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Houston Texans News: August 13, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Andre Brown released by Houston Texans - ESPN
Andre Brown, who was signed by the Houston Texans with the expectation that he would be Arian Foster's backup at the time, was released by the team on Monday.

Texans stuck with mediocrity at quarterback - Houston Chronicle
In the Cleveland Browns' preseason opener, Brian Hoyer completed six of 14 passes for 92 yards and a dismal passer rating of 65.2.

Texans Camp Report: Day 18 - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
HOUSTON -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training camp.

Texans report: Nix eased into practice for first time - Houston Chronicle
Louis Nix III, the rookie nose tackle from Notre Dame, was on the practice field Tuesday for the first time since OTAs.

‘Hard Knocks’ crew in Houston to document Falcons’ time with Texans - Ultimate Texans
While the Texans will be joined at training camp this week by the Atlanta Falcons plus 30 members of the NFL Films crew filming "Hard Knocks" for HBO, any Texans content in the show will be filtered through the eyes of the Falcons.

Around the League

The Notebook: Revisiting the rookies -
This year's rookie class got its first taste of NFL action in last week's preseason games. How'd they do? Stephen White revisits his scouting profiles to see how the league's young guns performed.

Seahawks believe Marshawn Lynch accusations are 'bogus' - Field Gulls
The Seahawks released a brief statement in response to assault and destruction of property allegations against Marshawn Lynch.

Women in sports television should not be a marketing gimmick -
CBS is promoting a new sports show produced, directed and hosted by all women. But why the back-patting for this, instead of using women in all CBS sports shows?

Punt Brothers podcast: Ryan Mathews vs. a shower that won't get hot -
When will the NFL season start? It is impossible to say. But in this episode of Punt Brothers, Jon Bois and Ryan Nanni gear up for football's possible return with the help of SB Nation's Sarah Kogod.

Big scrap between players, fans at Raiders, Cowboys joint practice - Silver And Black Pride
We knew it would be pretty intense today as the Raiders and Cowboys took the field for their joint practices. It was just a matter of who, when, and how it went down. The intensity was up from the...

Danny Trevathan fractures shin, Drew Brees returns for Saints and more -
Here's the latest news from NFL training camps on Tuesday.

FCC commissioner calls for an end to NFL blackout rules -
A commissioner of the FCC says the organization shouldn't be catering to the "private interests of team owners" and is calling for an end to NFL blackout rules.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 10, Twins 4: Carter blasts two home runs against Twins - The Crawfish Boxes
A good old-fashioned clubbing of the Twinkies made for a happy Tuesday night.

MLB Strike 1994: Looking at where the Astros sat before the stoppage - The Crawfish Boxes
Twenty years after baseball's strike scuttled a season, let's take a look back at the Astros of 1994.

Charlie Strong wants Texas Longhorns players leading culture change - Burnt Orange Nation
The senior leadership isn't there yet for the Horns.

Red Raider Gridiron: Texas Tech to Outperform Expectations? Washington's Time to Shine - Viva The Matadors
Is Texas Tech going to outperform expectations this year? This is DeAndre Washington's time to shine at running back. Roster Analysis on Sam Eguavoen, Dorian Crawford and Keland McElrath. Also, what's framed in Kliff Kingsbury's office?

TCU's Best of the Best: Running Backs - Frogs O' War
We continue our "Best of the Best" series with the greatest running backs in TCU's history. There are few pretty decent names...

2014 Position Previews: Defensive Tackles - Our Daily Bears
We're moving across the ball today to the defensive tackles, those under-appreciated manbeasts battling it out up front.

Aggie Football Wallpapers: Round 2 - Good Bull Hunting
Back again with more Texas A&M backgrounds for your computer and mobile device.

Stephen McGee: Texas A&M's Original SEC Quarterback - Good Bull Hunting
Stephen McGee is an Aggie legend: a crowd favorite when the crowds didn't have much to look forward to, he was the embodiment of grit and toughness with a bit of a chip on his shoulder during his...