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Houston Texans News: June 5, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, June 5, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Unexpected leaders on Texans defense
The Texans defense may have some unexpected leaders this offseason.

Houston Texans' Keshawn Martin competing to return again - ESPN
Keshawn Martin returned 39 punts and 36 kickoffs. He was one of eight players league-wide who returned at least 20 punts and 20 kickoffs during last...

Houston: The City With No Limits campaign launches
The Greater Houston Partnership launched its new marketing campaign on Tuesday at NRG Stadium.

OTA Day 5 Observations
Texans Analyst John Harris described how the team is going through a daily, incremental growth process.

No 20-20-20 talk, plastic surgery for ‘team-first’ J.J. Watt - Ultimate Texans
His nose has almost healed. The 20-20-20 talk has been publicly silenced.

RTC: Texans have no problem selling tickets - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... In the leadup to last month's draft, many people wondered if the Texans would make a selection with the...

NFL Nation Buzz: Houston Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discusses new arrival, WR Mike Thomas, and his expected role in the offense.

Around the League

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers agree to contract extension -
Colin Kaepernick has signed on with the 49ers through the 2020 season, according to reports. He will earn an NFL record $61 million in guaranteed money.

The Seahawks have the best secondary, and everyone wants to copy it -
The copycat league was in full effect this spring as NFL teams loaded up on defensive backs in free agency and the draft in an effort to approximate the Seattle secondary. Danny Kelly takes a look to see if anyone else can measure up.

Contract years for Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb mean one more chance to impress -
Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb have been the Packers' best receiving threats in recent seasons. With a wave of fresh talent hitting the depth chart, can they do enough to prove they should stay in Green Bay?

NFL ditches Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50 -
There will not be a Super Bowl L as the NFL will go away from Roman numerals for a year and just call it Super Bowl 50.

What the heck is a Johnny Football burger? -
Manziel mania is sweeping the nation, part of it anyway, and we've got the burgers to prove it.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Draft Day 2014 - The Crawfish Boxes
The Crawfish Boxes is your source for the 2014 MLB Draft.

James Harden named to All-NBA First team, Dwight Howard named to second team - The Dream Shake
James Harden and Dwight Howard are members of an All-NBA team as Harden was named to the first team, Howard to the second.

Discipline issues with Texas A&M football team could soon impact recruiting - Burnt Orange Nation
Recruiting may quickly start to suffer for the Aggies if Kevin Sumlin can't gain control of his program.

George Whitfield Talks Texas Tech Commit QB Jarrett Stidham - Viva The Matadors
Famed quarterback coach George Whitfield talked about Texas Tech commit, Jarrett Stidham.

Tyler Alexander Named Freshman All-American - Frogs O' War
The true freshman is 10-3 on the season with a 1.94 ERA, and was one of four Big 12 freshmen named to the team.

The Immortal Flame - The Official ODB 2014 Hype Video - Our Daily Bears
Dream Big. Dream Baylor.

YESSIR: Kingsley KeKe (DL) commits to Texas A&M over Texas, OU, Florida - Good Bull Hunting
Kingsley KeKe committed to Texas A&M.

The gang's all coming back - Barking Carnival
Damarcus Croaker's back on campus

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Barring injury to other QBs on the roster, Case Keenum will start ____ games for the #Texans in 2014. #TTTQ