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Houston Texans News: July 22, 2014

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Houston Texans News

It would behoove Texans to extend Watt's contract early - Houston Chronicle
Franchise could emerge as maverick by giving popular defensive end security, raise and going against NFL trend regarding deals...

Texans cut offensive tackle Brennan Williams - Ultimate Texans
Second-year offensive tackle Brennan Williams was waived by the Texans with the "failed physical" designation on Monday.

Texans LB Ricky Sapp linked to arrest of former Destiny’s Child member - Ultimate Texans
Texans backup linebacker Ricky Sapp was involved in a situation Sunday that resulted in former Destiny’s Child member Farrah Franklin being arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to authorities.

Texans place LB Brian Cushing on PUP
The Houston Texans have placed star linebacker Brian Cushing on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from a left knee injury.

Colts punter Pat McAfee has a message for Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney
Pat McAfee doesn't want Jadeveon Clowney to disrespect Andrew Luck

RTC: Texans being petty with Andre Johnson - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Andre Johnson deserves special consideration, writes Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle. He calls...

D.J. Swearinger: "Our defense is going to be stingy"
D.J. Swearinger talks about the Texans 2014 defense with J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.

Texans cut another 2013 draft pick - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The Texans admitted another defeat from the 2013 draft on Monday. They released third-round pick Brennan Williams, thus officially going 0-2 in the...

Around the League

You can learn a lot from Bruce Smith -
Sure, Bruce Smith could do some "Bad Things" to quarterbacks, but young players learning the game could pick up a lot of good things from the sack master. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White shares his recollections of watching Smith play.

Tyson Clabo waits his turn -
The offensive tackle talked to us about his years with the Falcons, the drama with last year's Dolphins, and how difficult it is to wait at this stage in his career.

Only Tony Dungy is turning Michael Sam into a distraction -
Tony Dungy thinks Michael Sam is a distraction. Maybe we should stop asking football coaches about distractions.

Madden 15 top rookie ratings released -
Madden ratings czar Donny Moore sits down with SB Nation to discuss the best rookies in EA Sports's latest football installment. Before you ask: No, Johnny's not on the list.

Johnny Manziel, Browns coach talk about rolling up dollar bills -
Johnny Manziel made a buzz when he was drafted, now he's talking to his head coach about his off-field choices.

Quotables: Chris Snee announces retirement -
Chris Snee retired from the NFL after 10 years on Monday.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Starting Nine: The Aiken Effect - The Crawfish Boxes
It's a setback, no doubt, but how bad is it?

Jumbo ATH Louis Brown commits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
The Texas Longhorns added a big piece to the 2015 recruiting puzzle on Monday evening, but where will the big Burton athlete play in Austin?

2014 Big 12 Football Media Days - Viva The Matadors
The Big 12 Football Media Days begin today in Dallas, and we have your schedule teams and how to watch.

Big 12 Media Days: 7 Takeaways - Frogs O' War
Open thread discussion. Among other things; the QB situation, Devonte Fields, Unions, and the new leader in the clubhouse...

Why Baylor Fans are Spoiled Rotten - Our Daily Bears
And how you can get over it.

An Aggie Visitor's Guide to Columbia from Garnet & Black Attack - Good Bull Hunting
We visited with Connor Tapp from the SB Nation South Carolina site for information about food, lodging, and even RV parking.

2014 Texas Football Recruiting: DE/TE/ATH Louis Brown Commitment #12 - Barking Carnival
The Horns land a good one.