Houston Texans News: June 3, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Houston Texans News

Texans’ Louis Nix dealing with minor injury
Rookie nose tackle Louis Nix III is dealing with a minor injury, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Monday after the fourth day of OTAs.

Offseason acquisition Brown eager to prove worth for Texans - Houston Chronicle
Sixteen games. It's one of the few certainties of the NFL. Quarterbacks come and go. Pro Bowlers are cut down midseason. Teams' fortunes annually rise and fall. But since the league added two contests to its regular-season schedule in 1978, a 16-game run has been a given.

The Houston Texans' offseason installation schedule - ESPN
You'll learn a lot more about a lot of these players once pads go on and real hitting starts. Right now, while the Texans are in shorts, the main objective is learning the systems their new coaches are teaching them.

Rookies fell behind while at premiere - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Texans coach Bill O'Brien made sure to say that it wasn't their fault.

Texans on track with new systems - Yahoo Sports
The Houston Texans' second week of OTAs found the overall team on schedule, but saw promising rookies Jadeveon Clowney and Tom Savage playing catchup.

Texans' O'Brien looking to copy Patriots on offense | Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com
In the past decade, acorns from Bill Belichick’s coaching tree have fallen and – despite some blips of success – failed to thrive.

Texans report: Incumbent return man Martin faces competition - Houston Chronicle
Keshawn Martin accounted for the bulk of the Texans' return yardage last season, but coach Bill O'Brien was not prepared Monday to anoint him as the front-runner to retain that duty this fall.

Houston Texans' Brian Cushing hangs around until training camp return - ESPN
Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing, a player you could argue is the heart of the team's defense, has been watching and waiting from the sideline mostly throughout the voluntary offseason program. Cushing suffered a torn LCL and broken leg last October and isn't expected to participate in organized team activities.

Rookies fell behind while at premiere - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Texans coach Bill O'Brien made sure to say that it wasn't their fault.

Around the League

Jim Kelly gets a visit from Dan Marino - SBNation.com
The Bills legend was visited by one of his contemporaries in the hospital.

The next wave of sports-themed businesses - SBNation.com
SportClips has the American man by the short and curlies, but what about all the other businesses that are failing to market to and capitalize on the hard earned dollar of the average joe six-pack? I demand more sports-themed incorporations.

The next wave of sports-themed businesses - SBNation.com
SportClips has the American man by the short and curlies, but what about all the other businesses that are failing to market to and capitalize on the hard earned dollar of the average joe six-pack? I demand more sports-themed incorporations.

Sammy Watkins shoulders heavy load for Bills fans, players - SBNation.com
The Bills' first-round pick carries more weight than any other rookie in this draft class.

Dan Marino joins NFL concussion lawsuit - SBNation.com
A high-profile name in Dan Marino is now among the former players suing the NFL over concussions.

Johnny Manziel does not have time for you - SBNation.com
We had the chance to meet Browns rookie sensation Johnny Manziel this weekend ... kind of.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Barking Carnival Boot Camp: Man/Power Blocking Schemes - Barking Carnival
When you absolutely, positively, have to knock that defensive tackle on his ass.

Art Briles 'intrigued' by idea of Baylor offense in the NFL - SBNation.com
While the Bears' coach isn't necessarily set on giving the pros a shot, he is interested in seeing how his scheme would work.

The Nickname Game: Who's Who? - Frogs O' War
It's time to come up with the best nicknames for players on the baseball team.

Coral Gables Regional Final | Miami vs Texas Tech Game 2 - Viva The Matadors
Let's do this

And It's Goodbye to A&M - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas outplayed the Texas A&M Aggies in every facet of the game, taking a 4-1 victory and advancing to the final 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Chad Hollingsworth joins Justin Tucker on the list of Aggie Heartbreakers.

Patrick Beverley named to NBA All-Defense second team - The Dream Shake
The Rockets had a representative on the NBA All-Defensive teams today as Patrick Beverley finished third among guards in the voting.

Astros call up top prospect Jon Singleton and give him 5-year extension - The Crawfish Boxes
Follow the breaking news of the Astros calling up top-first base prospect Jon Singleton.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Will George Godsey be the #Texans' offensive play-caller in 2015? #TTTQ

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