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Houston Texans News: August 5, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Nope.  At least, not yet.
Nope. At least, not yet.
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans News

The Houston Texans begin their search for Arian Foster's replacement - NFL
NFL Nation reporters preview what to watch for at Wednesday's practices, including how the Texans' young running backs will respond to Arian Foster's injury.

Pierre Thomas to visit Houston Texans -
Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas is set to visit the Houston Texans. Could the veteran running back be a replacement for Arian Foster?

Former Pro Bowl RB Ray Rice likely not an option for Texans - Ultimate Texans
Former Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has drawn back-channel interest from NFL teams, according to sources informed of the situation who aren’t authorized to speak publicly.

Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney's father charged after shooting - NFL -
David Morgan, father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, was charged with attempted murder on Tuesday morning after allegedly shooting at an employee of a nightclub.

PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, Texans talk with John McClain | ProFootballTalk
The transcript of Tom Brady's appeal was released on Tuesday afternoon and it predictably sparked another round of the Deflategate debate that has been part of the NFL landscape for months.

6 Running Backs Available For Houston Texans " CBS Houston
The Houston Texans are in a bind after reports came out Tuesday that All-Pro running back Arian Foster has a groin injury and will have surgery. The likelihood for the Texans is that they need to figure out who will fill that role in the backfield.

Can the Houston Texans win without Houston Texans running back Arian Foster? | Watch the video - Yahoo Sports
Watch the video Can the Houston Texans win without Houston Texans running back Arian Foster? on Yahoo Sports . NFL Media's Terrell Davis and Michael Robinson speculate on whether the Houston Texans can succeed without running back Arian Foster.

Around the League

The only thing we know about DeflateGate anymore is that Ted Wells got PAID -
Seriously, the man had to round to the nearest half million.

Forget coaching trees, Ron Wolf's scouting tree made today's NFL -
The former Raiders and Packers GM drafted legends and set the standard for building an organization through unrelenting scouting. His methods are still being replicated around the NFL.

One of Eric Berry's biggest supporters is rival coach Chuck Pagano -
He wore his shirt to Colts practice on Tuesday, but it turns out Pagano's done a bit more than that for Berry.

Tom Brady doesn't like nubby footballs and 5 other things we learned from his DeflateGate appeal -
We have to get to the bottom of Tom Brady's balls.

Justin Blackmon's weird NFL career is likely over -
The Jaguars have given up Justin Blackmon's return, as has, seemingly, the man himself. What do we make of his short, weird career?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros come up just short in Arlington, lose 4-3 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros fail to break through against Rangers bullpen and drop series.

2014-15 Houston Rockets Season Recap: Jason Terry - The Dream Shake
Of all the players who started the season on the Rockets' roster, Terry had the most surprising season. How did he do?

Texas Tech Media Day Tweets - Viva The Matadors
Here's a recap of the best tweets from yesterday's Tech Media Days.

TCU Football Countdown: 30 Days - Frogs O' War
We are inside a month until TCU Football is actually upon us! Meet two guys who expect to make an impact for the Frogs.

Heisman Darkhorse || Baylor QB Seth Russell Highlights - Our Daily Bears
You've seen all of his plays, now just watch the very best ones on this, the day that Baylor Football reports back for the coming year.

Will A&M's alternate uniform look something like this? - Good Bull Hunting
Probably not, but just go with it.

Carson's Charleston Charge: A Much Needed Bye Week - Dynamo Theory
After another week without a win, a bye might be exactly what Charleston needs to recharge their batteries.