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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 14, 2015.

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Houston Texans owner Bob McNair lukewarm on idea of signing Ray Rice
Despite having lost star running back Arian Foster for several weeks, Texans owner Bob McNair indicated he would still be hesitant to sign running back Ray Rice.

McNair Doesn’t See Ray Rice As Option For Texans " CBS Houston
Texans owner Bob McNair said on Thursday that he doesn't see Ray Rice as an option for the Houston Texans at running back.

Texans not interested in adding Ray Rice - NY Daily News
It would appear that the only way Ray Rice gets another chance in the NFL is if a team gets desperate.

Polk sees opening with Texans, runs for daylight - Houston Chronicle
The roller-coaster analogy most accurately matches Texans running back Chris Polk's career trajectory since he ran for 4,000-plus yards over his final three seasons as a tough, durable Washington Husky.

Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins, Washington’s DeAngelo Hall trade insults on Twitter - Ultimate Texans
Those who watched Tuesday’s premiere episode of "Hard Knocks" saw Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins get up close and personal with Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall when the teams practiced together in Richmond, Va.

Houston Texans' J.J. Watt fuels body with up to 9,000 calories - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Since entering the NFL, J.J. Watt convinced himself that food was just fuel, that taste didn't matter and that this would perfect his diet.

Avocados may soon be gone because of the drought and J.J. Watt - SBNation.com
He requires 2,109,627 gallons of avocado water per year, three-and-a-quarter Olympic-size pools just to keep the Milkman in guacamole.

49ers vs. Texans: Previewing San Francisco's Preseason Week 1 Matchup | Bleacher Report
Preseason games typically don't mean too much aside from the general "return of football" feeling that most of us crave for months...

Around the League

NFL 2015 preseason Week 1: Packers top Patriots, Lions thump Jets - SBNation.com
Tom Brady started against the Packers before Jimmy Garoppolo came on in relief while the Jets struggled big time against the Lions Thursday night. Washington beat Cleveland and the Ravens topped the Saints on a last-second TD.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Getting you ready for the NFL preseason - SBNation.com
The NFL preseason is here. Get ready for it with Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber on this week's edition of the podcast.

T.Y. Hilton and the Colts are a perfect match - SBNation.com
T.Y. Hilton is a perfect fit for Andrew Luck, and for that the Colts made Hilton one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL.

The NFL may be asking Tom Brady to commit perjury as part of a DeflateGate settlement - SBNation.com
The NFL is reportedly insisting Tom Brady admit guilt as part of any DeflateGate settlement agreement. From a legal and PR perspective, that is a non-starter.

The next great Wisconsin running back and the rest of the Big Ten West's NFL draft prospects - SBNation.com
The West division may not boast the talent from Ohio State or Michigan State, but there are some solid players like Nebraska's Maliek Collins.

T.Y. Hilton agrees to 5-year, $65 million contract extension with the Colts - SBNation.com
The Colts locked up their budding superstar for the next six years of his career, the team announced Thursday morning. Plus, the latest on DeflateGate and more from around the NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

TCB Blue Stars of the Week: August 6-12 - The Crawfish Boxes
Let's hear it for the outfielders!

James Harden signs deal with Adidas - The Dream Shake
Goodbye Nike, hello Adidas.

NCAA has had Texas TE Devonaire Clarington's paperwork for a month - Burnt Orange Nation
There's no excuse for this.

Texas Tech 2015 Football Hype Videos - Viva The Matadors
2 more hype videos for your viewing pleasure.

TCU Football Countdown: 21 Days - Frogs O' War
Only 21 days left until we get to see more of TCU's triple-headed running back monster

Baylor Puts #s 61 and 58 Next to Each Other in Team Photo - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

WATCH: Johnny Manziel 12-yard TD run - Good Bull Hunting
It's NFL, it's pre-season, and it's against the Redskins, but it's still Johnny scoring a touchdown. (Thanks to @IrishP1 for the link!) Watch Paul Jackiewicz's Vine taken on 14 August 2015....

Assessing the 2015 Texas Longhorns Football Schedule: An Excerpt from Thinking Texas Football - Barking Carnival
Assessing Opponent difficulty.

Would You Rather...? - Dynamo Theory
Two options, one choice. Which would you rather? DT brings you an all-Houston Dynamo edition of a popular (but tough) game.