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Houston Texans News: August 28, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 28, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

RTC: Houston Texans defense will see Colin Kaepernick - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ... Colin Kaepernick will play against the Texans in their final exhibition game tonight, writes Cam Inman.

Five Houston Texans who need Thursday's game - ESPN
HOUSTON -- The bottom of teams' rosters get sorted out during their final preseason games. Players the coaches need to see more in games get much more...

Texans preview: Make-or-break stretch - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The Texans' schedule is favorable this season. They have the benefit of playing a last-place schedule, rather than the brutal first-place schedule the...

BWTB: Get your Texans Gameday
Tonight’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers marks the conclusion of the Texans’ 2014 preseason. While you await 7 p.m. kickoff, take a look at what’s new in this year’s Texans Gameday magazine.

Fitzpatrick ready to lead Texans | FOX Sports
Fitzpatrick ready to lead Texans.

Around the League

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

Josh Gordon is a victim of the NFL's discipline delusion -
Games need rules, and leagues need to enforce them. That's not quite what the NFL is doing in upholding its year-long suspension of Josh Gordon.

Quotables: Michael Vick says he saved Riley Cooper's career, and Eddie Lacy is a 'bell cow' -
Meanwhile, the Browns are stewing over how Josh Gordon's appeal was handled.

NFL news roundup: Cam Newton expects to play in Week 1, Titans extend Jurrell Casey -
The Carolina quarterback said "there's no doubt" that he'll suit up for the opener, while Jurrell Casey earns a four-year extension with the Titans after a double-digit sack season.

'Daily Show' NAILS IT on ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam's showering habits -
The shocking real reason Michael Sam is making his teammates uncomfortable, revealed.

Seahawks, Pete Carroll fined, docked sessions for overly physical training camp practices - Field Gulls
The Seahawks and Pete Carroll have been fined over $300,000 and the team will lose two Minicamp practices next season for "unsuitable" contact in a June practice.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 4, Athletics 5; Not Cool - The Crawfish Boxes
Bullpen unable to hold down Astros lead. Infinite Loop.

Texas versus North Texas: Five Mean Green players to watch - Burnt Orange Nation
Know your opponent.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Arizona State - Viva The Matadors
In this initial game week, we're going to look back to Texas Tech's last real game to the National University Holiday Bowl where Tech met the Arizona State Sun Devils.

2014 College Football TV schedule Week 1: How to watch, game times, channels, and live streaming - Frogs O' War
There is a ton of great football happening across the country, starting tonight with Texas A&M vs. South Carolina. Here's how you can watch all of those games on TV, or online.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week Zero - Our Daily Bears
It's about time we had some power rankings here, don't you think?

How was Midnight Yell in Columbia? Let's check social media. - Good Bull Hunting
Let's check social media.

Vance Bedford Interview North Texas: Motivates Texas Fans & Clarifies The Safety Battle - Barking Carnival
I watched a video of his interview on Texassports. Key takeaways: - North Texas has a new QB and lost their two top receivers. Will rely on their physical OL. "We'd better buckle it on - if not...