Good morning and happy Friday to all our Houston Texans fans out there. Today the Toro Times gets your morning off to a start the best way we know how, which is to bring you a round up of all the news going on with our Texans;
Tyson Clabo released by Houston Texans – By Chris Wesseling of NFL.com
"The Houston Texans announced Thursday that offensive tackle Tyson Clabo has been released.Clabo, 33, started 101 games for the Falcons as a stalwart right tackle on four different playoff squads. After latching on with the Dolphins as an emergency option in 2013, he signed on with the Texans days before last summer’s training camp."
J.J. Watt’s late-September thigh bruise was no joke – By Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com
"Watt suffered this injury in the middle of one of his best games of the season. He set a personal record with nine quarterback hits on the Buffalo Bills’ then-starting quarterback EJ Manuel and intercepted one of Manuel’s passes, returning it for one of his five 2014 touchdowns.It was a chippy game. Watt was hit with two roughing-the-passer penalties and he was also the recipient of some “creative” blocking from the Bills that frustrated him some.“I was upset,” Watt said. “I get personal fouls called against me all day. I get some extracurriculars done to me, and I don’t see repercussions on the other side, but that’s fine. That’s kind of how the game goes when you try to play the way I play. The guy on the other team is gunning for you and trying to rile you up.”"
Former Houston Texans player investigated for child abuse – By Nakia Cooper, Sr. Web Editor Click2Houston.com
"Former Houston Texans player Antonio Smith is being investigated in Fort Bend County for alleged child abuse.In November 2014, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a criminal allegation against Antonio Smith.Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said the allegation against Smith was sexual in nature. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division conducted a thorough investigation and presented the information to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office for review in February, 2015.“It’s an ongoing investigation. I checked with the Sheriff’s Department today and they are working with our office to respond to the nature of the complaint. It’s not a new complaint. It’s what had been brought to our attention by law enforcement and from an individual several months ago,” Fort Bend District Attorney John Healy said."