Found August 06, 2012 on
State of the Texans:
The second week of training camp is under way and with majority of the team at full strength, the Houston Texans have a competitive roster out on the field right now. It has been a sight to see the work these players have put in out on the field. With majority of the team already set, there are a handful of positions that are open for the taking.
There have been plenty of bright spots for the Texans in camp, and we are going to give you, who we have seen as the “Early Risers” of training camp heading into their first preseason game.
SOTT’s Early Risers
Eddie Pleasant #35
Eddie Pleasant (Safety)- “Eddie P.” as he is known with his teammates, has shown a nice skill set on the football field. His ability to play close to the line of scrimmage and be a big help in run support is a big part of the safety position for the Texans. Pleasant will be tested at the NFL level when he has to match up one on one with bigger tight ends and faster wide receivers. He is currently in a camp ba...
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This past weekend we caught up with Houston Texans starting corner back Kareem Jackson, who was anxious to return to practice with his then healing hamstring.
We talked about expectations for the 3 year starter for the Texans and how Vance Joseph and Johnathan Joseph have helped him as a player. Jackson knows it is a big season for him, and the Texans in 2012, see what he had...
We had a chance to catch up with Houston Texans starting safety Daneial Manning, and after an impressive first week of camp we touched on a few topics of camp. Manning has been a leader during camp and we asked him about his second year in Wade Phillips system, how the lockout effected him last season and his relationship with Glover Quin.
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As the first week of practice winded down, starting Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed took some time out to talk to us and how camp has been going for him.
The day before this interview J.J. Watt dislocated his elbow and he talked about how thankful it was just an elbow. Also we covered his relationship with Connor Barwin, how OTAs have already helped him at camp and...
After a full week of training camp in the books we had the chance to talk to rookie outside linebacker from Bowie State, Delano Johnson. Better known as “Lo”, Johnson at 6-4 280 lbs., looks the part of being a NFL linebacker.
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The final practice before today’s day off was another positive step forward for the Houston Texans in their continued preparation for the upcoming season. Another display of improvement kept the day interesting, particularly in team segments of practice where the offense and defense compete head to head. To this point, the competition between the two units has been fairly equal...
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Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown has found his comfort zone, on the field and off it.
The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown got married over the summer and comes into this season with peace of mind to go along with five years of NFL experience. A first-round pick in 2008, Brown has developed into one of the game's top offensive lineman and a quiet leader in the locker room.
Houston Texans star receiver Andre Johnson, cornerback Kareem Jackson and left tackle Duane Brown have all returned to practice after sustaining minor injuries last week.
Johnson sat out last week's workouts as a precaution after a ''mild strain'' of his groin on July 29. Johnson took about 20 repetitions Monday morning and said afterward that he felt no discomfort...
Gary Kubiak and the Houston Texans aren’t throwing caution to the wind with Andre Johnson.
Johnson returned to the field on Monday eight days after suffering a groin injury in practice.
Coach Kubiak said the team will be using its star wide receiver sparingly, at least for now.
“We put a play count on him, so we’re going to do that as the week goes on,” Kubiak said, in comments...
A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Houston Texans have agreed to a new contract with left tackle Duane Brown.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced.
The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown has started all but four games since the Texans drafted him with the 26th overall pick in 2008. Brown earned Associated Press All...
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was back on the practice field on Monday after dealing with a groin injury that’s kept him on the sideline.
As of right now, I don’t know if the Texans will have Johnson play in this week’s preseason opener. They may choose to take things slow with him to avoid any potential...