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Houston Texans News: June 30, 2014

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

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Jags boast of bigger videoboards with jab at Cowboys, Texans | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars soon will unveil their new video boards with a soccer match and a country music show.  ("Hey, you got your peanut butter in my mayonnaise!")  As the team anticipates unveiling the largest such structures in the NFL, the Jags have taken a shot at the team with the giant, hovering four-s...

Texans keep waiting to reward Watt | ProFootballTalk
The Houston Texans have 99 problems but No. 99 ain't one. Yet. Defensive end J.J. Watt, a 2011 defensive rookie of the year candidate and the 2012 NFL defensive player of the year, became eligible for a new contract upon completion of the 2013 regular season.

Should Texans have known about Clowney hernia? | ProFootballTalk
The reported disclosure from Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney that he played through a sports hernia in 2013 raises a potential treasure trove for the dead spot on the NFL calendar.

PFT Live: Texans talk with John McClain, PFT Planet calls and tweets | ProFootballTalk
The Texans are hopeful that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will be ready for training camp after having sports hernia surgery recently, but there are other questions about the injury in light of Clowney's revelation that he played through the injury at South Carolina in the 2013 season.

First take at guessing Houston Texans 53-man roster - ESPN
Here's a far-too-early breakdown of what the Texans 53-man roster might look like based on what I've seen so far. Quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum...

Around the League

Which NFL teams have the best backup quarterbacks? -
Danny Kelly takes a look at the NFL's best clipboard jockeys, because in this league, every team is one injury away from potential catastrophe.

Football 101: DeMarco Murray & The Running Back Position - Blogging The Boys
Is 1,000 yards for a running back still an accomplishment? The Dallas Cowboys have a big decision on whether to re-sign DeMarco Murray because of his injury concerns.

Seahawks counting on James Carpenter finding consistency -
James Carpenter hasn't lived up to his first-round pick billing and is entering a make-or-break season. Will 2014 be the year he finally puts it all together or does Seattle have a major liability penciled in to start at left guard?

Johnny Manziel has opportunity to become latest rookie to be destroyed by Dick LeBeau's defense - Behind the Steel Curtain
Cleveland rookie quarterback is walking step-for-step down the path Brady Quinn did in 2007. Manziel could overtake Quinn's legacy by earning the start in Week 1 against the Steelers, a team not easily beaten by rookie quarterbacks.

Eli Manning facing Giant expectations in 2014 -
Sure, he's got two Super Bowl rings, but what has Eli Manning done for the Giants lately? The pressure's on for the younger Manning brother to turn things around in 2014.

DeSean Jackson tells ESPN he still associates with gang members -
One of the biggest stories of the offseason has resurfaced with an ESPN profile in which DeSean Jackson admits he still associates with "certain people" affiliated with gangs in Los Angeles.

Johnny Manziel won't apologize for partying -
Johnny Manziel wants you to leave Johnny Manziel alone, you Man-zealots.

Ozzie Newsome: Ravens want to extend contracts for Torrey Smith, Jimmy Smith and Justin Tucker - Baltimore Beat Down
The Ravens are looking to keep these three Ravens in place for a while.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 6, Tigers 4: Altuve, Astros steal series from the Tigers - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros were one at-bat away from sweeping arguably the best team in the American League.

James Harden throws out first pitch at Astros game - The Dream Shake
The Rockets shooting guard threw out the first pitch at the game, and acquitted himself pretty well.

Frogs O' War Video Rewind: What do you want to see? - Frogs O' War
It's officially football offseason, which means football coverage is about to pick up. However, before breaking down film of TCU's new offense, HawkeyedFrog needs your help

What is Marfan syndrome, and why it is dangerous for Isaiah Austin? - Our Daily Bears
The CEO of The Marfan Foundation explains the disorder that ended the basketball playing career of former Baylor center Isaiah Austin.

GIF of Kyle Field renovation progress from November 2013 - June 2014 - Good Bull Hunting
Watch this animation of Kyle Field construction.

Match Day Recap: Dynamo Fall 3-0 to the Impact - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo fell 3-0 in Montreal as their road woes continue to show themselves. The Dynamo failed to score for the 5th game in a row in a game they needed to pick up points in.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Andre Johnson will return to the #Texans __________. #TTTQ