Texans Morning Huddle–Watt Locked Out in Cold
Here are your daily Texans stories for Tuesday:
Watt locked out by Andre Vergara, FOX Sports
"For J.J. Watt, living in a log cabin on 36 acres in Wisconsin is pretty cool — he recently said he loves to “walk the land and enjoy the silence” —€” but when he locks himself out in 18-degree weather, it’s really not cool. It’s freakin’ freezing. And all that land and silence could be kinda scary."
Watt’s Injury not Sports Hernia by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt bristled at the idea that he had a sports hernia injury.“Stop calling my injury a sports hernia,” Watt said on Twitter. “I’m sick of seeing that. Either get the facts straight or don’t report on it at all. If you think I’d leave a game and my teammates over just a sports hernia, you’re crazy.”A sports hernia can actually be very serious. It is not a traditional hernia and it can involve a strain or tear on the core muscles. They can be very serious, and Watt’s injury clearly was significant. Had he been able to play, he would have continued, but the Texans’ trainers simply wouldn’t allow it."
Texans Meet with Former Aggie Runner by Patrick Starr, State of the Texans
"The Houston Texans continue their work at the NFL Combine and have met with Texas A&M running back, Tra Carson. Carson mentioned that he has met with every teams at the NFL Combine entering his workouts on Friday. Carson was the primary back of the Aggies running game and, on 242 carries, amassed 1,165 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also showed that he has some ability to catch the ball consistently while chipping in for 29 receptions with 183 yards plus a touchdown in 2015."
Jaelen Strong has a Bight Future by Aaron Wilson, Chron.com
"The emergence of Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong during his rookie season following a rocky start has the arrow pointing upward heading into a pivotal offseason.The Texans want Strong to be a bigger part of the offense next season as a potential starter opposite Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins one year after drafting him in the third round out of Arizona State."