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1dJeffri Chadiha

Watt's bruise reminds us what athletes endure

The photo of J.J. Watt's bruise is nasty, but imagine playing with torn knee ligaments or a tooth stuck in your arm. Jeffri Chadiha recounts some memorable moments of athletes ignoring injuries.

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4dTania Ganguli

Get to know a rookie: Chad Slade

The Texans signed OL Chad Slade to an undrafted rookie contract after the draft. We'll continue our get-to-know-a-rookie series with Slade.

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4dMike Sando

Sando: Offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Mike Sando hands out offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams with the help of ESPN analysts Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Matt Williamson and Field Yates. The Jets come out on top with an A grade.

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6dTania Ganguli

Texans mailbag: A mid-May potpouri

Topics include which receivers after DeAndre Hopkins will have the most impact and where the Texans stood on La'el Collins.

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9dTania Ganguli

Get to know a rookie: Christian Covington

Among the Houston Texans' draft picks, sixth-round pick Christian Covington is the one most familiar with the city of Houston.

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Texans' rookies make transition to NFL

ESPN Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli said coach Bill O'Brien is trying to help his rookie players make a smooth transition to the pros.

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