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Houston Texans News: April 8, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, April 8, 2016.

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Houston Texans release 2016 preseason schedule |
The Houston Texans announced the opponents for their 2016 preseason schedule today, and you can watch three of the games on abc13.

NFL releases Texans' preseason schedule - Houston Chronicle
The Texans will host New Orleans and Arizona and visit San Francisco and Dallas in preseason games announced today by the NFL.

2016 Houston Texans preseason schedule could set up joint practices - NFL Nation- ESPN
Look for the Texans to potentially have joint practices with the 49ers or Saints on the week before their preseason matchups.

Texans agree to deal to bring back safety Quintin Demps - Houston Chronicle
The Texans had wanted back veteran safety Quintin Demps since the end of last season, and they got him Thursday.

Top 5: Texans greatest preseason plays
No one would be crazy enough to rank the top five Texans preseason plays in franchise history. Oh wait, I would.

FOOTBALL: TWHS graduate Cooper ready to showcase skills for Texans - Your Houston News: Sports
Michael Cooper grew up rooting for the Houston Texans.

Around the League

Joshua Perry is ready to make a name for himself in the NFL -
After a four-year career at Ohio State, the linebacker is looking to make an impact in the pros -- and find a new barber.

The Raiders are 1 draft away from a breakout season -
It's been a long time coming, but several years of good drafting and smart free agent moves have the Raiders looking like challengers in the AFC West. It all hinges on this year's draft.

Keyarris Garrett is the most overlooked WR in the NFL Draft and he doesn't know why -
Garrett led the nation in receiving in 2015 and insists "there was nobody out there who is better than me."

How Braxton Miller went from superstar QB to intriguing NFL WR prospect -
The former Ohio State quarterback lets his athleticism shine in any role.

A few things to know about the sexual assault investigation of Baylor's Shawn Oakman -
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Houston & Collegiate Sports

Yankees 8, Astros 5: Bronx Bombers spoil White's big day - The Crawfish Boxes
White rips four RBIs but isn't enough in New York.

Rockets out-hustled on home floor by Suns, season essentially over - The Dream Shake
Well, that's that. It's time to look forward to offseason changes.

ESPN's FPI ranks Texas as the No. 29 team nationally - Burnt Orange Nation
The metric anticipates a seven-win Longhorns team in 2016.

The Air Raid Podcast: Baseball Edition (OSU) - Viva The Matadors
Sweep K-State and split with Florida State, not too bad.

Football Recruiting: Weekly Update Includes Weekend Visitors, Spring Game Reactions, Recent Offers, More - Frogs O' War
After last weekend's spring game.festivities, expect the recruiting process to heat up in the coming weeks.

Report: Former Baylor DE Shawn Oakman Accused of Sexual Assault - Our Daily Bears
The Waco Tribune-Herald is reporting that police are investigating accusations resulting from an incident that occurred early Sunday morning.

An Homage to the Barking Carnival Golf Prick - Good Bull Hunting
"Did you ever spend a winter in a dirty jail? Did you ever buy a topcoat at a rummage sale? Did you ever spend a Christmas inside detention hall? I've done it all, lawd lawd, I've done it all." ...

USA Basketball Tabs Shaka Smart as Head Coach for 2016 U-18 Team - Barking Carnival
Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart was officially named as the head coach for the 2016 U-18 Men's Basketball Team. The team will compete at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, held in Valdivia,...

Miami Dolphins Could Be Perfect Fit for Houston Corner William Jackson III - Underdog Dynasty
William Jackson III has continued to impress in the offseason, and that has gotten the attention of the NFL world, specifically the Miami Dolphins. Could the star Houston corner become the Dolphins first-round pick of the 2016 NFL draft?

Dynamo Charities Cup Opponent Announced: Real Sociedad - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo will play Real Sociedad in their 8th annual Dynamo Charities Cup