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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, May 28, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

NFL Gets Much-Needed PR Win with J.J. Watt, Texans Landing HBO's 'Hard Knocks' | Bleacher Report
Rivers McCown says the NFL found themselves a quality antidote for all the negative publicity it's gotten in recent years.

Hoyer, Mallett take first Texans OTA in stride as QB battle begins - Ultimate Texans
Brian Hoyer began with the first team Wednesday. Split quarterback reps with Ryan Mallett followed, with Hoyer sometimes watching from the sideline as third-stringer Tom Savage and Mallett led the Texans’ offense during the first day of OTAs on Wednesday at NRG Stadium.

GM, owner keep thoughts with flood victims as Texans resume business - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Rick Smith says players, staff couldn't get to facility on Tuesday but reported no damage, while a few nearby areas were devastated.

Houston Texans: Best 5 Running Backs Ever
To say that the Texans have a rich history of hall of fame running backs would be like saying the 2013 season was a successful one. When...

Former ASU wide receiver Jaelen Strong, Houston Texans to appear on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' - The State Press
The former third-round pick will be among those followed in the popular HBO series.

Hopkins helping fill leadership void with Texans | FOX Sports
Hopkins helping fill leadership void with Texans.

Houston Texans Safety Position Breakdown
The Toro Times breakdown by position of the Houston Texans roster takes a look at the last defense position left, safety. Two new starters and a young find.

Around the League

The most intriguing QB competitions of 2015 -
This year, as many as four teams will have open competitions for the starting quarterback job.

Rise 'n Grind: What is Adrian Peterson doing? -
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is making his disgruntled superstar running back uncomfortable.

6 NFL teams that will ruin your offseason predictions -
So you think you know how things will play out in 2015? Think again.

Is Chip Kelly a madman or mastermind? -
Is the Eagles head coach a genius or a lunatic?

The Onside Kick Family Hour: What you should really watch for at NFL OTAs -
On this week's episode, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White helps us sort through those offseason practice reports. Stephen, Danny Kelly, and PFT Commenter also discuss the latest on the Ray McDonald situation and holding NFL teams accountable.

Emmanuel Sanders says Broncos moving to more balanced offense -
The Denver Broncos are going to switch to a more balanced offense next season. We take a look at their pass/run balance in 2014 and what other teams could change things up.

Mike Zimmer gives ultimatum to Adrian Peterson, La'el Collins takes starting reps -
Elsewhere, one of the New York Giant's top pass rushers suffers a scary injury.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Orioles 5, Astros 4: Late home run sinks Astros' comeback attempt - The Crawfish Boxes
Two former Astros come back to bite Houston.

Rockets vs. Warriors game recap: Harden, Houston fumble away Game 5 to end season - The Dream Shake
James Harden's new playoff record for turnovers proved too much for the Rockets to overcome in game 5 versus Golden State.

Texas finishes 2nd nationally in public college athletic department revenue - Burnt Orange Nation
The Horns should be back in the top spot again in 2014-15.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 5/28 - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders land a JUCO DT and continue chugging away on the recruiting trail.

Boykin featured on cover of ESPN The Magazine - Frogs O' War
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Baylor Women's Golf Falls Short, Finishes 2nd in NCAA Tournament - Our Daily Bears
In a disappointing conclusion to an incredible postseason, Baylor fell to the Stanford Cardinal 3-2 in extra holes.

Texas A&M's 2015 Win Total Over/Under (plus other schools of interest) - Good Bull Hunting
Do you think the Aggies will win more than 7.5 regular season games?

Playing Catch Up - Texas Football, Mayweather's Legacy, Augie, Shaka & The Warriors - Barking Carnival
Let's talk Texas Football, Augie, Shaka, Mayweather's legacy and the Warriors. Phew.

Canada to Face England in Final Game Before WWC - Dynamo Theory
After falling to England 1-0 at Cyprus earlier this year, Canada Seeks To Return Favor & End Lionesses' Winning Streak.