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Training Camp Primer: The Offensive Line

It is closing in on Houston Texans 2014 training camp and here at State of the Texans we will cover all of the position groups and players leading up to day one of training camp.   Texans Offensive Line Chris Myers and Ryan Fitzpatrick Veterans Key to the Group The Texans have a solid nucleus with veteran center Chris Myers and left tackle Duane Brown. Myers has been a quiet...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arian Foster Talks About the Upcoming Season

Former Houston Texans offensive lineman Chester Pitts (KPRC Local 2) took some time out to talk to running back Arian Foster. Foster has been quiet to the local media but opened up for a former NFL player in Pitts and talked about many different topics concerning the Texans. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Primer: The Tight Ends

It is closing in on Houston Texans 2014 training camp and here at State of the Texans we will cover all of the position groups and players leading up to day one of training camp.   Texans Tight Ends  Top Three Bring Versatility One of the strongest and most versatile position groups has to be the tight end group with Garrett Graham, Ryan Griffin and rookie C.J. Fiedorowicz. ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Release the 2014 Training Camp Schedule and Open Dates to the Public

The Houston Texans have announced their 2014 training camp schedule to kick off the upcoming season.     Training Camp Dates The Texans finally announce that training camp will begin on July 26 and runs through August 26th. Open practices are July 26, 27 and  30. August 1, 2, 13 and  14. The Texans practice against the Atlanta Falcons August 13th-14th leading up to their preseason...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp Primer: The Safeties

It is closing in on Houston Texans 2014 training camp and here at State of the Texans we will cover all of the position groups and players leading up to day one of training camp.   Penciled in Starters Second year safety D.J. Swearinger and free agent acquisition Kendrick Lewis are set to be on the back half of the Texans secondary. Swearinger has been focused on his new role with...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reason for the Andre Johnson Situation

This post was put together with the help of @BigRon281... much thanks.    The lines are being drawn in the sand between the Houston Texans and disgruntled wide receiver Andre Johnson. Word came out on Thursday that Johnson was holding his ground over a $1 million workout bonus he was scheduled to make for attending OTAs and Mandatory Mini-Camp. Johnson was set to return to the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

“Hopefully” Andre Johnson Returns to the Texans

Asked if he’ll be at camp, #Texans WR Andre Johnson told NFLN’s @MarcusSmith_ “Hopefully. We’ll see what happens. Camp is 3 weeks away” — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 9, 2014   In other news, Andre Johnson was asked by @nflnetwork if he’ll be a Texan week 1: “I don’t know. I can’t answer that question.” — nick wright (@getnickwright) July 9, 2014   Training...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Attend Traylon Shead’s Pro Day

According to agent Louis Bing the Houston Texans attended running back Traylon Shead’s pro day who is eligible for the NFL’s 2014  supplemental draft. The Texans were one of nine teams to attend the pro day on July 2nd. Shead was slowed by injuries when he was hurt in the season opener against Texas Tech and once again versus Temple. In 2013, Shead rushed for 197 yards on 51...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at The Texans 2014 Free Agent Additions

The Houston Texans put together a quiet offseason adding free agents and claiming players off of waivers.  With training camp starting at the end of July, we take a closer look on what to expect from a crop of players the Texans signed to improve their team. Here is a look at the veteran group who have been brought back or added to a roster in need of help.     No Brainer Bringing...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

A Steady Climb for Alfred Blue

Every NFL team wants to find the diamond in the rough and the Houston Texans might have found a possibility from the 2014 NFL Draft. The Texans, with the 181st overall selection, took running back Alfred Blue from LSU. What makes Blue an interesting prospect to watch for the Texans? 7 collegiate starts. 40 career games. 52 Averaged 52 carries over 4 seasons for LSU. 6 yards a carry...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans 53 Man Roster, Early Bird Edition

It is far out but we are looking at what a possible 53 man roster can look like for the Houston Texans coming out of training camp. There will be injuries, roster movement and other factors that go into decisions concerning the roster. One big factor is not knowing what Head Coach Bill O’Brien is thinking in terms of how he is going to construct his roster, as in how many of each...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney’s Injury Is a Non Issue

The news came out that Houston Texans’ top overall selection Jadeveon Clowney played his entire season at South Carolina with his sports hernia.   Jadeveon Clowney told @Gil_Brandt he played w/ the sports hernia all last year. And that the surgery for it was his first ever operation. — Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) June 26, 2014   I just spoke with Gil Brandt at rookie...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Elbert Mack, A Veteran Presence for the Texans

