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Houston Texans Newswire: Two Texans Crack The NFL Network's Top Ten

Foster and Watt in the top 10, Kelly is cancer free, and more in this edition of the Newswire.


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Two Texans in the Top 10

NFL Network announced the final ten names on the list of the ‘Top 100 players of 2013". Two Texans have cracked the top ten this year - Arian Foster and J.J. Watt. They join current Texans on the list- left tackle Duane Brown (48), safety Ed Reed (18), and wide receiver Andre Johnson (14). The Texans aren't the only team with multiple representatives; the Broncos (Petyon Manning, Von Miller) and 49ers (Patrick Willis, Aldon Smith) also have pairs in the top ten. Find out who tops the list on Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT on NFL Network.


Texans Cry Hacker.

The Texans informed fans that their Instagram account was hacked over the weekend. (I'm looking at you,Bayless.) I didn't see anything out of the ordinary on the account over the weekend, outside of a video of Andre Johnson highlights that appeared to be pulled from an unofficial streaming service. BRB, did you see anything weird on the Texans account this weekend?


Most Underrated/Overrated Texan of All Time.

Today, NFL Network had a segment about the most underrated and most overrated Texans of all time. Adam Rank chose Owen Daniels as the most underrated Texan of all-time. Dave Dameshek selected Mario Williams as the most overrated Texan of all-time. I can't argue with Daniels, but Williams was a productive player. Super Mario has outperformed both Vince Young and Reggie Bush, the other two ‘clear' top choices for the 2006 Draft. I would lean more toward David Carr for overrated,. Who are your most underrated and overrated players in team history?


Baltimore Newspaper Previews Game with Texans.

The Baltimore Sun takes its turn previewing the Texans and Ravens matchup in Week Three. If you haven't already, check out David Corzo's excellent preview of Texans-Ravens game from a few weeks ago.


Around the League

Kelly is Cancer Free.

Jim Kelly, former Houston Gambler and Buffalo Bills quarterback, announced today that his surgery on June 7 was successful. Kelly is once again cancer free after a cancerous growth was removed from his jaw.

"The worst part about my cancer is it's right here in the area of my mouth. They had to remove most of my jaw on my left side," Kelly said. "It's very, very sore, but it takes time. I know when you have knee surgery or shoulder surgery it's sore for a small period of time and rehab and everything is good and you just take your time."


CSI: North Attleboro.

Over the weekend, Massachusetts State Police searched New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's home for evidence. The State Police have turned their attention to the waters around the tight end's house. Hernandez appears to have destroyed evidence that would have aided the Odin Lloyd homicide investigation, and he's still a suspect in the case. Returning our focus back to football...what then happens to the Patriots if they are without Hernandez and Gronkowski for an unknown amount of time?


Concussions Effects Linger into Offseason.

Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab talks about the effect of concussions have had on two players this offseason, Colin McCarthy of the Titans and Ryan Swope of the Cardinals. NFL teams finally appear to be factoring in concussions as a serious risk to player health. As a result, this can mean not getting a roster spot.


While We Are Here...

Hard Knocks: Houston Dynamo

Every other major American sport has attempted to replicate "Hard Knocks" with varying degrees of success. MLS and NHL both work through the NBC Sports Network to create "MLS 36" and "NHL 36", an inside look into a player's preparation for a single game. Brad Davis, Houston Dynamo and U.S. reserve midfielder, was the focus of this week's MLS 36.