Here are your daily Texans stories for Saturday:
Duane Brown Determined to Make it Back by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"Sweating his way through a vigorous upper-body and abdominal workout at Hank’s Gym in Houston, Brown is diligently rehabilitating from a torn quadriceps tendon that was reattached during a January surgery.By throwing himself into a grueling regimen to regain his old strength, mobility and stability in his surgically repaired right leg, Brown is optimistic he’s on track for the Texans’ season opener against the Chicago Bears."
This is certainly good news. Having Brown there to protect the blind side of Brock Osweiler from the beginning will be crucial in helping the free agent quarterback break in. However, there is some question as to how well Brown might be able to play after not having much of an offseason.
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Texans now have less than $10 million in cap space by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"The Texans are $7.522 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $155.27 million following their $1.5 million deal for safety Quintin Demps, according to NFL Players Association records.The deal includes a $1 million base salary, a $260,000 roster bonus that was paid Thursday, a $15,000 per game active roster bonus up to $240,000 and a $75,000 workout base de-escalator clause."
Well, it’s a good thing that they won’t have to pay any rookies any astronomical contracts. After all the money they dished out on Osweiler and Lamar Miller, I didn’t think they’d have much room to spare.
Texans Heading to “Sacred Ground” in Mexico City by Drew Dougherty, Houstontexans.com
"The Texans are taking a “business trip” to Mexico City in late November.Their Monday Night Football matchup with the Raiders at Azteca Stadium is a big game, according to Bill O’Brien. But the head coach said it means even more, as well.“You’re playing a game on what I call ‘sacred ground’ at Azteca Stadium,” the head coach said on Thursday. “I think it’s a great opportunity for the Houston Texans to show our product.”Built in 1966, Azteca Stadium was home to FIFA World Cup contests in both 1970 and 1986. It’s also the home venue for the professional soccer team Club América. It currently seats 95,500, but a record 132,247 Julio Cesar Chavez fight Greg Haugen there in February of 1993."
Glad to see they take the trip so seriously. Azteca Stadium has hosted many memorable sporting events before, and let’s hope this one is memorable for the Texans too.