There is a point when NFL teams make a move to a new head coach and schemes and the veterans on the team are depended on to help with the transition. With a relatively young team, the Houston Texans will be using the veteran group to help the younger players with examples on and off the field. A Texans secondary that struggled in 2013 with injuries and inconsistent play week to...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A Quick Transition for Jason Ankrah

When Jason Ankrah arrived from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln), the rookie had been a fixture on the Cornhuskers defensive line playing 49 games with his hand in the dirt. He started 31 games on the edge and was a consistent piece in the Black Shirts defense and totaled 36 tackles, 4 sacks and 9 TFLs his senior season. The team captain was part of a Nebraska team that won the...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Early 2014 Texans Rookie Class Rundown

The talk has been all about the Houston Texans veterans and how Head Coach Bill O’Brien is putting his mark on the franchise. Lost in the shuffle have been the rookies who have been an impressive group and the potential to be a group of instant contributors. We look at the drafted rookies early in the process and give a quick rundown on each of them.   2014 Rookie Class Rundown ...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

SOTT Texans OTAs, Voluntary, Mandatory, Rookie Mini-Camp Notes

We compiled all of our notes from the start of Voluntary Mini-Camp through the end of Mandatory Mini-Camp on the Houston Texans. Here are our complete notes of the entire days of practices.   Voluntary Mini-Camp Day 1 Voluntary Mini-Camp Day 2 Voluntary Mini-Camp Day 3 Rookie Mini-Camp Day 1 Rookie Mini-Camp Day 2 Rookie Mini-Camp Risers OTAs Day 1 OTAs Day 2 OTAs Day 3 OTAs Day...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What We Learned About the Texans Heading Into the Summer

Arian Foster and Bill O’Brien For four weeks the news out of NRG Stadium will be quiet and actual football news will be on the back burner until training camp opens in late July. There is work to be done but there will be a short period where the coaches will take a short break before gearing up for camp. Players will go their separate ways to get vacations in and work on their...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

SOTT Mailbag: Summer Break Edition

We open up our mailbox for questions on the Houston Texans who recently wrapped up their Mandatory Mini-Camp this past Thursday. The team will hit a four-week break before training camp opens in late July. Once again our readers came through for us and dropped some questions for us to answer.   @PatDStat @SOTTexans how’s Clemons looked, I would have picked him as the starting...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyson Clabo Visits the Texans

The Houston Texans have hosted free agent offensive tackle Tyson Clabo at NRG Stadium as potential help at tackle. Clabo according to Adam Caplan (ESPN) visited the Texans last Thursday prior to the Texans breaking for the short break before training camp. Clabo spent his best seasons with the Atlanta Falcons where he spent time with current Texans offensive line coach Paul Dunn...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Jones Ready To Welcome Akeem Dent with Open Arms

Friends come and go in the NFL and this is exactly what Houston Texans offensive lineman Ben Jones is going through with the recent trade of T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons. In one day, Jones saw one of his best friends on the team in Yates be shipped off to the Falcons only to see a familiar face in Akeem Dent as the player coming in return. “That is part of the business....
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Acquire Akeem Dent: Impact on Linebacker Position Battles

As you’ve no doubt heard by now the Texans acquired former Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent in a trade that sent quarterback T.J. Yates to the Falcons. I was a bit surprised as the day before the Texans announced their intention to cut Yates, but before that move was finalized other teams who weren’t at the top of the waiver order apparently expressed interest in trading for the...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendrick Lewis Talks on Sports Talk 790

Houston Texans safety Kendrick Lewis took some time out on the final day of Mandatory Mini Camp to talk with Matt Thomas on Sports Talk 790. He talked about practice, Kansas City turning it around in 2013, familiarity with Romeo Crennel and more.  
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Mandatory Mini-Camp Day Three: Early Release

Practice was short but was probably the most important of the practice schedule with the return of a familiar face to the Houston Texans facility. The Texans wrapped up an important part of the Bill O’Brien era learning as much as they could with the new system.     Day Three Q Returns David Quessenberry was allowed by his doctors to return to the Texans today for a quick visit...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Set to Acquire Akeem Dent Pending Physical

The Houston Texans are set to acquire inside linebacker Akeem Dent from the Atlanta Falcons after trading quarterback T.J. Yates. Dent was drafted in 2011 in the 3rd round (91st overall) out of Georgia where he was an All-SEC linebacker. In three seasons he has appeared in 47 games starting 20 of them and he has totaled 136 total tackles (81 solo, 55 assists) with 1.5 sacks and three...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Trade T.J. Yates to the Falcons

The Houston Texans have traded quarterback T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent. Despite media reports Yates was never officially waived by the Texans which means that Yates was still on the 90 man roster of the Texans. The move gets Yates is originally from Georgia so he returns back home to join the Falcons. The deal will become official after both players...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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