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(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?
''I'm going to be better,'' he said as the Texans reported for training camp Thursday. ''Just watch.''
It will be hard to top what he did last season, just his second in the NFL. He led the league with 20 1/2 sacks, had 81 tackles, four forced fumbles and defended 16 passes.
Watt spent time this offseason doing what many would find to be a mundane task. He watched video of each of his games, not once but ''over and over and over again.'' He wanted to pinpoint things he missed and find ways he could improve.
''There's sacks I missed here and there,'' he said. ...
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Texans moved 3rd-rd picks OT Brennan Williams and OLB Sam Montgomery to active roster. Williams passed physical after knee surgery.
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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.
Williams was recovering from knee surgery...
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...
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.
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The Houston Texans first training camp practice was missing a few notable names.
Running back Arian Foster, free safety Ed Reed and receiver DeVier Posey are all on the physically unable to perform list as camp began Thursday, reports the Houston Chronicle.
In addition to those players, the team is also without ILB Darryl Sharpton, who reported Thursday, but was placed on the...
Trying to get the safety position under control, the Texans brought in one of the most decorated players in NFL history.
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...
Very little turnover from the 2012 season, the 2013 cornerbacks are together again for another shot.
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...
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...
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 houstontexans.com.Fantasy 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...
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...
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2. Texans - Arian Foster, Hou (8) posted another season with at least 1,600 total yards and 12 total touchdowns. A bit of a red flag on Foster is that we’ve seen his rushing average decline over the past...
(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...