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Houston Texans News: July 23, 2015

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

"Please hold me.  I get lonely at the top."
"Please hold me. I get lonely at the top."
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Houston Texans News

UPDATE: Free tickets for Texans Training Camp sold out
UPDATE: Free tickets for Texans Training Camp sold out.

Texans doctor calls Jadeveon Clowney’s progress "spectacular" | ProFootballTalk
We'll see soon enough if the progress is real, but the Texans are using words like "spectacular" to describe the progress of former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney after microfracture surgery. According to Tania Ganguli of, Texans team physician...

Texans rookies get another chance to impress starting Sunday - Ultimate Texans
One of the most interesting things about Texans training camp will be watching rookies develop – draft choices and undrafted free agents.

Houston Texans' J.J. Watt does synchronized swimming, curling in new commercials | News - Home
Is there anything J.J. Watt can't do?

Around the League

Is it really too late for RG3? -
Offseason rankings and insider whispers have not been kind to Washington's preeminent personal sports brand. But is Griffin really getting a fair shake? Also, Brady settlement talks, silver medals, contracts, training camp previews and more!

2015 NFL training camp preview: Cowboys hunting for back-to-back division titles -
No team has earned back-to-back NFC East titles in more than a decade, but the Cowboys hope to break that trend.

2015 NFL training camp preview: AFC East belongs to the Patriots until proven otherwise -
The Patriots have won the AFC East in six straight seasons and 11 of the last 12 years, and the defending Super Bowl champs have the tools to continue their reign in 2015.

Vikings reportedly give Adrian Peterson $20 million guaranteed in restructured contract -
Peterson and the Vikings settled another issue that had been clouding their relationship: His contract.

Even Madden 2016 is mocking the Seahawks for losing the Super Bowl -
Everyone still thinks the Seahawks losing was funny. Except the Seahawks, probably.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 4, Red Sox 2: Tucker, McHugh power past Red Sox - The Crawfish Boxes
Three home runs between Tucker and Gattis prove too much for Boston.

The Dream Shake, a Houston Rockets community
Your best source for quality Houston Rockets news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Longhorns CB Duke Thomas seeking All-Conference potential - Burnt Orange Nation
The potential and leadership are there. Now the Longhorns' top defensive back needs to apply a team-oriented lesson to himself.

Texas Tech Adds A Defensive Lineman Commit - Viva The Matadors
Austin Deshay from Pflugerville commits to the Red Raiders!

Big 12 Media Days - Video Recap - Frogs O' War
We will have much more from Media Days as the Big 12 descended on Big D. But for now, enjoy this video recap!

DarthBear Reports from the Big 12 Media Days! - Our Daily Bears
Our very own darthbear somehow got media credentials for the Big 12 Media Days, and he's here to share his experiences with us!

Big 12 Players want Texas A&M back in the conference - Good Bull Hunting
In an anonymous survey, players at Big 12 Media Days want the conference to expand and include Texas A&M.

2015 Big 12 Media Day: Quick Hitters From Charlie Strong's Press Conference - Barking Carnival
Some quick hitters: - Camp starts August 6th. Then it's a one month slog until kickoff in South Bend. - Challenging schedule, we'll be tested often early. - Our seniors have never had a double...

Mark Geiger gifts Mexico a Gold Cup Final - Dynamo Theory
The PRO Referee makes repeatedly shambolic calls to send a 10-man Panama home after extra time in the Gold Cup Semifinals. Mexico will play Jamaica in Sunday's Final.