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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Texans rookie safety D.J. Swearinger doesn't know exactly what made him so confident.
His fearlessness was helped by an encouraging mother and her karate teacher who shared what he called a warrior's creed with a young Swearinger. That creed, which is tattooed on the back of his right triceps, begins with the words: ''I am never defeated.''
It's a mantra that has helped the South Carolina standout throughout his football career, and has served him well as he's wowed the Texans in the early days of training camp.
The Texans need him to develop quickly in case Ed Reed isn't healthy by the season opener.
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The Houston Texans cheerleaders (HTC for short) turned a grocery store beer aisle into a dance club last week as they blasted some music and broke out their best moves as part of their new weekly "Freestyle Fridays" video feature. The HTCs caught the attention of at least one male shopper who probably forgot to bring home the milk.
This looks like a great idea by the...
The Houston Texans only had a morning session for today’s training camp day and will now be off until Sunday. The heat and humidity were serious today at camp and it led to Coach Gary Kubiak letting his players shed their shoulder pads halfway through practice.
- DeAndre Hopkins once again showed why he could be a key piece for this veteran offense. Today Hopkins...
The Houston Texans were back in shells today to get back to some light pad popping to open up Thursday’s practice.
- The fade route looks like it could be used more than once with rookie DeAndre Hopkins now on the team. Matt Schaub has been learning his new wide receiver and today they showed this new part of the arsenal. Hopkins knows how to high point the football...
Houston Texans nose tackle Earl Mitchell talks to us about playing next to J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith , expectations as a starter, playing in his hometown and more.
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Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told HoustonTexans.com that he expects running back Arian Foster to be ready to practice this coming Sunday as he continues to recover from a calf injury.
“We’re hoping Arian’s a participant in practice on Sunday,” Kubiak said. “We’ll see how he does.”
After carrying the Texans to the playoffs in 2012, Houston needs Foster to stay healthy...
The Houston Texans have some interesting items at the Football Hall of Fame. Texans’ stars J.J. Watt, Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson both have items from some impressive seasons they have put together.
Schaub’s 500 Yard Passing Game (14th Time in NFL history vs. Jags (527 yards)
Johnson’s 10 catches...
I got the dreads like Fitz Juan…
The Texans knew they needed to upgrade their receiving corps after they lost to the Pats in the postseason last year. They just couldn’t keep up with the high octane offense in New England. Kevin Walter and a stable of busts haven’t been able to step up and get it done. Enter rookie DeAndre Hopkins. Who has been fantastic since the moment...
Texans running back Ben Tate was forced to leave practice today with a groin injury. Tate was quoted as saying:
“My groin tightened up,” Tate said via the Houston Chronicle. “… I’m not too worried about it.
I bet the Texans are very concerned since he will join Arian Foster on the sidelines now who is out with a calf injury. The bad news for Tate is that he is in a contract...
The Houston Texans cheerleaders held a dance-off in the middle of a grocery, which is just the greatest thing ever. Here's the video.
It's the Houston Texans cheerleaders doing something they call "Freestyle Fridays." And it's glorious.
Sports Brothers Report would like to thank Wendy Edmunds, for allowing us to take a peek into the Houston Texans' camp. Wendy took all of these great photos. Thanks again, we are super appreciative. Keep in mind, these are Wendy's photos, be respectful with their use.@SportsBrothersR I'd love it! Copy me on it?— Wendy Edmunds (@IamWendums) August 2, 2013
After the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, Ed Reed was one of those veteran players who seemed like his time with the team was coming to an end. The Ravens needed to clear out all kinds of salary cap space to be able to sign players like Joe Flacco, so it quickly became obvious [...]