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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien also said right tackle Derek Newton (hamstring) could return to the practice field this week, and there is "a good chance" he could play in the first game. "I think Derek Newton's doing better," O'Brien said. "I think he's made a lot of progress. I think he'll be able to move around this week. Whether we play him against Dallas, that's to be determined. But I do think he can do some things out on the practice field this week."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said he "could definitely see" J.J. Watt play in the Texans' season opener against the Bears. "He's made a lot of improvement in the last couple of weeks," O'Brien said. "He's really on the right track and we feel good about where he is right now."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien was asked about Colin Kaepernick not standing for the national anthem, and what he requires of his team. "I'm going to just tell you that we encourage our players to stand for the national anthem to honor their country," O'Brien said. "That's the way we handle it. I'm not going to speak about any other team. I know the league issued a statement on it. I know that Mr. McNair, myself, Rick Smith are big believers in standing for the national anthem. "Again, I'm a football coach. I'm in charge of coaching the Houston Texans. I'm not going to comment on any other team."

ESPN Stats & Info

Brock Osweiler is making strides

Osweiler was up and down through the first two weeks of the preseason, but he was nearly flawless Sunday against the Cardinals. ESPN Stats & Info breaks it down.

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Is the deck stacked against Osweiler?

It's not that our experts think Brock Osweiler will be awful, but he's got a long way to go to live up to his hefty contract. Color us skeptical, for now. Insider predictions

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Osweiler looked 'comfortable' for Texans (0:46)
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NFL preseason Week 3 winners, losers

With the most important week of the preseason complete, we salute the play of Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater but aren't buying in on the Jaguars yet.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Hopkins on getting to meet Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel before the game: "Oh, it was great. Me and somebody who represents out country in the way she does, and what she's accomplished so far in her career. I'm pretty sure she has a lot more in store, though."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Vince Wilfork on Brock Osweiler, from the FOX broadcast: "From day one he's been a pro. He came in as a pro. He came in as a leader. You can just see the way he carries himself, the way he practices. He's continuing to get better. I think for us, we're all excited about it. He's excited to play for us. We're looking forward to this season. We're going to get through the rest of these preseason games and make sure we get out healthy. That's the key. I think we have a shot, but we just want to continue to run."

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Palmer leveled after throwing pick-six (0:22)
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One foot + one elbow = six points (0:26)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Osweiler's in-game quote on rookie receiver Will Fuller: "Will's a very special football player. What people really need to know about him – obviously everybody knows about his speed, they saw him all last season, they saw him at the combine – but it's his work ethic. That's what really makes him special. He comes in every single day, he works extremely hard, studies hard and practices hard. We expect big things out of Will this season."

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Osweiler puts on air show against Cardinals (0:45)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Ricky Bobby and the Texans' mascot, Toro.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans had a halftime weiner dog race that benefited Texans community partners. Here's the finale, which was won by Ricky Bobby.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Savage has replaced Brock Osweiler, who finished 11-of-13 for 146 yards and a touchdown. Texans lead 24-10 just before halftime.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Osweiler has looked good as he marched down the field during the first two series. He's 6/7 for 96 yards. Lamar Miller had the Texans touchdown, and Nick Novak kicked a 44-yard field goal.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Scouts from four NFL teams and two CFL teams at NRG Stadium for Texans-Cardinals.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second week, the only players officially not dressing for today's game are the three on the PUP list - DE J.J. Watt, T Duane Brown and S Lonnie Ballentine. During the preseason there is no need to get down to smaller number of active players, so there will still be Texans who don't play who are not on this list.

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.618th
Rushing Yards108.215th
Points For21.2Tied-21st
Points Against19.6Tied-7th

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