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Houston Texans News: August 21, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 21, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Jadeveon Clowney improving daily at Texans camp | NFL | Sporting News
After seeing his rookie season end with a knee injury, Houston's Jadeveon Clowney is progressing well.

Jadeveon Clowney eases into Texans practice -
Jadeveon Clowney practiced for the third time on Wednesday since coming off the PUP list. Texans coach Bill O'Brien liked what he saw from the former No. 1 overall draft pick coming back from knee surgery.

Texans want goal-line offense improvement against Broncos - Ultimate Texans
After the Texans failed so miserably in their goal-line offense against San Francisco – unable to score from the 1-yard line on six runs – they spent a lot of time in practice this week trying to find a solution.

Texans rookie wide receiver Keith Mumphery chasing roster spot - Ultimate Texans
Texans rookie wide receiver Keith Mumphery was utilized in a versatile role during his NFL preseason debut last week against the 49ers.

Texans' Ben Jones on drinking his own urine: 'Whatever makes the team better' - LA Times
Houston center Ben Jones says he'll do anything for a laugh. He also says he'll do anything to help the team.

Texans report: Assistant Vrabel keeps close eye on Clowney - Houston Chronicle
Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel watches outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney closely in practice.

DeAndre Hopkins Only Texans Player On NFL Stat Odds Board " CBS Houston
Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – With just a few weeks left until the NFL Season officially begins Bovada has placed the odds on who will lead the NFL in yards at the different skill positions.

Texans take cautious preseason approach with J.J. Watt | FOX Sports
Texans take cautious preseason approach with J.J. Watt

Around the League

Don't let your loved ones play QB behind Washington's abysmal offensive line -
"Washington QB" is one of America's most dangerous jobs. Whoever is unlucky enough to win it is going to get smashed to smithereens this year.

Robert Griffin III suffers concussion against Lions -
Robert Griffin III took multiple hard hits and left Thursday's game against the Lions with a stinger and a concussion.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: The NFL preseason's most exciting players -
This week on the podcast we tackle the latest injury news from training camp, including Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin, the sorry state of offensive lines, the latest on DeflateGate, who we're hyped about in the preseason and more!

Lovie Smith to call defensive plays, Corey Peters out for the year and more -
Lovie Smith will reportedly call Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive plays going forward, Corey Peters has a torn Achilles and more news from Thursday in the NFL.

Ex-49ers LB Chris Borland doesn't think football can be saved -
In a revealing in-depth story by ESPN The Magazine, Chris Borland explains his decision to retire, the insane lengths he went to to stay on the field, and why the future of football is irredeemable.

Do NFL preseason stats mean anything for wide receivers? -
How many receivers who stood out last year in the preseason went onto success in the regular season?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros blanked by Chris Archer in 1-0 loss - The Crawfish Boxes
Archer goes the distance with eleven strikeouts in shutout; McHugh tough luck loser.

Three ways the Rockets can handle the future of Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones - The Dream Shake
Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones are both eligible to accept contract extensions by October 31. Daryl Morey will have to make a fiscally difficult decision to improve the club in the present and future.

Texas has an in-state recruiting problem, not an out-of-state recruiting problem - Burnt Orange Nation
Why an outspoken ESPN writer doesn't quite have it all right on Longhorns recruiting.

Big 12 releases Texas MBB schedule - Burnt Orange Nation
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 8/20 - Viva The Matadors
This week I take a look at my 2017 recruiting wish list.

TCU Football Countdown: 14 Days - Frogs O' War
Only two weeks remain until we can stop talking and start playing!

Former Boise and Baylor DE Sam Ukwuachu has been found guilty of sexual assault - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

YESSIR! 5* 2017 QB Tate Martell Commits to A&M! - Good Bull Hunting
Good news for your Fightin' Texas Aggies!

Texas Longhorn Camp Notes: August 20th, 2015 - Barking Carnival
Breckyn Hager is still sidelined with a shoulder injury. Deshon Elliott is still out. Given the snaps he's missed and Colbert playing better football, the coaches should consider redshirting him...

Dash fight Reign to stay in playoff chase - Dynamo Theory
Houston hosts Seattle in second clash