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Houston Texans News

Texans' J.J. Watt Signs Record $100 Million Contract
There have been 19 $100 million contracts in the history of the NFL, but Watt is just the second defensive player to land one of them.

J.J. Watt of Houston Texans talks about new contract - ESPN
J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans talks about his new $100 million extension.

The inside details of J.J. Watt’s record deal - Ultimate Texans
Defensive end J.J. Watt’s six-year, $100 million contract extension that includes $51.876 in guaranteed money makes him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, but the deal doesn’t overwhelm the Texans when it comes to the salary cap.

Houston Texans game predictions - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
ESPN.com Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli makes her game-by-game picks for the 2014 season.

Texans, Manning make reacquaintances - Houston Chronicle
Veteran safety Danieal Manning doesn't know how his return to the Texans will play out, but he admits he feels "grateful" to be able to return to the team and city that had been his home for the last three years.

Both the Texans and J.J. Watt won big with his giant new contract extension | For The Win
The Houston Texans signed their superstar defensive end to a six-year, $100M deal Monday.

Mallett, Manning make first appearance on unofficial depth chart
The Texans have released the unofficial depth chart for this week's season opener against Washington.

JJ Watt's Houston Texans contract extension: Behind the numbers | The MMQB with Peter King
Before today, J.J. Watt was under contract to the Texans—the last year of his rookie contract, followed by a team option—at remarkable value. The rookie contract system as part of the new CBA put Watt, already a two-time All-Pro and the 2012 defensive player of the year, at a particular disadvan...

Why Watt Is Great
John Harris breaks down a play that shows J.J. Watt's special talent.

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans reach agreement on 6-year, $100 million deal - ESPN

The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached agreement on a six-year contract extension that could pay him $100 million, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Houston Texans give J.J. Watt record-breaking contract, release Case Keenum - Houston Business Journal

J.J. Watt will be the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history when he signs his new contract.

Around the League

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

The Notebook: Bet on the Buccaneers - SBNation.com
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White says that the Logan Mankins trade could be the keystone for the Buccaneers this season.

Wes Welker suspended four games for PED use - Mile High Report
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker will miss the first four games of the 2014 season.

Jim Irsay suspended 6 games, fined, banned from tweeting about NFL - SBNation.com
After months of waiting, the NFL has finally imposed sanctions on the Colts owner following his March arrest.

NFL Draft report: Old issues remain with Brett Hundley, Bryce Petty - SBNation.com
In Week 1 of the college football season, we saw some of the same past troubles with top quarterbacks, Todd Gurley is still great and a few top wide receiver prospects appear interchangeable.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Jose In Heaven: Astros 8, Angels 3 - The Crawfish Boxes
Altuve continues quest for 200 hits by clubbing 4 as Houston rolls.

Changed Texas WR John Harris finally breaks out - Burnt Orange Nation
Did the Horns find a No. 1 receiver on Saturday night?

For Texas Tech the answer is easy: Straight football. No switchblades. - Viva The Matadors
Turnovers, sloppy play and several stupid penalties left many Red Raider fans feeling uneasy after watching what feels like deja-vu all over again by Kingsbury's squad on Saturday night. Perhaps the answer going forward lies in a quote from the past.

Boykin named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week - Frogs O' War
Deuce Boogie reaps early dividends in the new offense.

Baylor Football Cinematic Highlights vs. SMU - Our Daily Bears
New thing they're doing this year, apparently. I like it.

Scouting the Aggies: Week 1 Review - Good Bull Hunting
Wow, so... that was fun, wasn't it? Let's jump right in and look at some personnel, formations, success rates and a few other things. To note: I do not chart garbage time, and for this game, I...

Texas-North Texas Defense Post-Mortem: Texas Longhorns Football Game Review - Barking Carnival
We be D'in.