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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Andre Johnson’s agent in contact with Texans as training camp approaches - Ultimate Texans
Kennard McGuire, the agent of Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, said Tuesday that he is in contact with the organization as the start of training camp approaches.

Andre Johnson arrived at Houston Texans facility to learn new offense - ESPN
Andre Johnson might be close to breaking his stalemate with the Houston Texans.

Texans report: Johnson's agent maintaining open lines of communication - Houston Chronicle
Andre Johnson's name filtered through the news cycle Tuesday, but there was no increased clarity in a situation that remains unsettled as the start of training camp approaches.

Texans, Andre Johnson’s agent are communicating | ProFootballTalk
On Monday, Texans receiver Andre Johnson reportedly was back in the building.  On Tuesday, agent Kennard McGuire declined to address those reports...

Texans, ESPN Deportes announce Spanish Radio partnership
ESPN Deportes 1180 AM will be the new Spanish radio home for the Houston Texans during the 2014 season.

Single game tickets on sale Thursday
Single-game tickets for the Houston Texans 2014 home games will go on sale Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. CST, the team announced today. Ticket prices range from $45-160.

Houston releases Brad Smelley, leaving Jay Prosch as Texans' only fullback | AL.com
The Houston Texans waived former Alabama standout Brad Smelley on Tuesday, leaving Jay Prosch from Auburn as the only fullback on the NFL team's roster.

J.J. Watt to deliver Papa John's pizzas
Twenty-six people will soon have J.J. Watt on their front doorsteps. With pizza. If you order from Papa John's during the football season, it could be you.

Meet Brandon Brooks, Houston Texans Right Guard Set to Break out This Summer | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

RTC: Texans 31st in CBS power poll - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com ranks the Texans 31st in his latest power poll. The only team he ranks lower...

Houston Texans teammates will benefit when Andre Johnson returns - ESPN
It's absolutely a positive sign for the Houston Texans that their longest-tenured player wants to learn the offense after skipping all of the team's...

Texans waive Smelley, Jackson; sign rookie TE Coyle - Ultimate Texans
The Texans waived fullback Brad Smelley and defensive lineman Tim Jackson on Tuesday.

J.J. Watt will get paid but Texans in control of when, how much - Ultimate Texans
Andre Johnson is the greatest player in Texans history and a rebuilding team’s lone remaining link to its woeful start as an expansion franchise.

Around the League

Chiefs expect Jamaal Charles to show for training camp amid holdout report - Arrowhead Pride
A shocking development for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen battling Alzheimer's, hands control of team over to Joe Ellis - Mile High Report
This is a sad day for Broncos fans everywhere.

Remembering the most forgettable quarterbacks of the 1990s - SBNation.com
In the 1990s, future Hall of Famers like Steve Young, Brett Favre, Troy Aikman, and John Elway all won Super Bowls. Everyone else was terrible at playing quarterback. These are the worst of them.

Just Marshawn Lynch's Lamborghini marked off with velvet ropes in Oakland - Field Gulls
Marshawn Lynch is literally the coolest human being on the planet.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Red Nation Radio: Chandler Goes to Hollywood - The Dream Shake
Red Nation Radio is back with the post free agency disaster relief show talk Chandler Parsons, Trevor Ariza and Rockets Summer League.

Red Nation Radio: Chandler Goes to Hollywood - The Dream Shake
Red Nation Radio is back with the post free agency disaster relief show talk Chandler Parsons, Trevor Ariza and Rockets Summer League.

David Ash named starting QB for the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
There wasn't likely to be much quarterback controversy in fall camp with junior David Ash healthy, but head coach Charlie Strong made sure there won't be any at all on Tuesday.

Texas Tech Links: Kravic Signs; Stoops on Mayfield; Texas Tech #33 - Viva The Matadors
Dejan Kravic signs in Greece. The MBB team will play in Vegas next year. Bob Stoops thinks Baker Mayfield should play now. Texas Tech football is ranked #33 and the Big 12 players love Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech leads the Big 12 in batteries.

Analyze This: The Big 12 Preseason Poll - Frogs O' War
Good news for most teams--the poll is usually wrong.

Isaiah Austin is already part of the NBA family - SBNation.com
The Baylor prospect, whose career ended one week before the draft, already has a part-time gig with the league and has a full-time one waiting for him once he gets his degree.

Previewing the Aggie Defensive Front Seven for 2014 - Good Bull Hunting
A review of the depth chart for the 2014 Texas A&M Aggie defense front seven heading into fall camp

Charlie Strong Drops The Banhammer: 4 Longhorn Players Exiled - Barking Carnival
Joe Clark don't play.