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Houston Texans News: May 12, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, May 12, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Bill Barnwell 2016 offseason report cards - Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans
The AFC South has been a laughingstock for years now, but there are signs of a turnaround brewing for the Jaguars, Colts, Texans and Titans. Bill Barnwell grades each AFC South team's offseason.

NFL analyst: Texans' reign atop AFC South in jeopardy - Houston Chronicle
For those Texans fans expecting a repeat AFC South division title after the team's offseason retooling on offense, a leading NFL analyst doesn't share your optimism.

Texans plan to re-sign rookie linebacker Eric Lee - Houston Chronicle
The Texans plan to re-sign rookie outside linebacker Eric Lee after cutting him with a failure to disclose a physical condition designation and then reworking his contract to include an injury waiver.

Texans owner Bob McNair: 'Everything came together for us this offseason' - Houston Chronicle
The Texans dramatically overhauled their offense this offseason.

Texans' Cushing donates video games for vets at VA Hospital |
Local veterans are getting a boost at the VA Hospital while they wait for treatment. They will have a list of items to play with thanks to Houston Texans player Brian Cushing, whose dad served in the military.

Around the League

Ricardo Lockette is expected to retire from the NFL after serious neck injury -
He suffered a serious neck injury last November.

Deshaun Watson leads college football's top 32 players, according to 2017 mock drafts -
Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter.

Jason Campbell says he's ready to return to the NFL -
Last year, he said he was "kind of just chilling" when the Indianapolis Colts wanted to bring him aboard.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 5, Indians 3: Marwin is the clutchest dude ever - The Crawfish Boxes
What's better than an extra-innings Astros win? An extra-innings MAR-WIN!

Despite expectations, Dwight Howard insists to TNT he hasn't decided if he'll opt out - The Dream Shake
We expect him to, but Howard claims he hasn't made a decision.

Longhorns HC Charlie Strong says 'everyone's aligned' in Texas administration - Burnt Orange Nation
After notable dysfunction, it seems the importance forces in Austin are pulling together behind the head football coach.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 5/11 - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders have quite a few offers out, let's check out some offensive recruits who could make an early impact.

TCU Baseball vs SFA Preview: Home Sweet Home - Frogs O' War
After being on the road for most of the last few weeks, TCU gets a chance to return to the friendly confines of Lupton Stadium for a faceoff with the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.

Memphis-based FedEx wants to sponsor a Big 12 Championship ... if the conference adds the Tigers -
Will this be enough to boost Memphis' candidacy for Big 12 expansion?

Texas A&M and University of Houston Football to co-host satellite camps - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin and University of Houston head coach Tom Herman are going to hit the road next month and will host a trio of joint satellite camps for Texas high school players. ...

Tigers walk-off against Aggies in SEC Tournament opener - And The Valley Shook
RBI single by Kloss advances Tigers to the next round.

Texas Longhorns 2016 projected S&P+ ranking is Top...35 - Barking Carnival
Math is hard.

Houston, Texas A&M go all the way to Texas for new satellite camps - Underdog Dynasty
The Cougars and Aggies are teaming up for three camps in Texas to lock down talent in the DFW and Houston areas.

Houston Dynamo Fall Flat in 3-1 Loss to San Jose Earthquakes - Dynamo Theory
Defensive mistakes doomed the Dynamo again in their 3-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes in one of their worst, and most bizarre, games of the season.