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  • #61
    I saw him working out on Twitter or Instagram. He looks to be getting size back. Probably up a few pounds since I saw it 4-5 days ago.

    Dont count him out. He has never been in the situation he was and it in most cases makes a player even hungrier to prove doubters wrong
    JJ Watt & Co ready to destroy

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    • #62
      Originally posted by H2O4me View Post

      If he gets in to play just one play...

      And he will because O'Brien is that kind of guy...

      I'm going to be crying like a little girl.
      I'll be right there with you brother.

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      • #63
        With Newton out now, he will definitely have a good chance of playing.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by djl3485 View Post
          With Newton out now, he will definitely have a good chance of playing.
          According to reports before he got sick he was playing as good or better than anyone. He has to get the stamina back, but looks like the weight is coming up well. They are saying that he won't play this season but from what I can see don't count him out
          JJ Watt & Co ready to destroy

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          • #65
            I haven't seen anything concerning this season, but there are several items a year old which gave reasoning that he wouldn't play last season when he wanted to try a comeback. I'm hoping that is what you've seen. He's probably on the last year of his rookie contract without having played yet.
            https://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.M...0&h=300Adopter of #98 D. J. Reader

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            • #66
              Texans' Quessenberry back after cancer ordeal

              HOUSTON -- Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry returned to the practice field this week for the first time since he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblastic lymphoma three years ago.

              Quessenberry was waived by the Texans after the 2015 season but was put on the non-football illness list and remained on the team's roster.

              The 26-year-old finished his last chemotherapy treatment in early April and said that while it was a long fight, "it feels amazing" to be focusing on football now.

              Quessenberry said there were a lot of times when he wondered whether he was going to be able to play again, saying when he finished his intensive treatment, he "felt like the furthest thing from a football player -- no hair, skinny -- but your body is an amazing thing."

              He said he came out of the treatments "stronger, both physically and mentally," feeling grateful for the support the Texans gave him while he fought the cancer.

              "This organization has had my back since day one," Quessenberry said in early April. "That alone is something that's rare to find and it's something that's very special. That's what makes this such an awesome place to come into and work every day, knowing that they care about me as a football player and as a person."

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              • #67
                An NFL Memorial Day Medley

                Peter King/MMQB
                MON MAY. 29, 2017
                Here’s a holiday look on what’s happening around the league, including items on the Sherman-Seahawks situation, a fledgling flag football idea featuring Michael Vick, a Texan’s triumphant return to the field and more

                Sending my best on this Memorial Day to those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

                It’s a Shirt-Pocket Notes column today, borrowed from the late and inimitable Myron Cope. The Pittsburgh sportscaster/writer often used to begin his sports talk show in Pittsburgh with his shirt-pocket notes from the day. He’d write items on pieces of paper with observations from games and conversations with sources, then store them in his pocket till the show. Hmm-hah.

                Anyway, five notes from the week to digest between grilling or beaching or choring on this holiday Monday...
                .
                * * * * *
                • David Quessenberry’s comeback from a harrowing fight with cancer begins.
                Quick back story: Quessenberry was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round of the 2013 draft and missed his rookie season after he went on injured reserve with a foot injury. The next summer in June 2014, Quessenberry was diagnosed with lymphoma. For three years, he battled the cancer. When the chemotherapy and radiation caused him to lose 50 pounds in 2015, Quessenberry barely recognized the man in the mirror. “I felt like the furthest thing from my mind was being a football player,” he said the other day, his fourth day of practice after cancer robbed him of three seasons.

                “Describe what getting back on the field was like,” I asked him.

                Pause. Five, seven seconds. “It’s hard to put into words,” he said, finally, quietly and with emotion. “If I could describe it, I’d say first, my prayers were answered. It was so spiritual the first day back. Getting taped up, my helmet hanging in my locker, the jersey there, trainers hollering at me, riding me, teammates hollering at me, they wanted to see my back, putting my cleats on … all of it just special, just very very special. Because I could just feel how much everybody else on this journey with me wanted me to get back out there. My teammates never forgot me, never let me just drift away. That made this week even better.

                “I woke up every day this week, and my neck was sore, fingers banged up, legs are tired and achy, I was having to drink so much water and Gatorade, sweating in the Texas sun … loving every minute of it. Really, I almost forgot how much I love this feeling, the bruises on arms, the sore shins, that sting you feel when you make a block. I missed it so much.”


                Then … football. There’s no full-on contact this time of year, but when a coach told Quessenberry during one practice: “Go get some reps at right tackle,” in he went. Across from him, on either side, were two of the best defensive players in football—J.J. Watt at tackle, Jadeveon Clowney at end.

