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Houston Texans News: July 24, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney leads 2014′s early-impact rookies - The Washington Post
Other NFL newcomers, from Sammy Watkins to Eric Ebron, positioned well to succeed right away.

Watt most important Texans player this season - Houston Chronicle
Sports columnists are sometimes correct.

A look back at Texans' 2013 draft class | CSN Houston
The members of the Texans 2013 draft class have gone a variety of directions after only one season behind them in the NFL.

Texans sign veteran RT Tyson Clabo - Ultimate Texans
The Texans signed veteran right tackle Tyson Clabo on Wednesday to a two-year, $2.4 million contract.

Houston Texans Reading the Coverage: Jadeveon Clowney plays games - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... This video devolved into a commercial at the end of it, but I rather enjoyed the beginning, in which a...

Rival coach: Houston Texans handled draft right - ESPN
While I take issue with how the Houston Texans handled their 2013 draft and how they are handling receiver Andre Johnson's situation, what they did in...

Fantasy Underground: 60-Second Rumble - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Christopher Harris and Eric Karabell go head-to-head on whether Arian Foster is a first-round pick in 2014.

J.J. Watt, Texans - ESPN
Texans DE J.J. Watt weighs in on the start of training camp, Jadeveon Clowney's potential, Andre Johnson's future in Houston, his team's upcoming season and more.

Around the League

NFL training camp roundup: Jamaal Charles won't hold out, Sammy Watkins is still really good -
Jamaal Charles won't hold out, Vernon Davis showed up on time and Sammy Watkins makes a one-handed catch so dirty it should be illegal.

When Dan Snyder was a hero -
Lost in the gross incompetence, PR disasters and mismanagement that has plagued a once-proud franchise is the fact that when Snyder bought the team, he brought a sense of optimism.

Jamaal Charles agrees to extension with Chiefs, heads to training camp -
The running back won't be a holdout after all.

Sidney Rice retiring due to concussions -
The Seahawks wide receiver has a history of injury troubles.

Ex-Washington TE Fred Davis accused of 'throwing dirt on a woman' -
A witness reportedly claimed Davis said "her friend looked like 2 Chainz" during the argument.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros put Springer on disabled list with quad, knee strains; Krauss called up - The Crawfish Boxes
The Sports Illustrated cover curse is real, very real. George Springer to be put on the 15-day disabled list for knee, quad issues. Marc Krauss to be called up in his place.

Quandre Diggs: Some Texas players "didn't love football" - Burnt Orange Nation
The senior cornerback served up an indictment of the previous Texas coaching regime and gave perspective into the "New Texas" at Big 12 Media Days.

Basketball Recruiting in the Big XII: How are the other Big XII teams doing? - Viva The Matadors
Time to take a look at what other Big XII teams are doing in their recruiting class for 2014 and 2015 thus far.

Midweek Musing: Five (Bold) Predictions for 2014 - Frogs O' War
The brilliance of Chucky Hunter, the rise of Kyle Hicks, Jaden Oberkrom's weapon, and finally defeating our greatest enemy...the sun.

OurDailyPodcast Episode 36: Brilesisms and Recruiting Highs - Our Daily Bears
It was a spectacular week for Baylor recruiting. And oh yeah, a little thing called the Big 12 Media Days happened. Nothing about the past week could be called disappointing, and we're breaking it down on the podcast.

Why is Bob Stoops so mad at the Aggies? - Good Bull Hunting
Stoops commented on A&M's non-conference schedule today and knew all of the teams the Aggies play and the order they play them in... hmm.

OFFICIAL: DaMarcus Beasley signs with Houston Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
It has been made official by DaMarcus Beasley himself, he is now a Houston Dynamo.