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2016 Schedule
9-7, 1st in AFC South
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Bruschi: J.J. Watt's logo doesn't bother me

ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi talks about what organized team activities are like, using the bathroom during games, J.J. Watt's logo and players' relationship with the league.

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Will Fuller for Rookie of the Year?

Other offensive rookies might be more likely to grab the honor, but don't sleep on Fuller. His electric ability could lead to huge numbers if the Texans' offense clicks. OROY contenders (Insider)

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Healthy Clowney plans to dominate NFL (1:10)
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Kellerman: Watt's new logo is 'high motor' (0:51)

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans didn't send people up in scissor lifts to film practice. They've got unmanned cameras above the field and are doing more ground film work. They've also added a sports science element and are using GPS trackers to track player performance.

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Osweiler facing plenty of pressure

The Texans inked Brock Osweiler -- he of seven career NFL starts -- for $72 million, including $37 million guaranteed, this offseason. Now it's time for him to show he's worth it. Most to prove

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

About 11 players, including J.J. Watt and Duane Brown, weren't practicing. Most were working on a side field. Most notable of those working to the side were corners Kevin Johnson and Johnathan Joseph, who both had offseason surgeries.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and left tackle Duane Brown were not on the field for most of today's first organized team activity practice. Watt and Brown both had major surgeries in January, Watt for five torn core muscles and Brown for a torn right quad tendon.

Where are Texans on Karabell's list?

It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top Texans rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.

  • QB: Brock Osweiler (23)
  • RB: Lamar Miller (9)
  • WR: DeAndre Hopkins (3)
  • K: Nick Novak (13)
  • Defense/Special teams (2)
Karabell's top-100 fantasy rankings for 2016

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Joyner: Two Super Bowl sleeper contenders

A strong quarterback addition via free agency and a few top defensive selections via the draft are reasons why KC Joyner has these two teams as his Super Bowl sleeper picks.

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Is Hopkins right about Texans being AFC South favorites? (1:13)
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Vince Wilfork and his overalls steal the show (0:31)
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Have Texans solved QB issues?

With the signing of Brock Osweiler, Houston certainly hopes so. It's been three seasons since the Texans have had any type of consistency under center. Best NFL offseason acquisitions

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Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters pick the top offseason pickup for every team. No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff and Hue Jackson make the list.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

JJ Watt's friend (and former First Lady) Barbara Bush throws the first pitch.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the crowd for J.J. Watt's charity softball game at Minute Maid Park. This is the first year it's in a major league park. He used to sell out the minor league park which previously hosted this event too quickly.

Team Stats

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

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