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Houston Texans News: June 18, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans name Ryan Fitzpatrick starting QB; Twitter reacts accordingly | FOX Sports on MSN
Fans doesn't seem convinced Fitzpatrick is the answer for Houston.

Ryan Fitzpatrick named Houston Texans starting QB - ESPN
Ryan Fitzpatrick was named the starting quarterback of the Houston Texans by coach Bill O'Brien on Tuesday.

Texans release quarterback T.J. Yates | ProFootballTalk
True to his word, Texans coach Bill O'Brien got down to three quarterbacks before training camp. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Texans have released T.J. Yates.

Ryan Fitzpatrick named Houston Texans' starting QB -
Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien announced Tuesday that veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick has won the team's starting quarterback role. "He's a guy that earned the job," the first-year coach said.

Texans Name Fitzpatrick Starting QB - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Tania Ganguli discusses what led to Ryan Fitzpatrick setting himself apart from the competition and being named starting QB for the Texans.

Ryan Fitzpatrick gets the chance to do enough for Houston Texans - ESPN
Ever since the Houston Texans signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, my presumption was that he would be the team's starter. Officially, coach Bill O'Brien...

David Quessenberry’s brothers show support by shaving their heads - Ultimate Texans
Earlier this month, Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.

Johnson will receive hefty fine if he misses all of minicamp - Ultimate Texans
As expected, receiver Andre Johnson was a no-show for the first day of the mandatory three-day minicamp. He’ll be fined $69,455 for missing three days and more if he doesn’t report to training camp at the end of July.

Texans cut QB T.J. Yates; Case Keenum takes backup spot - Ultimate Texans
In five fast hours Tuesday, the rebuilding Texans cemented their long-debated quarterback situation and erased the man who led the franchise to its first playoff victory.

Video: McClain and Smith react to Fitzpatrick being named Texans starting QB - Ultimate Texans
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick being named Tuesday as the team’s starting quarterback.

Around the League

Jimmy Graham's Twitter bio could cost him $5 million -
Be careful what you put on social media. Some corporation might use that against you in arbitration.

Ray Rice brought his wife for hearing with Roger Goodell -
The Ravens running back had his discipline hearing with the NFL commissioner on Tuesday. He brought his wife along with him.

Jon Beason will not require surgery, might return for season opener -
The New York Giants are hoping linebacker Jon Beason will be back on the field when the games begin to count in September.

Quotables: Andre Johnson won't attend mandatory minicamp -
Andre Johnson is frustrated with yet another rebuild in Houston, and won't attend the team's mandatory minicamp.

Cleveland Browns agree to terms with first-round pick QB Johnny Manziel - Dawgs By Nature
Ray Farmer announced that the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with No. 22 overall pick Johnny Manziel, the team's second pick in the first round. The agreement marks the fourth selection the Browns have reached a deal with.

NFL will allow 'Sideline Viewing System' on electronic tablets -
Teams will be able to trade out the black-and-white printout photos of pre-snap formations for color, HD images on tablets.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Nationals 6, Astros 5: Altuve's four hits not enough against the Nats - The Crawfish Boxes
Nationals hit Keuchel early and hard. Jose Altuve leads offense with four hits in his return to the starting lineup, but the Astros comeback falls short.

Your All-NBA Starting 11 - The Dream Shake
NBA players on the USMNT?

Texas Tech Loses 2-1 to Ole Miss; Eliminated from College World Series - Viva The Matadors
The dream season for Texas Tech ends with a 2-1 loss to Ole Miss.

RIP Richard Durrett - Frogs O' War
Richard Durrett, TCU Alum and ESPN Dallas writer has passed away.

Keller Safety Montrel Wilson gives Baylor 11 commitments for 2015 again! - Our Daily Bears
We've not yet gotten the official #DreamBigDreamBaylor tweet from Art Briles yet, so this commitment isn't really official, but that's only a matter of time.

Daily Bull 6.17.14 - Good Bull Hunting
Got some scoop for our authors? Email us or Tweet us Include your name, where you're from, phone number (optional), and a description of any images or videos. Those shoulder patches...

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - T.J. Yates is a Texan no more.  How will you remember Yates' time in Houston? #TTTQ