Texans clean out locker room

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HOUSTON, Texas – It was clean out day for the Houston Texans.  Despite beating the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Houston was still on the outside looking in at the playoffs.

Players came to NRG Stadium on Monday to collect their belongings before the offseason officially begins.

“We finished on a good note this year which was a win, and everything else took it’s part. Unfortunately, we’re in here today cleaning out our lockers,” Texans offensive tackle Derek Newton said.

“Mixed feelings after the game because you won, finished with a winning record. You put yourself in a position where you didn’t think, on the other end, it didn’t work out,” center Chris Myers added.

J.J. Watt has been right in the middle of MVP conversations. He finished the season with 20.5 sacks and scored 5 touchdowns.  Three of the TD’s came as a receiver, the other two by way of an interception and a fumble recovery.

However, one of Watt’s favorite moments came late in Sunday’s win against Jacksonville.

“The safety is probably more exciting than the touchdowns. There was some big meaning behind it, so that’s pretty cool,” Watt said.

All in all, a 9-7 record is a seven win improvement from the team’s 2013 record.

“9-7 is progress, but progress isn’t good enough. The mission here is to win.,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said.

For now, progress will have to do.