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Houston Texans News: June 23, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

What was J.J. Watt's message to Texans players? -
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is defined by his offseason work ethic. How did he recently challenge his teammates during a crucial time?

Houston Texans' Bill O'Brien gives glimpse at how he evaluates QBs - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
How do the Texans find what they want in the most important position on the field? The coaches took inside their evaluation process.

Andre Johnson Continues to Vent On the Texans - Houston - Scout
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson continues to voice his opinion of his former employer, the Houston Texans.

Texans reshaped according to Bill O'Brien's blueprint - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
In building the Houston Texans roster through the draft, Bill O'Brien has some very specific requirements.

Around the League

Cocaine, illiteracy and football could not stop Dexter Manley -
The former Super Bowl champ paid a high price for a normal life.

Will stardom spoil Odell Beckham Jr.? -
The reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year's meteoric rise hasn't been without its bumps, and the Giants are helping their top receiver learn to navigate the pitfalls of fame and keep his focus on the field.

MMBM: Tony Romo should be sent to Cleveland where he belongs -
Johnny Manziel to Dallas? Tony Romo to Cleveland? My league circles are hearing talk of a two-team trade in the works that would be a perfect fit for both franchises.

The life and times of Jaxson De Ville, the Jaguars' lewd, madcap mascot -
He retired before the job killed him.

PFT Commenter: The Washington NFL team thinks 'the Confederate Flag is a hateful symbol' -
The team no longer wants to be associated in any way with a visual and verbal remanent of the subjugation and violent murder visited upon an entire ethnic group over a bloody and demeaning 400 years of American history.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Starting Nine: Tony Kemp making waves - The Crawfish Boxes
He's as hot as any Astros farmhand, but will it translate to the bigs?

Starting Nine: Tony Kemp making waves - The Crawfish Boxes
He's as hot as any Astros farmhand, but will it translate to the bigs?

Report: Rockets to offer Sergio Llull three years, $21 million - The Dream Shake
Rockets appear ready to go all in on Llull.

Texas Ex Jordan Spieth wins US Open for second major in a row - Burnt Orange Nation
The win in Augusta was clearly not a fluke for golf's biggest rising star.

Texas Tech Weekly News - Viva The Matadors
All the news from the past week.

Baylor Football: A Closer Look at the New Gray Jersey - Our Daily Bears
Baylor Equipment Maestro Jeff Barlow takes you behind-the-scenes on the new gray jersey that has everyone buzzing (positively or negatively).

SEC West: Over/Under Win Totals for the 2015 Season - Good Bull Hunting
No team is safe from its own schedule; much less a team facing off in the SEC West.

Jordan Spieth: Young Gun with an Old Soul - Barking Carnival
The Former Longhorn continues to amaze and astound fans and fellow players alike with his calm demeanor and lazer-like focus as he dominates the 2015 Majors.

Player Ratings: Dynamo vs. the Portland Timbers - Dynamo Theory
The offense struggled tonight which was limited to a disallowed goal and a bicycle kick that hit the post.