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Houston Texans News: September 9, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans say farewell to 'Hard Knocks' and familiar faces - Houston Chronicle
Tuesday's final episode of "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans" was pretty much like every season-ending or series-ending episode of every other HBO dramatic series.

How three Houston Texans rookies made the 53-man roster - NFL Nation - ESPN
When the 3 p.m. CT league roster deadline passed this Saturday, Greg Mancz got a call from his agent.

Arian Foster of Houston Texans thinks he can 'salvage season'
Texans running back Arian Foster believes he can still "salvage a season" despite suffering a groin injury on Aug. 3 that required surgery.

Hopkins ready for his time in the Texans' spotlight - Houston Chronicle
From Sammy Watkins at Clemson to Andre Johnson with the Texans, receiver DeAndre Hopkins always has shared the spotlight in his young career.

Top 5 Matchups To Watch In Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans - RantSports
These five head-to-head matchups will decide who wins between the Chiefs and the Texans.

Texans fan using lost bet as a way to raise money for Deputy Goforth |
A Texans fan is showing his support for law enforcement and Deputy Goforth in a little bit more embarrassing manner.

Ravens sign former Texans corner Charles James to practice squad - Baltimore Beatdown
A player that a lot of fans have been interested in, former Texans corner Charles James is officially a member of the Baltimore Ravens via the practice squad. In order to add James to the practice...

Keshawn Martin earned Texans roster spot with strong finish to preseason - Ultimate Texans
Reserve wide receiver and return specialist Keshawn Martin earned one of the Texans’ final roster spots behind the strength of how he finished the preseason.

Report: Texans Offered Contract To Matt Cassel " CBS Houston
Houston (CBS HOUSTON) - The Houston Texans lost their third string quarterback, Tom Savage, to a severe shoulder sprain when Friday the Houston Texans placed the second-year quarterback on injured reserve.

Around the League

MMBM: What else are the Patriots hiding? -
It's time for another investigation into Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the rest of the New England Patriots.

Everyone is really mad at the Patriots -
Surprise! There's also some important non-Patriots NFL news that you need catch up on before the season opens on Thursday night.

ESPN just nuked the Patriots and NFL for Spygate -
The latest bombshell from Bristol links the NFL's tough stance on DeflateGate to its fumbling of the Spygate investigation.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: 2015 NFL season preview extravaganza -
SB Nation is not done previewing the NFL season. This time, we're going division by division in podcast form.

The 2012 NFL Draft wasn't as good as it seemed -
RG3 wasn't the only pick in 2012 that altered the course of a franchise.

It's time to stop thinking of Christian Hackenberg as a No. 1 pick -
The Penn State quarterback struggled, but players like West Virginia safety Karl Joseph, Alabama running back Derrick Henry and Ohio State's Braxton Miller all boosted their NFL stock.

The Patriots will never shed the 'cheaters' label -
Unfair or not, the Patriots have a reputation for breaking the rules.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Athletics 4, Astros 0: Gray one-ups former teammate Kazimir - The Crawfish Boxes
All day Sonny Gray.

The Rockets have a rebounding problem - The Dream Shake
It's all sunshine and lollypops around the Toyota Center these days. But the Rockets shouldn't take their rebounding issues lightly.

Texas HC Charlie Strong: Jay Norvell will take over play calling from Shawn Watson - Burnt Orange Nation
New wide receivers coach Jay Norvell will take over play calling duties as the Longhorns head coach demoted the embattled Shawn Watson.

Red Raiders in the NFL: Preseason Volume 2 - Viva The Matadors
How will Red Raiders perform in the NFL this week?

Gary Patterson's Weekly Presser: Sammy Douglas Out For Year, James McFarland could be too - Frogs O' War
Gary Patterson's press conference was full of news, some good, some, not so great.

That's Some Next Level: 53 Man Roster Edition - Our Daily Bears
Checking in on Baylor Bears in the NFL as the preseason winds down and final rosters are made.

Texas A&M Week 1 Press Conference Recap - Good Bull Hunting
A recap of the press conferences held by Texas A&M coaches and players after facing Arizona State, as they prepare for the Ball State Cardinals.

Shawn Watson demoted, Jay Norvell now play caller - Barking Carnival
Funny. I just went on with Kevin & Chad on The Horn a couple of hours ago to make the point that if anyone thinks Charlie Strong is going to go down with the ship out of stubbornness or staff...

USMNT get destroyed by Brazil in friendly - Dynamo Theory
A combination of factors led to the US National Team's embarrassing loss at home to Brazil.