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Anyone else remember Bruce Ellington?

Anyone else remember Bruce Ellington?

At one point considered a wide receiver of the future, Ellington was later released and wound up on the Texans. And gashing the 49ers on Saturday night. One of the other less talked about storylines on Saturday’s preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans wasn’t on the 49ers’ side of the ball, but on the Texans. That’s because one Bruce Ellington quickly became DeSean Watson’s go-to receiver in that game. With DeAndre Hopkins sitting out the game, someone had to catch the ball, and Ellington obliged — finishing with four receptions for 50 yards,...
ClutchPoints Aug 19, 2018
Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins says connection with Deshaun Watson can be ‘limitless’

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins says connection with Deshaun Watson can be ‘limitless’

After a disappointing season filled with injuries, the Houston Texans are looking to bounce back with a vengeance in 2018. Quarterback Deshaun Watson is ready to get back to work, and no teammate is more excited for his return than star wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins. The All-Pro wideout envisions a special connection between him and […] The post Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins says connection with Deshaun Watson can be ‘limitless’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Houston Chronicle Aug 18, 2018

Texans' J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, DeAndre Hopkins held out again

The Texans held several starters out for the second week in a row. That includes star defensive end J.J. Watt, outside linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus, safety Tyrann Mathieu, inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney and cornerback Johnathan Joseph.
Houston Chronicle Aug 18, 2018

DeAndre Hopkins on connection with Texans QB Deshaun Watson: 'What we can do is limitless'

The passing connection Deshaun Watson has built with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has the All-Pro selection extremely enthused.
ClutchPoints Aug 17, 2018
Texans star DeAndre Hopkins compliments 49ers rookie Dante Pettis

Texans star DeAndre Hopkins compliments 49ers rookie Dante Pettis

Count Houston Texans star DeAndre Hopkins as among the growing number of people who have been enamored of San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis. After going up against San Francisco in a joint practice on Thursday,  Joe Fann of 49ers.com noted on Twitter that Hopkins and Pettis “slapped hands” with the former telling the […] The post Texans star DeAndre Hopkins compliments 49ers rookie Dante Pettis appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Houston Chronicle Aug 16, 2018

Texans DE Carlos Watkins growing in second NFL season

The Texans continue to see improvement from Carlos Watkins heading into his second NFL season.
Niner Nation Aug 16, 2018
Hopkins to Pettis: ‘I like your game, man. I like your game.’

Hopkins to Pettis: ‘I like your game, man. I like your game.’

The 49ers rookie receiver is off to a strong camp and preseason. The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their pair of joint practices with the Houston Texans, and they were a success. We got to see the 49ers players take on a different team and different schemes, but more specifically, we saw some one-on-one competitions that don’t normally happen outside of game action. Beyond just the competitions, 49ers players had a chance to pick the brains of some quality players both on the other side of the ball and on their own. Following Thursday’s practice, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had some...
ClutchPoints Aug 16, 2018
Video: Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins gets into fight with 49ers DB Jimmie Ward

Video: Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins gets into fight with 49ers DB Jimmie Ward

Add the Houston Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins and the San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmie Ward in the growing list of training camp fights. The two got into it Wednesday after getting a little too physical during a particular play in joint practice. .@DeAndreHopkins and @49ers DB Jimmie Ward throw punches at @HoustonTexans training camp. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/I0Xw12g20Z — […] The post Video: Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins gets into fight with 49ers DB Jimmie Ward appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Niner Nation Aug 16, 2018
Live practice updates from 49ers second joint practice with Texans

Live practice updates from 49ers second joint practice with Texans

The 49ers are in Houston squaring off with the Texans in a pair of joint practices. Follow along here for live updates and press conference video from the second practice. The San Francisco 49ers are back at it in Houston for their second joint practice with the Texans. The first practice featured a fight between Jimmie Ward and DeAndre Hopkins, and some other highlights and lowlights. The two teams are back for one more session before Saturday’s preseason matchup. Practice gets going at just after 7:00 a.m. PT today, and will be followed by media availability. The session is expected to...
Niner Nation Aug 16, 2018
4 things we learned at 49ers-Texans joint practice, 8/15

4 things we learned at 49ers-Texans joint practice, 8/15

The 49ers traveled to Houston to practice with the Texans, here’s what we learned The 49ers had their first joint practice of 2018 with the Texans and we got to see a few different things. While the structure of the practice was pretty similar, facing another team is always productive with both teams benefiting. There is still no live contact but the players are “thudding” up. Here’s what we learned at practice on 8/15: There’s a first time for everything At the very beginning of practice there was a little scuffle between Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins and cornerback Jimmie...
Niner Nation Aug 16, 2018
Richard Sherman with the savvy veteran move on Wednesday

Richard Sherman with the savvy veteran move on Wednesday

Savvy move by the 49ers veteran. The highlight (or lowlight) of Wednesday’s joint practice between the 49ers and Texans was seeing Jimmie Ward and DeAndre Hopkins come to blows. It happened on their first rep against each other to open practice. Ward got his hand into Hopkins’ helmet and popped it off before Hopkins cut back to catch the pass. Ward appeared to shove Hopkins, but it likely was him trying to strip the ball. Hopkins swung back and we were off to the races, after which both men were thrown out of practice. I’ve re-watched this video quite a few times over the past 24...
Niner Nation Aug 16, 2018
Golden Nuggets: 49ers & Texans Hold Joint Practice

Golden Nuggets: 49ers & Texans Hold Joint Practice

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Thursday, August 16th, 2018 edition. Wednesday was quite an eventful day for the 49ers, as they had their first joint practice with the Houston Texans. Aside from the attention-grabbing headline of Jimmie Ward engaging in a short fight with Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins, many 49ers players were given quite an opportunity to practice against high-level players from a different team. Notably, it’s been reported that the defensive line was able to pressure the Texans’ quarterbacks extensively throughout the day. Returning veterans...
Houston Chronicle Aug 15, 2018

Tempers flare between DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers' Jimmie Ward

A fight broke out between Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward as tempers flared at the start of a joint practice Wednesday.
Niner Nation Aug 15, 2018
DeAndre Hopkins booted from practice after early scuffle with Jimmie Ward

DeAndre Hopkins booted from practice after early scuffle with Jimmie Ward

It only took one rep. That was quick. The San Francisco 49ers have avoided significant practice fights through the the first three weeks of training camp, but their joint practice with the Houston Texans changed that. Cornerback Jimmie Ward and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins got into it after Ward knocked off Hopkins’ helmet during a jam in coverage. Cam Inman reported the two players shook hands as they left the field, and that Ward is actually back practicing. On the first rep of practice, Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers CB Jimmie Ward went at it and this is what ensued. Ward got...
Houston Chronicle Aug 14, 2018

Texans' Bill O'Brien downplays Seantrel Henderson, DeAndre Hopkins not practicing

Texans offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson didn't practice Tuesday due to a relatively minor injury.

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