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Houston Texans News: August 22, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 22, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Agent's Take: Here's how a deal with J.J. Watt, Texans might play out -
J.J. Watt wants a mega-deal from the Texans, and given massive contracts received by other 2011 draft members, he has a pretty strong case. The problem: Houston holds all the leverage.

General manager Rick Smith discusses the recent difficult period in Texans history - Houston Chronicle
The rebuilding Texans finally have their swagger back.

Quotes: Texans Thursday practice
Quotes from players and coaches following Thursday's practice.

Randy Bullock in lead as Texans’ kicker - Ultimate Texans
Randy Bullock’s strong finish to the 2013 season has carried over into the 2014 preseason.

Denver Broncos, Houston Texans have skirmishes during joint practice | FOX Sports
The last time Broncos star left tackle Ryan Clady was involved in joint preseason practices, he got into a fight with current teammate DeMarcus Ware, then of the Dallas Cowboys.

Broncos-Texans practice: Day 3 Quick Hits
Highlights from a light practice included Emmanuel Sanders’ electric return to team drills and a shifty touchdown run from Ronnie Hillman.

RodeoHouston, Texans ticket holders give opinions on Astrodome's future - Houston Chronicle
A recent survey ordered by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo asked RodeoHouston committee volunteers, adults in Harris County, and Houston Texans season ticket holders what should be done with the NRG Astrodome.

Broncos' Miller, Ware and Texans' Watt, Clowney have unique abilities - The Denver Post
In 2008, after a decorated career at Boise State, Broncos rookie Ryan Clady lined up opposite DeMarcus Ware during a joint practice with the Dallas Cowboys.

J.J. Watt wins reps, doesn't need to fight
J.J. Watt lets his on-field play do all the talking.

16 Observations: Texans vs. Broncos
Texans Analyst John Harris shared his 16 observations from the Thursday practice with the Broncos.

Trailer: Texans vs Broncos
Get pumped up for Saturday's third preseason game with this Texans TV 'Trailer'.

Texans’ Arian Foster ‘feeling good’ after beneficial Broncos practices - Ultimate Texans
Texans running back Arian Foster was interviewed by the media Thursday after practice against the Denver Broncos.

Texans' O'Brien: Jadeveon Clowney's OK, but top pick skips practice -
Texans coach Bill O'Brien says rookie OLB Jadeveon Clowney is "fine," but the No. 1 overall draft pick sat out Thursday's practice with the Broncos.

Around the League

Strippers, sensimilla, and Seahawks: PFT Commenter goes to Seattle -
Its the commie lib capital of North America and its biggest rival in football is San Francisco which is like a drag race between a Suburu and a Prius where the winner is whoever can adopt the ugliest dog the fastest.

Robert Griffin III is evolving, but into what? -
Or: If RG3 isn't sure who he is any more, how are we supposed to figure him out?

49ers replacing Levi's Stadium turf already -
The 49ers' brand new stadium is already getting new turf less than one week after its debut.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Brady Aiken vs. the Astros: Deal still possible between Aiken and Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
Earth-shattering news from Kiley McDaniel today.

Texas gives contract extensions to Rick Barnes, Augie Garrido - Burnt Orange Nation
Turns out Steve Patterson didn't have to drop the ax on his men's basketball and baseball coaches.

Five Fall Camp Thoughts - Viva The Matadors
We're a week and a half away from the first game, let's talk about five different things that have happened in fall camp thus far.

Best of the Best: Cornerbacks - 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.

Baylor Football 2014 Position Previews: Cornerbacks - Our Daily Bears
Phil Bennett's defense has a grand total of 0 career cornerback starts. Problem? Only for the weak.

Malcome Kennedy and Trey Williams Named to 2014 Tyler Rose Award Watchlist - Good Bull Hunting
The award honors the best offensive player from the State of Texas

Texas Longhorns Offensive Starters & Position Battles - Barking Carnival
Guessing the starters and drawing some conclusions.