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Houston Texans News: June 6, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 6, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ QBs making gradual progress, O’Brien says - Ultimate Texans
The Texans’ quarterback competition remains wide open through two weeks of OTAs. But coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday all four QBs are on track with the team’s installation schedule.

Texans’ Arian Foster refuses to let Andre Johnson go - Ultimate Texans
Arian Foster is a very good running back.

Texans’ Arian Foster looking like old self, Duane Brown says - Ultimate Texans
Reading anything into OTAs is tricky, at best.

Houston Texans will ask a lot of their slot receiver - ESPN
It takes quickness, good hands and toughness. Good instincts and an intelligent football mind are a must.

Saga in Houston takes Lewis from Katrina evacuee to Texans signee - Houston Chronicle
When Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis drives up to NRG Stadium and parks off Kirby and McNee, he is hit with unpleasant memories.

QUOTES: Bill O'Brien on Thursday
Read what Bill O'Brien said to the media after Thursday's practice.

Duane Brown: Arian Foster is the best RB in NFL - ESPN
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is on Day 9 of rejecting media requests -- he has so far this offseason only spoken at movie events and bowling...

Houston Texans will ask a lot of their slot receiver - ESPN
It takes quickness, good hands and toughness. Good instincts and an intelligent football mind are a must. It's considered the third receiver, but the...

RTC: Watt, Graham and a talk for rookies - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... This story without a byline on SportsRadio610, details former Patriots player and current 610 employee...

Around the League

Colin Kaepernick contract details: Big money opportunity for Kap, prove it deal for 49ers - Niners Nation
We've got details of Colin Kaepernick's big contract extension, courtesy of Pro Football Talk. Time to break down what it all means.

NFL has 2 sets of dates, 3 cities in mind for 2015 Draft -
The league has narrowed it down to two potential dates and three potential cities for the 2015 NFL Draft.

NFL players in contract years who could cash in -
Big names are heading into contract years, including Brian Orakpo, Jake Locker and Jason Pierre-Paul. Who stands to gain or lose the most from the 2014 season?

NFL quotables: Colin Kaepernick thanks Alex Smith for being mentor -
After signing one of the biggest deals in NFL history, Kaepernick took time to fondly remember a former teammate.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

2014 MLB Draft: Astros select Brady Aiken First Overall - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston Astros select Brady Aiken with the first pick overall in the 2014 Rule 4 Draft.

2013 Texas Tech Stats: What They Mean - Viva The Matadors
I'm no Bill C. from Football Study Hall, but we're going to look back at the 2013 season in stats and see what we can figure out.

Phil Steele's All-Big 12 Preseason Teams Announced - Frogs O' War
Four TCU defenders made the first team. Where did the first offensive player show up? That's another story.

WRTS? How the major football schools in Texas stack up for 2015 recruiting - Good Bull Hunting
How does Texas A&M stack up against other schools in Texas for 2015 so far?

Barking Carnival Boot Camp: Inside Zone the Wickline Way - Barking Carnival
Simple. Elegant. Violent. Groovy.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Better rookie year--Brady Aiken with the #Astros (when he eventually makes it to majors) or Jadeveon Clowney with the #Texans in '14? #TTTQ

This is the one and only time I will pick my own since it's a football/baseball question.