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Houston Texans News: June 9, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, June 9, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Job as return man open to competition with Texans - Houston Chronicle
While receiver Keshawn Martin awaits his fate as a punt returner for the Texans this season, he is trying to make the most of his time off the field.

Texans celebrate Father's Day with First Down Dads
It was an early Father’s Day celebration as the Houston Texans hosted the annual First Down Dads Field Day presented by Aramark on Saturday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.

Why the Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
When Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien arrived in Houston, he talked about intelligence, good accuracy and solid leadership being what he wanted in a...

Expectations For Jadeveon Clowney - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discusses Jadeveon Clowney's contract and his expectations in Houston.

Jadeveon Clowney's deal shows ease of rookie signings - ESPN
HOUSTON -- Yes, rookie deals have gotten a lot easier these days.

Winding road leads Texans QB Fitzpatrick to big opportunity - Houston Chronicle
Winding road leads new QB Fitzpatrick to big opening.

Trio of tight ends could display star potential in O'Brien's offense - Houston Chronicle
During Bill O'Brien's final year in New England, the Patriots put up offensive numbers with two players at one position the rebuilding Texans can only hope to approach in 2014.

Around the League

The NFL's extravagant demands for Super Bowl host cities - SBNation.com
In order to deliver a Super Bowl, the NFL wants free luxury hotel rooms, police escorts and tax exemption from the host city. A leaked report reveals the league's 153 pages of requests for the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

After the Axe: Rob Chudzinski can't let go - SBNation.com
Former Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski is having trouble dealing with the reality that the Cleveland Browns actually fired him after a single season.

Here is Johnny Manziel riding a swan float with a bottle of booze - SBNation.com
Float on, Johnny Football. If there is a moment of bliss greater than floating on an inflatable swan while drinking champagne, we have yet to find it.

Richard Sherman wins 'Madden NFL 15' cover vote - SBNation.com
The Seahawk cornerback will be on the cover of the popular NFL video game after winning a fan vote.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 2014 draft recap, pick-by-pick - The Crawfish Boxes
What we are doing this draft Luhnow? The same thing we do every draft, Pinky. Try to take over the world!

The University of Texas at Omaha - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns took Game Two of the Austin Super Regional to eliminate Houston and punch their own ticket to Omaha--back where Texas baseball belongs.

Omaha Bound! Texas Tech Beats College of Charleston to Advance to the College World Series - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech is going to Omaha! The Red Raiders beat the College of Charleston in the second game of a three game series to advance to the College World Series.

Hey NCAA: College Baseball Needs More Than A Coin Toss - Frogs O' War
A national seed isn't the home team for a decisive game? That means the system is broken.

17 Reasons To Love Levi Norwood (and His Luscious Locks) - Our Daily Bears
Levi Norwood was a breakout player last season, and has garnered attention on campus as a result (mostly from my friend Hannah who waves and says "Hi, Levi!" every time she sees him. But hey, he...

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - By the time the 2015 regular season is over, Tom Savage will have started ____ games for the #Texans. #TTTQ