McCown with Texans 19 seasons after hoping to join team
In 2002 the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)HOUSTON – In 2002, the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and Josh McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State. Nineteen seasons and nine teams later, the quarterback finally got his wish when he signed with the Texans this month to be their third quarterback behind Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron. I followed it closely because it was another team in Texas,” McCown said. Since McCown has been in the NFL since the Texans became a team, it’s no surprise that at 41 he’s by far the oldest player on the team.
Houston Texans 2020 Offseason Position Preview: Tight Ends
Now comes 2020, and the tight end group is one of the more intriguing groups on the team. Here are three burning Texan questions on the tight end position:Do the Texans bring back free agent Darren Fells? However, he showed a great knack for watching the football, particularly in the red zone, where he set a team record for touchdown catches by a tight end with seven. At age 34, he is probably the tight end version of Carlos Hyde a solid veteran coming off an outlier season. The Texans have used three third round picks in the last two drafts on tight ends, so it's doubtful that they would use the 57th overall pick or their third round pick on a tight end.houstonpress.com
Houston Texans upset New England Patriots for first time since 2010
How Texans linebackers showed up to face the Patriots: (via @NFLUK) pic.twitter.com/XCJswGjebz ESPN (@espn) December 2, 2019HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The underdog took home the win.The Houston Texans won against the New England Patriots, 28-22.A thirteen yard pass from Deshaun Watson to Darren Fells put the Texans ahead by two touchdowns. The score was part of an 88 yard drive for Houston.A fourteen yard touchdown from Duke Johnson put the Houston Texans on top late in the first quarter against New England. Those are pedestrian numbers compared to the typical Pats team performance.Head Coach Bill O'Brien knew what his team had to do to win. How he does what's right for the team and I think that's huge," O'Brien said about Brady. Watt was not in Sunday night's lineup, but he made an appearance on the sidelines to visit with fans.abc13.com
Houston Texans upset New England Patriots, 28-22
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The underdog took home the win.The Texans won against the New England Patriots, 28-22.A thirteen yard pass from Deshaun Watson to Darren Fells put the Texans ahead by two touchdowns. The score was part of an 88 yard drive for Houston.A fourteen yard touchdown from Duke Johnson put the Houston Texans on top late in the first quarter against New England. How he does what's right for the team and I think that's huge," O'Brien said about Brady. Watt was not in Sunday night's lineup, but he made an appearance on the sidelines to visit with fans. Watt went on the injured reserve list in week 8 and was expected to be out for the season.abc13.com
3 things we learned from the Texans win against the Raiders
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans runs the ball during a game against the Oakland Raiders at NRG Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo byHOUSTON - The Houston Texans picked up another win from behind, taking down the Oakland Raiders at home 27-24. Both have been used as third-down edge rushers but will have to do their best to play a more complete defensive end game during Watt's absence. In week 8 against the Raiders, they were injured, injured, cut and injured, leaving Justin Reid. If the Texans secondary can't get at least partially healthy, it'll put more pressure on the Texans offense.
Watson, Watt lead way as Texans outlast Chargers, 27-20
Deshaun Watson threw for 351 yards and hit Jordan Akins with two of his three touchdown passes, and J.J. Watt had two of the Texans' five sacks of Philip Rivers in their 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. PHOTOS: Texans take on ChargersKeenan Allen caught 13 passes for a career-high 183 yards and two touchdowns from Rivers, who passed for 318 yards in the Bolts' second straight loss. Houston went up 27-17 with 9:40 to play on a typically magical effort by Watson , whose escape abilities usually kept him one step ahead of the Chargers' tough pass rush. The Chargers trimmed the lead to seven points and then drove into Houston territory in the final minute, converting two fourth downs along the way. After Rivers' fumble ended Los Angeles' next drive deep in Texans territory, Watson hit a wide-open Akins for a 15-yard TD to put Houston ahead late in the third.
Texans training camp Day 2: DeAndre Hopkins joins teammates on practice field
NotableThe Texans practiced inside the Methodist Training Center practice bubble on what was a relatively mild day. Numbers to know:5The Texans will have five practices open to fans during training camp. The others are scheduled for Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 14 and Aug. 15. 99Thats the player rating earned by Hopkins on the latest edition of the popular Madden video game. Its the highest possible rating and Hopkins was the only offensive player in the NFL to receive it.