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October 28, 2015

Houston Texans Transcripts (10/28): HC Bill O'Brien, DE J.J. Watt, QB T.J. Yates and more

Head Coach Bill O’Brien
(opening statement) “Alright so yesterday, we made some roster moves. We signed T.J. Yates. He’ll back up Brian Hoyer. He’s got some familiarity with our offense and he can step in and do the job for us. Had a good practice today, had a lot of recall. We placed Arian Foster on injured reserve. We promoted Kurtis Drummond. He was a safety on the practice squad and had practiced really well and earned the opportunity to be on the 53, so we moved him up and we brought Daryl Richardson back, running back, to the practice squad. I’m sure you guys were out there, you noticed that J.J. (Watt) was not out there. He’s dealing with a minor injury and I believe he’ll be able to play. Jadeveon Clowney was sick today. He was suffering from kind of a 24-hour bug. He wasn’t out there at practice today. I guess I’ve been told that a lot of things have been said over the last couple of days in the media about how the organization works and things like that. Let me just say this, first of all, (Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager) Rick Smith and I both have respect for each other. We work together every day. We communicate every day. It’s a partnership. Decisions are made by two of us and obviously they require the concurrence of the owner, Bob McNair. When it comes to personnel and coaching and playing and all those things, it’s a partnership. That’s how it works around here. As far as anything else, I’ll open it up to questions.”

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