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Houston Texans News: May 16, 2016

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DeAndre Hopkins Comments on Expectations for Texans, Brock Osweiler and More | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

DeAndre Hopkins says Texans are the team to beat - Houston Chronicle
Since the Texans are the defending division champion, receiver DeAndre Hopkins believes they should be the team to beat in the AFC South.

DeAndre Hopkins: We’re the team to beat in AFC South | ProFootballTalk
Starting in 2009, the AFC South division title has belonged to either the Colts or the Texans. The Colts won two in a row, the Texans followed with two and then the Colts returned to win a pair before the Texans took the crown in 2015.

7 Texans Other Than J.J. Watt You Should Have Crushes On
There's more to the Texans than J.J. Watt.

Center Nick Martin becomes 4th draft pick to sign with Texans - Houston Chronicle
Center Nick Martin became the fourth of six draft choices Friday to sign with the Texans.

Texans officially re-sign rookie linebacker Eric Lee - Houston Chronicle
The Texans made it official Friday, officially re-signing rookie outside linebacker Eric Lee after reworking his contract to include an injury waiver.

Texans' J.J. Watt drops in NFL analytics site's player rankings - Houston Chronicle
But in the eyes of the leading analytics website Pro Football Focus, Watt is on the decline.

Texans' Devon Still gets married with daughter Leah as flower girl | khou.com
Houston Texans defensive tackle Devon Still wedded Asha Joyce Friday night at New York Public Library in Manhattan with his daughter, Leah, by his side.

Around the League

There are still some decent players available in NFL free agency - SBNation.com
The second wave of free agency is here and there are plenty of big-name players still available.

Jarryd Hayne retires from NFL to play rugby in the Olympics - SBNation.com
Jarryd Hayne will play rugby for Fiji in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

Cam Newton lent his shoes to Oprah's boyfriend - SBNation.com
Stedman Graham called Newton early Sunday morning with a wardrobe emergency.

Vince Wilfork and his wonderful overalls made a surprise appearance at J.J. Watt's charity softball game - SBNation.com
Every baseball uniform needs to be replaced with overalls from now on.

Why we care about Ricardo Lockette, a retired receiver with 22 career catches - SBNation.com
The Seahawks receiver has just 22 career catches, but he got everything he wanted out it.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Red Sox 10, Astros 9: Astros miscues gift slugfest to Red Sox - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros offense picks up Chris Devenski after a rough start but can't close the deal.

Astros recall catcher Evan Gattis, option Preston Tucker; DFA Erik Kratz - The Crawfish Boxes
Gattis returns to the Astros after reacclimating himself to the catching position.

Jeff Van Gundy is the apparent frontrunner for the Rockets head coaching gig - The Dream Shake
Rumors still have the ex-Rocket as the leading man to re-take the job.

Texas 'made a big move' during CB Kary Vincent's Thursday visit - Burnt Orange Nation
Who wouldn't want to play defensive back at DBU for Charlie Strong?

Texas Tech Is The Outright Big XII Champion - Viva The Matadors
With a 3-1 OSU loss, Texas Tech is in sole possession of the crown.

TCU Baseball vs Baylor: Beat The Bears - Frogs O' War
This weekend TCU heads to Waco to take on their most hated rival, the Baylor Bears.

Floyd Casey Is No More - Our Daily Bears
All we have left now are memories of the 64 years that Baylor football called it home

Aggies and Longhorns are playing a sport against each other! - Good Bull Hunting
It's Men's Tennis

Saturday Morning Roundup: Tigers graduate, Les Miles Plays Hardball with Tulane - And The Valley Shook
Talking graduation, insurance and satellite camps. OFFFFFFSEASONNNNNNN!

Game of Bones: A Song of Heartbreak and Triumph - Underdog Dynasty
Introducing our new Game of Bones story series.

Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake Final Score: One goal is all Houston needed for a win over RSL - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo hold strong as they down RSL 1-0.