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Houston Texans News

With Colts, Andre Johnson rediscovering love for the game
Uncle Andre Melton: 'He loves Andrew, he loves T.Y., he loves Pep Hamilton.'

5 former Michigan State players on Houston Texans roster, with HBO's 'Hard Knocks' on deck |
Houston Texans' website reporter says Keith Mumphery off to fast start in OTAs.

Hard Knocks could keep Texans from luring practice partners | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have agreed, perhaps a bit reluctantly, to serve as the featured act on Hard Knocks. And the Texans could have a hard time finding a team to agree to practice with them this year. The Texans and Saints had planned to work out together prior to their exhibition game in August.

Saints bail on practice with Texans, admit ‘Hard Knocks’ part of decision - Ultimate Texans
The Texans learned a hard lesson about "Hard Knocks" on Thursday when New Orleans cancelled joint practices before their nationally televised preseason game on Aug. 30 at the Superdome.

After 'lost' rookie year, Texans' Nix refocused - Houston Chronicle
J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing, Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer entered the room. Quiet, honest words from a Texans nose tackle who didn't take the field in 2014 engulfed them.

Mike Meltser: Did The Texans Fill Their Roster Holes On Offense? " CBS Houston
For reference: Mike Meltser's January 2015 Texans Roster Holes In January, I published a post previewing the holes that the Texans brain trust would have to fill on the roster.

Houston Texans RUMORS: Kurtis Drummond Could Push For Roster Spot, Playing Time Behind Rahim Moore, Stevie Brown? : Sports : Headlines & Global News
Drummond went undrafted, but the former Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year has the tools of a starting NFL safety if he can alter his approach to the game.

Around the League

Is Pete Carroll a hair thief? -
This is how the Seahawks coach stays so vibrant.

Who will be the NFL's 2015 Comeback Player of the Year? -
NaVorro Bowman, Victor Cruz and Nick Foles are just a few players who could be looking at a Comeback Player of the Year award with strong 2015 campaigns.

Rise 'n Grind: The trouble with tackles -
It's been an especially rough week for offensive tackles in the NFL.

Adrian Peterson threw a tantrum about NFL contracts on Twitter -
The disgruntled Vikings running back had a few things to say about NFL contracts on Thursday.

Ryan Clady tears ACL, expected to be out for season -
Peyton Manning's blindside protector will likely miss the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Prospects: The Forgotten Few, Volume 4 - The Crawfish Boxes
We take a gander at some prospects that are putting up the numbers, but did not make the TCB Top 30.

Three storylines to watch for the Houston Rockets in the offseason - The Dream Shake
Upgrading at point guard is just one way Daryl Morey must improve the team.

Report: Under Armour to make record-setting apparel offer to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns could well change apparel companies in the coming months due to Nike's typical unwillingness to set the market.

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

TCU Baseball: Q&A with Backing the Pack - Frogs O' War
In honor of the college baseball postseason starting, we're kicking things off with a little Q&A with our friends from 'Backing the Pack', SBNation's NC State blog.

Baylor's Full New Gunmetal Gray Uniform - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Texas Aggies on 2015 College Football Preview Magazine Covers - Good Bull Hunting
We are collecting the 2015 College Football Preview magazines that feature Texas Aggies on the cover.

2015 Texas Longhorns Athletics APR Results: Football Still An Outlier - Barking Carnival
As we do each year, we heap laurels and and a few raspberries on our various athletic teams and their academic support groups for their performance in APR - a crude measure of academic compliance....

Dynamo can capitalize against league-worst NYCFC - Dynamo Theory
Houston travels to the fabled halls of Yankee Stadium for a showdown against one of MLS' newest expansions - who have now gone 10 games without a win.