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Houston Texans News: August 28, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 28, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans QB Ryan Mallett oversleeps and misses practice, will return Friday - Ultimate Texans
Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice Thursday morning because he overslept.

Alfred Blue focused on seizing the moment with Houston Texans |
With Arian Foster set to miss extensive time with a groin injury, the former LSU back will start in the Texans backfield to begin the season.

The Texans Will Never Replace the Oilers | Houston Press
The Houston Texans are a boring, bland, yawnfest of a football team that doesn't care about winning because the team's making lots of money. At least th...

Texans’ converted cornerback Andre Hal making progress at strong safety job - Ultimate Texans
When the Texans shifted Andre Hal from cornerback to strong safety, they envisioned a situation where they  could upgrade the coverage skills at the position.

New Orleans Saints tickets for preseason game vs. Texans available for purchase |
Kickoff is 3 p.m. Sunday

Houston Texans' Bill O'Brien considers this week a dress rehearsal - AFC South - ESPN
The Texans will treat preparation for this week's third preseason game like a regular-season week but won't necessarily treat the game like that.

Texans report: Crennel optimistic about Clowney's progression - Houston Chronicle
For the first time this season, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel talked about his side of the ball, specifically outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, who's completing his second week of practice.

Texans Roster Status: Five From Hard Knocks - Houston - Scout
Hard Knocks is developing their storylines and we take a look at the five that have jumped to the front that the show has been covering through three episodes.

Chris Myers moves from Texans OL to radio seat - Houston Chronicle
Former Texans center Chris Myers has moved across the hallway at NRG Stadium from the Texans' locker room to the KILT (610 AM)/Texans Radio studio in the stadium's luxuriously appointed media work room.

Around the League

The NFL's historically dominant 2014 receiver class should be even better this season -
Last year's rookie receiver class was historically dominant, but trends show they'll be even better this season.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant suspended 4 games for violating substance abuse policy -
Bryant's suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy is still pending appeal.

A shorter NFL preseason isn't the cure for ACL injuries -
The number of players out for the year due to ACL tears continues to climb, but it's not an unprecedented level nor is it an easy problem to solve.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Which teams are in trouble because of preseason injuries? -
The injuries are piling up all over the NFL. Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber discuss which teams are totally screwed and which ones will be fine.

This Madden 16 glitch might not be safe for work -
You never know what will happen in video game football.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

TCB Astros Blue Stars of the Week: August 19-25 - The Crawfish Boxes
Pitchers and Catchers get a lot of love this week

2014-2015 Season Recap: James Harden had a year for the ages - The Dream Shake
In 2014-2015, it was James Harden's world, we were all just living in it.

Texas WR Daje Johnson ready to take advantage of last opportunity - Burnt Orange Nation
Senior seasons often define players' careers and the mercurial Longhorns speedster wants to make sure he leaves a positive legacy on the 40 Acres.

VTM Has Texas Tech Football Covered This Season - Viva The Matadors
A few updates before the season begins........

TCU Football Countdown: 7 Days - Frogs O' War
We are exactly one week away from kickoff! These two Frogs hope to run all over the Golden Gophers.

Sam Ukwuachu's Father Says Briles Wasn't Told of Alleged Assault in Boise - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Tavares Garner is Latest Member of 2013 Recruiting Class to Leave Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
The A&M defensive back is headed to Henderson State.

Haute Couture meets Haute Sauce - Barking Carnival
A real bargain at $25.95.