Houston Texans

Stadium: NRG Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th116.2 (8th)198.5 (29th)
Defense1st99.7 (12th)201.6 (2nd)


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Texans' Deshaun Watson: Not sure if he'll start immediately
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson isn't sure if he'll be the Week 1 starter, ESPN.com's Jovan Buha reports. "I have no idea," said Watson. "That's up to the coaching staff. My job is to come in and learn the system, learn the organization and play my part."

Head coach Bill O'Brien said after the draft that Tom Savage is still considered the starting quarterback, reflecting O'Brien's preference for a veteran signal-caller to handle his complex offensive system. Watson still figures to get a shot at unseating the 27-year-old in a training camp battle, as Savage is a 2014 fourth-round selection who doesn't have much experience (92 career pass attempts) and was mediocre in a two-game stint as the starter last season. The Texans gave up a 2018 first-round pick for the right to move up 13 spots in the draft and select Watson at No. 12 overall. Boasting a ceiling and draft pedigree that vastly outweigh those of his competitor, Watson likely will make starts at some point in the season, if not from the get go. Whichever player earns the Week 1 starting role will be backed by an impressive defense, in addition to an offensive supporting cast led by running back Lamar Miller and wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.

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Texans' J.J. Watt: Cleared for action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watt (back) passed a team-mandated 'Return to Play' protocol and has been participating in OTAs without any physical limitations, Scout.com's Patrick Starr reports.

Watt originally underwent back surgery last July but perhaps rushed back too soon considering he made it just three weeks into the 2016 season before aggravating the injury. In turn, he needed a second surgical procedure in September that effectively shut him down for the remainder of the year. Relative to the first operation, Watt has been afforded plenty of time to recover this time around and progressed in his rehab without any known setbacks. As it stands, the Texans reportedly have no plans to limit his snaps in 2017 and are preparing for the three-time Defensive Player of the Year to take on his usual three-down role.

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Texans' Chris Thompson: Signs with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson signed with the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thompson, who went undrafted in April, recorded just nine catches during his four-year career at Florida, where he primarily served as the team's kick returner. He'll look to showcase his speed and versatility throughout the offseason as he attempts to win a roster spot with Houston, but he likely won't be a threat to see targets in the passing game if he makes the squad.

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Texans' Derek Newton: Potentially out for entire 2017 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Newton (knee) is a candidate to miss the entire 2017 season after tearing both patellar tendons during Week 7 of his 2016 campaign, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Newton was already placed on the PUP list last week; meanwhile, the Texans have signed 31-year-old veteran OT Breno Giacomini in order to provide depth at right tackle. At this point Newton's forecast includes a level of uncertainty regarding his availability in 2017.

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Texans' Tevin Jones: Released by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was released by the Texans on Tuesday.

Jones ended the 2016 season on the Texans' practice squad after participating in the team's training camp earlier in the year. Jones was once again a longshot to make the roster, while DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller remain the top two options at receiver for now.

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