Houston Texans News: June 13, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 13, 2014.

Houston Texans News

Texans not holding back with rookie QB Tom Savage - Ultimate Texans
Texans rookie quarterback Tom Savage hasn’t been protected during OTAs.

Bill O’Brien: Johnny Football didn’t fit "vision" for Texans | ProFootballTalk
Perhaps no team in the NFL has a more unsettled quarterback situation than the Texans. And apparently, they didn't think a certain home-state quarterback would have done anything to settle it.

Frustrated Texans WR Andre Johnson shown at Spurs-Heat Finals game - Ultimate Texans
Andre Johnson hasn’t participated in any of the Texans’ nine voluntary OTAs, including Thursday’s session, and isn’t expected to be at NRG Stadium for the finale Friday.

McGinest tells Texans players to put team first - Houston Chronicle
NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest, an outside linebacker during his 12 seasons with New England, could have put in for overtime pay during his Thursday visit with the Texans.

Texans report: Eager to learn, QB Savage soaking up info - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie quarterback Tom Savage hasn't been sheltered during organized team activities.

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s NFL knowledge important to Texans - Ultimate Texans
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s love of football and nine seasons’ worth of NFL knowledge have already made an impression on the Texans, quarterbacks coach George Godsey said Thursday at NRG Stadium.

Texans going back and forth between Keenum, Yates - Ultimate Texans
With Ryan Fitzpatrick the Texans’ expected starting quarterback and rookie Tom Savage making a strong first impression, the team’s backup spot has come down to two QBs: Case Keenum and T.J. Yates.

7-year-old boy gives advice to Texans player battling cancer | khou.com Houston
A Baytown 3rd grader who survived non-Hodgkin lymphoma has made a touching YouTube video for Texans' player David Quessenberry who was just diagnosed with the disease.

2014 NFL regular-season win predictions: Will Jaguars, Texans exceed forecasts? | Audibles - SI.com
The house always wins. The house also, from time to time, makes mistakes. In its initial release of projected win totals prior to the 2013 season, Bovada set the Cardinals' over/under at 5.5 wins (they went 10-6), Atlanta at 10 wins (4-12) and Houston at a whopping 10.

Fantasy Football - 2014 Fantasy Outlooks: Houston Texans : FantasyNews.CBSSports.com
The Texans could be challenged offensively in 2014, but it won't be because of Arian Foster. Dave Richard likes his chances for a rebound and explains why in his outlook on the Texans.

How Romeo Crennel will utilize J.J. Watt
Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel spoke on Tuesay about his plans to utilize J.J. Watt.

Jadeveon Clowney misses voluntary practice - ESPN
Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney missed Thursday's organized team activities practice. It's the ninth of 10 voluntary OTAs, with...

Around the League

Quotables: Brian Hoyer ahead of Johnny Manziel for now - SBNation.com
Johnny Manziel will get his chance to earn a starting role, but he's behind Brian Hoyer for now.

The Falcons Will Be The Featured Team On HBO's Hard Knocks - The Falcoholic
The Atlanta Falcons are changing their image in more ways than one.

Why are so many NFL players getting hurt this offseason? - SBNation.com
We've seen an inordinate number of serious injuries during offseason practices. What is causing this rise in non-contact ailments?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 5, D-backs 4 (10): Mr. Carter steals the show with Drake in the house - The Crawfish Boxes
The Crawford Boxes giveth and they taketh away.

CWS Preview Part I: The Bizarro Bracket - Burnt Orange Nation
The Bizarro Bracket features two excellent Big 12 teams, an overall favorite from the ACC, and an SEC squad that has been knocking on Omaha's door for a decade and finally gained entrance.

Texas Tech Links: Track & Field at NCAA's; Texas Tech in the College World Series Links - Viva The Matadors
The NCAA Championships continue and two ladies have qualified for the finals in two events and a handful of men will compete today in Eugene, Oregon. Texas Tech is set to play on Sunday in the College World Series and we have a handful of links heading...

Thursday Links O' War: June 12, 2014 - Frogs O' War
TCU baseball travels to Omaha today, and we also see one of the largest tournaments on the globe kick off with the World Cup.

Big 12 Realignment: An Alternate History - Our Daily Bears
Had Texas A&M succeeded in destroying the Big 12 in 2011, they would have triggered a chain reaction that would have radically altered the landscape of college football.

Aggie Football 2014 Mini-hype Videos: Cedric Ogbuehi - Good Bull Hunting
15 seconds of the talented Aggie offensive tackle.

Barnes thoughts on Davis and the World Cup - Dynamo Theory
Our Twitter conversation with Giles Barnes on the World Cup and what he thinks Brad Davis' role with the national team should be.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - For the soccer fans among you, the #Texans are most like _________ in the World Cup because ___________. #TTTQ

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