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Training camp report: Watt happy to put on pads for first time

Training camp report: Watt happy to put on pads for first time

chron.com Updated Jul 28, 2013
By Tania Ganguli and John McClain On their third day of two-a-day practices, the Texans put on their shoulder pads, and the intensity level increased. “It’s football now,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “We haven’t gotten to play in a while, so it feels …
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  • Texans taking a look at Joe Mays

    Texans taking a look at Joe Mays

    Quarterback Matt Schaub may not have to worry about losing a piece of his ear to linebacker Joe Mays in 2013. Unless Mays decides to blast Schaub in practice. The Texans are bringing the former Broncos linebacker in for a tryout, according to John McCla…
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  • Texans’ Watt not resting on a season’s worth of domination

    Texans’ Watt not resting on a season’s worth of domination

    chron.com Jul 28, 2013
    Most agree that the Texans’ J. J. Watt delivered the greatest all-around season ever by a defensive end last season. But don’t think for a moment that Watt is satisfied. “Sure, I’m going to be better,” he said. “Just watch. I think I’m more explosive, m…
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  • First padded practices increase intensity for Texans

    First padded practices increase intensity for Texans

    chron.com Jul 28, 2013
    Without pads on, practices organically take a milder tone. Today, that changed. For the first time in training camp, the Texans practiced wearing pads. “It looked like it didn’t it?” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “Obviously it got a little testy out th…
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  • Rookie OLB Sam Montgomery in walking boot after ankle injury

    Rookie OLB Sam Montgomery in walking boot after ankle injury

    chron.com Jul 28, 2013
    After an evaluation yesterday afternoon, the Texans decided rookie outside linebacker Sam Montgomery’s right ankle injury was at least serious enough to need a walking boot. Montgomery sported one this morning at practice and coach Gary Kubiak said he w…
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  • RTC: Breaking down Gabbert's bad day

    RTC: Breaking down Gabbert's bad day

    ESPN.com Jul 28, 2013
    Reading the coverage… Houston Texans The highly respected Andre Johnson seeks the ultimate team goal, not more personal ones, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Arian Foster isn’t going to rush to return from his lingering calf strain, says McC…
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  • Joseph envisions lofty goal in second year with Texans

    Joseph envisions lofty goal in second year with Texans

    chron.com Jul 28, 2013
    Cornerback Johnathan Joseph, who played hurt much of last season, started working out in February with cornerback Kareem Jackson. They stayed in Houston and came to the facility almost every day. “That’s one of our goals — to be the top cornerback tande…
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  • Video - Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt: 'Anybody could look good in shorts' 00:40

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt: 'Anybody could look good in shorts'

    Jul 28
    Why is padded practice so important? An excited J.J. Watt expresses the importance of being able to perform with pads on.

Sports Columnists

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    Jul 28
    Cris Carter's list of the NFL's 10 best receivers favors big men and has an easy choice at No. 1.
  • Don Banks: Newsome, Ravens not panicking after loss of Pitta

    Jul 28
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The news of Baltimore tight end Dennis Pitta's likely season-ending hip injury on Saturday was the kind of solar plexus blow that can knock a football team back on its heels, especially one that's riding high as it opens the defense…
  • NFL mailbag - Injuries could slow offensive plans

    Jul 28
    Mailbag: Injuries and suspensions could keep teams from going full speed ahead with their offensive plans, writes John Clayton.