Houston Texans News: June 4, 2014

Bob Levey

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Houston Texans News

Rootes at the root of Texans' success off the field - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' football team likely will take years to recover from an abysmal 2-14 season in 2013, which saw a coach fired, a starting quarterback traded and a multitude of new names added during an ongoing roster overhaul.

For Chris Myers, every workout is like Day 1 with Texans - Ultimate Texans
As a nine-year NFL veteran, Texans center Chris Myers said one of the things that keeps him going is maintaining a competitive edge. To keep that going in OTAs, Myers is treating each practice the same way he did when he was a rookie.

Offseason acquisition Brown hopes to prove worth to 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.

Texans' Watt receives personalized Mighty Ducks jersey as gift | FOX Sports on MSN
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt shows off on social media the personalized Mighty Ducks jersey he recieved as gift from his family.

Texans report: O'Brien sees Foster's potential in passing game - Houston Chronicle
In the short time that Texans coach Bill O'Brien has been working with Arian Foster, he is seeing more and more potential with the running back.

Answering reader questions about Texans OTAs - Ultimate Texans
You want a summary of what is going on with the Houston Texans right now?

Texans’ kick return positions ‘wide open,’ O’Brien says - Ultimate Texans
The Texans’ quarterbacks aren’t the only ones facing a "wide open" position battle.

Texans are watching what they eat to get in better shape - Ultimate Texans
The Texans aren’t just working on their skills on the field as they have come together for OTAs, they are also continuing to get in game shape in other ways.

OTA Day 4 Observations
Texans Analyst John Harris recapped Monday's Organized Team Activity (OTA).

Houston Texans' Keshawn Martin competing to return again - ESPN
Keshawn Martin returned 39 punts and 36 kickoffs. He was one of eight players league-wide who returned at least 20 punts and 20 kickoffs during last...

On Arian Foster catching passes in Bill O'Brien's offense - ESPN
I inadvertently started a small ruckus on Twitter this afternoon, which is not hard to do, but it was not my intention when I tweeted Texans coach Bill...

RTC: Derek Newton wants 2013 behind him - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Texans right tackle Derek Newton's performance last season left many wondering how the team would fix...

Around the League

The 2014 NFL All-Sophomore team - SBNation.com
Forget the incoming rookie class for a second, there are plenty of second-year players ready to shine. We take a look at the best of the best with our projected all-sophomore team.

Marcell Dareus' drag race ended at a Mongolian Buffet - SBNation.com
How does an NFL star drive his car into a tree directly outside an all-you-can-eat restaurant? That's what we want to know.

Dan Marino accidentally sued the NFL - SBNation.com
The Hall of Famer is "attempting to discover" how his name became associated with the lawsuit.

Rob Gronkowski makes boob jokes on Whose Line is it Anyway? - SBNation.com
Like you expected anything less from Gronk.

Quotables: Daryl Washington not likely to be released just yet - SBNation.com
The Arizona Cardinals recently committed $10 million in option bonuses for the suspended linebacker.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 7, Angels 2: Doctor McHugh, Gator save the day - The Crawfish Boxes
Jon Singleton's MLB debut went swimmingly, thank you very much.

Rockets will decline Chandler Parsons team option, making him a restricted free agent - The Dream Shake
Yahoo! Sports reports that the Rockets will decline Chandler Parsons' option for 2014-15, making him a restricted free agent this summer.

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 6/3/14 - Viva The Matadors
Update on the Mitchell's, a legacy visits and a 5-star names Tech the favorite. Plus a look at Justin Jenifer, Esa Ahmad and Kaiser Gates.

TCU Basketball Adds 7'1" Canadian Link Kabadyundi - Frogs O' War
TCU basketball got a late addition to the squad at a huge position of need Tuesday night, in Canadian center Link Kabadyundi.

2015 LB Clay Johnston commits to Baylor over Texas Tech, SMU, and Duke - Our Daily Bears
We are now officially low on spots for the 2015 class with the addition of Abilene Wylie LB Clay Johnston.

Darian Claiborne and Isaiah Golden dismissed from Aggie Football team - Good Bull Hunting
This is very bad news for the 2014 Aggie defense.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - It will take ____ season(s) for Bill O'Brien to post his first winning record as head coach of the #Texans. #TTTQ

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