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NFL great 'Deacon' Jones has passed away. Discuss that and more in today's edition of the Newswire.

Kevork Djansezian

Houston Texans News

Kubiak Throwing in the Kitchen Sink.

The Texans were all over the place at organized team practice yesterday, missing routes, botching snaps, and they were just generally sloppy. The Texans coach put the blame on himself.

"We're throwing a bunch at them every day, just see who can keep up and really trying to send a message to them of what they're going to have to handle when we come back," Kubiak said.

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Texans Corners are Healthy, Watch Out NFL.

With the recent news of Johnathan Joseph repairing two sports hernias this offseason, the starting cornerback position for the Texas is back to full strength. Johnathan Joseph recently stat down with CSN Houston to talk about his improvement in his health.

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Around the League

Football Loses a Legend.

Deacon Jones, one of the greatest players and personalities in football, passed away late last night of natural causes. I knew the "Secretary of Defense: as one the larger then life personalities on NFL Films and NFL Network productions. Before that, he was the man that coined the phrase ‘sacking the quarterback'. He perfected his creation by destroying linemen with his patented devastating head slap on the way to the quarterback.

The leader of the "Fearsome Foursome," Jones was a 5-time First-Team All-Pro, 3-time Second-Team All-Pro, and two-time Defensive Player of the Year. If the sack was a official stat when Jones played, he would be at the top of the list for single season sack total - first with 26 (1967), second with 24 (1968), and fourth with 22 (1964).

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Players across the league mourned Jones' passing.

Duane Brown @DuaneBrown76

R.I.P Deacon Jones. One the greatest players and one of the best personalities of the game

JJ Watt @JJWatt

R.I.P. Deacon Jones. One of the best to ever play the game. #SackMaster

Cortland Finnegan @CortFinnegan

Life is too short appreciate every minute cherish moments and most of all don't ever waste a snap there all precious R.I.P Deacon Jones#rams

Sidney Rice @sidneyrice

#RIP to the GREAT Deacon Jones! #pioneer

Andre Carter @mr_carter93

One of the most respected players that I always admired and respected. RIP Deacon Jones.

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@nfl

VIDEO: @WarrenSapp reflects on the life and legacy of Deacon Jones on.nfl.com/11AVyVz #RIP