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Houston Texans News: September 1, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, September 1, 2014.

Jared Wickerham

Houston Texans News

New England Patriots trade QB Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The New England Patriots have dealt quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Ryan Mallett traded to Texans from Patriots, per report -
Ryan Mallett is headed to Houston, where he could compete for a starting job against Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to Texans - Sports - The Boston Globe
The Patriots traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Texans Sunday, a move that had seemed inevitable almost since the day former New England offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien became head coach in Houston earlier this year.

Chris Clemons cut by Texans; Manning likely back -
The Houston Texans released Chris Clemons on Sunday, five months after signing the safety to a free-agent deal. Danieal Manning will reportedly return to Houston after being released in March.

Texans sign 10 to practice squad
The Texans signed 10 players to the practice squad on Sunday.

NFL Waivers: Damaris Johnson claimed by Houston Texans - Bleeding Green Nation
Long live Damaris Johnson.

Houston Texans cut-down analysis - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Most significant move: Cornerback Brandon Harris ran out of chances. They say you know who a guy is a football player by his third NFL season. Last season...

Houston Texans quarterback moves don't dispel questions - ESPN
On Sunday, the Houston Texans changed their quarterback situation. What exactly that means, we don't know just yet. They released Case Keenum, a player...

Reviewing the Houston Texans moves on Sunday - ESPN
The Texans were perhaps not as active on the waiver wire as some expected today, but they did use their top position in the waiver system and filled...

RTC: No storybook ending for Case Keenum - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Case Keenum failed to reach his potential, writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.

Around the League

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

Alex Smith signs 4-year, $68 million contract extension with Chiefs -
Alex Smith is locked in as the Chiefs' starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, on a contract that will earn him $45 million in guarantees.

NFL cuts 2014: Notable players released as 53-man rosters finalized -
The Broncos released Duke Ihenacho, the Saints scrapped both kickers on their roster and more notable names didn't make it through Saturday's roster cuts unscathed.

Michael Sam will not be signed to the Rams practice squad - Turf Show Times
Despite a ringing endorsement from Jeff Fisher, the Rams will not be adding Michael Sam to the team's practice squad.

Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence, per report -
Ray McDonald will be the first test for the NFL's new domestic violence policy.

The Bears have the pieces to be a Super Bowl winner -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White says a better defense, a loaded offense and Marc Trestman's magic touch with Jay Cutler are more than enough to keep the Bears hunting through February.

32 hot takes for the 2014 NFL season -
The NFL's ultimate fan shares his predictions for all 32 teams this season.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Rangers 2: Late Inning Heroics Cap off Series Win - The Crawfish Boxes
Dallas Keuchel went 7 strong innings, and Dominguez, Altuve deliver the big hits to put the Astros over the top in the 8th inning for the series win against Texas

Rockets trade for Jason Terry with Sacramento Kings - The Dream Shake
Former Dallas Maverick shooting guard Jason Terry is apparently headed to Houston as the Rockets have traded with the Sacramento Kings.

Dominic Espinosa - Injury Report - Burnt Orange Nation
The senior offensive center left the game in the second half with an apparent ankle injury. The extent to which was unknown until today.

Ten Thoughts on Texas Tech 42, Central Arkansas 35 - Viva The Matadors
A "disappointing" effort from Texas Tech, squeaking out a 7 point win against Central Arkansas. We've got ten thoughts on last night's game.

Baylor Bears Blank SMU Ponies 45-0 - Our Daily Bears
A great defensive performance may eventually be remembered for injuries to offensive stars Bryce Petty and Antwan Goodley. For now, we celebrate!

Postgame Analysis- TCU 48, Samford 14 - Frogs O' War
The FoW crew breaks down the highs and lows from TCU's season opening victory over the Samford Bulldogs

Breaking Down Kenny Hill's South Carolina Performance - Good Bull Hunting
The stat sheet for Kenny Hill from Thursday night speaks for itself: 44 completions in 60 attempts, 511 passing yards, and 3 touchdowns. Now let's look at some numbers the stat sheet doesn't tell you.

Shooting From the Hip: Texas 38, North Texas 7 - Barking Carnival
Who'd have guessed the Strong era would start with a defensive showcase?