Texans morning huddle: Clowney to PUP


Good morning and a happy Tuesday to you all. Today the morning huddle is back and bringing you stories such as a defensive lineman dancing with young kids and a linebacker heading to the PUP list. Also, Marc Vandermeer of the Houston Texans official website points out five things about this season’s training camp that have never happened before for the Texans. Enjoy;

Top 5 ‘Firsts’ for 2015 Texans Training Camp – by Marc Vandermeer of HoustonTexans.com

"Get ready for the wildest, most unique Texans Training Camp ever.Here are the top five items that separate this camp from the other 13.1. The Texans have never gone to camp without a starter named at quarterbackOnly three players have started on opening day for Houston; David Carr, Matt Schaub and Ryan Fitzpatrick, who officially got last year’s nod at the end of off season practices. Unless Bill O’Brien delivers the announcement before Saturday, history is made. Whoever starts opening day against Kansas City will try to keep the streak of opening day wins, which stands at five, intact.2. Hard KnocksIt’s always been a show you wanted to see. Now it’s required viewing. You’ll get a look inside the team that you never have before. As close as I’ve been to this Club, I’ve never been in the coach’s or GM’s office during private conversations with players. I’ve never been in a true coaches meeting or tape session with the players and their mentors. Now we’ll all get to do it together. Remarkable.3. Holding a series of practices on the road against a team they won’t playQuick, name the two teams the Texans have practiced against in the preseason but didn’t play in a preseason game. At first glance I thought the sessions with Washington were unprecedented but then I remembered the Alamo….Dome, that is, where the Texans scrimmaged Dallas in ’03. Plus, in year one, they scrimmaged the Cowboys at Robertson Stadium. And later in the Dom Capers era, they had practices with Miami before a scrimmage at NRG Stadium (Which was a blast. More of that, please). But this is the first time such a set of sessions has been held on the road and the first time in over a decade that the team has met with a non-preseason opponent for some extra work."

Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney to PUP list – by Tania Ganguli of ESPN

"The Texans placed outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list Monday.Clowney will begin training camp on the list and still count against the Texans’ active roster. The move allows them to keep Clowney on the PUP list into the regular season if necessary, but he can come off at any time during training camp.The Texans selected Clowney first overall in 2014, but he was able to play in only four games last season due to an injury.Clowney suffered a lateral meniscus tear in the Texans’ first game of the season against Washington.He had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair the injury the next day and worked to return to the field during the season. Swelling and pain in his knee prevented his full efficacy, and Clowney ultimately underwent a second, more serious surgery."

J.J. Watt Asks Kids at Houston Texans YMCA to Teach Him How to ‘Nae Nae’ – by Katie Richcreek of Bleacher Report

"There are few things more adorable than J.J. Watt or little kids doing the Nae Nae.But little kids teaching Watt how to do the Nae Nae while singing Silento’s “Watch Me” word for word? It’s almost too much to handle.According to local sports broadcaster Matt Musil, the Houston Texans defensive end asked kids at the team’s YMCA to teach him the dance Monday.We know, it’s adorable. And yes, you are welcome.Good luck trying to top that the rest of the week, folks."

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