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4-12, 3rd in AFC South

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have signed inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney to a five-year, $50 million contract extension that includes $21 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. General manager Brian Gaine has praised McKinney's leadership, which will become even more prominent with the departure of Brian Cushing.

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Source: Texans' McKinney gets $50M extension

The Texans signed inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney to a 5-year, $50 million contract extension that includes $21 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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6dSarah Barshop

Watson on knee: 'Pretty much where I want to be'

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson says he's right where he wants to be, if not a bit ahead of his schedule, as he recovers from the torn right ACL that curtailed his 2017 rookie season.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Deshaun Watson, long ball still on point.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

The Texans' Tyrann Mathieu on his teammate and fellow safety Andre Hal, who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, it was announced last week - "It's tough. Anytime you hear a teammate going through a struggle. We're here for him and praying for him. He's been around a lot, but I was looking forward to playing with him. I've heard a lot of great things about him about how smart he is and how much of a team player he is. Hopefully I'll be a shoulder for him to lean on this year."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time we've seen this spring, Deshaun Watson didn't wear a brace during practice. RB Lamar Miller said he can barely tell that the quarterback is injured, saying, "I can't really notice any issues with his knee, other than his coaches holding him back from certain drills."

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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans hosted the Santa Fe High School football team on Tuesday during minicamp and have donated $100,000 to the Santa Fe memorial fund that has been earmarked for grief counseling for victims and anyone who needs it.

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11dSarah Barshop

Texans' Hal diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

"I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me," Texans' safety Andre Hal said following the news he has Hodgkin lymphoma.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In a statement, Hal said, "My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time. I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I know how to beat this and I will beat it."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, Texans pro scout Chris Blanco is scheduled to be in the press box Friday night at Tim Horton's Field for the preseason debut of Johnny Manziel for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats against the Toronto Argonauts.

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Ex-Texans cheerleaders file suit against team

Five former NFL cheerleaders sued the Houston Texans on Friday, alleging the team failed to fully compensate them as required by law and subjected them to a hostile work environment in which they were harassed, intimidated and forced to live in fear.

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20dSarah Barshop

Doctor who? Texans' Watt honored with degree

After J.J. Watt received an honorary doctorate from the Baylor College of Medicine, the Texans star jokingly prescribed coach Bill O'Brien "chill pills" and teammate Christian Covington a cure for "weirdness."

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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The key to the Texans' 2018 season? Whether quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy and lead them back to playoff contention.

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20dSarah Barshop

Texans not worried by Clowney missing OTAs

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said that while he doesn't expect Jadeveon Clowney back on the field before the end of OTAs in mid-June, he sees training camp as a target for the outside linebacker's return.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Dr. J.J. Watt is already putting his new honorary doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine to use. Bill O'Brien said Watt wrote him a prescription to "take three chill pills a day and call him in the morning." "I thought I've been more chilled out, but I guess he doesn't think so," O'Brien joked.

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Report: Trump appealed to owners on anthem

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones testified that President Donald Trump spoke with him about the anthem, calling it a "very winning, strong issue for me," according to The Wall Street Journal.

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2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
3(4)Justin ReidSStanford
3(16)Martinas RankinCMississippi State
3(34)Jordan AkinsTEUCF
4(3)Keke CouteeWRTexas Tech
6(3)Duke EjioforDEWake Forest
6(37)Jordan ThomasTEMississippi State
6(40)Peter KalambayiOLBStanford
7(4)Jermaine KellyCBSan Jose State

Team Stats

Passing Yards204.921st
Rushing Yards115.114th
Points For21.017th
Points Against27.332nd