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Houston Texans News: August 12, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Ryan Fitzpatrick locked in as Texans’ starting QB, O’Brien says - Ultimate Texans
Ryan Fitzpatrick entered the Texans’ preseason opener as the team’s starting quarterback. Fitzpatrick exited the contest holding the same position, despite completing just 6-of-14 passes for 55 yards, two interceptions and a 14.6 rating during the Texans’ 32-0 road defeat to the Arizona Cardinals last Saturday.

Put the Film on, Bro: Texans at Cards
Texans Analyst John Harris went to the film and found some teachable moments from the preseason opener at Arizona.

Texans – Cardinals: In A Nutshell " CBS Houston
I imagine most of you were frustrated with the way that Saturday night’s preseason opener went. You should be. The Texans stunk up the joint.

Texans won’t go full contact vs. Hard Knocks Falcons - Ultimate Texans
Bill O’Brien’s Texans won’t be showing off the cameras when Atlanta arrives on Wednesday.

Rookie lineman Xavier Su’a-Filo stepping up for Texans - Ultimate Texans
The initial limitations placed around rookie Xavier Su’a-Filo are beginning to be released.

Texans continue to use Jonathan Grimes as main backup RB - Ultimate Texans
Andre Brown was signed during the offseason to be Ben Tate’s replacement.

Texans shuffle running backs with two cuts - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
HOUSTON -- You knew something was up when Houston Texans running back Andre Brown got zero snaps in the team's first preseason game.

Around the League

SB Nation's 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick suspended 4 games after testing positive for banned substance -
The Cowboys will be without arguably their best cornerback until Week 5.

Rob Gronkowski returns to practice, Marvin Jones to miss time with foot injury and more -
With the first week of the NFL preseason in the books, teams returned to practice on Monday and there's plenty of news.

A closer look at the Johnny Manziel offense -
The Browns rookie quarterback made his hotly anticipated NFL debut on Saturday night. Danny Kelly takes a closer look at the tape to see if Johnny Manziel is ready for the NFL.

Marshawn Lynch investigated for alleged assault, property damage - Field Gulls
Marshawn Lynch is being investigated for his involvement in an alleged assault and damage to property.

There's a lot going on in the Manning bros' new rap video -
The quarterbacking brothers returned to the small screen with their annual rapvertisement.

James Van Der Beek wrote his 'Varsity Blues' script notes with the accent -
Fer yoo.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Twins 4, Astros 2: Astros Fall To Twins Late - The Crawfish Boxes
Those walks will getcha every time...

Texas Longhorns football new roster updates for defense - Burnt Orange Nation
Perusing the new roster to identify any major changes on the offensive side this year for the Horns.

The Early Edition: The Iowa State Cyclones - Viva The Matadors
We're nearing the end of the season as we preview opponent number eleven, the Cyclones of Iowa State.

Baylor Football 2014 Position Previews: Offensive Line and Tight Ends - Our Daily Bears
Finally time for those hog-mollies up front to get their due.

Aggie Fall Camp: Day Nine Recap - Good Bull Hunting
With a scrimmage in the books, Aggie Football continues Fall Camp.

The Misunderstood Shawn Watson: Why Charlie Strong Owes Him The Texas Job & A Lesson in Context & QBs - Barking Carnival
There are many opinions available about Shawn Watson. Many are lazy or stupid. Let's talk realistically about the bad, the good and the unknown.