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Houston Texans News: August 8, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 8, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans Camp Report: Day 13 - ESPN
A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training camp.

Jadeveon Clowney says he'll play Houston Texans' preseason opener vs. Arizona Cardinals despite injury | FOX Sports
Top overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney says he'll start the Houston Texans' preseason opener Saturday at Arizona after missing practice time this week with an undisclosed injury. Clowney's proclamation seemed to catch coach Bill O'Brien by surprise.

Quotes: Day 11 of Training Camp
Texans players spoke with the media after Thursday's practice.

Texans training camp: Texans should be tougher with O'Brien in charge - CBSSports.com
With new coach Bill O'Brien now in charge, the Texans should be mentally tougher and much more disciplined, but they still have too few stars.

Andre Johnson Needs To Buy In If Houston Texans Want To Win " CBS Pittsburgh
The Houston Texans have a brand new head coach and starting quarterback. The only way they can win this season is if their best player, wide receiver Andre Johnson, buys into the new system.

Texans embracing preseason changes to kicking game - Ultimate Texans
Jon Weeks’ job will barely change. Randy Bullock is up for the challenge. Bill O’Brien is intrigued by it all.

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien likes extra-point experiment in camp - ESPN
The Texans' kicking battle between rookie Chris Boswell and third-year man Randy Bullock will be decided during preseason games.

BWTB: 90 for 90
Although her 90th birthday is still a couple of months away, Texans' receptionist Wahnetta Mitchell got an early birthday surprise from Jadeveon Clowney.

Around the League

NFL preseason 2014: Football is back - SBNation.com
Week 1 of the NFL preseason is here and the first night brought us a Super Bowl rematch and an 80-point shootout in Kansas City, highlighting the six-game schedule.

How to ruin a fantasy mock draft - SBNation.com
Ruining mock drafts is pretty much definitely an art form. And as with all forms of art, if you reference an online guide, it’s actually really simple to pick up and become incredibly skillful. So here's your online guide.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Sharrif Floyd and 4 more Vikings ready go berserk in 2014 - SBNation.com
Danny Kelly takes a look at six players who could make a big difference for the Vikings.

The exact way to prioritize top QBs in your fantasy football draft - SBNation.com
Matt Ufford ranks the quarterbacks most worth your time as you chase fantasy football greatness.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Phillies 6, Astros 5: Bullpen blows yet another big lead - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros continue to find ways to lose against the Phillies, lose 8th straight game played at Citizens Bank\ Park.

Texas Longhorns practice notes: Coaches staying with players in dorms - Burnt Orange Nation
The latest from Texas practice as the first week of fall camp continues.

Texas Tech Approves Contract With Under Armour Through 2020 - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech approves contract with Under Armour as the official outfitter of Texas Tech athletics through 2020.

TCU Football 2014: Previewing the Defensive Line - Frogs O' War
With Devonte Fields out of the picture TCU's defensive line gets shuffled a little bit.

"Feet Don't Fail Us Now" - Our Daily Bears
Promoted fanpost from kevin_sikes

Time Lapse GIF: Kyle Field grass is installed - Good Bull Hunting
Let's watch this grass grow together.

Charlie Strong's Future at Texas, Part III: The Realist's View - Barking Carnival
The third in a series of excerpts from the 2014 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football