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Houston Texans News: August 3, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 3, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' goal is Aug. 17 return for Jadeveon Clowney -
Bill O'Brien delivered some good news to Texans fans on Sunday when he announced Jadeveon Clowney will return ahead of schedule. Can the former first overall pick live up to the hype?

Jadeveon Clowney injury news: Houston Texans LB to return soon - NFL -
The 2014 No. 1 pick played in four games last season.

Texans expect Jadeveon Clowney to start practice soon | NFL | Sporting News
After the disappointment of Jadeveon Clowney's rookie season, the Texans have no incentive to rush him back onto the field. But they do believe there's a good chance the top overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft will be ready for the season opener.

Ryan Mallett gets his day in Houston Texans' QB battle, looks good - NFL Nation - ESPN
Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett spent most of Sunday's practice with the first team, just as Brian Hoyer had done the day before.

Texans report: Clowney moving closer to return - Houston Chronicle
Barring any setbacks, the Texans hope linebacker Jadeveon Clowney can resume practicing when the team returns to work after the first preseason game against San Francisco on Aug. 15.

Texans training camp: Day 2 - Houston Chronicle
Spotlight on … right tackle.

Around the League

How Russell Wilson's comma-laden deal sets the NFL market -
The new four-year extension gave the Seahawks and their franchise QB terms that both sides could live with and set up a huge payday for Andrew Luck.

NFL training camp FIGHTS are a rite of summer -
When players start punching each other in practice you know that kickoff is just around the corner.

Bills OL coach Aaron Kromer suspended 6 games after allegedly punching minor -
Aaron Kromer had battery charges dropped, but he was still subject to the NFL's revamped personal conduct policy.

J.J. Watt meets Vince Wilfork's daughter, makes her year -
The Texans star took some time to brighten the day of his teammate's daughter, and that's why he's awesome.

Ravens S Matt Elam likely to miss all of 2015 with biceps tear -
A biceps tear is expected to send Matt Elam to injured reserve, hurting the Ravens' depth at safety.

Junior Galette signs 1-year deal with Washington -
Washington has signed Junior Galette to a one-year deal despite a multiple offseason incidents.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 4, Diamondbacks 1: McHughs' gem leads Astros to series victory - The Crawfish Boxes
Gomez, Gomez support McHugh's seven strong innings.

Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon puts the "Dream Shake" on Nikola Vucevic - The Dream Shake
The Dream Shake reports on a Dream comes full circle.

Texas HC Charlie Strong's standards taking hold with Horns - Burnt Orange Nation
As more players continue to show the ability to abide by Charlie Strong's core values, the Longhorns will start to ascend once again.

Texas Tech History Lesson: Marsha Sharp - Viva The Matadors
Marsha Sharp is the latest entry in the Texas Tech History series!

Previewing TCU's 2015 Opponents: Kansas - Frogs O' War
Last year, the Frogs almost fell to an unexpectedly strong Kansas team. In 2015, Kansas may appear to be an easy win for TCU, but they have two major things going for them: a brand new team and a lot of heart.

CBSSports: Baylor, LaQuan McGowan Represent the "Future of College Football" - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

A road map for life.

Friday Football Fix - Barking Carnival
While waiting for the upcoming football season, here is a look at the building block of past success.

Dynamo Film Session: Breakaways galore at Sporting Park - Dynamo Theory
In the second edition of Dynamo Film Session, we take a look at the two breakaways the Dynamo had against Sporting KC yet convert on either, playing a big role in the 1-1 draw.