Texans to face Panthers and East Texans in preseason opener

18 September 2016 Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt celebrates a tackle during the NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston Texas

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While Savage would provide a veteran presence behind center, Watson has a lot more upside, especially with his athletic ability when scrambling as he showcased Wednesday night.

"Those guys are competitive". He's also confident his modified training regimen will help keep him in peak condition all year, and that his supporting cast is good enough to make these Texans great. "There's no doubt about it".

Savage enjoys working with the other quarterbacks, Watson and Weeden. Still, something else could stand in the way of Boulware - the Panthers' undrafted rookie - finally getting a chance to hit Watson, the Texans' first-round draft choice. "They definitely were out there", Munnerlyn said.

At Monday afternoon's practice Osweiler "looked good" as the newly designated No. 1, Jackson said.

"I think this is probably all scheduled because coaches always have this problem when guys get hurt", said Panthers analyst Eugene Robinson. They definitely all three get along and they root for each other when they're in there. "They want their buddy to go in there and do well".

We are halfway through Panthers training camp.

Watson was warming up about two-and-a-half hours before kickoff at Bank of America Stadium, donning black headphones and some Texans gear. Webb played only 16 snaps with the Carolina offense last season, but he was on the field for 260 special-teams plays. "I really do", O'Brien said. I believe you'll see him do some great things tonight and we all know that he will be ready to go.

Savage, who will start for the Texans, joked about his first preseason game in 2014, when he was a fourth-round draft choice. The under is 3-0-1 in the Panthers' last four home games, and 3-0-1 in the Panthers' last four games overall.

Entering the game in the second quarter, he displayed the same kind of poise he demonstrated so often in Death Valley, and certainly made a case that he could not only be the Texans' QB of the future, but their present as well. "That's what I want to accomplish on Wednesday, and then protect the ball".

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