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2014 Houston Texans OTAs, Day 3: Updates, News And Open Thread

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The third day of 2014 OTAs for the Houston Texans is here. Stick around for updates and news on Battle Red Blog as it arrives throughout the day.

Romeo and Lonnie, presumably comparing the sizes of the fish they caught.
Romeo and Lonnie, presumably comparing the sizes of the fish they caught.
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OTAs for your Houston Texans in 2014 enter their third day today. If you're looking for updates on the first two days of OTAs under Bill O'Brien, I humbly suggest you check out this post or this post. Just don't expect much in the way of earth-shattering quotes or substantive injury updates; that doesn't appear to be the way things will be done under Bill O'Brien. And don't you dare ask about motorized transport to and from the practice field.

"I mean, don’t make — we’re going to practice," O’Brien said. "We go in the locker room. They put their stuff on, they grab their helmet, they walk out the door, they go right down to the right and they walk over that bridge over the highway and then get to the practice field and we start practicing.

"I mean, come on now, guys. Don’t make that a big deal (Wednesday), please. That is not a big deal."

As is the style of the times, we will update this page with tweets, videos, interviews, and news as it rolls in. In the meantime, treat this as you would any other Texans open thread on BRB and post whatever news, rumors, or items you come across in your search for insight about the Houston Texans.

UPDATED WITH TWEETS OF THE DAY:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;Just gotta make sure it&#39;s clean.&quot;- <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> HC Bill O&#39;Brien on his music playlist at practice.</p>&mdash; Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoughertyDrew/statuses/472073390824493056">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>As invitees to the NFLPA&#39;s rookie premiere, Jadeveon Clowney and Tom Savage weren&#39;t at <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> practice today (the last OTA of the week).</p>&mdash; Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) <a href="https://twitter.com/taniaganguli/statuses/472070772677414912">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>O&#39;Brien says he saw improvement over the 3 days this week. Was pleased with Week 1 of OTAs. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a></p>&mdash; Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) <a href="https://twitter.com/DeepSlant/statuses/472073477780815872">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>O&#39;Brien: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> DE Jared Crick has been here every day this offseason. Watches a lot of tape on his own.</p>&mdash; Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoughertyDrew/statuses/472074783677353984">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>O&#39;Brien on Swearinger: He&#39;s a young player but he practices hard. He really seems to love football and that&#39;s what I like about him.<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a></p>&mdash; Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) <a href="https://twitter.com/DeepSlant/statuses/472075907071373312">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;We have pretty good leadership on this football team.&quot;-O&#39;Brien on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>. Mentioned a dozen names after that.</p>&mdash; Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoughertyDrew/statuses/472075370833788928">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>O&#39;Brien included WR Andre Johnson &quot;when he comes back&quot; in that group of names who are leaders on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>.</p>&mdash; Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoughertyDrew/statuses/472075525934960640">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>O&#39;Brien is headed to Austin for a team function and will continue to regroup, evaluate tomorrow morning and thru the weekend before Week 2.</p>&mdash; Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) <a href="https://twitter.com/DeepSlant/statuses/472075652410011649">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Leaders O'Brien Mentioned:

SPECIAL TEAMS:

Shane Lechler

DEFENSE:

J.J. Watt

Brian Cushing

Brooks Reed

Johnathan Joseph

Kareem Jackson

D.J. Swearinger

OFFENSE:

Duane Brown

Chris Myers

Arian Foster

"The three quarterbacks who have been here" [T.J. Yates, Case Keenum, Ryan Fitzpatrick]

"Andre Johnson when he comes back"