                “There’s 99 [Watt] and 90 [Clowney],” Quessenberry said, reliving it. “We’re just in a jog through. But I’m thinking: I got butterflies right now! I haven’t felt this excited about a play in years. But then: ‘Okay man, this is where you’re at, you’re back. You’re not trying to maintenance chemo, you’re not just working out. You are staring across at a couple of the best players in the league. Time to play football.’”

                Last edited by H2O4me; 05-29-2017, 03:58 PM.

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                • #68
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                  • #69
                    2017 PFWA Off-Field Award nominees announced

                    by PFWA
                    Each year, the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) vote for several off-field awards given to people working in or associated with the NFL. The 2017 Off-Field Awards balloting is underway through June 9, with the final results announced in mid-June.
                    ...
                    Here are the biographies of the 2017 nominees in each category.

                    George Halas Award (NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed):
                    QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots — Brady was suspended — unjustly, many believe — for the first four games of the season as a result of “Deflategate”. Then, the 39-year old had one of his most remarkable seasons, winning 14 of his 15 starts including the playoffs, and throwing 35 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He was voted MVP of Super Bowl LI after engineering perhaps the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.

                    DE Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants — After Pierre-Paul disfigured his right hand in a fireworks accident in 2015, he signed a one-year deal with the Giants, and came back strong with seven sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in 2016.

                    TE Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens — Pitta fractured his right hip in 2013 and again in 2014, and he did not play in 2015. After being told by doctors that it was not safe for him to return to the field, he came back in 2016 to lead all NFL tight ends with a career-high 86 catches.

                    OL David Quessenberry, Houston Texans — After Quessenberry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014, he sat out the 2015 and 2016 seasons before returning to the field for the Texans’ 2017 spring OTA practices as a cancer survivor.

                    DE Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins — At the age of 34, Wake came back from a torn Achilles tendon suffered late in the 2015 season, to post 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.
                    ...

                    Pete Rozelle Award (NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media):
                    Baltimore Ravens — Chad Steele, VP of public relations; Patrick Gleason, director of public relations; Tom Valente, public relations manager; Kevin Byrne, senior VP of public and community relations; Marisol Renner, publications and public relations specialist

                    Cincinnati Bengals — Jack Brennan, public relations director; P.J. Combs, director of media relations; Inky Moore, public relations assistant; Emily Parker, director of communications; Pete Schramm, manager of media relations

                    Houston Texans — Amy Palcic, senior director of communications; Brett Maikowski, communications manager; Omar Majzoub, communications coordinator; Allie LeClair, corporate communications coordinator

                    Miami Dolphins — Jason Jenkins, senior VP of communications and community affairs; Matt Taylor, director of football communications; Theresa Manahan, corporate communications manager; Brett Brecheisen, football communications manager; Renzo Sheppard, football communications manager; Gayle Baden, communications coordinator; Sydney Wade, communications coordinator

                    Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Nelson Luis, senior director of communications; Michael Pehanich, senior public relations manager; Allen Barrett, public relations manager; Chris King, public relations coordinator; Brooke Skelley, public relations assistant.
                    ...

                    Monday, June 12: George Halas Award
                    ...
                    Friday, June 16: Pete Rozelle Award
                    ...

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                    • #70



                      Texans’ David Quessenberry selected as PFWA 2017 George Halas Award winner

                      by PFWA on June 12, 2017 1:00 pm in PFWA Awards
                      Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who overcame a three-year battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosed in 2014 to return to the field in 2017, has been selected as the 2017 George Halas Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

                      Quessenberry, the 49th Halas Award winner, is the first member of the Texans franchise to receive the honor from the PFWA.

                      Other 2017 nominees for the Halas Award were New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta and Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake.

                      The Halas Award is given to a NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. The award is named for Halas, a charter member (1963) of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who was associated with the Chicago Bears and NFL from their inception in 1920 until his death in 1983 as an owner, manager, player and promoter. Halas won 324 games and six NFL titles in 40 seasons as a coach.

                      The Halas Award is one of the two-oldest awards presented by the PFWA, along with the Dick McCann Award, presented to a reporter who has made a long and distinguished contribution to pro football through coverage.

                      Quessenberry was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of San Jose State by the Texans, and he missed the entire 2013 season with a foot injury. In June 2014, Quessenberry experienced fatigue and a persistent cough during workouts, and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He spent the 2014-16 seasons on the Texans’ non-football illness list while battling the disease. After completing chemotherapy treatment in April 2017, Quessenberry returned to the field for the Texans’ OTA sessions on May 22.



