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Houston Texans News: May 20, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Bob Levey

Houston Texans News

Jadeveon Clowney Becomes Face Of Wilson Football With Multi-Year Endorsement Deal
2014 NFL Draft No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney is the new face of Wilson Football after signing a multi-year endorsement deal with the company.

Trading frustrated Andre Johnson would make no sense for Texans -
Andre Johnson might be unhappy, but the rebuilding Texans can't afford to lose his production and leadership, and trading him would yield little.

Texans sign Bester, Warmsley; release WR Cruse - Ultimate Texans
The Texans signed rookie free agents Lacoltan Bester (wide receiver, Oklahoma) and Julius Warmsley (defensive end, Tulane) on Monday.

Looking back at late-round QBs - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
What kind of NFL career will newly signed quarterback Tom Savage have? Will it be comparable to Steve Stenstrom or David Garrard? Danny Wuerffel or...

'Mr. Irrelevant' has simple plan to make himself stick with Texans - Houston Chronicle
Jadeveon Clowney heard his name called by NFL commissioner Roger Goddell less than 10 minutes into the 2014 draft. Lonnie Ballentine was selected roughly 47 hours later, after 254 more collegians had been taken by the league's 32 teams.

Max Bullough hopes to impress
Undrafted rookie Max Bullough had a prolific college career at Michigan State and has his sights set on making the Texans roster this fall.

Tom Savage on wearing a helmet-cam
Tom Savage wore a Go Pro camera attached to the top of his helmet during one of his practices at Pitt.

Get to know a rookie: Travis Labhart - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The rookies arrived in Houston last week and were immediately thrown into a sort of boot camp. With no restrictions on how long he could spend with...

Around the League

2014 NFL owners meeting agenda includes rule changes, Super Bowl locations and Donald Sterling -
NFL owners are gathered in Atlanta this week for their spring meeting. The agenda includes everything from expanding the playoffs to Donald Sterling. Here's a handy guide.

Quotable: NFLPA says it needs to be consulted in expanded playoffs decision -
The NFLPA isn't going to let the NFL expand the playoffs without talking to them first, or perhaps without looking into some of the players' other interests.

NFL Sunday Ticket package at the heart of $48.5 billion AT&T, DirecTV merger -
A clause in the $48.5 billion acquisition agreement would let the wireless provider out of the deal if it can't reach a new agreement with the NFL for Sunday Ticket. That could mean big changes for football fans.

NFL rookie camp report: Taylor Lewan, Morgan Moses vying for starting jobs -
The pair of lineman could make immediate impacts with the Titans and Redskins, respectively.

Colt Lyerla signs with Packers as undrafted free agent -
The Packers are rolling the dice on the talented but troubled tight end, who went undrafted after walking off the Oregon team last season.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Early offense, masterful Keuchel fell Angels - The Crawfish Boxes
The Kid twirled another gem; were you expecting less?

Rockets interested in Kevin Love trade with Timberwolves, reports say - The Dream Shake
Adrian Wojnarowski sheds a little light on the Rockets' offseason plans, reporting that a Kevin Love pursuit could be in the cards for the Rockets.

Texas RB commit Kirk Johnson wins SPARQ MVP at Oakland NFTC - Burnt Orange Nation
The future ballcarrier for the Horns keeps improving his athleticism.

Texas Tech News, Notes and Links: Kirsch Named B12 Player of the Week and Baseball Looks to Host Regional, - Viva The Matadors
Adam Kirsch was named the Big 12 Player of the Week, while the team wants to host an NCAA Regional. Texas Tech committ QB Jarrett Stidham remains in Rivals top 100 players.

Monday DBR: Super Canion - Our Daily Bears
Whitney Canion threw 305 pitches during yesterday's double header. Somebody get her some ice.

Monday Morning Manager: May 19th - Frogs O' War
TCU gets the series win in Waco, but will it be enough for a National seed?

Musical Chairs: Future SEC Football Scheduling - Good Bull Hunting
You're going to have to do some waiting for the coveted pilgrimages to the Swamp, 'tween the Hedges, and Rocky Top. Still beats Ames, Lubbock, Manhattan, and Waco, no?

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Which player who departed via release, trade, or free agency since the end of the 2013 season will the #Texans miss most in '14? #TTTQ