Texans' Brandon Brooks sheds 12 pounds due to stomach illness
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/13/14) Texans right guard Brandon Brooks, who didn't play Week 6 against the Colts, spent nearly two days in the hospital because of a stomach illness. Brooks, who was discharged from the hospital Friday morning, was back at the team facility Monday, per the team's official website.
He told reporters that he lost 12 pounds while in the emergency room, but is "good to go" moving forward.
Texans' J.J. Watt continues to terrorize Week 6
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/10/14) Texans defensive end J.J. Watt continued to terrorize offenses Week 6.
Watt found a way to make a huge impact during the game. He had seven tackles, including three that went for a loss. He also defensed three passes, and was credited with four quarterback hits. His biggest play came on a fumble recovery. Watt shot through the Texans offensive line to recover the fumble, then picked up it and rumbled 45 yards for the score. It was Watt's third touchdown of the season.
Watt will take on the Steelers Week 7.
Texans defense forces three turnovers in overtime loss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/5/14) The Texans defense adopted a bend-don't-break strategy in Week 5 against the Cowboys and it nearly worked out, however they fell 20-17 in overtime.
Though they were tagged for 456 yards of total offense, the Texans allowed just two touchdowns in the game. They forced three turnovers -- two on fumbles -- and added one sack in the loss.
The Texans have enjoyed an easy early schedule, and are holding their first five opponents to 17.4 points per game. They face their toughest test yet in Week 6, however, with the Colts on the way.
Report: Target date for Jadeveon Clowney's return is Week 7
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/5/14) Texans rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will miss a fourth straight game Sunday against the Cowboys due to a torn meniscus. However, a source told NFL.com the target date for Clowney's return will be Week 7 at Pittsburgh.
Darryl Morris spotted wearing a brace on left leg
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/14) Texans cornerback Darryl Morris, who came down with the game-ending interception late in the fourth quarter to clinch a 23-17 win over the Bills in Week 4, was spotted wearing a brace on his left leg on Monday, per the Houston Chronicle. When asked if he'll play against the Cowboys in Week 5, Morris referred all injury questions to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Morris has registered 14 tackles on the year (12 solo), along with four defended passes and one interception.
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Perhaps the biggest shocker from 2013 was the Texans DST, loaded with talent, finish as the worst DST in Fantasy Football. Don't expect it again in 2014. The team switched defensive coordinators and will lean on Romeo Crennel, who says he'll use multiple fronts to keep offenses guessing. The Texans already had a strong front seven but added linebacker Jadeveon Clowney in the NFL draft, giving them a unit that should generate a ton of pressure on the quarterback. They also have a schedule devoid of elite quarterbacks including matchups in the first four weeks against Washington, Oakland, the Giants and the Bills, so there's a real good chance they'll come out of the gate hot and potentially rebound to at least a decent Fantasy option. It would not be a mistake to invest a pick in the last two rounds of the draft in the Texans.