Houston Texans Tuesday Roundup: Players get bonuses


Dec 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (31) is tackled by Houston Texans safety Shiloh Keo (31) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The best news for the Houston Texans on Monday was they received three compensatory draft picks for the NFL draft, which will take place in the fourth, sixth and seventh rounds.

Also on Monday, ESPN.com reported that 12 Texans players received performance-based incentives.

The article said:

"“The highest went to safety Shiloh Keo, who received $213,028.51 … These incentives are based on playing time and the player’s base salary and Keo, who started 11 games last season, had a relatively low base salary.”"

It doesn’t mean much in terms of the franchise, but it kind of neat to see how much some of the Texans earned in their bonus money. Good for them.

In other Texans news:

• In an article on CBS Sports it talks about how Bill O’Brien said there are more than three QBs in the 2014 NFL Draft.

The article stated:

"“The consensus is that three quarterbacks stand out above the rest but O’Brien doesn’t see it that way (or, at the very least, that’s the story he’s spinning publicly).”"

I think the same thing in that he’s not really saying what he thinks about the QBs in this draft, and I don’t blame him. Just from what I’ve read in various articles about this topic, it seems like the Texans are big on Blake Bortles, but we can’t forget about Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater as the other “two” QBs in this draft.

There are also a lot of other talented QBs in the later rounds of the draft, but I honestly believe if the Texans take a QB in round one it will be one of those three QBs listed.

• Here is a video on the Ultimate Texans blog of Johnny Manziel having a “one-man dunk contest.”

• Here is a post on CSN Houston of Jadeveon Clowney at a Houston Rockets game on Monday.

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