Happy Friday! Here are today’s Texans stories:
Texans to play Raiders in Mexico City in 2016 by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"The Texans are expected to play a regular-season game against the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City next season, a source said.It would mark the NFL’s first International Series game outside London and the first game in Mexico City since 2005, when a crowd of 103,467 attended a Cardinals-49ers regular-season game at Estadio Azteca."
Watt: Expect Concussions by CBS Sacramento
"Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he’s not any more alarmed by the studies of prolonged head trauma suffered by NFL players.“I think there’s this big perception that players have been shocked by the concussion news that has come out,” Watt told The Associated Press Thursday at a Verizon event promoting the VR Experience.While head trauma in football comes as no surprise, the conversation intensified after the recent film, “Concussion,” which brought to light that some former players suffered from the asymptomatic brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE."
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Season took toll on Watt by Patrick Starr, State of the Texans
"It was a 2015 season in which J.J. Watt dealt with an ankle issue, a broken right hand, and a groin injury he suffered mid-season, resulting in surgery to end the season. That did not slow Watt too much as evidenced by the fact he is in the discussion for potentially locking up his third NFL Defensive Player of the Year after another solid year for the Houston Texans."
Watt’s Refuses to attend a Super Bowl by Andre Vergara, FOX Sports
"Watt, who apologized to fans after his ineffective, injury-plagued performance, is in San Francisco this week for the Super Bowl festivities, but says he won’t go to the big game. Not until he plays in it.“You never get that taste out of your mouth until you get to a Super Bowl, so I’m looking forward to get towards it again. That’s why I will never go until I play in one,” he said Thursday."