Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Thursday:
Minicamp Observations by Houstontexans.com
"3. Notice a name I didn’t mention? Well, after a pair of penalties (yes, there are refs at practice frequently), the Texans moved backwards a bit. No one panicked because once the Texans are on the other side of the 50 it’s DeAndre Hopkins time. Right on cue, Osweiler finished the drill by launching one into the end zone. Hop went up and snagged the ball right off the top of the defensive back’s helmet for a touchdown. The offense erupted with excitement, but we’ve all seen him do THAT before. But, it’ll never be taken for granted; Hop is truly special and we all get to watch him do that each and every Sunday.4. In essence, once the offense got backed up a bit after the penalties, it was “when in doubt, go to Hop.” Boom. TD."
Even with all the new additions, expect a lot of finishes from Hopkins this season. There are very few receivers in the league with his hands and leaping ability. He’s excellent at the point of attack.
Texans Take in Mexico-Venezuela Game by Drew Dougherty, Houstontexans.com
"“I saw something I have never seen before in my life,” Watt said. “When the Mexico team scored a goal, people just showered the field with beer, popcorn. I have never seen that in my life. It was wild. The atmosphere was electric.”Following the game, Watt was given a jersey by Mexican star Chicharito. The 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year had surprised Mexico at their practice on Sunday night."
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Sounds like it was a good night. Watt has been a busy man this offseason with this, hosting the Country Music Awards and more. Let’s hope he’s recovered from last year’s injuries while he’s been having fun.
Texans to Have Joint Practices by Drew Dougherty, Houstontexans.com
"For the third straight August, the Texans will practice against another NFL team.Before Houston faces the 49ers on August 14 in the preseason opener, the Texans will practice with San Francisco at their facilities in Santa Clara.The next week, before their August 20th contest versus the Saints at NRG Stadium, they’ll work against New Orleans at the Houston Methodist Training Center."
This isn’t surprising, now I just have to pretend it’s interesting.