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Houston Texans News: August 17, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 17, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

49ers-Texans final score: 6 things we learned - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers lost their preseason opener, falling to the Houston Texans by a final score of 23-10. We do not have complete answers about the roster, but we are starting to get some more context. Here are six things we learned.

Texans' Clowney returning to practice Monday | FOX Sports
Texans' Jadeveon Clowney returning to practice Monday.

Alfred Blue-Led Backfield Proves Texans Can Survive Without Arian Foster | Bleacher Report
The good news is the Houston Texans know as well as anybody that you don't need a highly-touted running back to have a good one...

49ers Drop Preseason Opener to Texans, 23-10
Although the San Francisco 49ers fell to the Texans, 23-10, Blaine Gabbert, Jerryd Hayne and the defensive line stood out as bright spots in the preseason opener.

Louis Nix looks to bolster a solid Texans defensive line - Ultimate Texans
Second-year nose tackle Louis Nix III started the San Francisco game in place of Vince Wilfork and played on 20 snaps, tied for second-most on the defense.

Facing Manning will give Texans defense a huge test - Ultimate Texans
The Texans’ defense allowed one touchdown in the 23-10 preseason victory over San Francisco.

Texans backup pass rusher Kourtnei Brown notches two sacks against 49ers - Ultimate Texans
Making a bid for a roster spot, Texans backup outside linebacker Kourtnei Brown did what every player on the bubble needs to do during the preseason.

Texans rookie Benardrick McKinney says he was too ‘hyper’ for NFL debut - Ultimate Texans
Standing in front of his locker late Saturday night, Texans rookie inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney shook his head and frowned.

49ers fall 23-10 in exhibition opener – 49ers Hot Read
Jarryd Hayne won the hearts of 49ers fans, overshadowing Saturday’s 23-10 exhibition-opening loss to the Texans.

Texans guard Xavier Su’a-Filo not expected back this week, to return later in preseason - Ultimate Texans
Although Texans left offensive guard Xavier Sua-Filo is still expected to return during the preseason after "tweaking" his foot-ankle, it won’t happen this week.

Around the League

6 things to know about Jarryd Hayne’s journey from rugby league MVP to NFL rookie -
This guy isn't going anywhere.

Percy Harvin says his former Seahawks teammates were jealous -
Now part of the Rex Ryan's school for wayward football players in Buffalo, Percy Harvin would like you to know it wasn't his fault things happened the way they did in Seattle. Plus, Geno is making the Jets mad and all kinds of other NFL news.

Tim Tebow scores most important 4th quarter preseason touchdown ever -
Eagles fans are excited!

James Harrison took away his kids' participation trophies because they didn't 'earn' them -
This is tough love.

Trent Richardson probably had a perfectly good reason for running away from that hole, jerks -
Maybe he had a good reason!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 6, Tigers 5: Astros walk off on Jose Altuve single! - The Crawfish Boxes
Colby Rasmus homers twice and Altuve drives in winning run to overcome a rough day from the bullpen.

Markieff Morris wants to be traded to the Rockets - The Dream Shake
The Rockets should stay far away from the other Morris twin.

Texas coaches: Changed QB Tyrone Swoopes now has an edge - Burnt Orange Nation
Skeptics still abound, but there's mounting evidence that the Longhorns junior quarterback is growing and maturing as a person and a player.

TCU Football Countdown: 18 Days - Frogs O' War
A sophomore safety and a freshman wide receiver are 18 days away from making plays for TCU.

Watch Baylor's Jimmy Landes snap it into a trash can from the top of the stadium - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Texas Tech Gets Another Transfer - Viva The Matadors
DE Kolin Hill will transfer to Texas Tech.

Hopeful McCarthyism: the 2014 Missouri game - Good Bull Hunting
Last year's loss to the Tigers evokes a Cormac McCarthy-like landscape of thought.

DT Rewind: Week of August 9 - Dynamo Theory
It was a rough week in Houston with both the Dash and the Dynamo suffering losses.