Texans morning huddle: Mohamed finds a new home, Johnson nominated for award


Good morning Texans faithful and a happy Thursday to each of you. The bye week cow;don’t have come at a better time as the Texans can use this mid-way break to regroup and start fresh in the second half with a legitimate shot at winning the division.

Still, as nice as it is to see the team get a needed rest, no football is hard on any fan. So, here are some news links to hold you over. Enjoy;

J.J. Watt thinks his charity event can sell out an MLB stadium – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"We used to be impressed that one player’s event could sell out a minor league baseball stadium.Well, as is his custom, J.J. Watt is now trying to reach a seemingly impossible goal.Next year, for the fourth annual J.J. Watt Charity Classic, he’s using Minute Maid Park as a venue. A stadium whose regular residents, the Houston Astros, a resurgent playoff team, had trouble selling out this season."

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Coach Mike Devlin on changing Texans o-line – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com

"“First of all, real proud of how they’ve all adjusted,” Devlin said Tuesday. “It’s a unique situation, something I’ve never had to deal with before really. We’ve had a bunch of injuries and we’ve had to move and manipulate to try to get the best five out there that we can on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, it’s been every week.”Brandon Brooks never thought he’d playing left guard instead of right guard. Derek Newton has played every position but center, lining up at left guard at Carolina, and right guard at Jacksonville and Miami. Guard Xavier Su’a-Filo been inactive for all but three games and Oday Aboushi was dealing with a toe injury for several weeks."

Kevin Johnson nominated for Pepsi Rookie of the Week – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com

"In Sunday’s 20-6 win over Tennessee, Johnson picked up his first career interception and his first two tackles for loss of the season. He also recorded six tackles and a pass defensed in his fourth start of the year. The performance has earned Johnson a nominee for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week, alongside standout rookies Kwon Alexander (Buccaneers), Todd Gurley (Rams), Stefon Diggs (Vikings), and Damarious Randalls (Packers)."

New Orleans Saints Sign Former Texans Linebacker Mike Mohamed – by Brett Kollmann, Battle Red Blog

"The Saints just signed one of the best coverage linebackers in the NFL out from under Houston’s nose. Wonderful."