As August looms nearer, the Texans are heating things up as their offseason nears its’ final chapter. Here’s the need-to-know:
Tom Savage moves forward, but with key memory – by Drew Dougherty
"The Texans quarterback checked in when starter Ryan Fitzpatrick checked out with a broken leg. “It’s tough,” Savage said recently in an interview with Texans Radio. “I’m not going to lie to you and say I don’t think about it.”"
Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt On Ice – by P.D. Starr
"It is the off-season and the Houston Texans are in summer time mode until training camp arrives at the end of July. J.J. Watt made a guest appearance the Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic, which included current NHL players and formerWisconsin Badgers, to help raise money for the University of Wisconsin Health Burn Center."
"Houston obviously still lacks a proven quarterback, as Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer andTom Savagecontinue to battle on, but all the other pieces are in place, just like it was in Seattle in 2011/2012. Houston went 9-7 last season with subpar performance at quarterback, so if one of these fine gentlemen can provide enough to compliment the running game, the Texans should improve further this year."
Texans rookies receive emotional message from Chris Herren – by Eric SanInocencio
"“In this room, fact, there are more future drug addicts than millionaires. That’s a fact,” said Herren as part of his speech to the AFC’s rookies, which you can see in the video above. Herren, in an exclusive interview with NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington, talked about the need for rookies to find the right role models on their new teams. “I believe they should already have in place the research to see who in their locker room is somebody they can buddy up with,” Heren added.Next: Peyton Manning To Texans, The Mistake That Never Happened"