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1-1, 1st in AFC South
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2hSarah Barshop

Reports: Depleted Texans to sign CB Banks

The short-handed Houston Texans are likely to sign CB Johnthan Banks after losing two corners to injury in last week's game, ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports.

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Power Rankings: Texans rebound

A humbling Week 1 loss dropped Houston 12 spots on our list, but Deshaun Watson & Co. regained half of that ground by beating the Bengals on Thursday.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans WR Will Fuller practiced for the first time since he broke him collarbone on Aug. 3. His original timeline called him to be out until Week 4 or 5. In the portion of practice open to the media, he took part in receiver drills.

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1dSarah Barshop

Veteran receiver Strong released by Texans

Receiver Jaelen Strong, who was suspended for the Texans' opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, was released by the team Monday.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans released WR Jaelen Strong, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Texans only had three receivers active Thursday vs. the Bengals and Strong did not have a target. This leaves the Texans with DeAndre Hopkins, Braxton Miller, Bruce Ellington (concussion) and Will Fuller (broken collarbone) at wide receiver.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie ILBs Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole got game balls for their play on special teams on Thursday. Cunningham started in place of the suspended Brian Cushing. "Both those guys, they just need to keep getting better,” head coach Bill O'Brien said.

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Vote: The best (and worst) so far from Week 2

What's been the best performance so far this week? What's been the most surprising result? And which teams off to a 2-0 start look most playoff-ready? Vote now.

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2dMike Sando

Ranking the NFL's 1-1 teams: Texans

With New England, Tennessee, Kansas City and Seattle on the Texans' schedule over their next five games, what chance will Deshaun Watson have?

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have 10 days off between games after playing Thursday night, but even the extra days may not be enough for some of the players on the injury report to be back for Sunday's game in New England, especially the three players in the concussion protocol: tight ends Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson and wide receiver Bruce Ellington. If the three don't play, the Texans could have just one tight end and three receivers available against the Patriots.

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Watt's Harvey relief fundraising total: $37M

Texans star J.J. Watt announced on his website that his Houston Flood Relief Fund's combined fundraising efforts for Hurricane Harvey relief brought in more than $37 million.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Watt has closed the Houston Flood Relief Fund after raising $37,097,298 from 209,429 donors.


PTI recap Texans-Bengals and more

Tony Kornheiser and Frank Isola recap the Texans-Bengals game & discuss if this is Deshaun Watson's team now, Indians making history with 22 game win streak and more.

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4dSarah Barshop

Source: Texans CB expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Kevin Johnson, the Houston Texans' 2015 first round pick, suffered a sprained MCL in the Texans' victory over the Bengals on Thursday night. Johnson is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source told Adam Schefter.

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Fisher couldn't handle Watt

J.J. Watt primarily lined up to Andy Dalton's right, and when he did it led to problems for Dalton and RT Jake Fisher, who was making his sixth career start. Dalton was pressured on 43 percent of his dropbacks when Watt was rushing from the right side, and wasn't pressured on the few plays where Watt came from his left side.

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For Houston, a heavy dose of tackle-eligible

With three tight ends suffering concussions in Week 1, the Texans had a depleted receiving corps for Thursday. They utilized six or more offensive linemen on half of their offensive plays in the win over the Bengals -- including 20 of their first 27 plays.

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Watson's wheels without peer (so far)

Per ESPN Stats & Info, QB DeShaun Watson's 49 yards after contact on his scramble touchdown Thursday night were more than what every other quarterback has gained after contact on rushes this season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards104.032nd
Rushing Yards130.57th
Points For10.029th
Points Against19.0Tied-13th

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