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Houston Texans News: July 17, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 17, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Arian Foster of Houston Texans supports Andre Johnson - ESPN
Andre Johnson has the support of high-profile Texans teammate Arian Foster.

Houston Texans rank No. 12 on Forbes' World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams list - Houston Business Journal
​Although the Houston Texans had the worst record in the NFL last year, they managed to increase their value and move up one spot on a Forbes list.

Team preview: Houston Texans | National Football Post
Coming off a 2-14 disaster, how high can the Texans soar in 2014?

BWTB: Football terminology, 101 has unveiled a new series of videos that will help you get fluent in the X's and O's of the game.

Texans’ Arian Foster says Houston is Andre Johnson’s city - Ultimate Texans
Star running back Arian Foster didn’t speak with the media during the Texans’ recent offseason workouts. But Foster granted an interview to KPRC (2/NBC) Tuesday, opening up about a variety of topics while training with teammate Brooks Reed and ex-Texan Connor Barwin at Nine Innovations, a facility run by Foster’s brother, Abdul.

Around the League

Mike Florio wrote a sci-fi novel about football in 2001. Here's a review of it. -
NBCSports' Mike Florio wrote a science fiction novel about two time-traveling quarterbacks who go back to play for the 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Even the Cleveland Browns were good in the 1980s -
Before LeBron James ever wanted to come back to Cleveland, Bernie Kosar did and he made the Browns one of the best teams of the 1980s.

Quotables: Jimmy Graham lauds new contract, Jermichael Finley mulls NFL options -
Though it's no man's land for NFL news as training camp nears, there's still plenty of fuel for discussion.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

MLB Draft 2014: Doing the math on Houston's Brady Aiken draft pool mess - The Crawfish Boxes
We know the situation, but what's the math on the money in the Brady Aiken mess?

Where things stand with Texas Longhorns targets at The Opening - Burnt Orange Nation
Breaking down all the Longhorns targets who attended the prestigious Nike event last week in Oregon.

Why is having less scholarships actually better this year? - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech used 26 scholarships in Football and 6 scholarships in Basketball. This year, the Football will have less scholarships and he Basketball team will only have 3. And that's a good thing. Here's why.

What's Bill Connelly Got to Say About TCU - Frogs O' War
Dissecting (and mostly happy about) Bill Connelly's big TCU preview for SBNation.

QB Bryce Petty leads Baylor 7 on Preseason All-Big 12 Team - Our Daily Bears
Seven members of the reigning Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears earned preseason All-Big 12 honors, including QB Bryce Petty as the Offensive Player of the Year.

#VINEBAUM - Good Bull Hunting

Paul Finebaum says Texas offered Nick Saban $100 million-plus - Barking Carnival