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Houston Texans News: July 29, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ Andre Johnson, Arian Foster dealing with minor injuries - Ultimate Texans
It took just three days for injuries to limit the Texans’ offense.

Houston Texans training camps truths: Case Keenum fight, Foster's woes - CultureMap Houston
The Houston Texans are mere days into Bill O'Brien's first training camp, but some truths are already evident.

Texans look to vet Ryan Fitzpatrick to solve QB woes | Boston Herald
HOUSTON — The Houston Texans' biggest problem in their 2-14 season was inconsistent play at quarterback.

Texans report: Johnson joins Foster on sideline with minor ailments - Houston Chronicle
Wide receiver Andre Johnson tweaked his right hamstring Monday during practice, while running back Arian Foster was held out of action.

Keshawn Martin’s improvement catches Texans coach’s eye - Ultimate Texans
Wide receiver Keshawn Martin was praised by coach Bill O’Brien.

Monday Musings: Why Bill O'Brien's style reminds me of Tom Coughlin - CBSSports.com
Bill Belichick's underlings have mostly failed as head coaches, but Bill O'Brien has the makeup to succeed in Houston with an innovative mind and an old-school approach.

24 Training Camp Observations: Day 3
Texans Analyst John Harris shared 24 of his training camp observations from Monday morning's practice.

Mike Vrabel on Clowney, Brooks Reed
Linebackers coach Mike Vrabel gives his perspective on changing positions for players like Jadeveon Clowney and Brooks Reed.

Around the League

Quotables: Vikings to trim QB competition - SBNation.com
Starting Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings will go from splitting the quarterback reps three ways to an even split. There's no word on which player will be getting fewer looks.

Daily Win: Running backs in the 2000s were amazing and overdrafted - SBNation.com
It's 2000s week, so let's take a look at the most meaningful running backs of the 2000s, who also helped to overvalue the running back position.

Scott Chandler, Pierre Garcon among those sitting out of training camp Monday - SBNation.com
Training camp is in full swing, which means the updates we've got are mostly related to injuries or position battles.

Here's Peyton Manning dancing to 'Rocky Top' at Broncos camp - SBNation.com
No Fun League? Not when Peyton Manning's in the house.

Emmanuel Sanders: 'First time I've had a QB who stays after practice every day' - Behind the Steel Curtain
It's common for new receivers to lavish praise on their new quarterbacks. Ex-Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders takes a quiet dig at Ben Roethlisberger while crediting Manning's work ethic.

Don't sleep on the Steelers - SBNation.com
The Steelers are 16-16 since losing to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2011 playoffs. But Pittsburgh is a good bet to bounce back in 2014.

Is Charles Tillman the best value for the Bears in 2014? - SBNation.com
Was brining back Charles Tillman the smartest option for the Bears, or is it a gamble that could have major consequences?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros find their power in 7-3 win over Oakland - The Crawfish Boxes
Brett Oberholtzer has his second good outing against the A's in a week, and the team found it's hitting stroke after a long weekend. Doesn't it feel good to win?

Key DT target Du'Vonta Lampkin commits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
The Houston-area product chose the Horns over finalists LSU and Oklahoma.

The Early Edition: Texas Longhorns - Viva The Matadors
We're moving on into the end of the season as we take a look at the Texas Longhorns. Texas Tech will host the Longhorns in Lubbock on November 1st.

TCU Football 2014: Running Backs Preview - Frogs O' War
TCU's new offense is looking to air it out a lot more this season, but there are still a number of running backs that can emerge to carry the ball and establish balance for the Horned Frogs.

Things Change When You Are Not at Home - Our Daily Bears
The home Baylor Bears were dominant. The away Baylor Bears...not so much.

2015 OLB Malik Jefferson, #1 LB Recruit in Nation on visit with Texas Longhorns - Barking Carnival
Malik Jefferson had a great visit this weekend and that's great news for a Texas recruiting effort seeking a bell cow.