Texans Tuesday: News and Notes

The Texans will begin their mandatory mini-camp today under the bubble at the Methodist Training Center. Up to this point, the news is mostly good after OTA’s. Everything seems to be on track. Here are some updates.

Texans lose Leonard, sign Mitchell

Undrafted free agent cornerback Richard Leonard went down with a hamstring tear that required surgery. He will be out indefinitely after signing a three year deal with Houston. The Texans immediately signed Terrance Mitchell per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Mitchell was drafted in the 7th round in 2014 by the Cowboys. Dallas released him on Friday.

Osweiler Impresses Coaches and Teammates

Houston’s new quarterback has so far said and done everything right. Shortly after being acquired he organized workouts in Arizona in order to build a rapport with his receivers. He has reportedly worked very hard to learn Bill O’Brien’s system, and the early returns are positive.

It goes without saying that Houston’s success, or lack thereof, hinges largely on the play of Osweiler. It’s still very early in the process, but quarterback coach George Godsey likes what he sees from his signal caller. The transition seems to be going smoothly. He’s even done an HEB commercial with J.J. Watt already.

Guard Jeff Allen provides Toughness

Houston signed Jeff Allen from the Chiefs to replace Brandon Brooks on the right side. Allen should provide a nastiness that Houston often lacked a year ago. The offensive line will be one of the biggest question marks heading into the season, but the Texans are confident that Allen can step in right away and take care of business.

Watt continues to do Watt things

J.J. Watt felt the need to play some hoops on Saturday. He had no shortage of willing participants.

Watt then dropped in on the Mexican National Team soccer practice much to the delight of their star forward, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.

Header image based on “Texans Logo” by Karen (CC BY-NC-ND-2.0)

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