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Houston Texans News: June 16, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, June 16, 2014.

It's match day for the USA. Go, Go, USA. Go Brad Davis.
It's match day for the USA. Go, Go, USA. Go Brad Davis.
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Houston Texans News

Still no indication that the Texans would trade Andre Johnson | ProFootballTalk
As Texans receiver Andre Johnson continues to be sufficiently unhappy with the team to not show up for offseason workouts, the Texans continue to show no inclination to give him what he wants -- a new home. But Johnson remains dug in.

Texans Coach O’Brien Names Derek Newton Starting Right Tackle " CBS Houston
Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien stated Friday that Derek Newton will be the team's starting Right Tackle.

Houston Texans should name Ryan Fitzpatrick starting quarterback now - ESPN
The Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to be their starting quarterback, so they need to officially give him the job so they can get the most out of him, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney has sports hernia surgery; out until training camp - Ultimate Texans
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft has already had surgery.

Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans Among Landing Spots For Brandon Flowers - Arrowhead Addict
Brandon Flowers was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, and reports have the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons as the leader for his services.

Bell On Clowney's Injury - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: senior writer Stephania Bell explains why it was a good time for Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney to have sports hernia surgery.

Video: McClain and Smith discuss their takeaways from Texans OTAs - Ultimate Texans
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith reflect on the end of OTAs.

With words, Bill O’Brien tears down, builds up Texans - Ultimate Texans
Bill O’Brien has been a Texan for five months. He has overhauled the coaching staff, turned an unyielding belief of team-first into a rebuilding squad’s 2014 mantra, endured Johnny Manziel-mania to emerge from the draft with Jadeveon Clowney and Tom Savage, and based the Texans’ intriguing upcoming season around an old-school defense and an unpredictable veteran quarterback.

Former Aggie, Oiler Thomas dead at 41 - Ultimate Texans
Former Texas A&M and Oilers running back Rodney Thomas died Saturday night, according to several media reports. He was 41 years old.

Around the League

Bjoern Werner could define Ryan Grigson's legacy -
With Robert Mathis suspended and Ryan Grigson's record in question, the Colts need last year's first-round pick to pay off in year two.

Ex-Steelers coach Chuck Noll dies at age 82 - Behind the Steel Curtain
Steelers legend Chuck Noll died Friday night at the age of 82.

Report: The Broncos have made a contract offer to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos have reportedly offered Demaryius Thomas a five-year contract offer per Vic Lombardi

Brandon Flowers released by the Kansas City Chiefs - Arrowhead Pride
The day has come. Brandon Flowers has been released from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Natal in flood alert ahead of USMNT World Cup opener - Stars and Stripes FC
It may get ugly when the U.S. plays Ghana.

Rays 4, Astros 3: Price's eight strong inning too much for Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
Bo Porter's finagling not enough to overpower David Price and the Rays.

CWS Preview Part 2: The Texas Bracket - Burnt Orange Nation
A look at the three teams standing between the Longhorns and the championship series.

Texas Tech Drops Game to TCU in College World Series - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech had numerous scoring opportunities and dropped the first game of the double-elimination bracket to TCU, 3-2. .

ODB Rewind: Surviving the Snydercats - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's first road game of the season proved to be a litmus test of the team's fortitude and will.

TCU tops Tech for first win in Omaha - Frogs O' War
It's TCU's world right now and we're all living in it...

YESSIR: Texas A&M picks up verbal commitment from linebacker Landis Durham - Good Bull Hunting
Landis Durham committed to Texas A&M.

Jordan Shipley aka Cotton Speyrer talks with Kevin Dunn of Longhorn Network - Barking Carnival
Amazing story.