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Tom Savage 'Not Going To Let Anyone' Taking Starting Job

Aug 15, 2017 9:38 AM

Tom Savage is confident he'll be the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans this season.

Savage is trying to hold off rookie Deshaun Watson for the job.

"My mindset is that this is my team. And I'm not going to let anyone take it," Savage said.

"Now, I can't control what happens. I can only control what I can do. And I said it before. It's a pretty simple equation I think a lot of people overthink, especially in this league. If you go there and you win and you play well, they can't pull you. And if you go out there and you lose and the offense doesn't look good, they can pull you. So the goal is to go out there and play well and win games. And that's all you can really control."

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DeAndre Hopkins Endorses Tom Savage To Start For Texans

Aug 4, 2017 6:57 PM

DeAndre Hopkins is endorsing Tom Savage to be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback.

The Texans drafted DeShaun Watson in the first round this year.

"If anybody should be a judge of quarterbacks, I've played with the most quarterbacks in NFL history throughout my first four years," Hopkins said after practice Friday. "So I put the stamp on Savage, and I think that's all that needs to be said about that."

Savage is the incumbent, having spent three years with the Texans and starting two games for them last season due to the struggles of Brock Osweiler.

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Will Fuller Out Indefinitely With Broken Collarbone

Aug 2, 2017 2:03 PM

Will Fuller will be out indefinitely after suffering a broken collarbone during the Houston Texans' practice on Wednesday.

Fuller is the Texans' No. 2 wide receiver.

Bill O'Brien said immediately after practice that he had no comment on Fuller's injury.

Fuller scored a touchdown earlier in the practice.

Fuller had 47 receptions for 635 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie in 2016.

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DeAndre Hopkins Will Report To Texans On Time

Jul 24, 2017 8:36 AM

DeAndre Hopkins, who walked out of training camp after one day last year because of his desire for a new deal with the Houston Texans, will report with the rest of the team on Monday.

Hopkins is scheduled to play on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal, which will pay him $7.9 million this season.

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D'Onta Foreman Arrested On Marijuana, Firearm Possession

Jul 16, 2017 6:19 PM

D'Onta Foreman was arrested in Austin, Texas, early Sunday morning and charged with marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon, both misdemeanors.

Foreman was a third round pick by the Houston Texans out of Texas.

According to the University of Texas police department, officers initially responded to a report of marijuana smell coming from three cars parked outside a residence hall at 12:24 a.m. Sunday.

Foreman won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back after rushing for 2,028 yards at Texas last season.

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DeAndre Hopkins Endorses Tom Savage As Texans Quarterback

Jun 15, 2017 9:11 AM

DeAndre Hopkins believes that Tom Savage has "earned" the role of No. 1 quarterback for the Houston Texans.

Bill O'Brien has said that Savage is the team's top option despite the drafting of Deshaun Watson last month.

"I like his leadership," Hopkins said of Savage. "From last year, when he wasn't playing on the field, he was still showing the guys, telling us what we should do, helping us out like he was the starting quarterback. Now that he's in that role, it's no surprise to anybody on this field that he deserves that role. He has earned it, not just from playing, but from the chemistry he has built in the locker room with everybody."

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Texans Coaches: Tom Savage Has 'Grown A Lot'

Jun 13, 2017 9:30 AM

Tom Savage has impressed the Houston Texans' coaching staff so far this offseason.

Savage is competing with first-round pick Deshaun Watson at quarterback.

"He's just come in with a very down-to-earth work ethic with it," Sean Ryan, the team's quarterbacks coach, said. "If he's thought about it a lot, it hasn't come through to me, in terms of what his role will be or how it's changed from a year ago."

"Yeah, he has grown a lot," added offensive assistant Pat O'Hara. "He's been through a lot, not just the injuries, but he's seen a lot of quarterbacks come and go here. The thing that really is positive for him is that this is his fourth season, and in college he was with three different teams, three different systems, maybe more, maybe different coordinators."

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J.J. Watt Calls NFL Network Top 100 List A 'Joke'

Jun 6, 2017 8:56 AM

J.J. Watt was voted as the 35th-best player in the NFL Network's Top 100, but tweeted Monday night that he didn't think he deserved to be listed that high.

The list is voted on by NFL players, but the Houston Texans defensive end tweeted that the list "is a joke" because he played in only three games last season.

Watt re-aggravated a back injury in late September, cutting his season short. He finished with 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery in three games. He was the poll's No. 3-ranked player this time last year after he had 17.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 76 combined tackles during the 2015 season.

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Tom Savage Taking First-Team Reps With Texans

Jun 4, 2017 11:16 AM

Tom Savage is taking first-team reps at quarterback for the Houston Texans.

"It's a great opportunity," Savage said Wednesday, per the team's official website. "I hate to say it's special because I have to go out there and I have to earn it every day. It'll be special at the end of the season."

The Texans spent a first round pick on Deshaun Watson.

"I think a little more of it is in the communication, obviously, with some of the guys," Savage said. "When you're a third-string quarterback, you're not really going up to DeAndre Hopkins and telling him how you want a bow route or something. Now communication comes in and you have to be on the same page with all of them. That's what we're working on now."

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Bill O'Brien Working More With Texans' Offense

May 15, 2017 7:59 AM

After a disappointing season with Brock Osweiler under center, Bill O'Brien is working more with the Houston Texans' offense.

"I've been probably doing more coaching myself in the last four or five weeks than I've done in the three years that I've been here," O'Brien said. "I'm really involved in the offense, and I'm having a lot of fun."

The Texans previously announced that O'Brien will take over the playcalling duties, while offensive coordinator George Godsey would be retained.

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