Texans Morning Huddle – Prayers go out for Dawson’s family


Good morning everybody! It’s Wednesday and we are officially halfway through the work week, which means we’re one week closer to seeing our Houston Texans suit up and take on the Kansas City Chiefs! In some opinions, that’s reason enough to celebrate. Hopefully you share this opinion with us, here at the Toro Times!

First off, everyone here at the TT would like to send our sincere condolences to the friends and family of ex-Texans player, JaJuan Dawson. Our hearts go out to you, not because he was a football player, but because no family should have to shoulder the loss of a loved one, so young.

This unfortunate and tragic news is not all that’s happened, regarding our Texan-related concerns. Check it out!

JaJuan Dawson: Ex-Houston Texans Player’s Body Found in Lake – by Tara Fowler

"A body found in Texas’s Lavon Lake is believed to be that of JaJuan Dawson, who went missing after falling off a boat on Sunday.The former Houston Texans player, 37, fell off an inflatable tube while being towed by a boat on the lake over the weekend, McKinney, Texas, police said Tuesday in a Facebook post.While his body has not yet been positively identified, there is “little doubt” that it is Dawson, Lieutenant Chris Havey of the Collin County Sheriff’s Office toldNFL Media."

Danieal Manning of Houston Texans says he is retiring from NFL – by ESPN.com

"Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.The defensive back made the announcement on SportsRadio 610 in Houston.Manning, a nine-year veteran, has played the past four seasons with the Texans after spending the first five years of his career with the Chicago Bears. The Texans cut him last year in a cost-cutting move only to re-sign him in August after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals, who had signed him after his release from Houston."

Houston Texans Cheerleader: “I got abs like DEZ BRYANT!” – by TMZ

"Who says cheerleaders aren’t athletes?!!Check out this video of Houston Texans cheerleader Daranesha busting out a pretty INSANE ab workout during a team gym session … while hanging off a heavy bag!It’s the same workout Dallas Cowboys superstar Dez Bryant busts out when he’s trying to get his stomach right … and trust us, it’s not easy.By the way, on her official Texans bio video, Daranesha says she mostly stays in shape by dancing around the house all day."

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