RTC: Promise for Hopkins' second year

July, 18, 2014
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DeAndre Hopkins' rookie season coincided with a great deal of turmoil for the Houston Texans' quarterbacks. During it, Michael Schottey of BleacherReport.com didn't feel Hopkins was the player he'd seen in college. He thinks the Texans can use Hopkins better than they did last season -- and Hopkins is more than just a decoy for Andre Johnson. Schottey says Hopkins, not Clowney, is the young Texans' player set to become a household name.

Abdul Foster has been training his brother Arian for five years, but his new gym IX Innovations attracts more NFL clientele including Andre Johnson, writes Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle. "I've always wanted a place here in town where I can work out, and this is a perfect fit," Johnson said. "It's a lot of fun getting to work out with guys from around the league and former teammates. It's a good time but very serious work."

The National Football Post published this piece previewing the Houston Texans' 2014 season. About the quarterback situation, the story says this: "Savage has some tools to work with, but he is a developmental prospect at best and it might be three years before he is ready to start. In the meantime, going into camp, the starter looks like it may be Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is a very smart journeyman quarterback who can win some games, but he will never lead a team to the playoffs."

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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