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Houston Texans News: May 22, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, May 22, 2015.

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Source: Texans among three ‘Hard Knocks’ finalists - Ultimate Texans
The Texans could be making their first appearance on "Hard Knocks," the HBO series that runs in August.

Tyson Clabo released by Houston Texans -
The Texans released offensive tackle Tyson Clabo on Thursday. Is this the end of the line for a solid starter on four Falcons playoff teams?

Report: Former Texan Antonio Smith being investigated for child abuse - Ultimate Texans
Former Texans defensive end Antonio Smith, who played for the team from 2009-13, is being investigated for child abuse in Fort Bend County, TMZ reported early Thursday.

Houston Texans Rumors: Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett Compete To Start In OTAs, Bill O'Brien Likes Jaelen Strong With DeAndre Hopkins : US : Sports World Report
The Houston Texans are coming into OTA workouts with Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett competing to start this season and the two quarterbacks will split first team reps in offseason activities for head coach Bill O'Brien and this comes as the offense has some new weapons with Jaelen Strong and Kenny Hilliard coming in for Arian Foster and DeAndre Hopkins.

Ex-Texans RB Ben Tate looking for a shot in Dallas - Ultimate Texans
Former Texans running back Ben Tate is working out for the Dallas Cowboys, the National Football Post reported Thursday.

Houston Texans rank 160th in ESPN salary survey - AFC South - ESPN
The Texans, the fifth-most valuable NFL franchise according to Forbes, ranks 24th among NFL teams in per-player spending.

Around the League

How Lavonte David became so inexplicably good -
Undersized and overlooked for most of his football career, it's impossible to ignore the Buccaneers All-Pro linebacker these days.

Rise 'n Grind: Johnny Manziel mania returns -
Drake's best pal is back and ready to ball.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Extra points, Ryan Tannehill, Justin Smith and more -
A heartfelt about changing the NFL's extra point, Ryan Tannehill's big deal, Justin Smith's retirement, Derek Carr, DeflateGate and more! Join Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber for another great NFL podcast.

The Giants need to lean on their rookies in 2015 -
The New York Giants need their first- and second-round picks to earn starting roles by the time the regular season rolls around.

2015 NFL offseason grades: Jets, 49ers at opposite ends of the spectrum -
The New York Jets have struggled in recent seasons, but their offseason has been a success.

Darrelle Revis won't defend Tom Brady's involvement in DeflateGate -
The All-Pro cornerback became the rare Brady teammate not to stick up for the quarterback.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Tigers 6, Astros 5: Comeback Spoiled By Walk Off Homer In Eleventh Inning - The Crawfish Boxes
What a time for his first ML bomb!

Rockets vs. Warriors 2015 NBA Playoffs Final Score: Houston and James Harden Fumble Away Game 2 - The Dream Shake
James Harden and Stephen Curry once again had a magnificent duel, but the Rockets could not win game 2 in Oakland.

Horns slide past Bears, 4-3, on game-winning Tres Barrera single - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns may be peaking at exactly the right time to earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

DMN Ranks The State's Best Linebackers - Viva The Matadors
The Dallas Morning News continues their countdown of the best position groups. Today, they rank the linebackers.

Kenny Hill is actually coming to TCU - Frogs O' War
The former Aggie will enroll at TCU on June 1, making his move from College Station to Fort Worth official.

Big XII Baseball Tournament: Day 2 - Our Daily Bears
The Bears fell to the Longhorns in a walk-off. TCU and WVU are the first two out.

Five-star RB Keith Ford transferring to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Keith Ford will transfer from Oklahoma to Texas A&M and be eligible for the 2016 season.

College basketball rules changes should have a positive impact - CougCenter
Some are expressing trepidation over the changes, such as a shorter shot clock, but the cumulative effect should help grow the profile of the sport.

US Open Cup: Houston Dynamo to face San Antonio Scorpions or Austin Aztex in fourth round - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo set to face Texas team in fourth round of the US Open Cup.