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Houston Texans News: July 3, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 3, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Offseason wrap: Remaining questions - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The Bill O'Brien regime has begun its transformation of the Texans, but there's still a lot we don't know about them.

Playing NT in Crennel's defense
With two years of experience under Romeo Crennel, nose tackle Jerrell Powe talks about what is expected at his position.

BWTB: J.J. Watt makes Top 100 Players
All-Pro and 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt was the second Texan to make an appearance in the NFL Network's ‘Top 100 players of 2014' program.

NFL Nation Buzz: Houston Texans' kicking competition one to watch - ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli talks about the battle between Houston Texans kickers -- incumbent Randy Bullock and rookie Chris Boswell.

Houston Texans offseason wrap: Reason for pessimism with Arian Foster - ESPN
You can make a case for being both optimistic and pessimistic about just about every team in the NFL right now. That's the beauty of early July.

Around the League

Quotables: NFLPA not giving up on Jimmy Graham fight, Bills search for Kiko Alonso replacement -
The NFLPA sounds as if it's ready to appeal the decision that Jimmy Graham must be paid as a tight end in 2014. Meanwhile, Buffalo is trying to figure out its defense after the season-ending injury to Kiko Alonso.

Can Kendall Hunter be more than just another face in the crowd? -
Kendall Hunter has been trying to establish his role in San Francisco since 2011. With a crowded roster of running backs around him, will he finally push through?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Controversy after Rockets use Jeremy Lin's number in Carmelo Anthony pitch - The Dream Shake
The Rockets used Jeremy Lin's jersey number in a pitch to Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets guard was predictably unhappy.

Gabe Rivera to be Inducted to Texas Tech Ring of Honor - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech great Gabe Rivera is set to be inducted to the Texas Tech Ring of Honor in 2014.

Mariners 5, Astros 2: Peacock, Houston undone by rocky sixth - The Crawfish Boxes
Kike homers for the first time and Marwin goes deep again, but the Astros cannot overcome a rough inning.

Switch to DISH for the SEC Network - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M's first two games of 2014 will air on the SEC Network. Switch to DISH Network to guarantee that you will be able to watch the games.

Charlie Strong set fire to a coaching clinic and then laughed about it! - Barking Carnival
Not really.