Found August 01, 2012 on State of the Texans:

We caught up with rookie offensive guard Brandon Brooks took some time out to talk about his early impressions of camp, the influence of the veterans and his relationship with Rashad Butler and Derek Newton.


Listen to the exclusive interview with Brooks here.


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Texans Training Camp: Another Scare

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With the 2012 NFL Regular Season just over a month away from kicking into full swing, the excitement seems to be elevating with each passing day.  For fans of the Houston Texans, optimism is at an all-time high, with the team now becoming a rather popular pick among pundits to make its first-ever trip to the big stage in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. However, injuries prevented...

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