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Houston Texans News: August 25, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Brian Hoyer named Texans' starting quarterback - NFL.com
After a preseason-long quarterback battle, Brian Hoyer has won the job over Ryan Mallett in Houston. What can we expect from a Hoyer-led Texans offense?

Houston Texans picking Brian Hoyer as starting QB was the logical choice
All signs pointed to Brian Hoyer as the Houston Texans’ quarterback from the moment he signed with the team in March.

Brian Hoyer's Steady Hand Supersedes Ryan Mallett's Talent as Texans' QB1 | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

10 things to know about new Texans starting QB Brian Hoyer - Ultimate Texans
The decision Texans fans had been awaiting came Monday morning, with Brian Hoyer named the team’s starting quarterback after a ballyhooed competition with Ryan Mallett.

The Texans' Winning Tailgating Music | Houston Press
The diverse music choices of Houston Texans football fans add to the best tailgating experience in the NFL.

What Role Will Clowney Play for the 2015 Texans? | Houston Press
Jadeveon Clowney is back practicing for the Texans, but no one knows what his 2015 will look like.

Texans’ strong safety competition still unresolved between Hal, Pleasant - Ultimate Texans
The Texans haven’t declared a winner in their competition for the starting strong safety job.

Brian Hoyer named starting quarterback for Houston Texans | Sports - Home
The Houston Texans have elected to begin the season with Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback, head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday afternoon.

Texans’ Benardrick McKinney, Chris Polk sidelined at practice - Ultimate Texans
Texans rookie inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney left the game Saturday night, heading inside to the locker room to be examined after getting shaken up against the Broncos.

Around the League

Vic Beasley and Dan Quinn are the cornerstone of the resurgent Falcons - SBNation.com
The Atlanta Falcons believe that the combination of new head coach Dan Quinn and first-round pick Vic Beasley Jr., will make the team's defense the driving force behind their resurgence.

Eagles sign LB Mychal Kendricks to reported $29 million extension - SBNation.com
Trade rumors can finally be laid to rest as a contract extension will keep Kendricks in Philly for a while.

MMBM: The only fall guy an NFL player needs - SBNation.com
Jesus was literally crucified for your right to carry a unlicensed 9mm and a ounce of northern lights in your glove box.

Bill Belichick is trying to balance reps for Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo - SBNation.com
Bill Belichick doesn't know which QB should be preparing for Week 1, Geno Smith is practicing again, and more news from around the NFL.

Evan Mathis keeps going to Reddit to discuss his own free agency rumors - SBNation.com
Evan Mathis told Reddit that rumors of the Kansas City Chiefs being a potential landing place are "completely wrong."

Australian rugby league MVP Jarryd Hayne is going to make it in the NFL - SBNation.com
Jarryd Hayne returning punts looks a lot like Jarryd Hayne dominating people in Australia's National Rugby League.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Yankees 1, Astros 0: Pitcher's Duel Fizzles Out In The Ninth - The Crawfish Boxes
Offense can't solve NY starter Eovaldi either.

Vipers Dispatch: New Sheriff in Town - The Dream Shake
Vipers get a new head coach.

Texas DE Caleb Bluiett now working at TE - Burnt Orange Nation
The Horns need bodies at the key position and found one on the defensive side of the ball.

Texas Tech Fans Unite - Viva The Matadors
Tech fans have a unique opportunity to help produce something pretty cool.

TCU Football Countdown: 10 Days - Frogs O' War
TCU knows all about being "the little guys" that come through in a big way. That's likely what they saw in our #10 in the countdown, wide receiver Desmon White!

Baylor Comeback Falls Short, Bears Lose to Spartans, 2-1 - Our Daily Bears
The Michigan State Spartans went up Dos a Cero before McKenna Martin netted a lovely header to bring the Bears within one. Too little too late, however.

Daily Bull 8.24.15: Good News Everywhere - Good Bull Hunting
Run the dang defense, we're underrated.

Former DE Caleb Bluiett moved to TE - Barking Carnival
This is an interesting, somewhat unexpected move, but it tells us a few likely things: 1. Caleb isn't fully back from his knee injury. We didn't expect he would be. You need confidence to put...

An illustrated United States history lesson about the bat flip - SBNation.com
Learn what they didn't tell you in American history class.