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Houston Texans News: May 22, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, May 22, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

What if the Texans had taken Blake Bortles? - ESPN
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Houston Texans did the sensible thing and took Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick, landing the best pass-rusher...

Andre Johnson unlikely to attend Texans' minicamp -
Texans receiver Andre Johnson is doing what he can to get out of Houston. In addition to missing voluntary OTAs, the Pro Bowl wideout is unlikely to attend the team's mandatory minicamp, Ian Rapoport reports.

Texans' Foster eager to resume heavy-duty role - Houston Chronicle
THE WOODLANDS - After an injury-plagued 2013 season, Texans running back Arian Foster is enthusiastic about playing for a new coaching staff and learning a new offense.

Get to Know a Rookie: Jay Prosch - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
They arrived together, draft picks and college free agent signees as one. In less than a week, the rookies will be thrown in with veterans who went...

NFL Nation Buzz: Houston Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discusses the team’s rookie minicamp and veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson’s...

Texans add two offensive linemen off waivers - Ultimate Texans
The Texans added rookies Conor Boffeli and Anthony Dima off waivers, the team announced Wednesday.

Around the League

Coaches say the dumbest things at NFL rookie minicamps -
The OTA and minicamp season is upon us, and with it comes coachspeak, overanalysis, and optimism. Here's how to cut through the B.S. and get to the meat of these very important and not-at-all worthless offseason reports.

Barack Obama's White House speech to the Seattle Seahawks -
In this excerpt from PFT Commenter's upcoming book, President Barack Obama welcomes the Seattle Seahawks to the White House to congratulate them on their Super Bowl victory. The ceremony doubles as a funeral for the Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones.

The actual worst places to host a Super Bowl -
Come on. Minnesota's not ACTUALLY the worst place to have the Super Bowl. FireBus Highway is way shittier!

Quotables: Ryan Clark calls Roger Goodell's treatment of Jim Irsay 'hypocrisy' -
Roger Goodell has stated he's waiting for charges to be brought against the Colts owner before announcing disciplinary actions, a courtesy he failed to extend to Clark's teammate, Ben Roethlisberger, back in 2010.

Kelly's Heroes: Who's really standing out at NFL rookie minicamps? -
26 NFL teams held rookie minicamps over the past week, giving coaches a first chance to evaluate their teams' newest players. Danny Kelly goes beyond the talking points for a look at which players really made an impression.

Odell Beckham claims he's the target of a sordid scam -
The New York Giants rookie receiver says he's never even met the woman claiming to be his fiancee and accusing him of threesomes with strippers.

What kind of person paints a topless Eli Manning? -
His name is David Rappoccio, you are familiar with his work, and he apologizes for nothing.

Seahawks visit the White House, take selfies with Abe Lincoln -
The Super Bowl champs took their visit to the White House on Wednesday and the trip included a lot of pictures.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Angels 2, Astros 1: Houston shut down by Weaver - The Crawfish Boxes
Edward S. Garza details the Astros' 2-1 loss against Jered Weaver and the LAA Angels.

Texas Longhorns recruiting notes: Visit updates and a big new offer for a commit - Burnt Orange Nation
Get the latest in Longhorns recruiting.

Looking Ahead to 2015: Projecting Baylor's Depth Chart and Position Battles - Our Daily Bears
We're now 100 days away from the start of 2014. Time to look ahead another 365 after that to the start of 2015.

Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Baseball Loses to UT; Kithuka Named to Bowerman Watch List - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech lost the first game of the Big 12 Championship to the Longhorns and will play the Sooners today. Distance runner Kennedy Kithuka was named to the Bowerman Watch List.

YESSIR: College Station Linebacker Riley Garner commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
The linebacker from A&M's backyard committed to the Aggies on Wednesday.

Texas Longhorns Rank #25 in 2014 Preseason FPI - Barking Carnival
ESPN released its FPI preseason rankings for 2014 and the results are interesting. The Texas Longhorns boast the #38 offense, #22 defense and bottom quartile special teams. The overall result...

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - If I could get a mulligan on a single #Texans draft pick in 2014, I would want to replace the selection of _________ with __________. #TTTQ