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Houston Texans News: August 13, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 13, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans don’t appear to be in market for running back, at least for now - Ultimate Texans
Ever since Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster underwent groin surgery in Philadelphia last week and the Texans auditioned running backs Pierre Thomas, Ben Malena and Joe McKnight after their star runner got hurt, they haven’t signed a running back.

Texans players react to first episode of ‘Hard Knocks’ - Ultimate Texans
On the first episode of Hard Knocks, nose tackle Vince Wilfork was showing off on the basketball court at home, sinking jump shots as if he were auditioning for the Rockets.

Washington Redskins-Houston Texans brawl part of 'Hard Knocks' debut - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
HBO did a good job setting up the climactic scene in Houston's "Hard Knocks" debut: The fight vs. the Washington Redskins.

49ers vs. Texans live stream: How to watch online - Niners Nation
The NFL seems to be hosing some folks who used Preseason Live in recent years. Fortunately there is an option for free streaming for at least one 49ers preseason game. We break it down.

Texans Strength Coach Does Fantastic ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage Impression (Video) | NFL |
The season premiere of "Hard Knocks" was Tuesday night, and it certainly didn't disappoint. While this season technically follows the Houston Texans, the first episode sure felt like a "Where are they now?" look at former New England Patriots players and coaches.

Houston Texans preseason schedule: Opponents, times, TV listings - NFL -
Houston Texans preseason schedule: Opponents, times, TV listings.

Steamy morning practice doesn’t bother Texans - Ultimate Texans
After Tuesday night’s rains, the Texans’ practice Wednesday morning felt like the steamiest yet of this training camp, but the team seemingly showed no ill-effects.

'Hard Knocks' episode 1 recap: J.J. Watt is human after all (but barely) -
In the season premiere of the HBO program, Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was a bleeping star, and J.J. Watt wasn't perfect.

Around the League

NFL, Tom Brady wrap up DeflateGate settlement talks for the day -
The DeflateGate saga is expected to continue after Tom Brady and the NFL wrapped up their day in court with Judge Richard Berman's chambers Wednesday.

Geno Smith gets broken jaw, Jets get QB vacancy -
Geno Smith was reportedly sucker punched in the Jets locker room by defensive end I.K. Enemkpali. Now the Jets have a vacancy at quarterback and are looking to resolve it as soon as possible.

Ray Rice hasn't received a second chance because he's not good enough anymore -
Some players get second chances, but Ray Rice's poor 2013 season is the real reason why no team wants to give him another shot.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 2, Giants 0: Astros blank Giants for series split - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros rebound to rescue series; come home on a win.

10 Houston Rockets games to circle on the 2015-16 Schedule - The Dream Shake
Today the NBA finally released the 2015-16 schedule and we give the games you want to circle.

Texas Longhorns recruiting: How the "Florida Five" could become the "Florida One" - Burnt Orange Nation
The group of friends said all the right things during the recruiting process, but it hasn't paid off for the Longhorns.

TCU Football Countdown: 22 Days - Frogs O' War
Meet TCU's No. 22, who makes big plays for an even bigger purpose.

Baylor Football 2015 Position Previews: Running Backs - Our Daily Bears
Led by junior Shock Linwood, Baylor has a deep group of RBs that should help first-year starting QB Seth Russell find his feet with a strong running game.

Here they are, folks.

Thinking Texas Football Preview Excerpt - Notre Dame - Barking Carnival
Here's an opponent excerpt from TTF 2015.

Houston to host 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship - Dynamo Theory
Houston one of two Texas cities to host qualifying tournament.