Found July 25, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
The Texans’ first round draft choice is already being given high praise from his teammates. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle tweeted: Matt Schaub on rookie WR DeAndre Hopkins: “The ball seems to stick to his hands. He’s got a tone of talent.” McClain also tweeted this: WR Andre Johnson on rookie WR DeAndre Hopkins: “I’ve never seen a guy 1-hand balls the way he can. His handles are incredible.” There is no doubt Hopkins has tremendous talent. Before I started writing here at PFZ, I ran a Steelers blog. I posted many Steelers mock drafts that included the Steelers taking Hopkins with their 17th overall selection. A pick I still say they should have made. I watched hours of game tape on receivers entering the 2013 draft. Hopkins, in my mind, is the best of this year’s draft class in terms of receivers, and I felt this way for quite some time. I also believe he definitely has a shot at winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Hopkins is being put into a great situation. He gets to lineup across from one of the best receivers of the last decade in Andre Johnson. Teams are going to quickly find out that Houston no longer has just one highly capable wideout. Hopkins has every skill a wide receiver needs to be successful in the NFL. He’s an absolutely great route runner. He excels stop-and-go routes. Hopkins has some of the best footwork I’ve ever seen in a wide receiver. He uses feet to create separation from defensive backs. Hopkins, noticeably, has a second gear he can get to when in the open field. He’s also has good strength; Hopkins can go over the middle of the field. On top of all of that, Hopkins is only 21 years old. He’s a very polished product at a young age, and he has room for improvement. Hopkins is still far off from reaching the ceiling of his talent. People are gonna know the name DeAndre Hopkins. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post DeAndre Hopkins will take the NFL by storm appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Williams and Montgomery Cleared for Camp

Texans moved 3rd-rd picks OT Brennan Williams and OLB Sam Montgomery to active roster. Williams passed physical after knee surgery. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) July 25, 2013 The Houston Texans have moved 3rd round daft picks Brennan Williams and Sam Montgomery to the active roster after both were initially not on it. Sam Montgomery Williams was recovering from knee surgery...

D.J. Swearinger Talks to SOTT

Houston Texans rookie D.J. Swearinger talked to SOTT after his first training camp practice. Swearinger talked about the playbook, expectations, the city of Houston and South Carolina.   You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.  

Texans place Arian Foster, Ed Reed on PUP list

The Houston Texans' quest to make their first Super Bowl is getting off to a rocky start this season. Both Arian Foster (calf) and Ed Reed (hip) were placed on the physically unable to perform list on Thursday. A player is allowed to come off the PUP list any day during the preseason, but if he starts the regular season on it, he is required to miss at least the first six games...

2013 Texans’ Cornerback Outlook

Very little turnover from the 2012 season, the 2013 cornerbacks are together again for another shot.   Cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph Joseph played the majority of the 2012 season with sports hernias which slowed him down during the season. He is still one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL and a big reason for the change in the mentality of the defense. He had off season procedures...

2013 Texans’ Safeties Outlook

Trying to get the safety position under control, the Texans brought in one of the most decorated players in NFL history.   Safeties Ed Reed The biggest fish of the offseason free agent market for the Texans did not come without a price. Reed had hip surgery on a torn labrum that might keep him out for the beginning of the season. It is no secret why the Texans brought him in. It...

Foster, Reed start camp on PUP

The Houston Texans have placed running back Arian Foster and safety Ed Reed on the physically unable to perform list a day before their first practice of training camp. Reed is recovering from surgery to repair a partly torn labrum on April 30. Foster strained his right calf early in organized team activities and didn't practice again, but the team said then that he should be...

Arian Foster Still Hindered by Calf Strain

Texans coach Gary Kubiak admitted Thursday that not having Arian Foster (calf) for the beginning of training camp was "a little bit of a surprise," according to Spin:Foster suffered a calf strain nearly two months ago and was expected to be back by now. Kubiak said Houston's head trainer thinks the team just needs a few days to ease Foster...

Cushing back for Texans after injury

Linebacker Brian Cushing had never dealt with a major injury before and wasn't sure how he'd handle missing Houston's final 11 games after knee surgery last season. Exactly a week later, he found motivation when his son Cayden was born. When his rehabilitation got tough, his first thought was the little boy who was born Oct. 15. ''I got a lot more to prove now...

Defensive player of the year Watt looks for more

(Eds: Adds details; quotes. Stands for FBN--Texans-Reed. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer J.J. Watt was so good last season that Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips called it the ''best season ever'' for a defensive lineman. So what will last season's defensive player of the year do for an encore? Easy. ''I'm going to...

LB Cushing back for Texans after knee injury

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Linebacker Brian Cushing had never dealt with a major injury before and wasn't sure how he'd handle missing Houston's last 11 games after knee surgery last season. Exactly a week later, he found motivation when his son Cayden was born. When his rehabilitation got tough, his first thought...

Texans place Foster, Reed on PUP

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Report: Texans looking to add third star receiver

The Texans signed first-round draft pick, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins this week, and it appears the franchise isn't done shopping for wingmen. USA Today's Tom Pelissero reported Houston may be going after free-agent WR Laurent Robinson as well to join Hopkins and veteran Andre Johnson. Cleared after concussions, free-agent receiver Laurent Robinson has visited Jets, Patriots...
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