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Watson throws TD pass to help Texans over Lions 30-23

Deshaun Watson took advantage of one series in his preseason debut looking sharp in directing a 75-yard drive capped by a 4-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins to help the Houston Texans to a 30-23 win over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Deshaun Watson looked sharp in his lone series in the Texans' preseason game against the Lions. Watson completed 5-of-7 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins. He also showed off his mobility, scrambling for seven yards.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien was asked whether he was still expecting Jadeveon Clowney to report. “At some point, yeah. At some point, he'll come in, I believe. But that's up to him.” Clowney has not been at the team facility since the end of last season, missing all of the Texans' spring workouts and training camp so far after Houston used the franchise tag on him.

Is Watt a top-5 defensive player? (1:24)
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10dSarah Barshop

Texans' Coutee, McCarron won't be healthy soon

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he doesn't expect wide receiver Keke Coutee (ankle) or backup quarterback AJ McCarron (thumb) to be back "soon" for the Texans.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans WR Keke Coutee had to be helped off the field in the second quarter. After catching a pass from QB Joe Webb, Coutee stayed on the ground and was checked out by the Texans' medical staff.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Watt with his parents, John and Connie Watt, before the Texans' preseason opener at Lambeau Field. Watt grew up in Wisconsin and called getting to participate in joint practices against the Packers and be on the field at Lambeau, "literally a dream come true."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Watt continues his tradition of playing catch with kids in the stands, this time at Lambeau Field.

Johnson trade could hurt Browns' depth at RB (1:19)

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Texans traded a conditional 4th-round pick in 2020 that can become a 3rd-round pick to the Browns for running back Duke Johnson - Adam Schefter

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien has a chance to participate in the Packers' tradition with a fan, Raymond, in a wheelchair attached to a bike. O'Brien told Raymond that he reminded him of his son Jack, who will be 17 later this month. Jack has lissencephaly, a rare neurological condition that can cause problems with cognitive development and seizures. "He had a great bike with a wheelchair set up on the front of it," O'Brien said. "I was worried I was going to crash the bike, but his mom said I'd be fine. It was just as cool for me as it was for him." Photo: Twitter.com/HoustonTexans

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie CB Lonnie Johnson, who was kicked out of practice by Bill O'Brien yesterday for delivering hard hits during a non-hitting period, is not in uniform for Day 2 of joint practice between the Texans and Packers. After Monday's practice, O'Brien said the incident was "not a big deal," but several Packers players and head coach Matt LaFleur took offense to the hit.

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15dRob Demovsky

Texans send rookie CB to showers after big hits

Houston Texans rookie Lonnie Johnson Jr. didn't make any friends on the first day of joint practices with the Green Bay Packers, and he didn't even get to finish the workout.

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