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Houston Texans News: August 21, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 21, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans-Broncos session gets "chippy" as J.J. Watt, Julius Thomas chirp - The Denver Post
The Broncos' Julius Thomas caught a touchdown pass during drills and blurted, "This is too easy."

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans leaves practice - ESPN
Houston Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney left practice against Denver Broncos following a collision in a 9-on-7 drill.

Texans-Broncos practice: Manning sends message; Clowney a force -
In a workout leading into Saturday's preseason game between the Texans and Broncos, Peyton Manning gets results from his unit and No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney is a force before leaving with a slight injury.

Peyton Manning offers some advice to rookie QB Tom Savage - Ultimate Texans
After the Texans and Broncos practiced for the second time today, rookie quarterback Tom Savage remained on the field to put in some extra time with a couple of his receivers.

Texans-Broncos practice features chippy moments | FOX Sports
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos right tackle Chris Clark took exception when J.J. Watt pushed him around in a 1-on-1 pass-rushing drill and kept right on motoring toward the imaginary quarterback.

Texans safety D.J. Swearinger takes Broncos to swagger school - Ultimate Texans
D.J. Swearinger started talking trash when he was 5 years old.

48 Observations: Texans-Broncos, Day 2
Well, that was interesting. The second day of Texans-Broncos practices nearly concluded with team-on-team fisticuffs on the opposite end of the field.

Forbes ranks Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys on "NFL's Most Valuable Teams" list - Houston Business Journal
The Houston Texans may have had the worst record in the NFL last year, but they still rank as one of the most valuable football teams, according to Forbes.

Around the League

Breakout Jaguars ready to pounce on their opportunity -
The rebuild continues in Jacksonville, and a few second and third-year players could help Gus Bradley's crew take a step forward this season.

Quotables: Tony Gonzalez says 'temptation would be there' to return to NFL -
The retired tight end said he'll be tempted to chase a long-awaited Super Bowl trophy if a contender comes calling late in the season. Elsewhere, Mike Ditka barged into the Washington mascot controversy and Robert Griffin III called out his doubters.

LeBackfield LeBusted: Everything we know about DUI and possession charges against Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount - Behind the Steel Curtain
Both players are allegedly facing drug possession charges Wednesday, and Bell was also charged with DUI, according to 93.7 The Fan's Colin Dunlap.

Jim Kelly receives encouraging news in battle with cancer - Buffalo Rumblings
Preliminary examinations show that Jim Kelly may be cancer-free, but he has further tests next week to confirm. Further treatment may be necessary.

NFL referee avoided Washington games for 8 years over name controversy -
Former NFL referee Mike Carey revealed he was allowed to avoid Washington games for eight years due to his objections to the "Redskins" name. He joins a growing list of NFL and media personalities who will refuse to use the name this season.

2014 NFL preseason odds, Week 3: Eagles over Steelers, Jets and Giants are even -
It's the preseason, so the home teams are mostly 3-point favorites heading into the third week of the preseason.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 5, Yankees 2: Astros take season series from Yanks - The Crawfish Boxes
Nothing unites sports fans across the universe quite like the Yankees losing

Why the Houston Rockets could still chase Eric Bledsoe - The Dream Shake
The Rockets appear to be done with their summer business. However, the one wild card out there is restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. Why a number of moves have put them in position to land the Suns point guard.

2014 College Football Guide -
You're not ready for college football season without these 128 massive team guides and six feature stories.

How Texas Tech’s Offense Will Help the Defense - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech was really good on offense last year, but we think about how an even more efficient offense could help the Texas Tech defense.

Best of the Best: Defensive Line - Frogs O' War
A new series by Frogs O' War, the Best of the Best looks to rank the top player at each position (or unit) in the history of the school. And of course we'll be right every time.

2014 Community Projections: DTs Beau Blackshear and Javonte Magee - Our Daily Bears
Today's projection marks our last planned duo and finishes off the lines.

Kevin Sumlin, Aggie Coaches, and Players: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Good Bull Hunting
Video of the Aggie Football Coaches getting soaked.

Walk-ons Dylan Haines and Ty Templin Make Most of Opportunity Under New Regime - Barking Carnival
Ty Templin and Dylan Haines are pressing for starting jobs. How is that possible?

Match Recap: Dash season closes out with 1-0 loss - Dynamo Theory
2014 ends with Houston going down by one goal to Sky Blue FC