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Texans' Bill O'Brien names Tom Savage his starting QB over Deshaun Watson
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The Texans traded up in the first round for Watson but have no plans to rush him onto the field

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Bill O'Brien calls Tom Savage Texans starter, with Deshaun Watson No. 2
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The Houston Texans traded up in this year’s draft to nab Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson in the first round, but they’re not ready to hand the rookie the reins of the offense just yet. During his Tuesday news conference, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien emphasized that Tom Savage is the team’s starting quarterback, with Watson […]

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Bill O’Brien: Tom Savage is Texans’ starting QB
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After two preseason games, Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien remains adamant that Tom Savage is the team’s starting quarterback moving forward.

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Rookie RB Foreman shines early for Houston Texans
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Rookie RB Foreman shines early for Houston Texans

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Juggernaut Index, No. 12: Texans have a new QB, roster full of rebound candidates
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Houston’s offensive philosophy last season seemed to be “hurry up and punt.” Perhaps this is defensible when Brock Osweiler is your quarterback and six-time All Pro Shane Lechler is your punter, but it is definitely not a recipe that leads to significant point totals. The Texans ranked sixth in the league last year in plays […]

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Gronkowski takes the field vs. Texans for first preseason action since 2012
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Jacoby Brissett’s dominance over the Texans has ended.  The third-string quarterback led a comeback effort on New England’s final drive of the game, but a fumble while trying to throw in the red zone led to the ball going out of the end zone for a touchback to secure a 27-23 Houston victory Saturday night.  […]

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Bill O’Brien thinks J.J. Watt will be better than before
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Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt was, before missing 13 games with a back injury last season, the best defensive player in the NFL. No. According to Texans coach Bill O’Brien, he’ll be better. “I can tell you right now the guy’s going to be at the top of his game,” O’Brien told Peter King of […]

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien says J.J. Watt will be even better this season
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J.J. Watt is expected to be back to his brutal and bloodied self this season. After missing 13 games with a back injury last year, Texans coach Bill O’Brien is confident the defensive end will come back even stronger this season. “I can tell you right now the guy’s going to be at the top […]

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Five takeaways from Patriots-Texans: All-purpose backs Burkhead, Lewis look sharp
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HOUSTON — We'll have plenty of analysis and reporting from the Patriots and Texans locker rooms later, but here are five quick-hit takeaways from Saturday's preseason matchup at NRG Stadium . . .  1. ALL-PURPOSE BACKS COULD BE HEADACHES FOR OPPOSING DEFENSES Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis both looked quick on their feet and showed […]

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Bean's thoughts from Patriots-Texans: Brissett's win streak vs. Texans finally ends
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Jacoby Brissett’s dominance over the Texans has ended.  The third-string quarterback led a comeback effort on New England’s final drive of the game, but a fumble while trying to throw in the red zone led to the ball going out of the end zone for a touchback to secure a 27-23 Houston victory Saturday night.  […]

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Flowers sits out preseason game with Texans, says he feels healthy
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Saturday wasn’t just about Tom Brady’s preseason debut, or Jimmy Garoppolo’s turnovers, or an encouraging drive from Rex Burkhead with which we’ll likely get carried away, or Cyrus Jones’ punt returns. It was about Rob Gronkowski playing in a preseason game.  Although Gronkowski turned heads in a memorable 2010 preseason debut, he hasn’t exactly been […]

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Gronkowski delighted after playing first Patriots pre-season game since 2012
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Rob Gronkowski could hardly hide his delight after seeing pre-season action for the first time since 2012. Although he didn't record any catches or targeted passes, Gronkowski said it was nice to just be on the field. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also started Saturday's game in Houston, though he had a much better outing as […]

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