HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – These are the news, notes, and quotes that you need to know from Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Brown and Brooks Back
Both Duane Brown and Brandon Brooks confirmed they would be playing this weekend against the Falcons.
Brown said it would be tough for him to not go out there Sunday then finished by declaring he would return to action.
“I’ll be out there,” he said.
Brooks also adamant he would play after what he said was a sprained ankle.
“I was pretty determined one way or another that I was going to get back out there this week.
Foster Decision Late This Week
Arian Foster practiced today for the Texans but his status for Sunday’s game in Atlanta is still up in the air.
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien revealing it wouldn’t be until the weekend when the team makes the call on Foster making his season debut.
“Either the night before or 90 minutes before the game with Arian,” is all O’Brien offered on the timetable for Foster’s status.
Julio Jones called Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney a “game wrecker” when talking Wednesday about the linebacker’s ability.
Speaking about Clowney and Watt Jones said you can’t stop them you just have to try to contain them if you can do that.
“You’ve got to just double those guys. Gotta get chips, gotta get bangs on those guys. Try to slow them down.”
When Clowney was told Jones thinks so highly of him he was almost honored.
“It’s great hearing that from a guy I watched who’s a beast out there. Hearing that from him got me feeling pretty good.”
J.J. Watt wanting the same from Clowney.
“I hope so,” he said. “That’d be great. We would enjoy wrecking games.”
Clowney knows disrupting the guy getting Jones the ball will be key for the Texans defense if they want to wreck the Falcons game.
“Just getting there,” he said about affecting Matt Ryan. “Trying to get pressure…try to get him off his spot where he want to be and try to make him throw some bad balls.”
As far as Clowney’s initial sack this season, he knows it is right around the corner.
“Every pass I try to get there,” he said. “It’s not as easy as they say, to just get a sac but, they coming.”
Competition at Left Guard
The Texans have started three different left guards, and despite his impressive showing the spot isn’t totally Oday Aboushi’s.
Although he played a “decent game” O’Brien said the team is looking at a lot of competition along the front.
He mentioned Su’a-Filo, Kendall Laam, and Greg Mancz are all competing to play at left guard.
More Moves Coming
The Texans brought back linebacker Kourtnei Brown who was a free agent after being released by the Buccaneers.
Brian Peters, who previously spent time in the Arena and Canadian football leagues, is now on the roster. He went undrafted out of Northwestern in 2012. O’Brien said he was a smart guy and athletic who can help at linebacker and special teams.
In relation to the release of Randy Bullock and the addition of Nick Novak O’Brien said, “it’s never about one day” when asked if Sunday was the last straw for Bullock.
He also said there would be more roster changes coming but didn’t get into specifics.
Various reports indicate linebackers Mike Mohamed and Carlos Thompson are headed to injured reserve.
Max Bullough was called up from the practice squad to fill out the 53 Man roster.
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