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Houston Texans News: August 1, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 1, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Mercilus might be the unsung hero of Texans' 2014 defense - Houston Chronicle
Cushing will guide the Texans' defense. No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney will propel it.

Texans add a pair, including former Panthers fourth-rounder | ProFootballTalk
As training camps drag into their second week, teams find themselves needing cover at certain positions. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed wide receiver Joe Adams and offensive tackle Brice Schwab.

Juggernaut Index, No. 19: The Houston Texans | Roto Arcade - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Once a perennial top-10 team in this index, Houston has slipped a bit following a two-win season. But this franchise is not without fantasy assets.

Dat Nguyen compares Clowney to Ware
Former NFL linebacker Dat Nguyen compared Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney to DeMarcus Ware.

NFL training camp 2014: Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel drawing positive reviews -
There's football, football practice, happening again as training camp gets underway for the NFL's 32 teams this week and next. Follow all the breathless practice reports and the rest of the action from camp right here.

Around the League

Even a kid can recognize Andre Reed's greatness -
For one Buffalo Bills fan, Andre Reed was more than just a great football player — he was responsible for the genesis of his obsession.

Rules to follow in your upcoming fantasy football league -
Don't be a jerk, follow these rules. And pay your dues. Seriously, pay your dues.

Quotables: Josh Gordon to appeal drug test Friday -
Josh Gordon will appeal to Harold Henderson to try and reduce his one-year suspension for a failed drug test. He'll claim it was due to second-hand smoke, which may not fly with Henderson.

Miles Austin could be Browns No. 1 receiver, Eric Berry banged up in training camp Thursday -
Injury news and position battles dominate the headlines for any training camp, and it was no different on Thursday.

Ray Rice's apology doesn't change anything -
Ray Rice finally apologized for assaulting his wife in February, but his words do nothing to change what happened or the NFL and the Ravens' embarrassing handling of it.

Behind the scenes of a 1986 football song about sex -
This video is old. We don't care even a little. Watch it now.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Jarred Cosart and friends traded to Marlins for Jake Marisnick, other pieces - The Crawfish Boxes
It appears Houston didn't pass the deadline without a move after all.

A Day of Remembrance - Burnt Orange Nation
August 1, 1966

Texas Tech Links: Hyder and Bush Continue to Impress; Clark at #10; Amendola in NE - Viva The Matadors
Kerry Hyder and Dartwan Bush continue to impress in NFL camps. Le'Raven Clark is the #10 player in the Big 12. We check in on Danny Amendola in New England.

Ranking the Big 12's Non-Conference Games - Frogs O' War
With a lineup that includes UCLA, Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin’s Alabama, and both teams that played in the National Championship last year--including the reigning Heisman winner, there’s plenty to...

Friday DBR: GAME MONTH - Our Daily Bears

Recruiting Struggles Continue for Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Some misguided hand signs may cost A&M with some prized recruits.

Aggie Football Players React to the New Locker Room - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M revealed the extensive renovations to the Bright Football Complex today.