RTC: Quessenberry talks about diagnosis

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

Jimmy Durkin, who covers San Jose State for the San Jose Mercury News, reflects on David Quessenberry's lymphoma diagnosis. Durkin also talked with Quessenberry extensively in this story for the paper. From the story:

"It was really hard," Quessenberry said of learning the news last week. "It's still not easy, but when you get a game plan together and you surround yourself with the best in the business, it makes it a little bit easier."

Quessenberry, 23, believed he was suffering from a chest cold when he experienced shortness of breath at a Texans practice June 3. He sought medical treatment and tests revealed Non-Hodgkins T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. He began aggressive chemotherapy treatment last Friday at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He expects the initial treatment to last six to eight months.

Quessenberry's father, David Quessenberry Sr., said in a text message that it's a "very aggressive cancer, but generally very responsive to treatment." He added that the prognosis is positive and the "Texans' team doctor says there is no reason he should not be able to overcome this and return to play in the NFL."

That story above includes several thoughts from Quessenberry's former teammates at San Jose State. His current teammates with the Houston Texans are behind him, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle gives a rundown of Romeo Crennel's thoughts from his first official press conference as the Texans' defensive coordinator. He starts with Crennel saying that first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney will have to earn his place in the Texans' starting lineup.