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Houston Texans News: July 30, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 30, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

DeAndre Hopkins is the Houston Texans' next great receiver -
Very few players ever live up to the kind of hype they get in training camp. DeAndre Hopkins did, and now that Andre Johnson's gone, the spotlight's on Nuk to lead the Texans offense.

Texans' Clowney won't be ready for start of training camp
The Houston Texans have placed outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list.

Texans training camp, preseason games on FOX Sports Southwest | FOX Sports
FOX Sports Southwest begins its coverage of the Houston Texans' 2015 training camp on Saturday, Aug. 1 with TEXANS TRAINING CAMP TODAY.

Texans 2015 season: The analysts weigh in
With just days before the start of training camp, we had a panel of our Texans analysts, Andre Ware, Spencer Tillman, and John Harris weigh in on the major topics surrounding this year’s team.

Texans' battle fronts are QB, WR, SS - Houston Chronicle
From the time they begin training camp on Saturday to the first regular-season game against Kansas City, the Texans will have fewer questions to answer compared to this time last year.

Around the League

An in-depth breakdown of crazed Patriots fans storming into training camp -
The New England Patriots opened up training camp to their fans this morning and proved once again why they have bar none the best fans in football.

Updated NFL training swaps child abuse for drunk driving -
The league came under fire from players for last year's tone deaf approach. Now the mandatory training gets a revision.

Florida tops SEC East for 2016 NFL Draft talent -
The East division doesn't tout as much NFL talent as the West but it does have the conference's best player in Gators cornerback Vernon Hargreaves.

Judge tells NFL, NFLPA to ‘tone down their rhetoric’ in Tom Brady case -
A New York judge wants the NFL and NFLPA to work on a resolution to their litigation sooner rather than later, and wants as little nonsense as possible to cut through.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Astros' payroll is not a thing - The Crawfish Boxes
Why are folks complaining about payroll during the winningest Astros season in over a decade? TCB has thoughts on the subject.

Alan Williams signs in China, and I will miss him - The Dream Shake
Bidding farewell to a singular Summer League player.

Texas makes top 5 for 4-star OT Jean Delance - Burnt Orange Nation
The recruitment of the No. 12 offensive tackle nationally continues to look more and more favorable for the Horns.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 7/30 - Viva The Matadors
This week I take a look at the Red Raiders two newest offensive line commits and a defensive linemen who has Tech in his top 5.

TCU Football 2015: Defensive Line Preview - Frogs O' War
After losing only one starter from the 2014 squad, the defensive line is TCU's deepest and most experience position group heading into fall camp...

Baylor Ranked #4 in 2015 Preseason USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll - Our Daily Bears
If the season ended today and the Coaches Poll decided inclusion in the CFB Playoff, Baylor would be facing down a matchup with #1 Ohio State.

July Aggie Recruiting Update: Let's all stay off Twitter. - Good Bull Hunting
Let's just avoid Recruiting Twitter for the next five weeks okay?

Cal Bears Center Matt Cochran leaves football team - Barking Carnival
And no one knows why...