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Houston Texans News: August 18, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Houston Texans
Some people are fans of the Houston Texans. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Houston Texans. This 2015 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.

Jay Prosch, Chad Slade stepping up for Houston Texans |
Former Auburn standouts Jay Prosch and Chad Slade started the NFL preseason in the spotlight more than perhaps most Houston Texans fans could have expected.

Texans invite Astros' Carlos Correa to camp after celebration tackle | NFL | Sporting News
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa caught the attention of the Texans with his form tackle on a teammate during their celebration Sunday.

Texans won’t put timetable on QB decision, Mallett up next | ProFootballTalk
Bill O'Brien isn't being coy. He genuinely doesn't seem to know who his starting quarterback is going to be. The Texans coach said Monday he's not withholding information about his preference between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett.

Texans quarterback Tom Savage on his performance: ‘I’m really tough on myself’ - Ultimate Texans
Tom Savage did his job on his fourth pass of the preseason Saturday night against the 49ers. He correctly read the defense, located his primary read and delivered a strike of a touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Jaelen Strong.

Friendly fire? Ex-Texans QB Matt Schaub on receiving end of barbs from new teammate - Ultimate Texans
Matt Schaub, the winningest QB in Texans history (well, someone has to be), is now with the Baltimore Ravens, ostensibly as Joe Flacco’s backup.

Texans rookie Lynden Trail tries to follow special-teams path to roster spot - Ultimate Texans
The primary reason why the Texans signed undrafted rookie outside linebacker Lynden Trail following the NFL draft is because of his intriguing pass-rushing skills.

2015 NFL Preseason Preview: Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos - RantSports
Here is a quick preview of the Week 2 preseason game between the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos.

Texans rookie Worthy hopes to win return job - Houston Chronicle
By almost any measure, the Texans' offense and defense on Bill O'Brien's watch last season were vastly improved over Gary Kubiak's disaster-at-every-turn units of the previous fall's 2-14 team.

Around the League

'Winning is the deodorant' for Chip Kelly's bumpy offseason with the Eagles -
The Eagles are Chip Kelly's team now, despite plenty of criticism inside and outside the organizations. Can he take them from consistent winners to perpetual champions?

MMBM: James Harrison wants attention just for being a decent parent, like a typical Millennial -
The Steelers linebacker shows what's wrong with America by begging for a "father of the year" award just for taking away his children's participation trophy. What do you want James, a trophy for doing the right thing?

Every 2015 NFL training camp fight ranked from best to the Jets -
The fight between Geno Smith and IK Enemkpali was as bad as training camp fights get, but there have been some good ones in 2015.

The Rams are back in California ... for practice -
It's just a joint practice with the Cowboys, and it's totally not a preview of things to come, OK? Also, fantasy football extravaganza, Eli Manning's contract situation, the latest on the race to Los Angeles and more.

Do NFL preseason stats mean anything for running backs? -
How reliable are preseason statistics for predicting whether or not a running back will have a breakout season?

Fantasy football draft 2015
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Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 2, Rays 9: Kazmir Has First Bad Day of His Astros Career - The Crawfish Boxes
Bats never get going and Rays never stop hitting

2014-2015 Season Recap: Dwight Howard's enigmatic second year with the Rockets - The Dream Shake
The Rockets' All-Star center is a big presence in the playoffs, but what does that mean going forward?

DC Vance Bedford breaks down the Texas QBs - Burnt Orange Nation
The former Longhorns defensive back added some self-scouting to his media availability resume.

2016 Red Raider Football Position Preview - Defensive Backs - Viva The Matadors
Who gets to play in the secondary this year?

TCU News: Breaking into the Top Tier - Frogs O' War
Here are your morning links!

2015 Community Projections: DE Shawn Oakman - Our Daily Bears
It's the moment so many have been waiting for...

Snapshot: Inside Texas A&M's Contract with Adidas - Good Bull Hunting
Travel deeper down the uniform rabbithole

Everyone is Terrible and Incredible: Scouting recruits through YouTube - Barking Carnival
Projecting high school athletes is a lesson in futility

MLS Fantasy Round 24 Sparked By Low-Selected Players - Dynamo Theory
Four players all with a selection percentage below 6% led the way with 16 points in MLS Fantasy Round 24.