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The Texans discuss 'The Purge', Brown talks safety, and more in this edition of the Newswire.

Leading man in the The Purge - Ethan Hawke
Leading man in the The Purge - Ethan Hawke
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Houston Texans News

Texans Tight End Ties the Knot.
It has been a slow news weekend; Owen Daniels married Angela Mecca over the weekend. The two met at a Blondes vs. Brunettes charity football game. Sorry, ladies. At least J.J. Watt is still on the market. I think?

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'Dome May Soon Know Its Fate.
Today is the last day that Harris County Sports & Convention Corp will accept proposals for the future for the Astrodome. Currently, the "Eighth Wonder of the World" is slowly crumbling in the shadow of Reliant Stadium. The chances are the Astrodome becomes a parking lot in the end; pour one out for the Dome. What would you do with the Dome?

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Texans: Movie Critics
The Purge
, is a movie that recently opened over the weekend. Wikipedia calls a "horror-thriller", set in a future were American can commit any crime without punishment for a 12-hour period. Here is the trailer.

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Finally, Duane Brown and DeVier Posey both saw the movie over the weekend. What side are you on? Has either player convinced you to check it out?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bout to see what "The Purge" talkin bout</p>&mdash; Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76) <a href="https://twitter.com/DuaneBrown76/status/342834931510173696">June 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Very disappointed with The Purge. Shit was weeaaak. The trailer is misleading</p>&mdash; Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76) <a href="https://twitter.com/DuaneBrown76/status/342865683803144192">June 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What?!?RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/dpo8">dpo8</a>: The Purge= twisting plot, draws you in , along with entertaining ....def a must (cont) <a href="http://t.co/Kq4GkzoXv5" title="http://tl.gd/m0ebo6">tl.gd/m0ebo6</a></p>&mdash; Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76) <a href="https://twitter.com/DuaneBrown76/status/343182240156614659">June 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/duanebrown76">duanebrown76</a> not the best movie of the summer but it's a must see bro</p>&mdash; DeVier Posey (@DPo8) <a href="https://twitter.com/DPo8/status/343182621339181056">June 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Around the League

NFL Great Brown Questions NFL Rules.
Jim Brown recently returned to the Browns' front office and is already making waves. While at Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono, Brown spoke to ESPN -

"This is the first time [the NFL] has really taken the safety issue seriously," he said. "Part of that was forced on them because of the concussion lawsuits, but I think when we come out of this we'll have a much safer game without taking away from the impact of the game."

Brown goes on to talk about his dislike for the "Trent Richardson" Rule; runners will be penalized for lowering the crown of their helmet into defenders. The balance between the safety and integrity of the game is muddied; maybe it will take a great like Brown to clarify it.

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Cortland Finnegan: Troll to the End.
Andre Johnson must have knocked a few screws loose in Mr. Finnegan's head. The Rams' defensive back was quoted as saying the Rams or the Lions will win the Super Bowl this year. Not just going to the playoffs, but winning the whole thing. Get your bets in now, ladies and gentlemen. Finnegan would never troll anyone. Ever.

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Always Trying to One Up Each Other.
After the news of the Texans and Jaguars improving their scoreboards, the Eagles have announced improvements of their own to "The Linc." Scheduled to be completed in 2014, the $125 million project will add 1,600 seats, new HD video boards, improved sound system, and an integrated Wi-Fi system.

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More News from the Obvious Department.
Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti expects quarterback Joe Flacco to be the leader of the Ravens now. Pay a guy $120.6 million and you expect him to do all the work. What a guy! I don't see any drop-off in the pre-game huddle intensity with the switch from Ray Lewis to Flacco...right?