Houston Texans morning huddle: Almost a week into camp
By Randy Gurzi
The morning huddle brings fans all the Houston Texans news they need to know in order to keep up with their favorite NFL franchise
Good morning Texans fans, and a happy Thursday to you all. Here is the news you all need to know. Enjoy;
25 observations from Day 4 of #TexansCamp – by John Harris, HoustonTexans.com
"1. Sometimes stretching is all I get to see early in practice and I can tell what kind of day it’s going to be based on one man – Akeem Hunt. A couple of days ago, someone hijacked the playlist and pressed “1980s hair metal”. Hunt? Nothing. No excitement. Nada. Today? The playlist included some DJ Khaled and Jay Z and he went into full on dance party mode. In fact, he wasn’t the only one.2. Texans Senior Director of Digital Media Eric SanInocencio texted me during stretching…”that’s Observation of the Day”. Initially, I wasn’t exactly sure what he meant, then I looked up when “I Got the Keys” came on and Hunt wasn’t the only one. Jadeveon Clowney was bopping up and down and mouthing the words. Charles James lip synced and danced as well. Akeem? Yeah, he broke out the repertoire of moves for certain."
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Bill O’Brien sings praises of Texans rookie lineman Nick Martin – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"The precocious nature of center Nick Martin has earned him a reputation as a sharp, technically sound blocker and a tough customer at the line of scrimmage.It’s also earned him the distinction as one of the top rookies Texans coach Bill O’Brien has ever coached. And O’Brien’s coaching background overlaps with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski when he was a rookie."
Breakfast: A surprising gift for J.J. Watt – by Jesse Clark, HoustonTexans.com
"Earlier this summer, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, J.J. Watt surprised 9-year-old Will Martinez at his house for dinner and games in the yard. Watt also surprised Will with an invitation to OTAs, where he met players, coaches and broke down the huddle after practice."
Devon Still getting starter reps with Houston Texans – by Brad Berreman, FanSided
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"Back in June the Houston Chronicle reported Still was competing for the starting defensive end spot opposite J.J. Watt during off-season work. Early in training camp, Still is getting a long look with Houston’s first-team defense and the paper is reporting he could win a starting job."