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Houston Texans News

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans: Full Houston Game 1 Preview | Bleacher Report
Right now every team in the NFL has the same record.

Madden Matchup: Texans vs. Chiefs
Via Madden NFL 16, we look at the key matchups for this Sunday's game.

Texans say farewell to ‘Hard Knocks’ and familiar faces - Ultimate Texans
With Tuesday night’s final episode, the stage has been struck on "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans."

Best part of ‘Hard Knocks’ for Houston Texans? It’s over | The Kansas City Star
The best part about participating in HBO’s "Hard Knocks" series, said Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien, is now referring to it in the past tense.

A snapshot view of the Texans going into 2015 - Ultimate Texans
Blog posts are like time capsules, so this is mine for the start of the 2015 season.

A Houston Texans Fan Who Lost a Bet Is Using His Embarrassing Punishment to Support Family of Slain Deputy Darren Goforth | Video | TheBlaze.com
When a football fan loses a friendly bet with pals, the resulting comeuppance ranges widely — but is almost always somewhat humiliating and psychologically difficult to carry out.

Former REV star Chris Polk makes Houston Texans roster
The city’s biggest National Football League player in Chris Polk continues to succeed on the biggest stage as the former Redlands East Valley star made the Houston Texan’s 53-man roster last weekend. All NFL teams needed to cut...

Study: Texans ticket prices among NFL’s most expensive - Ultimate Texans
The Texans are among the NFL’s elite in a category that may not make fans happy.

Breaking down Texans’ practice squad pay, Terrance Parks’ $80,000 injury settlement - Ultimate Texans
The Texans paid a $112,200 practice squad salary for each of their 10-man practice squad members.

Chiefs vs. Texans: Dontari Poe, Jeff Allen practice in full for KC - Arrowhead Pride
Well, this is interesting...

Around the League

NFL picks 2015, Week 1: Patriots, Seahawks, Cowboys and Bucs locks for opening weekend - SBNation.com
SB Nation's expert NFL panel returns for a new season of predicting games.

Why Jarryd Hayne will make it in the NFL -- and other rugby league players won't - SBNation.com
We could see a host of Rugby League players try and make it in the NFL. It won't end well.

Blake Bortles, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater should be in store for breakout 2nd seasons - SBNation.com
Blake Bortles, Derek Carr and Teddy Bridgewater could be in for breakout seasons.

'Hard Knocks' episode 5 recap: Texans' final roster breaks our hearts - SBNation.com
The last group of players were cut, delivering a ruthless finale on par with "Game of Thrones."

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 11, Athletics 5: Astros bats roar out of hibernation - The Crawfish Boxes
Colby Rasmus, Evan Gattis, Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez each homered to lead the offensive charge, and the Astros survived McHugh mediocrity to top the A's 11 to 5 in the series finale.

Summer League Rocket Christian Wood signs with the Philadelphia 76ers - The Dream Shake
Wood was on the Rockets' Vegas Summer League roster, but signed a long-term deal in Philly.

Former Texas HC Mack Brown feels no responsibility for current Longhorns struggles - Burnt Orange Nation
The former Longhorns head coach is completely delusional.

Steve Patterson Sucks, Making TTU Band Pay $100 Per Ticket - Viva The Matadors
c'mon man this is pretty crappy.

TCU Basketball Roster Suddenly Thin - Frogs O' War
Five players have left the TCU Basketball program during the offseason, including two in one day earlier this week. What's next for Trent Johnson's team?

Player Updates: Oakman, Stewart Return | Young Out for Lamar - Our Daily Bears
Two starters return from suspension and one will remain out due to injury as Baylor opens its 2015 home slate.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Ball State - Good Bull Hunting
I could get used to this new tradition of blowing out ranked opponents in our season openers. The Aggies are back on track for a championship season with a defense I hardly recognize.Along with...

Around the League: MLS Weekend Recap - Dynamo Theory
Around the League: MLS Weekend Recap.