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Houston Texans News: May 29, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

No more Segways for Bill O’Brien’s Texans - Ultimate Texans
Arian Foster zooming around on a Segway was a common sight the last two seasons under former Texans coach Gary Kubiak.

Arian Foster gives Case Keenum a real chance at Texans starting QB job - CultureMap Houston
O'Brien finally makes what he indicated all along clear enough for a doubting Houston media to believe. Yes, there's a real race for the Houston Texans' starting quarterback job.

Houston Texans' QBs have more freedom now - ESPN
The day after the Houston Texans' three-point loss to the Seattle Seahawks last season, I asked then-Texans coach Gary Kubiak if Matt Schaub could...

Chief recruits see ingredients for quick Texans turnaround - Houston Chronicle
If the Texans want to know how to go from 2-14 to the playoffs, all they need to do is ask two of their new players - safety Kendrick Lewis and nose tackle Jerrell Powe.

Texans claim receiver Kofi Hughes off waivers | ProFootballTalk
With receiver Andre Johnson not participating in OTAs, the Houston Texans have elected to add another receiver to their roster in the interim. The Texans were awarded rookie receiver Kofi Hughes off waivers on Wednesday.

Equal reps for all in "wide open" Texans quarterback competition | ProFootballTalk
In some quarterback competitions, there's a favorite who has the inside track on the job and, as a result, takes more of the practice reps with the starters than other aspirants.

Bill O'Brien: Houston Texans' quarterback competition is 'wide open' | Audibles -
The Houston Texans decided to pass on a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft when they opted for help on defense in selecting South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Bill O'Brien: Houston Texans' QB battle wide open -
The Houston Texans aren't handing anyone the starting gig under center. New coach Bill O'Brien told reporters after the first day of OTAs that the team's quarterback competition remains "wide open."

Texans remain silent as Andre Johnson misses second OTA - Ultimate Texans
The Texans continue to say little about absent wide receiver Andre Johnson, who missed his second OTA Wednesday.

Around the League

NFL's best defensive lines: Rams, Panthers set to control the trenches in 2014 -
How do the NFL's best defensive lines stack up? Danny Kelly looks at the teams with potentially the most dominant fronts in 2014.

Davin Joseph gets 'prove it' deal with Rams' rebuilt offensive line -
The St. Louis Rams have signed former Pro Bowl guard Davin Joseph to a one-year contract.

Jason Worilds, Steelers have had 'no productive talks' for potential long-term contract -
It's looking more and more likely that Jason Worilds will play out the 2014 season on his transition tag.

NFL quotables: Jason Garrett speaks on Sean Lee injury, Pete Carroll confident in Kam Chancellor -
All eyes around the NFL are on Dallas as the Cowboys are fearing the worst regarding Sean Lee's left knee. Elsewhere in the Lone Star State, the Texans have four potential starting quarterbacks at OTAs.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 9, Royals 3: Carter, Springer homer in series sweep - The Crawfish Boxes
It's a sweep in Kansas City.

Rockets trade chip report: Omer Asik - The Dream Shake
The Rockets signed Omer Asik two summers ago in a time of rebuilding. No in vastly different circumstances, how does the Turkish center fit into a blockbuster deal?

Rising Texas DE commit Charles Omenihu officially shuts down recruitment - Burnt Orange Nation
There was a little bit of drama surrounding the Rowlett spring game for the longtime Horns pledge.

Jarrett Stidham in the Elite 11 Pressure Chamber and The Opening Invite - Viva The Matadors
With the news of Kyler Murray's commitment, Texas Tech already has their quarterback for the 2015 class in commit Jarrett Stidham and we have some video from the Elite 11 Pressure Chamber and Trent Dilfer giving Stidham The Opening invite.

Fort Worth Regional - Frogs O' War
TCU looks primed to win. But Sam Houston and Dallas Baptist are looking to change that.

Want to write about Baylor Athletics? Join the ODB team! - Our Daily Bears
The offseason is a time for growth and preparation for the coming storm of the season. The bloglife is no different.

Legacy QB Kyler Murray Commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
5-star Aggie legacy Kyler Murray committed to Texas A&M on Wednesday.

Longhorn Legend James Saxton Passes - Barking Carnival
James Saxton, one of the first super stars of the Darrell Royal Era at the University of Texas has passed away at the age of 74.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Brooks Reed moving to ILB: Good move for the #Texans, or making OLB markedly worse and thus a net loss for the team? #TTTQ