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Houston Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody had an idea. He thought it would be pretty cool for the team to rock letterman jackets like high school varsity football players do.
So he recuited OLB Conner Barwin , and he worked with the equipment manager to make it happen.
"I used to say before the season it feels like we're on a college team," Barwin said, via the Houston Chronicle. "Everybody gets along, we have so much fun. And this jacket, you feel like you're on a high school team where it's all about winning, it's all about being around a group of guys.
"This jacket is just another symbol of that. There's no names on it. You just have your number, your position group and the Texans logo."
The team will reportedly wear the jackets on the plan enroute to their Monday game vs. New England.
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They call them measurement games and the Houston Texans going into Foxboro Monday night fits that bill. For the 11-1 Texan, one would think it’s the 9-3 Patriots who would be breaking out the measuring tape. However, this is old hat to the Patriots; if they win then they were expected to, if they lose, the Texans would be on their way to the Super Bowl. The Texans can send...
The entire Houston Texans team received varsity-style letterman jackets Friday, just in time for their trip to New England for Monday night's game against the Patriots.
We had our doubts as to why an NFL team would want such jackets, until we saw the photo of linebacker Conor Barwin and defensive end Antonio Smith wearing them. We must say: they do look awesome.
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For years, Johnson languished on terrible Texans teams. Now, the star receiver shares stories of the tough times, a reminder to appreciate this season and keep working for more.
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Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham was ruled out of Monday night's game against the New England Patriots with a concussion, according to ESPN.com. Graham was limited in practice during the week. He has 25 catches for 243 yards with three touchdowns. Starting tight end Owen Daniels is probable with a back injury. James Casey will fill in as the backup in place of Graham...
The Houston Texans will invade Gillette Stadium on Monday night with a league best 11-1 record and a two-game lead for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Texans lone loss came via a blowout against the Green Bay Packers in October. Since then, Houston has ran the table and all but clinched the AFC South.
Houston has a dynamic offense and hard-nosed defense that forces any opponent to...
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Pro Football Weekly reports NT Shaun Cody is “unlikely to be with the Texans in 2013.”
PFW notes that Earl Mitchell has played well enough with Cody out of the lineup that he could afford Houston the ability to move on without the veteran nose tackle.
Cody, 29, will be a free agent at the end of the season, but it seems likely that the Texans will consider drafting a replacement...
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Houston Texans (11-1) @ New England Patriots (9-3)
The Texans have the best team in the NFL right now, especially with the Falcons loss today. The Texans have an offense filled with weapons, and a defense that can harass quarterbacks and stop the run. The Patriots are less balanced, because...
Stevan Ridley has emerged as a top running back in his second pro season. He's not the only Patriots rusher Texans coach Gary Kubiak has to worry about.
The revived New England ground game, with Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden as backups, has brought balance to an offense that relied more heavily on quarterback Tom Brady in recent years.
Ridley, in his second pro season, is...
Monday night is arguably the biggest matchup of December with the Patriots hosting the Houston Texans in a game that could determin top seed in the AFC.
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