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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans will get tackle Martinas Rankin back at practice after he passed his physical and was moved to the active roster. The third-round pick had been on the PUP list since the start of training camp with a foot injury.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said CB Kevin Johnson (concussion) went to the hospital. "I think he's doing okay considering what happened," O'Brien said, "but I don't know the details yet." Johnson left the game on the first drive after he landed hard on the field while defending a pass.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

It was a small sample size, but the Texans have to be encouraged by Deshaun Watson's night. The starting quarterback played just one series for the second preseason game in a row, but looked sharp on his 11-play, 79-yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Bruce Ellington. Watson was 5-of-8 for 73 yards without starting receivers DeAndre Hopkins or Will Fuller, a reminder that if this Texans offense can stay healthy, it will be a fun unit to watch this season.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans receiver Sammie Coates has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second week in a row, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson played the first series of the preseason game. On Saturday night against the 49ers, he was 5-of-8 for 73 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a fourth-down pass to wide receiver Bruce Ellington.

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Texans CB Johnson in hospital with concussion

Texans starting cornerback Kevin Johnson left Saturday's preseason game with a concussion after landing hard on the turf while defending a pass. Receiver Sammie Coates also suffered a concussion in the second half.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson has a concussion and will not return to the game. While defending a pass on the first drive of the game, Johnson landed hard on the turf and was evaluated by the Texans' medical staff before leaving the field.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson left the Texans' preseason game against the 49ers after landing hard while defending a pass on the first series of the game. He was checked out by the training staff while his teammates took a knee around him, but eventually was able to walk off under his own power.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said he thinks his starters will see "about the same" amount of playing time on Saturday as they did in the preseason opener. "We just ran about 150 plays in two days in 100-degree heat ... so, that's just really good work," O'Brien said. Last week, quarterback Deshaun Watson played one series against the Chiefs and defensive end J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney did not play.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh called the battle between WR DeAndre Hopkins and S Jimmie Ward "a little scuffle." "We made it very clear that if anybody throws punches or you do anything that gets you ejected in a game, you'll be done with practice," Saleh said. "And so both players were removed from practice and hopefully they've learned it and can come back tomorrow and practice." Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said it was "ridiculous" and that the team needs to just "move on."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

On the first rep of receiver/DB drills at joint practice, 49ers S Jimmie Ward and Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins got into it after Hopkins made the catch. Ward knocked Hopkins' helmet off during the play.

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Texans donate turf to HS slammed by Harvey

On Monday, the Texans announced that they are donating the turf they played on at NRG Stadium last season to C.E. King High School, whose field was flooded and destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans are donating their field from last season to C.E. King High School, who lost most of their football equipment when Hurricane Harvey hit a year ago. The team also hosted several players at practice on Monday, where they got to watch from the sideline and meet the players.

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Texans top Chiefs 17-10 in preseason opener

Patrick Mahomes finished 5 of 7 for 33 yards on two drives in the Kansas City Chiefs' 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

On Thursday night, quarterback Deshaun Watson saw game action for the first time since he tore his ACL in early November. He only played for one series and completed one pass for four yards, but achieved the most important goal for the Texans: exiting the game without an injury.

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