Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Tuesday:
Newton coming back on offense by John McClain, Houston Chronicle
"Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and offensive tackle Derek Newton returned to practice Monday and will play in Sunday’s first regular-season game against the Chicago Bears.Coach Bill O’Brien had his players in full pads for the first day of preparation for the Bears’ game at NRG Stadium."
Obviously the Watt news will overshadow any other headlines, but the return of Derek Newton is far from insignificant. While he can struggle at times in pass protection, he does provide a physical run blocking presence that the Texans desperately need in order to get their run game going; as it was stagnant all preseason.
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Receiver depth chart by Battle Red Blog
"In looking over these five young men, the true excitement for Texans fans should arise from the old adage of the sum is greater than its parts. Sure, a team can grab three Pro Bowl x-receivers, or several possession guys putting up Hall of Fame stats, but when you have five guys who all do something very different from one another, and do it well, you have the essence of what a real team is all about."
This should be one of the strongest areas on the team this season, despite being one of the weakest last season.
Honey Badger honors bet with Watt by Sports Xchange
"Safety Tyrann Mathieu made a friendly wager with fellow NFL defensive star J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.The bet was a football game between the players’ former college teams, Louisiana State and the University of Wisconsin, respectively. The loser of the bet had to do 100 pushups and prove it on social media."
This is when social media can be fun. I also bet doing 100 pushups was not a problem for him.