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Houston Texans News: May 17, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

In NFL QB race, where do Texans stack up this offseason? - Houston Chronicle
There's little debate when it comes to what the most important position in the NFL is.

John McClain: These Texans need to step it up in 2016 - Houston Chronicle
Texans fans know about the team's best players who get most of the attention. But other players have to step up and produce if the team is going to improve its 9-7 record and defend its AFC South title.

Texans’ J.J. Watt Crushes HR’s Off Ex-Yankees’ Roger Clemens at Charity Softball Game in Housto (Video) | Yankees 101 | Sports Media 101
Watch as J.J. Watt of the NFL's Houston Texans crushes a couple of home runs in a charity softball game at Minute Maid Park in Houston off former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, who was underhanding Watt the pitches.

Breakfast: Extra motivation for No. 76
Duane Brown has extra motivation this year.

KC Joyner tabs two teams as 2016 Super Bowl LI sleepers -- NFL -- ESPN INSIDER
The most memorable teams in NFL history are the powerhouse Super Bowl champions -- the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, the 1980s San Francisco 49ers, the 1990s Dallas Cowboys.

Around the League

Raiders, Chargers top list of biggest offensive lines in the NFL - SBNation.com
The Raiders hold on to their title as the heaviest offensive line in the NFL, but the Chargers are just a fraction behind.

The Falcons' cheap food prices are good, but here's how the concessions can be even better - SBNation.com
There's always room for improvement, Atlanta, and we have some ideas for you.

Bills' bad day gets worse with news of broken foot for Sammy Watkins - SBNation.com
A foot surgery isn't expected to cause Sammy Watkins to miss time in training camp.

Tyrann Mathieu is mostly a cornerback, but he's about to be the highest-paid safety in the NFL - SBNation.com
The Cardinals and Tyrann Mathieu are closing in on a deal that will make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Weekly AL West Roundup -- May 9-15, 2016 - The Crawfish Boxes
Following a hot start the Astros pitching staff got knocked around in Boston, while the Rangers literally knocked Toronto around in Arlington.

Rockets tell Kenny Smith he won't be coach, mercifully ending #BringKennyBack - The Dream Shake
He's been informed he's out of the running.

No. 2 OLB Baron Browning visits Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The 'Horns look well positioned for one of the top prospects in the country.

2016 Texas Tech Football Position Preview: Offensive Line - Viva The Matadors
Oooooooooo-line.

TCU News: Baseball Struggles In Waco - Frogs O' War
The Frogs are struggling on the diamond at a bad time.

First Ever ODB Slack Chat - Our Daily Bears
Discussing everything from Baylor's offensive line, to Scott Drew's lineups.

A&M and Texas face off again (but still not in football) - Good Bull Hunting
The NCAA engineers yet another Aggies/Longhorns postseason matchup.

And the Valley Drinks: Bell's Amber Ale - And The Valley Shook
It's American Craft Beer Week! Let's start it off with another one of the new imports into Louisiana.

Ricardo Clark Nominated for Goal of the Week - Dynamo Theory
Rico Clark faces some tough competition in his Goal of the Week nomination.