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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 7, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans Have No Answer for Arian Foster Injury, Must Explore Outside Options | Bleacher Report
The sky is falling in Houston. The end is nigh. Repent.

Houston Texans' Arian Foster goes public about not believing in God
In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview Issue, Tim Keown explores how Foster's life as a nonbeliever has affected his career in the sport most closely aligned with religion.

25 observations from #TexansCamp against Washington
On the Road, AGAIN!

DeAndre Hopkins earns respect from Texans teammates after trash talking with Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall - Ultimate Texans
Receiver DeAndre Hopkins didn’t back down during a heated verbal confrontation with outspoken veteran Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

Houston Texans owner says he wasn't surprised by Arian Foster injury | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: It was a bit odd to hear Houston Texans owner Bob McNair say that he wasn't surprised that star running back Arian Foster got hurt.

Texans owner not surprised about Arian Foster injury - NFL.com
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he's not even really that surprised about Arian Foster's latest injury, noting that it seems like the running back suffers that type of injury every year.

Texans quarterbacks "fairly consistent" against Redskins
The first day in Richmond saw Brian Hoyer get the starter reps at quarterback. Ryan Mallett was with the second team.

Around the League

Jerome Bettis shouldn't be allowed in the HOF because he didn't graduate college - SBNation.com
Although he was one of the all-time greats, Jerome Bettis shouldn't be allowed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame because he dropped out of college.

Washington can't move forward until Jay Gruden solves Robert Griffin III - SBNation.com
Despite every addition that Washington has made this offseason, its 2015 fate still depends on whether Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III can finally learn to work together.'

Tom Brady's pool cover nightmare, explained by a former pool supply store employee - SBNation.com
Tom Brady learns what everyone else in the Northeast knows: The pool industry is a huge scam.

DeSean Jackson injures shoulder after running into blocking sled - SBNation.com
Jackson's shoulder injury is expected to keep him out "a few weeks."

The Ravens say they didn't narc on the Patriots - SBNation.com
The Ravens don't want to get involved in THE unending story of the offseason? That ... makes sense.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros option Dan Straily to Triple A Fresno - The Crawfish Boxes
Major League Baseball can be very confusing.

James Harden, Dwight Howard named to Team USA minicamp roster - The Dream Shake
Team U.S.A. basketball prepares for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

Gilbert Johnson will not be enrolling at Texas in 2015 - Burnt Orange Nation
JUCO WR Gilbert Johson will not be suiting up in burnt orange in 2015

It's Time - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech opened fall camp yesterday. Let there be rejoicing in the streets.

Frogs in the Pros, July 23-August 5, 2015 - Frogs O' War
Arrieta goes up against a no-hitter, Cashner gets his fourth win of the season, and Finnegan is trading his blue uniform for a red one.

Tweets from Day 1 of #CampBU 2015 -- Seth Russell, Art Briles, Corey Coleman, and More! - Our Daily Bears
It's the first day of CampBU for the 2015-16 season. We need a thread for that.

AGGIES TO BE DENIED ADMISSION TO UT-A&M FOOTBALL GAME - Good Bull Hunting
Sources tell GBH that most Aggies will not be allowed to purchase tickets when the storied football rivalry resumes.

Charlie Strong will play both Swoopes and Heard against Notre Dame - Barking Carnival
Dual dual threat?

Espinoza Suspended Two US Open Cup Games for Davis Punch - Dynamo Theory
Sporting Kansas City Midfielder Roger Espinoza was suspended by US Soccer for two Open Cup games for his punch on Brad Davis in the July 21st Quarterfinals match against the Dynamo.