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Houston Texans News: May 8, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, May 8, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Lots of eyes on Texans rookie receiver Jaelen Strong at minicamp - Ultimate Texans
No rookie will be watched closer on the practice field the next two days than receiver Jaelen Strong, the third-round pick from Arizona State.

Texans as Superheroes
John Harris names Texans superheroes.

Texans sign all seven NFL draft picks
The Houston Texans have signed all seven members of the team’s 2015 draft class.

Kurtis Drummond a steal for Houston Texans, says Michigan State's Harlon Barnett | MLive.com
Drummond led Michigan State's defense in tackles, passes breakups and interceptions last season.

Lynden Trail quiets down as Texans’ rookie camp begins - Ultimate Texans
Lynden Trail is outgoing, dynamic and non-stereotypical.

Quessenberry's younger brother trying out for Texans
David Quessenberry's little brother, Paul, will take part in rookie tryouts this weekend with the Texans.

David Quessenberry’s brother, Paul, gets shot at catching Texans’ eye - Ultimate Texans
David Quessenberry was the best story on the 2014 Texans, as a second-year tackle who overcame cancer.

AFC South draft grades: Texans closing divisional gap on Colts - NFL.com
With a fine haul headlined by CB Kevin Johnson, the Houston Texans aced the 2015 draft. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts left something to be desired. Bucky Brooks grades each AFC South class.

Around the League

On La'el Collins, the Dallas Cowboys, and 'character flaws' - SBNation.com
La'el Collins, who apparently did nothing wrong, is now a Dallas Cowboy. Please don't link him with other bad human beings because of his story.

The price of supporting the troops is paid to the NFL - SBNation.com
The Department of Defense paid NFL teams more than $5 million over four years to buy moments that honored troops. It's disingenuous -- and also par for the course for the NFL's operations.

Dante Fowler out for the season after suffering torn ACL - SBNation.com
The No. 3 overall pick went down during 11-on-11 drills and had to be carted off the field. The Jaguars confirmed that Fowler suffered a torn ACL.

Rise 'n Grind: There is no conspiracy against Tom Brady and the Patriots - SBNation.com
Don Yee, Tom Brady's agent, thinks his client may have been framed ... LOL.

Tom Brady dodges DeflateGate questions in 1st public appearance since report - SBNation.com
The Patriots signal caller clearly didn't want to comment on the latest report.

Jon Stewart sums up every NFL fan's true feelings about DeflateGate - SBNation.com
He's not wrong!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Angels 2 Astros rally to get back into the W's - The Crawfish Boxes
On Preston Tucker day, a long-anticipated debut was overshadowed by dominant pitching and defense, including a couple Blue Star plays that should be up for ESPYs next year.

Rockets vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 3 Preview: This time in Los Angeles - The Dream Shake
After a dispiriting split of their first two home games, the Houston Rockets need to turn something around to take a game on the road. So what can they do to improve?

Aggie football fandom trending over Longhorns in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth - Burnt Orange Nation
The Aggies are close to becoming the favored football program in two of the nation's top-10 media markets as fans bail from the Longhorns bandwagon.

The Big 12 Will Now Have One True Champion - Viva The Matadors
The Big 12 unanimously approved a tiebreaker system in order to name one champion at the end of the season.

TCU Baseball: Kansas Preview - Frogs O' War
The Frogs are trying to close out the season in high fashion; and clinch a regular season title. But will that be enough to earn them a National Seed? Or will those pesky Baptists from Dallas take that away from TCU?

Let's Talk About Baseball! - Our Daily Bears
Brace yourselves, the recaps are coming.

Aggies Host South Carolina Gamecocks - Good Bull Hunting
A&M returns home for the final regular season games at Olsen Field this weekend and they will be looking to lock up a national seed against South Carolina.

Applying the "rule of 3" to the 2015 Big 12 - Football Study Hall
It's hard to win the Big 12 without adhering to the "rule of 3," which teams have the DBs to stop passing games?

Pick the Lineup against Toronto FC - Dynamo Theory
Who's in your XI against Toronto FC?