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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 24, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans fan reaches goal of walking on her own, hugging J.J. Watt | NFL | Sporting News
Texans star J.J. Watt is one of the strongest athletes alive, but even he does not possess the toughness of this woman.

Texans' Bill O'Brien unsure about next Sunday's starting QB, if J.J. W - AFC South - ESPN
Bill O'Brien is looking for his most consistent QB to earn the starting nod, while J.J. Watt hasn't played in the preseason despite suiting up.

31 observations from Texans vs. Broncos
It wasn’t the prettiest night for the Texans on a number of different levels, but we’ll trudge on to the next one.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien’s son, Jack, celebrates his 13th birthday - Ultimate Texans
Texans coach Bill O’Brien reflected Sunday on his son, Jack, celebrating his 13th birthday Saturday.

Texans corner A.J. Bouye, O’Brien reflect on touchdown pass allowed - Ultimate Texans
One day after Texans backup corner A.J. Bouye surrendered a 57-yard touchdown pass to Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell, O’Brien indicated there wasn’t supposed to be safety help over the top in that defensive scheme.

Texans corner Johnathan Joseph philosophical about not playing preseason football - Ultimate Texans
Midway through the preseason, Texans veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph has yet to play a single preseason snap.

Texans' Strong, Savage stir memories of another Philly tandem
Pass from O’Hara’s Tom Savage to West Catholic’s Jaelen Strong sparks memory of last local pair to connect in a regular-season NFL game.

Texans guard Xavier Su’a-Filo unlikely to return this week, Jeoffrey Pagan getting close - Ultimate Texans
Texans left offensive guard Xavier Sua-Filo is still expected to return during the preseason after "tweaking" his foot-ankle, but remains sidelined this week in all likelihood.

Texans CB Charles James helps his cause with special teams play | FOX Sports
Texans CB Charles James helps his cause with special teams play.

Texans RBs Struggle To Replace Foster’s Production " CBS Houston
Most assume that Texans head coach Bill O’Brien came into the 2015 training camp with the belief that Arian Foster could be the bell cow of the offense until whomever starts at quarterback finds his comfort level in the offense.

Around the League

NFL preseason 2015 scores and results: Steelers' win over Packers overshadowed by injuries, Titans and 49ers roll - SBNation.com
The Steelers beat the Packers on the back of two fourth-quarter touchdowns on Sunday, while the Titans beat the Rams and San Francisco routed Dallas.

Jordy Nelson leaves Steelers game with reported ACL tear - SBNation.com
Jordy Nelson came up limping on a play Sunday and went to the locker room with what one report calls an ACL tear.

Robert Griffin III cleared for non-contact practice, Roddy White needs elbow surgery - SBNation.com
Robert Griffin III is still Washington's starter once he gets fully cleared, Roddy White is expected to be back in time for the regular season opener following elbow surgery, and more from the NFL on Sunday.

Maurkice Pouncey will require surgery on ankle - SBNation.com
Pouncey looked like he rolled his ankle Sunday against the Packers and had to be carted to the locker room. He will require surgery.

Adrian Peterson isn't the LeBron James of the NFL, but Peyton Manning might be - SBNation.com
Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson both say they're the NFL's version of LeBron James, but if there is one, it's not a running back.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Dodgers 2: Castro caps homestand with clutch home run - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros use late game heroics (Save in drafts) to derail Kershaw, Dodgers; finish sweep.

Keep Kevin McHale - The Dream Shake
Cemented. Solidified. Ensconced. Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale is here to stay.

Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes may be starter in all but name - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns coaches and the players won't come out and say it, but it seems clear who will start wih the first team against Notre Dame.

Texas Tech Fall Camp Recap 2015 - Viva The Matadors
What were some of the takeaways from Fall Camp?

TCU Football Countdown: 11 Days - Frogs O' War
Dearest friends, we cordially introduce you to two gentleman of sophomore age, who share the same numeral corresponding with the number of days until the anticipated commencement of our beloved sport. (Formality for the win!)

Baylor Football 2015 Position Previews: OL/TEs - Our Daily Bears
The Bears get a lot of press for our outstanding skill players, but everything starts up front.

2015 Super Fictional Fantasy Football Draft - Good Bull Hunting
We're maximizing our fantasy teams' potential.

Charlie Strong killed Art Briles with a trident - Barking Carnival
Schadenfreude.

DT Rewind: Week of August 16 - Dynamo Theory
Catch up on all the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash news for the past week.