Texans Morning Huddle–Clowney Lucks Out


Here are your daily Texans stories for January 28th:

Clowney avoids surgery by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"He won’t need surgery for the mid-foot sprain he suffered against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 27. Texans coach Bill O’Brien relayed the news to the Houston Chronicle while at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Clowney missed the Texans’ regular-season finale and their playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefswith the injury."

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How does Wentz fit in the NFL? by Deepi Sidhu, Houstontexans.com

"As a freshman in high school, quarterback Carson Wentz was just 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 125 pounds. By his senior year, Wentz grew to a staggering six feet five and 200 pounds. If it hadn’t been for an injury that kept him out from playing football his junior year, he may have gotten attention from more collegiate programs than in his home state of North Dakota.“In North Dakota, it’s hard to get found in general, let alone missing a junior year,” Wentz said at his press conference this week. “I came in my senior year at 6’5” and 200 pounds and kind of came out of nowhere. I always knew I had the physical and mental abilities to play this position, but physically I finally developed late. I’m so thankful and I wouldn’t trade the road I took for the world.”Wentz, 6-5, 233, is now one of the most sought-after players at this week’s Reese’s Senior Bowl. A two-year starter for North Dakota State, Wentz helped lead the Bison (it’s pronounced “Bi-zon,” he clarifies) to its fourth and fifth consecutive FCS championships."

Is Tom Savage the answer? by Jarren Murillo, Isportsweb

"The Houston Texans’ search for a quarterback continues after Brian Hoyer’s meltdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. Hoyer played a great season but the loss on wild-card weekend served as a reminder that Hoyer is not a franchise quarterback and is not the answer to Houston’s problems. The Texans need more than a game manager if they want to find success beyond wild-card weekend. The Texans did a great job bouncing back and clinching a spot in the playoffs this season, but what if they had a better quarterback? How far could they have gone?"

DeAndre Hopkins gets new representation by State of the Texans

"Hopkins was represented by agent Hadley Engelhard of Enter-Sports since he arrived to the NFL but heading into the 2016 season, he has changed his representation. Enter CAA (Creative Artists Agency) and representatives Todd France, John Caplin, R.J. Goner, and Tom Condon, who will now represent Hopkins for his potential big pay day. Hopkins’ new representation also takes care of fellow teammate J.J. Watt and helped Watt land a 6-year extension over $100 million dollars. CAA also represents Sam Bradford, Luke Kuechly, Jeremy Maclin, Brock Osweiler, Matt Stafford, and Matt Ryan, to name a few."