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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh called the battle between WR DeAndre Hopkins and S Jimmie Ward "a little scuffle." "We made it very clear that if anybody throws punches or you do anything that gets you ejected in a game, you'll be done with practice," Saleh said. "And so both players were removed from practice and hopefully they've learned it and can come back tomorrow and practice." Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said it was "ridiculous" and that the team needs to just "move on."


Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

On the first rep of receiver/DB drills at joint practice, 49ers S Jimmie Ward and Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins got into it after Hopkins made the catch. Ward knocked Hopkins' helmet off during the play.

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Texans donate turf to HS slammed by Harvey

On Monday, the Texans announced that they are donating the turf they played on at NRG Stadium last season to C.E. King High School, whose field was flooded and destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans are donating their field from last season to C.E. King High School, who lost most of their football equipment when Hurricane Harvey hit a year ago. The team also hosted several players at practice on Monday, where they got to watch from the sideline and meet the players.


Texans top Chiefs 17-10 in preseason opener

Patrick Mahomes finished 5 of 7 for 33 yards on two drives in the Kansas City Chiefs' 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

On Thursday night, quarterback Deshaun Watson saw game action for the first time since he tore his ACL in early November. He only played for one series and completed one pass for four yards, but achieved the most important goal for the Texans: exiting the game without an injury.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Both of the Texans' first half touchdowns belong to third-round pick Jordan Akins. The tight end has impressed during camp and was described by head coach Bill O'Brien as mature, smart and a really hard worker. The Texans have a group of young tight ends competing for playing time during training camp, including sixth-round pick Jordan Thomas and third-year player Stephen Anderson. Ryan Griffin is expected to be the starting tight end.


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NFL Nation Texans Reporter Sarah Barshop joins Dari Nowkhah and Adam Rittenberg to talk about the Texans training camp


Barnwell: Teams most likely to breakout on offense and defense

Bill kicks off his previews of the coming 2018 NFL season by chatting with Matt Bowen of ESPN about which teams will break out on defense (1:03) as well as with Ted Nguyen of The Athletic about the teams that are likely to take the next step on the offensive side of the ball (28:51).

Browns, Texans most likely to improve in 2018 (1:20)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

A few players are competing to see who can kick a soccer ball through the goal posts after practice. This game came down to J.J. Watt and Bruce Ellington. It took a few attempts, but Watt came out on top.

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Hopkins: 'I'm underrated' among NFL's WRs

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins believes he's "underrated" around the NFL and that drives him to prove he's the best receiver.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

On Thursday, Deshaun Watson took part in team drills and faced a pass-rush for the first time since he tore his ACL. Bill O'Brien said that although Watson is medically cleared, the Texans are monitoring his reps. "We're not going to try and overcook him here early on," O'Brien said. "We know that he's nine months out from an ACL [but] he got some really good quality reps today."

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Texans' Watt 'starting fresh' as camp kicks off

Houston's J.J. Watt said he's "in a really good place" and is excited about being healthy for the start of camp after breaking his leg last October.

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