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Vrabel a hit in 1st year in charge of Texans defense

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Mike Vrabel isn't making any drastic changes in his first season as the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator.

After what the unit did last year he knows that isn't necessary. The defense was the strength of the team in 2016 and finished the season allowing the fewest yards per game in the league despite defensive end J.J. Watt missing all but three games because of back surgery.

"I'm not really trying to put my stamp on our defense," Vrabel said. "I'm just trying to coordinate a group of professional athletes that were successful last year as a group ... our guys play hard and I appreciate that. So, I don't know if that's my stamp or that's their stamp, but we try to have a culture that is built around competitiveness and winning."

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AFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Houston 000-
Indianapolis 000-
Jacksonville 000-
Tennessee 000-
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Osweiler2957
Pass TDs: B. Osweiler15
Rush Yds: L. Miller1073
Rush TDs: L. Miller5
Rec Yds: D. Hopkins954
Rec TDs: C. Fiedorowicz4
Int: Q. Demps6
Sacks: W. Mercilus7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5035 (29)
Passing Yards: 3418 (29)
Rushing Yards: 1859 (8)
Points per game: 17.4 (28)
Yards per game: 314.7 (29)
Touchdowns: 23 (31)
Field Goals: 35 (2)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4821 (1)
Passing Yards: 3424 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1595 (12)
Points per game: 20.5 (11)
Yards per game: 301.3 (1)
Touchdowns: 33 (6)
Field Goals: 25 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/15 D. White on IR groin
8/14 G. Hopper signed
8/11 B. Ellington signed
8/8 T. Poole cut
8/7 Z. Conque cut
8/7 T. Poole acquired from waiver
8/7 M. Leak signed
8/3 T. Daniel cut
8/2 D. Gray on IR torn ACL
8/1 M. Gilchrist signed One-year contract (through 2017)
Injuries
Date Player Status
8/15 D. White groin (IR)
8/2 D. Gray torn ACL (IR)
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