RTC: Watt, Graham and a talk for rookies

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This story without a byline on SportsRadio610, details former Patriots player and current 610 employee Ted Johnson's talk with the Texans' rookies. The team invited Johnson, who has three Super Bowl rings, to speak to the group. “They were great. It’s a great group. They came up to me afterwards to shake my hand and ask questions.” Johnson said. “Some of them even asked for my contact info because they wanted to talk more about life in the NFL.”

Texans tight end Garrett Graham is embracing his role as a leader, writes Adam Wexler of CSNHouston.com. Graham re-signed with the Texans in free agency this offseason. "I'm going to be in my fifth year. I'm obviously one of the older guys in the locker room," Graham said. "[Being a leader] is something that comes with the territory. I'm just focusing on really just getting the playbook down. There's a lot to learn, a lot coming at you."

J.J. Watt didn't wind up getting plastic surgery for his nose, writes Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle. He started wearing a different style of helmet that helped protect his nose a little more toward the end of last season and will continue to do so this season.