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Houston Texans News: July 16, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Making the best of the Houston Texans' QB situation - ESPN
As we discussed ad nauseam during NFL draft season, this wasn't a good year for a team to need a quarterback. That part of the draft process depends...

Houston Texans safety Kendrick Lewis glad to be closer to home as he looks for bounce back season | NOLA.com
Lewis is also excited to be a part of a defense that boasts some of the biggest names in the game.

Arian Foster talks offseason workout, Texans changes | News - Home
Local 2 Sports caught up with Houston Texans running back Arian Foster working out with other current and former teammates at the gym, Nine Innovations.

Houston Texans Reading The Coverage: J.J. Watt awaits payday - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Houston defensive end J.J. Watt is among a group of talented fifth-year players playing on option years...

Titans opponent mini-preview: Houston Texans
The Texans finished last in the division in 2013, losing 14 straight games after winning their first two.

A far too early Redskins – Texans Q&A - Ultimate Texans

Around the League

The most shareable NFL moments of the 1980s - SBNation.com
If Al Gore had invented the Internet just a little earlier, these are the moments we would have shared the most.

Green Bay Packers' financial data shows how an NFL team can make money in any market - Vox
That national TV deal is worth a lot.

6 young Chargers set to surge in 2014 - SBNation.com
The Chargers stunned the NFL world with a trip to playoffs in 2013. If they're going to make another run at it in a tough AFC West, they'll need big steps forward from these seven youngsters.

SB Nation presents 1980s NFL week - SBNation.com
Put on your neon fashion accessories and head back to the NFL gridiron of the 1980s with us this week.

Chris Kluwe will sue the Minnesota Vikings - SBNation.com
Chris Kluwe has announced that he has decided to sue the Minnesota Vikings for not releasing the results of an independent investigation.

Reports: Cowboys Set To Release QB Orton - Blogging The Boys
In the conclusion to a saga that extended throughout the off-season, the Cowboys finally made a move with back up QB Kyle Orton.

No extensions for Greg Hardy, Brian Orakpo as NFL franchise deadline passes - SBNation.com
Jimmy Graham got a deal done late, but Greg Hardy, Brian Orakpo and Jason Worilds will play on their tags in 2014.

Mike Pouncey won't be suspended for bullying scandal, per report - SBNation.com
A league spokesman has indicated the Dolphins center won't face league punishment for his role in the Jonathan Martin scandal.

Jimmy Graham, Saints reach agreement on long-term contract - SBNation.com
The Saints and their ambiguous pass catcher have finally reached an agreement just hours before the deadline.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

MLB All-Star Game 2014: Altuve drives in run for the American League - The Crawfish Boxes
Jose Altuve drives in a run with a sac-fly and flashes the leather at second. Major League says good-bye to Derek Jeter.

Rockets party like it's 2009, sign Jeff Adrien, Joey Dorsey - The Dream Shake
Remind me what year it is?

Two Texas Longhorns football players accepted meal from agent - Burnt Orange Nation
The university self-reported violations in June after two current football players accepted a meal from an agent.

Nigel Bethel, II Cleared by Grand Jury - Viva The Matadors
Nigel Bethel, II, is cleared by a Lubbock grand jury, with this grand jury requesting that Bethel be reinstated to the team.

First Look: 2016 QB Shane Buechele - Frogs O' War
The Arlington Lamar QB talks with SBNation's Wescott Eberts...

2016 4* RB Kameron Martin commits to Baylor over Florida State and Notre Dame - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's 2016 class grew to 3 this morning with the surprise commit of an elite RB from Port Arthur.

MEME IT: Coach Sumlin at SEC Media Days 2014 - Good Bull Hunting
What was Sumlin thinking during SEC Media Days?

Wet Blanket Texas Chancellor Cockblocks DKR Beer Sales - Barking Carnival
A special editorial from Barking Carnival intern Corey.