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Houston Texans News: August 19, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday August 19, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans have new attitude after preseason win - Houston Chronicle
When a new coach has been preaching his philosophy and teaching his system to players, it's imperative to have success as soon as possible.

Peyton Manning's practice vs. Texans could affect how much he plays - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning approaches practice with a shark's purpose. There is no wasted movement, no lost focus. This week offers a changeup to heighten senses as the Broncos will work out with the Houston Texans for three days at Dove Valley.

For Fiedorowicz to catch on with Texans, TE's hands must improve - Houston Chronicle
In terms of coaching style, Bill O'Brien is a different guy from his Texans predecessor, Gary Kubiak.

Texans’ 53-man roster projection 2.0 | CSN Houston
The Texans are halfway through the preseason so here’s another shot at their 53-man roster. We’ll have another one, the final projection, the day after the final preseason game. The last one came out before training camp.

RTC: Training camp takes a mile-high break - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
DENVER -- Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ... Greetings from Denver, where the Texans will practice against the Broncos starting later today...

Houston Texans' projected roster - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Examining the Houston Texans' roster.

Around the League

Here's Johnny Manziel flipping the bird in an NFL game -
Thank you, Johnny Manziel, for being as Johnny Manziel as you can possibly be.

Washington players give 'hands up' sign in support of Michael Brown -
Washington's defensive backs took the field together on Monday night with a nod to the protests happening in Ferguson, Mo.

2014 NFL preseason scores and results: Browns lose thriller to Washington as Johnny Manziel struggles -
Johnny Football was subpar and frustrated in defeat while Hoyer struggled to keep the quarterback competition alive in Cleveland.

Quotables: Tyrann Mathieu to be activated off PUP Tuesday, LeSean McCoy talks injury and more -
Tyrann Mathieu could be in action for the season opener, LeSean McCoy talks about his turf toe injury and more from Monday in the NFL.

Darnell Dockett suffers torn ACL, will miss 2014 season -
Darnell Dockett suffered a serious knee injury during practice on Monday and the defensive tackle will need surgery.

You can't keep Travis Kelce down -
With an exceptional combination of size, strength and athleticism, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was a potential impact rookie last season. He has his sights set high in 2014 after recovery from a microfracture surgery that kept him off the field.

Jerry Jones wanted to pick Johnny Manziel, had draft card 'snatched' -
Jerry Jones really, really wanted Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft. So much so that his son had to intervene.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Jackie Bradley, Jr. demoted: What does Boston's defensive star say about Jake Marisnick - The Crawfish Boxes
Why play either guy? Why was Bradley demoted and Marisnick a big part of the Jarred Cosart deal?

Big 12 Basketball: Oklahoma State Rebuilds - Burnt Orange Nation
Travis Ford might be on the ropes in Stillwater, but our series must go on.

Red Raider Gridiron: Practice #16 Links, Quotes and Recap - Viva The Matadors
Kliff Kingsbury and Matt Wallerstedt spoke about Saturday's scrimmage, plus a ton of quotes, links and video from yesterday's news with Texas Tech.

Tuesday DBR: Purely Cosmetic - Our Daily Bears
There's really not much else to do to McLane Stadium. Maybe some mulching and furniture arrangement.

Podcast: Previewing the SEC and the Aggies with CFBMatrix - Good Bull Hunting
In case you needed a more official sign that college football was about to begin, the Around Aggieland Show is back on the air.

Charlie Strong Era Begins: UT’s Historical Baseline Data for Success - Barking Carnival
When the Charlie Strong Era begins later this month, history gives us an idea as to what measures it will take to be considered a success among other Texas coaches.