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Houston Texans News: September 7, 2015

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

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ practice squad includes Zac Dysert, Max Bullough, Chandler Worthy, Kurtis Drummond, Kenny Hilliard - Ultimate Texans
The Texans have signed former Denver Broncos quarterback Zac Dysert to their practice squad.

Texans sign QB Dysert to practice squad; James declines offer - Houston Chronicle
Although popular reserve cornerback and "Hard Knocks" favorite Charles James declined the Texans' offer to join their practice squad, the Texans did obtain reinforcements at quarterback Sunday.

Ex-Houston Texans Kourtnei Brown, Charles James, Louis Nix find new ho - NFL Nation - ESPN
Kourtnei Brown signed with Tampa Bay on Sunday, while Louis Nix was nabbed by the Giants and Charles James joined the Ravens' practice squad.

Healthy, attuned defense key to Texans' season - Houston Chronicle
If the Texans have as much trouble running the ball against Kansas City in the opener Sunday as they did in preseason, the defense is going to spend a lot of time on the field this season.

Giants scoop up Texans’ bust, Ravens’ ‘dangerous’ returner | New York Post
There is a reason why coaches do not call players to inform them they’ve made the team on NFL cut-down day. The 53-man roster is fluid until the season starts....

Former Texans wide receiver Damaris Johnson working out for Titans - Ultimate Texans
Former Texans return specialist and wide receiver Damaris Johnson is auditioning for the Tennessee Titans today, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.

Arian Foster may be back sooner than expected for the Texans
Fantasy football owners who took a chance on Arian Foster may be rewarded earlier than first thought.

Texans lock up long snapper Jon Weeks to four-year, $3.9 million extension - Ultimate Texans
The Texans have signed veteran long snapper Jon Weeks to a four-year, $3.9 million contract extension through the 2019 season.

Around the League

What if your team had suffered the same offseason fate as the Niners? -
What if your favorite NFL team had the same kind of offseason that the 49ers did this year?

Tim Tebow, Darnell Dockett among most notable NFL cuts as teams trim to 53 players -
Tim Tebow and Darnell Dockett are among the most notable cuts as teams trimmed to the regular season limit of 53 players on Saturday.

The Giants are reportedly targeting Seahawks holdout Kam Chancellor -
Chancellor's holdout in Seattle is threatening to stretch into the regular season, and the Giants are supposedly one of several teams that has inquired about bringing him aboard.

Montee Ball released by Broncos -
Montee Ball, a second-round pick in 2013, has been released by the Broncos.

2015 NFL roster cuts tracker: Teams make final cuts to 53-man roster -
Teams have to get their rosters down from 75 to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Catch up on all the moves right here.

Steelers fans protest Michael Vick with strong takes -
Posters and protestors

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 8, Twins 5: The Jed-I Strikes Back - The Crawfish Boxes
Jed Lowrie's grand slam pushes Astros past Twins.

Here's how the Rockets should sort out their bench minutes - The Dream Shake
All of a sudden, the Rockets have depth. Now how are they going to use it?

Texas youth movement off to shaky start in 38-3 destruction by Notre Dame - Burnt Orange Nation
This is not the Longhorns team you're looking for. That team is somewhere often in the future. Perhaps the distant future.

Texas Tech beats Sam Houston 59-45 - Viva The Matadors
Game Recap and Notes, Sept. 5, 2015

Road Warriors: TCU Takes the Twin Cities - Frogs O' War
In a new series from your friends at Frogs O' War, we give you the scoop on what you missed if you couldn't make the trip with TCU.

Seth Russell, Baylor Blow Out SMU in Second Half 56-21 - Our Daily Bears
After an early scare from a clearly improved SMU team under Chad Morris, the Bears pulled away in the second half en route to a 56-21 win.

Daily Bull 9.6.15: It Takes Everyone - Good Bull Hunting
*wakes up from black out* What happened? Did football happen? It did? *faints*

Shooting From the Hip: Notre Dame 38, Texas 3 - Barking Carnival
We did not stop Brian Kelly from applying whatever he wanted, and we did not have a chance.