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Houston Texans News: June 19, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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Texans didn't release T.J. Yates, instead trade him to Atlanta for Dent -
The Falcons and Texans completed a trade late Wednesday night involving quarterback T.J. Yates and linebacker Akeem Dent.

Texans trade T.J. Yates to Falcons for Akeem Dent -
The Houston Texans traded backup quarterback T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday for linebacker Akeem Dent. The team had planned to release Yates, but a trade market opened up.

Texans ship T.J. Yates to Falcons for Akeem Dent | ProFootballTalk
Reports of T.J. Yates' release by the Texans were exaggerated.  Or maybe just erroneous. On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Yates had been cut, on the same day coach Bill O'Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter.

Texans coach Bill O'Brien names QB Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter -
It may be the middle of June, but no one could have been surprised when on Tuesday first-year Texans coach Bill O'Brien named veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick the team's starter.

No Kubiak reunion: Texans trade T.J. Yates to Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent -
There will be no reunion between quarterback T.J. Yates and Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.

Houston Texans' backup job isn't Case Keenum's yet - ESPN
There is an interesting dynamic going on with the quarterbacks here in Houston right now. Case Keenum remains a guy with a big fan base, even after a...

What just happened with T.J. Yates? - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien was certainly right about this: I'm sure he'll land somewhere, O'Brien said after a detailed explanation about...

Atlanta Falcons acquire QB T.J. Yates in trade for LB Akeem Dent - ESPN
The Atlanta Falcons have traded linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans for quarterback T.J. Yates.

RTC: Art Briles wishes Case Keenum well - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ... Baylor coach Art Briles stopped by the Texans' practice on Wednesday. He recruited Case Keenum to the...

Texans trade Yates to Falcons for LB Dent - Ultimate Texans
When the Texans learned there was interest in quarterback T.J. Yates, they traded him to Atlanta for inside linebacker Akeem Dent.

Video: McClain and Smith analyze Texans’ backup QB position - Ultimate Texans
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss the team’s backup quarterback battle, which is led by Case Keenum and features rookie Tom Savage as an unlikely candidate.

Briles, O’Brien share mutual respect for one another - Ultimate Texans
Baylor coach Art Briles made an appearance at the second day of the Texans’ minicamp today. Briles wanted to watch four of his former players and visit with coach Bill O’Brien.

Around the League

How the Washington football team losing its name destroyed America: a collection of one-act plays -
In 2014, the Washington football team lost the patent on its name. Only now, a century into the future, do we understand how this destroyed the American way of life.

The strange superpower requests of NFL rookies -
Flight? Sure. Mind reading? Alright. Responsible Hulking? Sounds reasonable to me.

Quotables: Washington steadfast in 'Redskins' defense, Matt Schaub impresses Raiders -
Dan Snyder's organization announced it would be appealing the recent trademark ruling, and Raiders coach Dennis Allen indicated that rookie QB Derek Carr has veteran competition.

Richard Sherman's scuffle at Seahawks camp signals return of football -
There was some pushing, some shoving, some yelling, a lot of jersey pulling and Percy Harvin stomping around. Welcome back NFL.

Which NFL teams have the best wide receivers? -
It's one of the most coveted positions in the NFL these days, and the Broncos, Colts and Packers have rosters loaded with talent. However, a handful of teams could easily prove to be among the best. Danny Kelly turns his focus to the NFL's best WRs.

Brady Quinn has more sage advice for Johnny Manziel -
If Johnny Manziel wants to be a success in Cleveland, perhaps he should heed the advice of someone who has actually made it (not really) in the big leagues: Brady Quinn.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Nationals 6, Astros 5: Houston gets swept as 'pen blows late lead - The Crawfish Boxes
The 'Stros bullpen evoked the 2013 season by blowing a two-run lead in the seventh, resulting in another two-game sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals.

Zach Lavine: Believe the Hype? - The Dream Shake
Is Zach Lavine all hype or can he become an impactful NBA player? Some of his intangibles lead us one way, but on the court performance convinces us of another.

Texas Longhorns win 1-0 squeaker over UC-Irvine Anteaters in Chad Hollingsworth gem - Burnt Orange Nation
The pitching hero from the Houston Regional stepped up big again on Wednesday and solidified his place in Longhorn lore.

Texas Tech Links: More on the "Mutual Interest"; Quarterbacks by Conference - Viva The Matadors
A bit more on the idea of mutual interest between Texas Tech and Texas A&M. Ranking the quarterbacks by conference and the baseball returns home.

About Last Night: TCU loses to UVa, TCU baseball is a flat circle - Frogs O' War
TCU loses to Virginia after duking it out in a 15-inning College World Series boxing match...

Logan Brown, Baylor's First Gold Glove Winner - Our Daily Bears
Logan Brown named 2014 Gold Glove recipient. Brown joins former Baylor standout Kelly Shoppach as the only Bears to ever win a national defensive awards

Texas A&M World Cup Uniform: Gig 'em, USA. - Good Bull Hunting

UT Administrator Testifies at O’Bannon Trial - Barking Carnival
UT's women's athletics director, Chris Ponsky was the first witness called by the plaintiffs' in the O'Bannon anti trust suit, and both sides found parts of her testimony to their liking.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Did T.J. Yates get a fair shake last year? #TTTQ