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9-7, 1st in AFC South
Kellerman: Hopkins will reset market for wide receivers (1:20)
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Pair of big names on the mend in Houston

In addition to Duane Brown's recovery from a torn quad, the Texans now have J.J. Watt battling back from a herniated disc. The latter will be monitored very closely as Week 1 approaches. Injury questions

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans left tackle Duane Brown and defensive end JJ Watt will both begin training camp on the active/physically unable to perform list. They still count against the roster at this point and this has no bearing on their availability for the season, yet. The active/PUP list simply gives the Texans the option to have the players start the season on PUP if necessary. If that happens, they would miss at least six games, but the team has made no such commitment yet.

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Why the Texans got Brock Osweiler

We don't know if Osweiler is the answer, but the Texans had to try something. In 2015, Houston became first team in the Super Bowl era to win with four different starting QBs and make the playoffs, per the Elias Sports Bureau. Top stats to know

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It's that time of year again...

Can you feel it? Training camp is in the air. In addition to the Eagles, the Cardinals, Jaguars, Browns, Buccaneers and Texans all get underway with rookie work today.

Can the Texans afford to have J.J. Watt miss any games? (1:33)
Start of season not a given for Watt (1:29)
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Pierce on impact of J.J. Watt's back surgery

ESPN NFL analyst Antonio Pierce weighs in on J.J. Watt's surgery, Eugene Monroe's retirement, players' approach to their careers in the league and Le'Veon Bell's potential suspension.

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J.J. Watt on pace with NFL greats

Watt, who reportedly has undergone back surgery this offseason, has totaled 74.5 sacks in his first five seasons. That's 8.5 more than Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.

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Who could be in the mix to replace Watt?

With reports that J.J. Watt has undergone back surgery, which players may step up if the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year is unable to play in Week 1?

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

During a Q&A at a Hyundai football camp, a kid asks Texans received DeAndre Hopkins who his best friend on the Texans is. "My best friend is Brock Osweiler. The guy who throws me touchdowns."

Is it possible Watt will be back for Week 1? (1:59)
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Texans' D.J. Reader finds closure as his NFL dream begins

The grief from losing his dad and wondering if he could have saved him almost derailed D.J. Reader's career. After accepting help, the Texans rookie is back on the path his father envisioned.

When will Watt return to action? (1:41)
A father's sacrifice leads to the NFL (3:45)

Miller's spin move rewarded in Madden

The Madden NFL 17 video game must've noticed Braxton Miller's spin move against Virginia Tech last season. The Texans' third-round pick is rated 91 in spin moves. Madden rookie ratings


Rookie WRs earn high marks in Madden

The Redskins' Josh Doctson, Vikings' Laquon Treadwell and Texans' Will Fuller are rated second, third and fourth, respectively, among rookie WRs in the Madden NFL 17 video game. Who is No. 1? Madden rookie ratings

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.618th
Rushing Yards108.215th
Points For21.2Tied-21st
Points Against19.6Tied-7th

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