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Houston Texans News: August 5, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans Camp Report: Day 10 - ESPN
HOUSTON -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training camp. Texans inside linebacker Mike Mohamed received quite a bit...

Arian Foster pondered leaving football - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The back injury that ended his 2013 season caused Houston Texans running back Arian Foster to wonder if continuing to play football was right for him.

Camp hotel reinforces O'Brien's team-first mantra for Texans - Houston Chronicle
They live there, but they barely see it. It is home, but it almost doesn't exist. Megamillionaires and the mildly famous tucked into the same simple confines. Also known as: the Texans' team hotel.

Texans Ryan Fitzpatrick Working On "Eliminating Mental Clutter" " CBS Houston
Ryan Fitzpatrick's last pass of Sunday's training camp session was a seed, planted on a line to the back shoulder of DeAndre Hopkins just before the goal line for a touchdown in a simulated two-minute drill. His first snap of the morning was a fumble.

Receiver Thomas tries to resurrect career with Texans - Houston Chronicle
Mike Thomas killed the Texans. Nov. 14, 2010. Week 10 of Jacksonville's otherwise average 8-8 season. The Jaguars hosting the Texans. The game tied at 24 with three seconds left in regulation and Jacksonville stuck at the 50-yard line...

Texans secondary coach eager to test his corners against Cardinals receivers - Ultimate Texans
Secondary coach John Butler has plenty of history in Texas, having begun his career as a graduate assistant under Jon Mackovic at the University of Texas, where he also worked under Mack Brown during his first season there before moving to Midwestern State in Wichita Falls. He was later hired on at Texas State in San Marcos as a special-teams coordinator.

RTC: Jerrell Powe's long road - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

Around the League

Andy Dalton: an OK quarterback who just got $115 million -
Andy Dalton is good enough, but his ceiling stops there. The Bengals felt like he was worth $115 million anyway.

Bears breakout players ready to maul the NFC North -
A promising group of young players could have the Bears challenging for supremacy in the NFC North.

Meet the Arby's owner trolling Bill Belichick and Dan Snyder -
The owner of an Arby's franchise in Richmond, Va., has made headlines for his reserved parking signs that caught the attention of Dan Snyder's legal team. He gave Sarah Kogod the full story.

The best QBs of the 2000s, according to rap lyrics -
The Brady-Manning rivalry doesn't stop on the the field and nobody was rapping about Marc Bulger. Ryan Nanni wraps up his important look at the NFL's most #elite quarterbacks.

Darrelle Revis had 3,000 pairs of shoes -
Sarah Kogod caught up with the Patriots cornerback after practice on Monday to find out some very interesting information about his favorite thing to take pictures of and lots more.

David Wilson advised to give up football -
Doctors gave the Giants running back the news after a Monday morning exam.

Geno Smith to start preseason opener, Marquess Wilson injured and more from training camp -
One day after the Hall of Fame Game, NFL training camps are still in full swing as the rest of the league prepares for the start of its preseason games.

Peyton Manning pays small but unforgettable tribute to fallen Broncos fan - Mile High Report
What Peyton Manning did for this fallen Broncos fan will touch your heart.

Packers Hall of Fame Set To Announcement Brett Favre Jersey Retirement Plan - Acme Packing Company
According to a report, Brett Favre will be inducted in the Packers Hall of Fame in the summer of 2015 and have his jersey retired shortly thereafter.

Andy Dalton, Bengals agree to 6-year, $115 million extension -
Cincinnati has shelled out some serious money to keep Andy Dalton in town.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros' Cosart Trade Explored in Detail - The Crawfish Boxes
With a week of hindsight and thoughtful contemplation, CRPerry13 finally unleashes his analysis of the trade that sent Astros' starter Cosart to the Marlins.

Astros Sabermetrics Grab Bag - The Crawfish Boxes
A grab bag of sabermetric notes related to the Astros.

Texas culture change trickling down to helmet decals - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas players have had plenty of privileges removed this spring and now have to earn back the ubiquitous logo on their helmet.

Recapping Texas Tech Football Media Day - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech held their media day yesterday. We recap the day, including position changes for a handful of players.

Could Devonte Fields Actually Rejoin TCU Football? - Frogs O' War
Were we all too quick to condemn the guy, based on some serious allegations?

Baylor Football 2014 Position Previews: Quarterbacks - Our Daily Bears
With a senior Heisman candidate leading the way, there's not much intrigue at the QB position for Baylor outside of who gets the first chance to back him up.

DIRECTV will carry the SEC Network at launch - Good Bull Hunting
This is another mammoth agreement for ESPN and SEC fans.

Which Longhorn Senior Will Rise? The 2014 Texas Football Gaskamp Candidates - Barking Carnival
Charlie Strong wants some of the guys who have been around for a while to step up. One alway does. Who will it be? Let's assess the 2014 Gaskamp candidates.