Texans unable to return to Houston

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The Houston Texans are feeling the affects of Tropical Storm Harvey just like the rest of the city of Houston as well as their surrounding areas.

The Houston Texans are unable to return home following Saturday night’s preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints due to the devastation left behind by Tropical Storm Harvey.

The Texans will instead fly to Dallas as they prepare for their final preseason game on Thursday night against the Cowboys.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien told reporters that he’s been informed that part of the reason they’re unable to head home is due to flooded roads.

O’Brien is not sure yet where the Texans will practice since they will be in Dallas, but sharing the Cowboys’ practice facility would make sense.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Sunday that the Texans will practice at the Cowboys’ facility.

Thursday’s preseason finale is scheduled to be played in Houston at NRG Stadium, but it could end up having to be moved to Dallas.

The Cowboys have stated that they’re willing to host the game at AT&T Stadium, so that is an option. We will let you know if it does get moved during the week.

Many of the players on the Texans have posted messages of support to the entire Houston area.


It looks like J.J. Watt will do what he can to help Houston recover from Harvey.

The Texans open up the regular season at home on September 10th against the Jacksonville Jaguars. I would be surprised if things aren’t improved enough in Houston for them to host that game.

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The entire Houston area is in our thoughts and prayers at this time.