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Houston Texans News: August 7, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 7, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ Case Keenum is being tested again - Ultimate Texans
More than 10 minutes after the Texans’ offensive brain trust, starting QB and potential QB of the future headed indoors to soak up air conditioning Tuesday, the only quarterback on the roster who has started a game for the team kept working outdoors under the rising sun. Then Case Keenum, the 2013 answer to a fallen Matt Schaub, was asked about the state of his confidence heading toward the Texans’ 2014 preseason opener Saturday at Arizona.

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Houston Texans
Some people are fans of the Houston Texans. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Houston Texans. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.

Camp Confidential: Houston Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Gone are the days off for veterans just because they're veterans.

McNair thinks division title is ‘achievable goal’ for Texans - Ultimate Texans
Texans owner Bob McNair was confident that he would beat each of the two forms of cancer he battled over the last 10 months, but when the time comes that he’s unable to serve as chairman and chief executive officer, his oldest son, Cal McNair, will take over the franchise.

Hoping to make Texans cut, Denham knows about survival - Houston Chronicle
Scroll down the list of names, sliding from Arian Foster and Andre Johnson to the Texans' 2014 draft picks and undrafted rookies. Anthony Denham finally appears.

Thank Rick Smith: A Look at the Texans' Abnormally Inept and Unlucky 2013 Draft Class | Houston Press
Back in June of 2012, Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith gave a fairly memorable interview to NFL scribe Peter King in which he laid out his philosophy on roster construction in today's NFL.

DeAndre Hopkins shining in training camp, has strong fantasy upside -
DeAndre Hopkins has had an excellent camp so far and looks to take a leap in his second season. We break down the fantasy implications.

Around the League

DeSean Jackson injures ankle, Johnny Manziel gaining on Brian Hoyer -
It's been a busy day at NFL training camps: Washington could be without both starting wideouts in the preseason opener, Manziel is impressing in Cleveland and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is getting starting reps in Green Bay.

Jaguars training camp: The top story lines entering preseason Week 1 - Big Cat Country
As the Jaguars enter the 2014 NFL preseason, here are some of the story lines that are developing.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Phillies 10, Astros 3: It could have gone better... - The Crawfish Boxes
It could have gone better...

Remarkable recovery continues for Texas RB Johnathan Gray - Burnt Orange Nation
Aided by a tremendous work ethic, the Longhorns running back is near full strength only seven months removed from an Achilles injury.

Away Game Hotspots | 2014 Edition - Viva The Matadors
It's that time of year, again! Send me your suggestions for grub outside of the Hub.

Devonte Fields is Officially Transferring to Stephen F. Austin - Frogs O' War
The preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, Devonte Fields, is officially leaving TCU and transferring to Stephen F. Austin. Fields, who has been separated from the university pending investigation, has now announced he will no longer be a Horned Frog.

Baylor Football 2014 Position Previews: Inside Receivers - Our Daily Bears
We're breaking things up with the receivers today, looking first at the guys on the inside that help make our offense so lethal.

SEC Network Graphics Released - Good Bull Hunting
New graphics for the SEC Network were released today.

Charlie's Strong's Future at Texas Part I: The Optimist's View - Barking Carnival
Worrying about Charlie Strong is unnecessary. He's already made the right moves. The wheels are already in motion. The rest is inevitable. So enjoy the ride. Excerpted from the 2014 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football.