Houston Texans Roundup: 17 days from training camp


Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) warms up before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Have you realized we are less than a month until the first preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 9 when the Houston Texans travel to face the Arizona Cardinals.

The first practice for training camp is 17 days away, and hopefully by that date the Texans and Andre Johnson have made a decision on what they each want to accomplish, and No. 1 overall selection Jadeveon Clowney is fully healed from his sports hernia surgery and is ready to go.

As for the situation with Johnson, there are rumors that teams are very interested in trading for him.

NFL.com NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport wrote on the situation:

"“Johnson had missed some of the sessions, he wanted to earn his money back by working out extra, allowing him to receive the (bonus) money … The Texans told him no … That caused Johnson to tell them he wanted to play for another team.”"

This situation just looks and is messy for all parties involved, and it needs to be finished before camp starts or it will most likely become a distraction one way or another for the Texans.

What do you think the Texans will do?

In other Texans news:

• Here are five Texans that might “surprise” fans in ’14 as written by ESPN.com.

• The Ultimate Texans wrote about the Andre Johnson situation.

• The official Texans site has a video with Brian Cushing talking about Brooks Reed‘s value at LB for the Texans.

• Mario Hicks of FanSided’s House of Houston gave his thoughts on Andre Johnson.

• Here are some NFL MVP odds as posted on CSN Houston.