/Hip), OL Nick McDonald (Shoulder)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DT Ron Brace (Elbow), S Patrick Chung (Shoulder/Hamstring), G Dan Connolly (Back), TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (Hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (Ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (Knee), DT Kyle Love (Knee), G Logan Mankins (Ankle/Calf), LB Brandon Spikes (Knee/Ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer (Back/Knee), WR Wes Welker (Ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Jerod Mayo (Elbow)


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Texans-Titans Week 13 Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 29, 2012 – 5:43 pm

The Thursday injury report for the Texans and Tennessee Titans, who play at LP Field in Nashville in Week 13 (bold indicates change in plyer’s status from revious day:

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring), ILB Bradie James (Hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring/Groin), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
NT Shaun Cody (Ribs/Back), TE Owen Daniels (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder), WR Andre Johnson (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee/Ribs)

FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), FB Tyler Clutts (Hip), DE Jared Crick (Neck), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), RB Arian Foster (Finger), WR Lestar Jean (Knee), CB Brice McCain (Knee/Ribs), C Chris Myers (Elbow), OLB Jesse Nading (Foot), WR DeVier Posey (Knee/Hamstring), S Glover Quin (Shoulder), ILB Darryl Sharpton (Knee/Hip/Back), RB Ben Tate (Hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (Shoulder), DE J.J. Watt (Illness), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

*RB Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday’s practice for rest.

TENNESSEE TITANS

OUT
None

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
RB Jamie Harper (Ankle), G Steve Hutchinson (Non-Injury), LB Colin McCarthy (Concussion), WR Damian Williams (Hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
LB Patrick Bailey (Ribs), DE Derrick Morgan (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Xavier Adibi (Knee), S Al Afalava (Ankle), WR Kenny Britt (Knee), WR Lavelle Hawkins (Ankle), QB Jake Locker (L. Shoulder), TE Craig Stevens (Hamstring)


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