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Houston Texans News: August 6, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans release unofficial depth chart for preseason opener
The Texans released the unofficial depth chart for their preseason opener against Arizona this Saturday.

Texans release first preseason depth chart vs. Cardinals - Ultimate Texans
It’s not rocket science and it’s not even very official. But the Texans have released their first depth chart in the Bill O’Brien era.

Keenum finds himself Texans' middleman at QB - Houston Chronicle
Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Savage stood in a circle, separated by a kneeling Case Keenum. Texans coaches Bill O'Brien and George Godsey surrounded the quarterback trio.

Kaplan’s instincts get Quessenberry on path to recovery - Ultimate Texans
Texans head trainer Geoff Kaplan does not want any credit for helping save the life of offensive lineman David Quessenberry during OTAs in June.

Mike Meltser’s Quick Takes On The Texans Depth Chart " CBS Houston
Mike Meltser gives his thoughts on the first depth chart of the 2014 season.

With Clowney, Cushing out, Texans unsettled at linebacker - Yahoo Sports
For Houston Texans' new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's 3-4 scheme to work, he must have exceptional play from his linebackers.

Around the League

Hard Knocks Episode 1 Recap: The Boring Crusade -
The latest season of "Hard Knocks" is upon us on HBO, and if Episode 1 is any guide the NFL has managed to make a behind-the-scenes look at the Atlanta Falcons training camp a boring experience.

Young Lions ready to join the hunt -
The Lions want to be king of the NFC North. To do that, they'll need guys like Ryan Broyles, Ziggy Ansah and rest of the youth movement to make big contributions in 2014.

Quotables: Martellus Bennett body slams teammate, Packers lose Don Barclay for season -
NFL training camp is almost never dull, and at least one incident in Chicago is proof of that. Elsewhere, the Packers' offense took a significant hit before the first preseason game.

Weird NFL changes you should definitely know now -
Dan Rubenstein talks the merits of preseason NFL football and the rules changes that are slowly being rolled out.

Olivier Vernon sits out, Cortland Finnegan looking sharp and more from training camp -
Cortland Finnegan made life miserable for Ryan Tannehill on Tuesday and more from training camp around the NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Phillies 2, Astros 1:Houston falls to Philadelphia in extra innings - The Crawfish Boxes
Bats go flat as game mercifully ends after 15 innings.

"Brutal" May film study with Charlie Strong showcased lack of effort by Horns - Burnt Orange Nation
The head coach made the Horns watch their worst plays from last season to preach the importance of effort.

Red Raider Gridiron: Practice #2 in the Books-Recap, Links, Quotes and Video - Viva The Matadors
Practice #2 is finished and we have a recap, links, quotes and video from Texas Tech's fall camp.

Midweek Musings: Is Andy Dalton Worth His Contract? - Frogs O' War
There have been a variety of responses to Andy Dalton's mega-contract, and depending on whether you're a TCU fan or a Bengals fan, you're view differs quite a bit.

2014 ODB Community Projections: RB Rashodrick Linwood - Our Daily Bears
With over 60 projections in for QB Bryce Petty, we're off to a great start on the 2014 projections. Next up is the electric RB Shock Linwood.

Future Texas A&M Football Schedules - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M has been assembling future non-conference opponents for Aggie Football. Here is a quick guide to the upcoming schedules in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

2014 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football Preview Now For Sale On Apple iBooks & iTunes - Barking Carnival
Thinking Texas Football is now available through Apple. Also, some quick thoughts on recommendations.