Texans morning huddle: Watt’s special, practice squad shuffle


Hello and good morning to all you Houston Texans fans. Week 7 officially starts today for the NFL so we are no longer looking back, only ahead.

The Texans are preparing to face the Miami Dolphins, who are fresh off a coaching change and impressive win. Let’s get caught up on all the news to get us ready for this Sunday’s big game.


Watt: E:60 Special Was “Really, Really Well Done” – by Chris Abshire, CBS Houston

"“That was my first time seeing it,” Watt said. “Really, really well done. I texted the producers and just said, ‘Thank you,’ because it’s something I’ll be able to hand to my kids someday.”The documentary piece, nearly a half-hour long, chronicles Watt’s journey from small-town Wisconsin boy to Division I castoff to death within his family and now, to household name."

Opponent Profile: Texans Look To Stop Dolphins Momentum – by Abraham Gutierrez, CBS Miami

"Under new leadership, the Fins dominated Tennessee in every facet of the game, giving Dan Campbell his first win as an NFL head coach and reviving the faith of so many Dolphins fans in the Sunshine State. With a 2-3 mark on the year, the question now becomes: Can Miami keep the momentum going as it returns home looking to continue its climb back into contention, not only in the AFC East, but in the American Football Conference’s playoff picture?"

Texans sign defensive end Steven Means to practice squad – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

"The Texans signed former Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Steven Means to the practice squad, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.They created a spot for Means when they cut running back Daryl Richardson from the practice squad."

O’Brien rules out 3 players for Week 7 – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com

"After Wednesday’s practice, head coach Bill O’Brien ruled out three players for Sunday’s game at Miami: cornerback Kareem Jackson, wide receiver Cecil Shorts III, and linebacker Benardrick McKinney.Jackson exited the game in the first half of the Texans 31-20 win against Jacksonville. He did not practice on Wednesday, listed on the injury report with an ankle issue."