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Houston Texans News: August 4, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 4, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Ryan Fitzpatrick on target during Texans’ first scrimmage - Ultimate Texans
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had his best practice to date during Sunday’s situational scrimmage.

Texans mix it up for Sunday am practice
Head coach Bill O'Brien switched things up for Sunday morning's Texans practice.

With Andre Johnson Sidelined, DeAndre Hopkins Shining At Texans Training Camp " CBS Houston
Within split seconds, DeAndre Hopkins elevated, plucked out of the air a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass ziplining toward his outside shoulder and tapped both feet in bounds. Then, his momentum taking him to the ground, he tucked the football inside the goal line.

Bill O'Brien: Texans' DeAndre Hopkins 'much improved' -
DeAndre Hopkins had an up-and-down rookie season. The second-year receiver entered the offseason with some concerns about learning a new offense, but Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien praised the receiver's improvement.

Texans rookie DT Louis Nix still recovering from knee surgery -
Texans coach Bill O'Brien provided a reason Saturday why third-round pick Louis Nix still hasn't practiced.

Andre Johnson hopes to play in Texans’ first preseason game - Ultimate Texans
Andre Johnson did not practice Sunday as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Early injuries adding up for Texans; Prosch, Yeatman added to list - Ultimate Texans
Two more Texans are dealing with injuries, coach Bill O’Brien said Sunday.

Around the League

Derrick Brooks made it look easy -
For 14 years, the Tampa Bay linebacker was the master of his craft.

A daughter's quest for Canton -
Jerry Kramer does not need to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His daughter, Alicia Kramer, needs it badly.

Which colleges have produced the most Pro Football Hall of Famers? -
Same as the College Football Hall of Fame: USC and Notre Dame.

A punter on Ray Guy finally making the Hall of Fame -
Former punter Ray Guy will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame this weekend, the first punter ever to make it to Canton. We turned to Rams punter Johnny Hekker for some insight on this historic occasion.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 6, Blue Jays 1: Timely hitting, infield defense carry Houston to series victory - The Crawfish Boxes
Scott Feldman makes working out of jams look easy in complete game, bats chase Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman early en route to second straight series win to close out the homestand.

Rose, Bud, Thorn - The Dream Shake
Paul George's injury is a sobering reminder of why criticizing NBA players for seeking more money is a dumb game to play.

Charlie Strong Preseason Presser - Burnt Orange Nation
Charlie Strong met with the press ahead of preseason camp kicking off on August 4th, and had plenty to share regarding The Purge, leadership, and bringing toughness back to Texas.

2014 Texas Tech Football Roster Recap - Viva The Matadors
An in-depth look at the current roster for the Texas Tech football team.

2014 CampBU, Community Projections, and Season Preparation - Our Daily Bears
Whether tomorrow marks the official start of the 2014 season or just the first day that players report, we're gearing up for 2014. That means season prep, the start of CampBU, and Community Projections!

Daily Bull 8.3.14 - Good Bull Hunting
Sunday is rest day but don't let your article reading muscles get to relaxed, you might pull something later this week with our ongoing coverage of Aggie Football practice.

Key Takeaways From Charlie Strong Press Conference, August 3rd, 2014 - Barking Carnival
Charlie Strong broke it down and left some pearls.