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2018 Houston Texans’ OTAs: Update (05/23/18)

Some things happened yesterday.

NFL: Houston Texans-OTA Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Football is starting. Sort of. The guys are out there throwing passes in red jerseys, catching balls, running ladders, and doing all the things that coaches love to do but players don’t. Boy, do coaches love to practice. Heaven for a football coach is just a sweltering sun, practicing zone steps and get-offs.

During yesterday’s practice in Houston, the media was around. They were able to provide some information on Deshaun Watson. Get ready for it. Because all summer long, you are going to hear about his touchdown rate from last year and see up close photos of his brace, how he’s moving, will he be ready for Week One against the Patriots, and whether he has been able to stay in ketosis. I’m not complaining. I love Deshaun Watson. I missed him so much last season; I still can’t believe what we endured all those weeks without him. I’m a sucker. I’ll be downing down any bit of news regarding his knee.

Stephanie Stradley got a Pokemon Snap of DW4’s brace.

Everyone around snagged some video of Watson throwing the football into the air and at people.

Watson didn’t run or participate in team drills yesterday. Instead, he just effortlessly threw the football around. But, yet again, he is ahead of schedule and should be ready come training camp.

Four players were absent yesterday: J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, D’Onta Foreman, and Joel Heath. Watt broke his leg last year, but was there at practice watching and cheering. Clowney still isn’t cleared from a knee injury he suffered at the end of last year. Foreman hasn’t fully recovered from his Achilles tear. Nobody had anything to say about Heath.

Everyone, please stay healthy.