                      George Halas
                      (Photo Credit: ©Pro Football Hall of Fame)


                      GEORGE HALAS AWARD WINNERS (To the NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed):
                      NOTE: Year indicates when award was presented for the previous season
                      1969 – Joe Namath (New York Jets)
                      1970 – Gale Sayers (Chicago Bears)
                      1971 – Tom Dempsey (New Orleans Saints)
                      1972 – Jimmy Johnson (San Francisco 49ers)
                      1973 – Mike Tilleman (Atlanta Falcons)
                      1974 – Dick Butkus (Chicago Bears)
                      1975 – Rocky Bleier (Pittsburgh Steelers)
                      1976 – Billy Kilmer (Washington Redskins)
                      1977 – Tom DeLeone (Cleveland Browns)
                      1978 – Pat Fischer (Washington Redskins)
                      1979 – Bert Jones (Baltimore Colts)
                      1980 – Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys)
                      1981 – Rolf Benirschke (San Diego Chargers)
                      1982 – Joe Klecko (New York Jets)
                      1983 – Eddie Lee Ivery (Green Bay Packers)
                      1984 – Ted Hendricks (Los Angeles Raiders)
                      1985 – John Stallworth (Pittsburgh Steelers)
                      1986 – Gary Jeter (Los Angeles Rams)
                      1987 – William Andrews (Atlanta Falcons)
                      1988 – Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers)
                      1989 – Karl Nelson (New York Giants)
                      1990 – Tim Krumrie (Cincinnati Bengals)
                      1991 – Dan Hampton (Chicago Bears)
                      1992 – Mike Utley (Detroit Lions)
                      1993 – Mark Bavaro (Cleveland Browns)
                      1994 – Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers)
                      1995 – Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins)
                      1996 – Larry Brown (Oakland Raiders)
                      1997 – Jim Harbaugh (Indianapolis Colts)
                      1998 – Mark Schlereth (Denver Broncos)
                      1999 – Dan Reeves (Atlanta Falcons)
                      2000 – Bryant Young (San Francisco 49ers)
                      2001 – Kerry Collins (New York Giants)
                      2002 – Garrison Hearst (San Francisco 49ers)
                      2003 – Robert Edwards (Miami Dolphins)
                      2004 – Sam Mills (Carolina Panthers)
                      2005 – Mark Fields (Carolina Panthers)
                      2006 – Tony Dungy (Indianapolis Colts)
                      2007 – Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints)
                      2008 – Kevin Everett (Buffalo Bills)
                      2009 – Matt Bryant (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
                      2010 – Mike Zimmer (Cincinnati Bengals)
                      2011 – Mike Heimerdinger (Tennessee Titans)
                      2012 – Robert Kraft (New England Patriots)
                      2013 – Chuck Pagano (Indianapolis Colts)
                      2014 – O.J. Brigance (Baltimore Ravens)
                      2015 – Steve Gleason (New Orleans Saints)
                      2016 – Eric Berry (Kansas City Chiefs)
                      2017 – David Quessenberry (Houston Texans)
                      Last edited by H2O4me; 06-12-2017, 12:22 PM.

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                        • #72
                          He's in some pretty good company there. Way to go Q, much respect.

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                          • #73



                            David Quessenberry on FS1 Good Morning Football.

                            What a story.

                            Really proud of DQ and how Billy and Mr. McNair handled this throughout, along with the players that "never let me just drift away."

                            He's going to play this year. Wow.

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                            • #74
                              David Quessenberry plays 1st game since beating cancer

                              ESPN
                              CHARLOTTE -- Wednesday night's preseason opener was a special one for Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry, who played in an NFL game for the first time since he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblastic lymphoma three years ago.

                              Quessenberry finished his last chemotherapy treatment in early April and returned to the practice field for the first time during OTAs. He had been on the Texans' non-football illness list since 2015.

                              "To come from where he's come from, it's just incredible that he just played in an NFL football game," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said. "I'm telling you, just think about that -- all that he's been through. How special he is to this organization. To be able to go out there and play in an NFL game is a pretty big deal."

                              Quessenberry was out on the field early during warm-ups, taking in the moment of finally being able to prepare for an NFL game. While he was down on the field pregame, his family surprised him by showing up for his first game in three years.

                              "I was nervous for about three days leading up to this," Quessenberry said. "Even a preseason game. It was probably the most nervous I've been for a football game in my life. Before the game I got really emotional when I saw some of my family out there on the sideline. But once the first play started, it was back to football."

                              Quessenberry said the support he received from teammates meant so much to him while he worked to beat cancer and get back on the field.

                              "The guy's a warrior," Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said. "He's a fighter. He's an inspiration to all of us. I think [Quessenberry] deserves every bit of headline and every bit of praise that everybody gives him, because he's a hell of a player and a hell of a guy, and we couldn't be more proud to have him on our team."

                              Quessenberry became emotional when hearing what his teammates had said about his return.

                              "[My teammates] know everything I've been through," Quessenberry said. "They see me go through chemo, they see me with no hair. And to be back in that jersey ... it was really big.

                              "Before the game I was just thinking about how long it's been. It was perfect."
                              [/quote]


                              He played okay, too. Welcome to the NFL, DQ!

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