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Houston Texans News: August 27, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Justin Edmonds

Houston Texans News

Texans’ Case Keenum will start vs. 49ers; Tom Savage will follow - Ultimate Texans
Case Keenum will be the Texans’ starting quarterback during the team’s final preseason game Thursday against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium.

A crucial Texans game in August? It is for Keenum - Houston Chronicle
No one will admit it openly, but when Tom Savage led the Texans down the field to a touchdown in the final few minutes of last Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos, the team's depth chart changed at quarterback.

Upon Further Review: Broncos-Texans
Relative to third preseason games over the years, Saturday's 18-17 Houston win over the Broncos was atypical.

Texans kick off season with Team Luncheon
he city of Houston is ready for some football.

Kaepernick will play in 49ers' exhibition finale against Texans - San Jose Mercury News
San Francisco 49ers had Kaepernick make a cameo in last year's final preseason game, and he led a touchdown drive against Chargers.

BWTB: The Football 101 Warehouse
As Drew Dougherty points out, Texans Analyst John Harris has helped explain a lot about the game over the last few months.

Around the League

Hard Knocks episode 4 recap: This is how you holler -
SB Nation senior reporter and Atlanta Falcons fan Steven Godfrey says this week's episode of "Hard Knocks" was the first to feature real, live conflict unencumbered by PR censors.

2015 NFL Draft: Pac-12 has 3 potential No. 1 picks -
Marcus Mariota of Oregon, Leonard Williams of Southern California and Andrus Peat of Stanford could all be in play for the top choice in April.

Steelers owner concerned with number of preseason penalties -
Have a problem with how many penalties there have been during the NFL preseason? Steelers owner and president Art Rooney II does, too. And like you, he hopes it changes in the regular season.

Alfred Morris surfs on a shark in 'Cheeseburger in a Coconut' -
It's the only way to travel.

Quotables: Patriots miss Logan Mankins, NFL explores L.A. potential -
There's plenty to talk about as it relates to the New York Jets. Down South, Brady Quinn is thankful he had a shot to make the Dolphins' roster.

Why the Patriots Traded Logan Mankins - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots traded Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers today. You're probably wondering why.

49ers issue statement regarding dog abuse by Centerplate CEO, Desmond Hague - Niners Nation
Video has surfaced of Desmond Hague, CEO of Centerplate, repeatedly kicking a dog in an elevator. Centerplate provides concessions for Levi's Stadium, and the 49ers have issued a statement about the issue.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Carter comes through again: Astros 4, A's 2 - The Crawfish Boxes
Despite glimmering glovework by Oakland, the good guys got the "W".

What I'm Looking For Against the Mean Green - Burnt Orange Nation
It's finally time to see what Charlie Strong's Horns look like. What we see on Saturday vs. North Texas won't be the finished product, but there are three things I'll be wanting to see when the Horns take the field to kick off 2014.

Red Raider Gridiron: A Confident Secondary; Press Conference Called for Friday - Viva The Matadors
A press conference is called for Friday at noon to discuss capital improvements. The secondary is confident heading into the season. The defense is looking to be more consistent this year and the secondary is a confident group heading into the season

Best of the Best: Safeties - 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.

"The Palace" - A Hype Video - Our Daily Bears
We have ourselves a palace on the Brazos, it's about time football gets played in it.

The Texas Pregamer: UNT - Barking Carnival
Putting the "T" Back in The Pregamer Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday we stumbled forth from the Alamodome, wondering why our history professor was so hell-bent on...

2014 Texas Aggie Football Hype Video - Good Bull Hunting
Aggie Football season is here and this video will help you prepare mentally.