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Houston Texans News: August 10, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 10, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans should get off high horse, give Ray Rice a call - Houston Chronicle
Notwithstanding the preposterous claim that they are happy with their running back situation, the Texans need help at the position.

Getting Chris Polk back in the mix a boon for Texans’ running game - Ultimate Texans
The Saturday return of veteran running back Chris Polk from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him all week provided a boost to the Texans’ backfield.

Texans' cheerleaders unveil annual swimsuit calendar - Houston Chronicle
Houston Texans cheerleaders in swimsuits. Need we say more?

Brawls with Redskins facilitate bonding for Texans - Houston Chronicle
The Texans were so nasty to the Washington Redskins it's surprising Donald Trump wasn't linked to the brawl that brought a premature end to their last practice in Richmond, Va.

Washington Redskins-Houstin Texans brawl counterproductive - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Some additional thoughts on the Washington Redskins-Houston Texans practice brawl on Saturday.

With HBO cameras rolling, Redskins and Texans can’t behave - The Washington Post
For the first day since training camp opened, the Redskins drew a near-capacity crowd Saturday, the final day of three hard-hitting joint practices with the Houston Texans.

Weekend Hot Clicks: Texans, Redskins brawl at practice, Jessica Sulecki - Extra Mustard -
NFL Heating Up The NFL season is fast approaching, and things are starting to heat up. The Houston Texans gave folks another great reason to watch HBO's Hard Knocks this year by getting into numerous fights with the Redskins during their joint practice on Saturday. And then Washington's Twitter account won Saturday with this beauty:

Around the League

Al Michaels gives touching tribute to Frank Gifford at halftime of Hall of Fame game -
The former NFL player and broadcaster passed away on Sunday at the age of 84.

NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford dies at age 84 -
Gifford died of natural causes according to his family.

Lavonte David agrees to 5-year to extension with Buccaneers -
Lavonte David's extension is worth more than $50 million and will keep him under contract with the Bucs through the 2020 season.

Denzel Washington attends Dallas Cowboys practice with his son, ‘Ballers’ star J.D. Washington -
Like father like son, kind of!

Vikings vs. Steelers 2015: Minnesota wins Hall of Fame game in Canton -
Teddy Bridgewater looked sharp as the Vikings beat the Steelers, 14-3, in the 2015 preseason opener in Canton.

Richie Incognito blasts Roger Goodell, Ted Wells for bullying investigation -
The 32-year-old guard says he's learned from the scandal, but he still doesn't approve of how the NFL handled his punishment.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The 10 best individual Rockets seasons of the last 30 years - The Dream Shake
We rank the best individual season from Rockets players since 1985. Was Harden good enough last year to supplant Dream?

Texas Football Open Practice Notes and Observations - Burnt Orange Nation
The new look Texas offense and defensive youth movement made the Texas summer heat plenty bearable. Jump in for notes from Charlie Strong's open practice...

Texas Tech Snags 2 Defensive Lineman - Viva The Matadors
More commits!

TCU Football Countdown: 25 Days - Frogs O' War
A dynamic athlete on offense and a hard working safety on defense bring our countdown to day 25.

10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know from Meet the Bears 2015 - Our Daily Bears
These are the ten essential observations and opinions from the supremely crowded Meet the Bears that you need to know.

2015 Agvent Calendar - Good Bull Hunting
The season is almost here. Be sure you know just how close it is.

Texas Longhorns Football First Practice Notes: The OL - Barking Carnival
It's just shorts and shells so don't get too excited, but the early starting OL lineup goes: Hutchins-Flowers-Doyle-Perkins-Williams The three inside guys have pretty good job security, but...

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes: Highlights - Dynamo Theory
Houston defeated San Jose on Saturday night to grab three points in the Western Conference.