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Houston Texans News: June 25, 2015

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Houston Texans News

New report calls Broncos-Texans talks about Manning "very preliminary" | ProFootballTalk
The plot thickens, with another report of some degree of discussion between the Broncos and Texans about Peyton Manning — one which leaves everyone with the requisite amount of plausible deniability.

Ex-Texans QB Matt Leinart’s foundation immersed in controversy - Ultimate Texans
The charitable foundation of former Texans quarterback Matt Leinart is embroiled in controversy over using its status as a non-profit to avoid paying $50,000 in rental fees for public fields in Southern California that were used by the Matt Leinart Flag Football League.

Texans rookies receive emotional message from Chris Herren
Texans rookies are learning from the NFL about their futures as professional players.

Hammond: Texans Interest In Peyton Wasn’t About Hoyer, Mallett " CBS Houston
Bill O’Brien checking in on trade scenarios for Peyton Manning doesn’t mean he doesn’t think he can win with Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett.

Texans 2015 position evaluation: Tight end
As a group, the Houston Texans tight ends didn't contribute a whole lot in 2014.

Around the League

Grady Jarrett, Jay Ajayi are Day 3 NFL Draft picks to watch in training camp - SBNation.com
There are plenty of late-round picks worth paying attention to as they battle for starting roles in training camp.

Clemson OT Isaiah Battle to enter NFL Supplemental Draft - SBNation.com
Isaiah Battle will forego his senior season with Clemson and enter the NFL Supplemental Draft in July.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Is Peyton Manning still elite and other important questions - SBNation.com
This week on the Family Hour, Stephen White, Danny Kelly, RVB and PFT Commenter discuss those Peyton Manning trade rumors, the latest on DeflateGate, Dan Snyder the humanitarian (lol), Russell Wilson's future in Seattle, HBO's "Ballers," and more!

The Jaguars offense depends on a breakout season from Allen Robinson - SBNation.com
It's been a long time since the Jaguars offense had anyone to brag about, but that could change this season thanks to the second-year receiver.

The 5 NFL mercenaries who could matter this season - SBNation.com
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire ... these NFL veterans.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros officially sign second overall pick Alex Bregman - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros sign LSU shortstop Alex Bregman.

TDS Podcast, Ep. 5: Talking playoffs, Sergio Llull and the NBA Draft - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein get back on the horn after a monthlong hiatus.

Texas Longhorns OL still lacking high-level experience - Burnt Orange Nation
Better depth and experience gained last season should benefit a group that grew during the spring.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 6/25 - Viva The Matadors
This week I take a closer look at Jordyn Brooks and two other recruits who could end up being Red Raiders.

Remembering TCU Legend Don Looney, '41 - Frogs O' War
The last surviving member of TCU's 1938-39 National Championship team has left us. Here's a look back at Don Looney, 1916 - 2015.

Baylor's Big Wednesday: 2017 QB Kellen Mond and WR Hezekiah Jones Commit - Our Daily Bears
What seemed like a relatively normal Wednesday going in turned out to be everything but as two 4* in-state recruits gave their pledges to Art Briles' program.

Daily Bull 6.25.15 - Good Bull Hunting
"Two pretty blondes in a Porsche / Their bumper says 'We love LA' / They look pretty fair but they are crazy out there and they'd just as soon blow you away" - Robert Earl Keen, Jr.

Myles Turner and Jonathan Holmes - Barking Carnival
Where will the last two of Rick Barnes prodigal sons end up going in the NBA draft?