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Houston Texans News: August 12, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans dis Richmond, brawl with Redskins in ‘Hard Knocks’ premiere - The Washington Post
Texans can't wait to get the [heck] out of Richmond.

HBO 'Hard Knocks' 2015: Best Texans Storylines, Moments, Reaction for Episode 1 | Bleacher Report
The biggest storyline surrounding Houston Texans training camp this year is the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett...

35 Instant Reactions To Texans Hard Knocks – Episode 1 " CBS Houston
The Houston Texans are on Hard Knocks on HBO every Tuesday at 9pm. Every week we'll give you instant reaction to the show. Here are the 35 things I pulled from the first episode of Hard Knocks, featuring the Houston Texans. And it's totally safe for work, I don't drop any curse words.

The Redskins and Texans brawl on the first episode of ‘Hard Knocks’ | For The Win
HBO's acclaimed series Hard Knocks premiered Tuesday. This season, the show follows the Houston Texans as they prepare for their season opener. The first episode took viewers to Richmond, Va., home of the Washington Redskins' training camp.

Is Ryan Mallett ready to be the Texans’ starter at QB? - The Washington Post
The strong-armed former understudy to Tom Brady in New England is vying this summer with Brian Hoyer for the starting job in Houston.

Arian Foster fallout: How injury alters Houston Texans, AFC race -
Adam Schein said 2015 would be the Year of the Texans ... but that was before Houston lost its best offensive player. How will Arian Foster's injury affect the team -- and the AFC as a whole?

Around the League

Geno Smith sucker punch is first test for Jets head coach Todd Bowles -
Things were supposed to be different for the Jets this year. Now, their rookie head coach is facing questions about whether he can maintain control of the team in the wake of his starting quarterback getting punched over a $600 plane ticket.

3 teams make the case for Los Angeles -- and the NFL's listening -
The Chargers, Raiders and Rams all made their pitches for relocating to Los Angeles in front of NFL owners this week. Did the picture get any clearer?

Everything you need to know about the Jets and Geno Smith's broken jaw -
Yet another sad chapter in Jets history unfolded Tuesday, and we've got a heaping helping of links to help you understand the tragedy that is the New York Jets. Also, the NFL's race to Los Angeles and more!

Peyton Manning is old but still Peyton Manning -
Peyton Manning is 39, which is old by NFL standards, so just how effective can he be this season? Better than you think, according to the data.

Cowboy receivers practice while wearing bags on their head -
Well, that's interesting.

The 7 stages of the Internet reacting to Geno Smith's sucker punch -
News, jokes and one very sad teammate. Here's how things unfolded.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Who Starts When George Comes Back? - The Crawfish Boxes
Too much stuff...not enough space!

Nike to not match Adidas' $200 million offer to James Harden, per report - The Dream Shake
The Beard may be leaving the swoosh.

Texas freshman LB Cecil Cherry plans to transfer - Burnt Orange Nation
Say what?

Texas Tech Position Overview - Viva The Matadors
What position groups are the most intriguing?

TCU Football Countdown: 23 Days - Frogs O' War
There are only three more college football free weekends until the Frogs take their talents to Minnesota.

2015 Community Projections: WR Corey Coleman - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's leading WR from 2014 is back for his junior season and ready to be the go-to guy for new QB Seth Russell.

Daily Bull 08.11.15 - Good Bull Hunting
The internet is no place for cussing.

Houston Dash head to Seattle - Dynamo Theory
Houston in need of bouncing back from three straight losses.