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Houston Texans News: September 3, 2015

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

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Houston Texans News

Report: Texans trade TE Khari Lee to the Bears | ProFootballTalk
Tight end Khari Lee will need to brush up on his John Fox impersonation. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have traded Lee, who got a spotlight on Hard Knocks thanks to his ability to mimic Texans coach Bill O'Brien, to the Bears.

Award-winning chef serves up custom meals for Texans players |
From farm to table, then from the table to the field- that's the idea and strategy behind a meal plan fueling some of the Houston Texans players this season.

Wexler: Texans 53-man roster prediction | Sports - Home
KPRC 2's Adam Wexler makes his prediction for the 53-man roster reduction, which must be initially finalized by Saturday.

Texans owner blames Tom Brady, Patriots for escalating deflate-gate | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Using a nice bit of revisionist history, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair blamed the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady for escalating deflate-gate by not cooperating.

Five Houston Texans who need Thursday's game to make the team - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Five Texans need strong performances in Thursday's game to make the team.

Three things to watch in the Cowboys’ preseason finale vs. Texans | | Dallas Morning News
The Cowboys have one last chance to avoid a second consecutive winless preseason Thursday night.

Texans Owner: J.J. Watt Wouldn't Have Destroyed His Cell Phone
Is today the day? The day of the judge’s ruling that’ll deliver us from the seven-plus months of emetic debate over deflated footballs? (Or leads to an further arbitration or an appeal, in which case there may never be an end to Ballghazi.) Better cram in all the peripheral news while we still can. Like Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, who went on the radio and declared that his star player would never even think of doing something so louche as destroying evidence.

Texans Preseason Finale: Jobs Are On The Line | Houston Press
There's an old saying in sports that when it comes to rivalries: it doesn't matter what names are on the backs of the jerseys, it only matters which nam...

AFC South preview: are the Texans wasting JJ Watts' best years? | Sport | The Guardian
The Colts and Texans have two of the best players in the league but do they have the supporting cast to match their talent?

The Bubble Is Going to Pop for Some Texans - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans are closing in on final cuts for the upcoming season, we take a look at some of the bubble players.

Around the League

SB Nation’s 2015 NFL Preview
Everything you need to know about the 2015 NFL season

NFL relocation can't be stopped because you care too much -
The NFL is headed back to Los Angeles, no matter how many hearts it breaks in the process.

As the NFL opens up the air, DBs are sitting ducks -
Last year, the NFL Competition Committee enacted stricter enforcement of rules protecting wide receivers. The game might never be the same.

An Internet commenter in King Bayless' Court -
We sent PFT Commenter to Bristol, Ct., for a live taping of First Take and to meet Skip Bayless. They talked sports, takes and sports takes and now they're best friends.

Each NFL team's breakout player for 2015 -
There's always one, that player who comes out of nowhere to surprise fans and the league with a big season. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White went through each team's roster to try and identify this year's breakout players.

The future is now for the NFL's top rookies -
The quarterbacks may get the most attention, but the NFL's next batch of rookies features plenty of future stars.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Mariners 8, Astros 3: Astros Endure Kazmir's Forgettable Start But Fall Late - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros lost their first series at home since May 31st. It was an exciting game until the 8th inning, when it became a rout.

Dwight Howard brought a loaded gun to Bush Airport and is totally in the clear - The Dream Shake
But he was not charged with anything because carelessness with lethal weapons isn't a crime in Texas

First Look: Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas faces a stiff challenge in the 11th all-time matchup of these two college football powerhouses

College Football Season Is Better Than Christmas Season - Viva The Matadors
Let's have some fun.

TCU Football Countdown: 1 Day - Frogs O' War
We are just a sleep away from finally seeing TCU Football take the field. Holy crap, it's really happening.

Baylor vs. SMU ROLL CALL | TV Listings | Radio | Watch Parties - Our Daily Bears
Wait, why would you need a watch party? The game is at SMU in Dallas! Get there!

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Arizona State - Good Bull Hunting
We've come a long, long way since Memphis. The New Year brought us a Chief, another highly-touted recruiting class, and a brand-new home. Unfortunately we're not quite there yet this week. It was...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Scouting Report - Barking Carnival
Little has changed since we dropped this science back in July, but there are a few things we should touch on.... Notre Dame is old. Their starters comprise almost entirely juniors and seniors....

Around the League: Recap of the weekend's games - Dynamo Theory
Your ultimate guide to the past week of MLS games.