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Houston Texans News: May 30, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, May 30, 2014.

Bob Levey

Houston Texans News

The lighter (hip) side of Texans coach Bill O’Brien - Ultimate Texans
The player poured out early Police and Nirvana on Wednesday, while playing enough modern country and hip hop for O’Brien not come off as a rock-ist. Thursday, two Pearl Jam tracks were aired at the practice field near NRG Stadium, while everything from Rihanna and Macklemore to the Dropkick Murphys and Whitesnake were heard during the first week of OTAs.

Playing field level for Texans' QB candidates - Houston Chronicle
Playing field is level for quarterbacks as competition for starting job heats up [...] while Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, T. J. Yates and Tom Savage, the new kid on the block, might collectively possess the necessary skill set to be a successful NFL quarterback, the Texans' new coach is going to be permitted to play only one of them at a time.

Anthony Denham's road tok him 'to hell and back' - ESPN

In the weeks and months after an 11-year-old Anthony Denham was taken from his family and placed into foster care, he often felt alone.

Player's take on Houston Texans' 'multiple' defense - ESPN
On Wednesday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle delved into Romeo Crennel's philosophy on what they keep talking about as being a multiple...

RTC: O'Brien takes hands-on approach - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Texans coach Bill O'Brien likes to work individual time with players into his responsibilities as a...

On second thought, O’Brien letting Texans keep at least one toy - Ultimate Texans
Two days, two iPad references from first-year Texans coach Bill O’Brien.

Texans get approving nod from O’Brien after first week of OTAs - Ultimate Texans
New offensive and defensive systems and limited practice time before training camp isn’t the ideal learning situation for a Texans team coming off an NFL-worst 2-14 season.

Around the League

2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere: Meet the NFL's incoming class -
SB Nation and SB Nation Studios are in Los Angeles talking to the future stars of the NFL at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.

Roger Goodell has already punished Jim Irsay -
The NFL ruined Jim Irsay's chance at a true redemption story by denying him another Super Bowl in his stadium. Shame on Roger Goodell for turning his back on a job creator like Irsay.

Sean Lee asks for 2nd opinion on torn ACL -
Sean Lee will be getting a second opinion on his torn ACL, but it appears the Cowboys are moving on to figure out a Plan B.

Quotable: Rex Ryan confirms there's a quarterback competition -
Geno Smith and Michael Vick are competing for the starting quarterback job ... depending on who you ask.

Tre Mason says he'll compete for Rams starting job -
Zac Stacy was a breakout player for the Rams last season, but don't expect to Tre Mason to idly wait his turn for playing time.

Notes on Kanye West's wedding/audition to become an NFL owner -
Kanye would be an amazing NFL owner, and his wedding planning skills and management prove it

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Orioles 1: Springer, Altuve combine to lift Houston to sixth straight win - The Crawfish Boxes
Another Springer Dinger extended Houston's longest winning streak of the season.

Rockets trade chip report: Jeremy Lin - The Dream Shake
Jeremy Lin has been reported to be on the market for the last year. What could Lin actually return in a trade offer?

Texas Baseball Regional Preview: 5 Questions With GBH - Burnt Orange Nation
Jzimmermann11 of Good Bull Hunting answers the burning questions about the Aggie baseball team Texas will face tomorrow at 3:00 on ESPNU.

Coral Gables (FL) Regional | Weekend Thread - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech plays in their first post-season regional since 2004 and are part of the Coral Gables (FL) Regional along with Miami, Columbia and Bethune-Cookman.

TCU Football: Early and Special Date TV Times Released - Frogs O' War
And guess what...there are no 11:30 games :)

Baylor Football Recruiting: The First Ten for 2015 - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's 2015 class is off to a hot start with 10 commits through May 22. Let's take a closer look at each as May comes to a close.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of The Regional - Good Bull Hunting
"I don't see us renewing the rivalry with Texas A&M any time soon. There just isn't any good reason to pla...what was that? Oh, we're already playing them again. Ah crap." - Probably Steve...

Barking Carnival Boot Camp: Leverage and You - Barking Carnival
Give me a big enough lever and I'll move the world.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Rank the #Texans TEs from the one who'll have the most catches in 2014 to who'll have the least--Graham, Griffin, Fiedorowicz. #TTTQ