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Houston Texans News: July 28, 2014

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Houston Texans News

Texans: Clowney's speed takes hit after surgery - Houston Chronicle
Appreciative fans gave outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, the first overall pick in the draft, a loud round of applause as he joined his teammates for warm-up drills.

Jadeveon Clowney limited at Texans training camp
No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, coming off sports hernia surgery in early June, joined the Houston Texans in a practice without pads Saturday to open the team's training camp.

Texans’ offensive line dedicates 2014 season to David Quessenberry - Ultimate Texans
Bracelets have been made. T-shirts will be printed. The player’s name and the word "strong" have been stamped on the front of the Texans’ 2014 training-camp media guide.

Great day for Houston Texans receivers - ESPN
HOUSTON -- The plan began early in practice. I wanted to count drops as a measure of how focused the Houston Texans receivers were today.

Texans' secondary is in good hands with veteran CB Joseph - Houston Chronicle
During an offseason of change for the Texans, the front seven in defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's 3-4 has received so much attention that the secondary almost has been overlooked.

Quentin Groves joins Houston Texans in training camp |
Former Auburn football player Quentin Groves is back in the NFL after being signed by the Houston Texans.

Thump! Texans wearing pads on Monday
After two days of wearing shorts, jerseys and helmets, the Texans will wear pads on Monday morning at training camp.

Texans report: Clabo adds depth, experience to O-line - Houston Chronicle
Veteran offensive tackle Tyson Clabo, who was signed this week to shore up the depth in the offensive line with second-year tackle David Quessenberry battling a form of lymphoma, said he had no qualms about joining a team riding a 14-game losing streak.

Texans Camp Report: Day 2 - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
HOUSTON -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training camp.

Andre Johnson says Texans need Bill O’Brien’s ‘loud’ fire - Ultimate Texans
Andre Johnson has spent one practice with Bill O’Brien. The Texans’ first-year coach has already made an impact on the best player in franchise history.

Texans training camp: For Andre Johnson, 33, it feels like the first time -
Forget the talk of Houston trading receiver Andre Johnson. The Texans stalwart is back and ready to forget the 2-14 debacle of a year ago.

Clabo comfortable with past relationship with OL coach - Ultimate Texans
Offensive tackle Tyson Clabo has been reunited with new Texans offensive line coach Paul Dunn.

Around the League

LaMichael James suffered dislocated elbow, per multiple reports - Niners Nation
Numerous media are reporting that LaMichael James suffered a dislocated elbow. We break down the timeline being discussed, and what it means for the other running backs.

Alex Gibbs, the godfather of the modern zone blocking scheme -
While the offenses for the Broncos and Seahawks were on opposite ends of the spectrum in Super Bowl XLVIII in terms of style, both were rooted in blocking scheme principals developed by Alex Gibbs.

Stephen A. Smith, please log off your computer -
Stephen A. Smith said something dumb. Then he tried to fix it on Twitter. That was a bad idea.

Chip Kelly thinks the NFL Draft is the worst part about the NFL - Bleeding Green Nation
The MMQB's Peter King spoke with Chip Kelly during his visit to Eagles training camp.

Jaguars unveil world's largest scoreboards at EverBank Field -
Just how big can a scoreboard be? Pretty big, it turns out!

Steelers Todd Haley: 'This is the most excited I've been about any offense I've had' - Behind the Steel Curtain
Why? Have you seen Ben? Haley's obviously very impressed with his quarterback, and he has reason to believe the Steelers' offense will break out of a mediocre streak of the last few years.

Vikings, Kyle Rudolph agree to 5-year, $36.5 million extension -
Kyle Rudolph is no longer heading into a contract year after agreeing to a long-term extension with the Vikings.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Marlins 4, Astros 2: Rough 1st inning sinks McHugh in comeback - The Crawfish Boxes
Nine strikeouts and only one walk was impressive. Four run was not.

On Chandler Parsons, breaking up - The Dream Shake
There is no easy way to split up. We look at why nobody will care about Chandler Parsons and James Harden's post-breakup comments when actual basketball season rolls around.

4-star WR John Burt commits to the Texas Longhorns -
Family connections to Austin helped Texas land the Florida wide receiver.

Texas Tech Links: Clark is Top 100 Player; Welker is Motivated; Amaro Expected to be Okay - Viva The Matadors
Le'Raven Clark is one of the top 100 players in the country. Wes Welker is motivated by people doubting him. Jace Amaro was injured yesterday, but he's expected to be just fine.

Devonte Fields Arrested for Misdemeanor Assault - Frogs O' War
Fields, who was separated from TCU last week on charges of assault, turned himself into Fort Worth police Thursday afternoon.

2013 ODB Community Projections: Offensive Results! - Our Daily Bears
You've waited a long time for this.

Social media reacts to Kyle Field's Maroon Turf - Good Bull Hunting
Facebook isn't the only gullible platform nowadays.

What The Hell Is Going On? A Promised Culture Change. - Barking Carnival
We shouldn't be surprised. He told us this back in January. Didn't he?

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo fall to Aston Villa FC 1-0 - Dynamo Theory
Aston Villa FC came to town to face the Houston Dynamo in the Dynamo Charities Cup match. In the friendly, both teams played hard with many players trying to impress for various reasons, but in the end Aston Villa FC found the lone goal and the Cup.

Was Dominic Kinnear right to not substitute on DaMarcus Beasley in his first match for the Houston Dynamo? - Dynamo Theory
In a friendly match was head coach Dominic Kinnear right for not using DaMarcus Beasley off the bench in the waning moments of the match? Let us know your thoughts.