Here are your daily Houston Texans stories to kick off the weekend:
Osweiler Not a Marked Man by Cameron Wolfe, Denver Post
"“He definitely left us for a reason,” linebacker Todd Davis said. “So I’m sure he’ll have some extra oomph coming in. And I’m sure we will, too. There will be some extra oomph from everybody.”There’s no animosity toward the 25-year-old quarterback for leaving the defending Super Bowl champions. But the Broncos are salivating at the thought of getting after a former teammate who caught many by surprise when he signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans on March 9."
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Osweiler may not think of himself as a marked man, but the Broncos defense sure does. No matter what players say about it “just being another game” there is always some incentive of revenge for the departing player and the team that he left.
Jackson Expected Back by Deepi Sidhu, Houstontexans.com
"Following a hamstring injury, Jackson was a full participant in Thursday’s practice after being inactive in Weeks 5 and 6 against Minnesota and Indianapolis. Jackson has recored 21 tackles (17 solo), one tackle for loss, ande two passes defensed in his four starts this year. It’s good news for Houston’s secondary, which has been dealing with multiple injuries, including second-year cornerback Kevin Johnson (foot), Johnathan Joseph (forearm), Quintin Demps (calf)."
Against one of the top receiving duos in the league, Jackson is coming back not a moment too soon. With Kevin Johnson now on IR and Johnathan Joseph in and out of the lineup recently, Jackson will bring both skill and veteran leadership to a secondary that will need all of both.