Happy Friday! Here are today’s top Houston Texans stories:
Osweiler Skips White House Visit by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"While theories swirl about what message Brock Osweiler really meant to send by skipping the Denver Broncos’ Monday trip to the White House, a perk of winning the Super Bowl, the reason could be as simple as the explanation Osweiler gave.Practice.“I feel it is important to be at practice with my new teammates,” Osweiler said,according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter."
There’s always going to be those that will say he didn’t want to be seen with John Elway ever again, despite everything Osweiler says to the contrary. I’m happy to see his dedication to the Texans, though I would have been more than happy to let him have his day in Washington.
What to Expect from the Texans Running Game by Nathanael Rutherford, Today’s Pigskin
"But last season, Houston had an uncharacteristically mediocre season on the ground, finishing 15th in the NFL in total rushing yards while scoring a mere seven rushing touchdowns all season. Part of the reason the Texans struggled to find traction in the run game last season was due to injuries. Arian Foster, the franchise’s all-time leading rusher, played in just four games in 2015 due to nagging injuries to start the season that sidelined him and a season-ending ACL injury once he was back playing."
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What more can I say? Lamar Miller will have to show why the Texans signed him to such a big deal. He’s far more talented than any of the running backs from last season, so I expect things to be better.
Three Rookies Who Could Make an Impact by Will Reeve, Today’s Pigskin
"One of the sneaky good late picks on the defensive side of the ball in the entire 2016 NFL draft, West Virginia’s K.J. Dillon should help an area of need for the Houston Texans right away. And that’s something you rarely get in a fifth-round pick.Dillon prepped in Apopka (Fla.) High School before becoming a Mountaineer. Over his final two seasons in college he was highly productive as evidenced in 2014 where he tallied 62 tackles, seven pass breakups and three interceptions with 7.5 of his tackles being for loss and even netted .5 of a sack."
I agree with Dillon for sure. Joel Heath is another guy who could get some snaps along the defensive line, but Cleveland Wallace will have a challenge getting playing time in the secondary.