Houston Texans Newswire: Less Cardinal, More Roadrunner

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Watt in the top five, Hernandez denied bond, and more in this edition of the Newswire.

Houston Texans News

Watt and Foster top of the NFL Class.

As talked about earlier this week, the final positions of J.J. Watt and Arian Foster on the ‘NFL Top 100' were announced last night on NFL Network. Arian Foster checked in at number eight, behind only Adrian Peterson at the running back position. Watt is the top defensive player period at number five on the list. I'm not sure how much stock to put into a list that fails to include Jimmy Graham yet includes Dennis Pita and Jacoby Jones. Still, it's nice to see the Texans get their day in the sun.

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In just three easy steps, you can win too!

Matt Verderame breaks down the keys to success for the Texans in 2013. Verderame believes its Super Bowl or Bust for Houston this season.

This season will be a success if Houston wins the Super Bowl. Anything short of holding up the Lombardi Trophy in February will prove to be a failure with such a loaded roster.

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Texas Kickoff finds new sponsor.

With the start of the NFL inching ever closer, so too does the college football season. Oklahoma State and Mississippi State will start their season this year at Reliant Stadium in a game now dubbed the Advocare Texas Kickoff. Advocare is a health and wellness company based out of Plano, TX.

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Around the League

As Hernandez's world turns....

Before we get into more Aaron Hernandez news, I present you with another episode of ‘Bomani & Jones' that couldn't be more relevant to this case.

Now, back to the news. Judge Renee Dupuis denied bail Thursday for Aaron Hernandez. A few interesting points from the bond hearing, albeit the one time the facts are presumed to be true. Judge Dupuis called the prosecution's case "circumstantial but very, very strong."

"The facts, as I understand it, suggest that basically a cold-blooded person killed another person because that person disrespected him," Dupuis said.

In other news, Puma has dropped Hernandez ‘s sponsorship deal. Unsurprisingly, Hernandez cleared waivers. If he somehow find a way back to the NFL, the league will be waiting to bring the hammer down. At the very least, Hernandez still has his mother's support.

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A.D. runs his way to the top.

We know about Foster and Watt in the top ten, but the top dog on the ‘NFL Top 100' is Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota running back went from a possible career-crippling injury to best player in the game. Last year, Peterson tallied 2,097 yards rushing and almost singlehandedly willing his Vikings to the playoffs. He was so good in 2013 that an unnamed Lion player said he was on steroids. Peterson responded to the allegation with, "Man, it's a lot of prayer. The juice of God."

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Cowboys won't quit Josh Brent.

Josh Brent has failed a second drug test while waiting trial in connection with the death of teammate Jerry Brown. The strangest part of all is that the Cowboys will not part ways with Brent. I realize it won't to help Brent to be derived of his only means of income at the moment, but has he earned this much slack?

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He's less Cardinal, more Roadrunner.

Robert Gill is a 29-year old rookie trying to make it at Cardinals camp. He may not make the team, but he did go viral. Gill successfully jumped on and off a treadmill set to 25 mph.

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