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CJ Stroud Reacts To Struggling In First NFL Preseason Game

Second overall pick CJ Stroud had a rough outing in his first NFL preseason game.

Stroud played two series on Thursday night in the Texans’ 20-9 win against the New England Patriots, completing 2 of 4 passes for 13 yards with an interception and a sack.

Im his first series of his NFL career, Stroud threw an interception to Pats’ Jalen Mills.

After the game, Stroud spoke to the media and stayed positive about his first NFL preseason game despite struggling.

“Kind of a crazy opportunity to be able to go out, my first NFL stadium, my first NFL game, and just a lot of things that I’ve been through to just get to that moment,” Stroud said after the game. “It was just special. Of course just wish I didn’t make one mistake on one certain play, but other than that, I thought I played solid.

“Felt good to get hit again and just get back in the groove. I just think that’s what preseason is for.”

Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans also had positive things to say about Stroud’s first game.

“I thought it was good for C.J. to go out and get some live reps, get some real looks,” “I thought he moved around well, went to the right place with the ball a couple times, and it was good to see him move out of the pocket and try to make some things happen there.

“We know we’ve got some things to clean up, up front, and I don’t want him having to move as much, but we all have things to clean up and get better at. But I thought it was a good first outing, good look at live action, so I thought it was good for him.”