Houston Texans News: July 14, 2014

Bob Levey

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, July 14, 2014.

Houston Texans News

Texans' infighting particularly fierce among kickers, guards - Houston Chronicle
In Bill O'Brien's first summer as an NFL head coach, the Texans are destined to have the most physical training camp in franchise history.

Texans' rookie Ballentine makes perfect 'Mr. Irrelevant' - Houston Chronicle
Just another initiation during the Texans' offseason workouts for Ballentine, a seventh-round pick from Memphis?

Report: Texans not likely to trade Andre Johnson - CBSSports.com
According to a report out of Houston, the Texans don't plan on trading Andre Johnson.

32 to 1: Texans' new coach has an old problem at quarterback | FOX Sports on MSN
Meaning, Bill O'Brien has to wonder if Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the team's answer under center.

NFL roundup: WR Johnson asks Texans for trade - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Andre Johnson spent months away from the team and ultimately decided his future is not with the Houston Texans. The 33-year-old wide receiver requested a trade and will not report to training camp after skipping offseason workouts and minicamp, NFL Network reported Thursday. The Texans are coming off a 2-14 season. NFL Network reported four teams expressed interest in trading for Johnson.

Around the League

INTERVIEW: San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o and his Season of Knowledge - Bolts From The Blue
For San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o, the difference between a rookie year and year two can be be defined by the work and preparation in-between.

Andy Dalton has a reputation to fix ... quickly - SBNation.com
With quarterbacks judged by their playoff success, Andy Dalton has quickly become an "underachiever" and some are ready to run him out of Cincinnati. Is it deserved and can he turn things around in 2014?

Andy Dalton has a reputation to fix ... quickly - SBNation.com
With quarterbacks judged by their playoff success, Andy Dalton has quickly become an "underachiever" and some are ready to run him out of Cincinnati. Is it deserved and can he turn things around in 2014?

Ravens' Jimmy Smith arrested for disorderly conduct after incident at bar - SBNation.com
Smith failed to comply with police orders during an incident at a Maryland bar.

Maurkice Pouncey and his brother allegedly beat up a man at night club Friday - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Pouncey twins are the subject of an assault allegation stemming from their birthday party Friday in Miami Beach.

Your Reluctant RAV4: Fuel and versatility with Kevin Williams - Field Gulls
Breaking down Kevin Williams' game.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Red Sox 11, Astros 0: Shutout sends Houston to All-Star Break with a thud - The Crawfish Boxes
The starting pitcher didn't last an inning and Houston's offense couldn't muster a run. Fitting, really.

Rockets to allow Chandler Parsons to leave for Mavericks in free agency - The Dream Shake
The Rockets have opted not to match the Chandler Parsons offer sheet, allowing the small forward to go to Dallas on a 3 year, $46 million deal.

Rockets to sign Trevor Ariza to 4 year, $32 million deal - The Dream Shake
The Rockets have agreed to sign Trevor Ariza to a four year deal. The plot thickens in free agency.

4-star WR John Burt: Charlie Strong can win championships at Texas - SBNation.com
Florida wide receiver John Burt has a top three of Texas, Auburn and Florida State, but the Longhorns are in the lead, and it helps that he has family connections in Austin.

Texas Tech Links: Linebacker Corps; Stidham is Midlands Top Five; Doege in CFL - Viva The Matadors
We take a quick look at the linebacker corps. Jarrett Stidham made the Midlands top five and we check in on Seth Doege in the CFL.

ODB Rewind: The Sooners are not OK - Our Daily Bears
The "first true test" of the season for Baylor and also the Blackout game.

Comparing Aggie Football's Passing Attack to the Rest of the SEC - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggie offense, led by Kevin Sumlin and first-year offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, is known as the most dynamic in the Southeastern Conference. How does their passing attack spread the offense around compared to the rest of the SEC?

2015 Texas Football Recruiting: Offensive Lineman Garrett Thomas Commits to the Longhorns - Barking Carnival
The Longhorns are loading up in the trenches.

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