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Houston Texans News: July 18, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Camp preview: Houston Texans - ESPN
NFL Nation's Tania Ganguli examines the three biggest issues facing the Houston Texans heading into training camp.

BWTB: Texans Reloaded, A New Era
Catch up on all the offseason activity with "Texans Reloaded: A New Era", a half hour special overviewing the Texans’ last seven months and previewing training camp.

Foster: Texans changing to a winning mindset | FOX Sports
Foster: Texans changing to a winning mindset

Houston Texans among teams most likely to improve in 2014 - NFL - ESPN
Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders offers up three AFC teams that could rebound in 2014 … and three that could run out of steam from last season.

HEY! It's Rivers! This article is Insider only but luckily the lone free sample is of the Texans.

Houston Texans Reading the Coverage: Xs and Os and early game looks - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... We've got a hodgepodge of stories today from some of the usuals. Let's get to it.

The Sports Update: McClain and Smith preview Texans’ first training camp under Bill O’Brien (video) - Ultimate Texans
Beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss the start of Texans training camp and the tough new atmosphere that Bill O’Brien aims to instill in his first season.

Around the League

SB Nation Reviews: Eric Dickerson -
A look back at the man who made the Jheri curl and Rec Specs badass.

Don Coryell, the man who created the modern NFL -
The NFL is a passing league, but you knew that already. Meet the man who made it that way: Don Coryell.

Quotables: DeMarco Murray wants more carries, Pouncey twins proclaim innocence -
The oft-injured Murray wants to handle 300 carries this season for the Cowboys, while Mike and Maurkice Pouncey are lawyering up against their accuser.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Brady Aiken vs. the Astros: Legally, can the Astros be held accountable for Nix deal? - The Crawfish Boxes
Looking at the law precedent for Jacob Nix's agreement with the Astros and whether it will have to be upheld.

Astros Minor League All-Star Team - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros' system is deep, deep, deep. But in what's been an up-and-down year for the cream of the crop, what with promotions, injuries, and multiple shellackings, we've decided to make a team of...

Daryl Morey donated thousands of dollars so he could whoop us in ping-pong -
Daryl Morey had an evening of athletic glory, paid for by the generous donations of Daryl Morey.

Texas Longhorns picked 4th in Big 12 preseason poll - Burnt Orange Nation
And that's fair.

Meals With Men - Viva The Matadors
The fascinating world of endurance running and other inspiration found during meals I've had with friends.

Baylor 2nd in Big 12 Preseason Media Poll - Our Daily Bears
The Bears received 9 first-place votes to finish second in the poll for the first time in program history. Oklahoma received 47 to take the top spot.

Good Bull Hunting on Zone 1150 Aggie Nation (powered by The Eagle) - Good Bull Hunting
Catch up on all of our SEC Media Days radio snippets.

Earl Thomas is and will always be Orange - Barking Carnival
Hook 'em!