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Houston Texans News: May 19, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, May 19, 2016.

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AFC South projected starters: Brock linchpin for Texans -
New quarterback Brock Osweiler looks to power the Texans' offense while the Colts hope their draft selections can protect Andrew Luck. Kevin Patra projects the rosters for the AFC South.

Richard Mullaney working to catch on with Houston Texans |
Wide receiver Richard Mullaney received a $1,500 signing bonus when he agreed to a three-year contract with the Houston Texans earlier this month. Undrafted players can't be too demanding in contract negotiations. They're bargaining for an opportunity, not an immediate windfall.

Texans' Demps: 'I'm just hungry, man' |
Texans safety Quintin Demps is entering his ninth NFL season and understands all the hard work that goes into a season, before the season. The Texans have made some key additions to their roster, and the hope is, that it translates to wins.

John McClain's must-win Texans games of 2016 - Houston Chronicle
If the Texans are going to reach their goal of successfully defending their AFC South title, earning another playoff game at NRG Stadium and avoiding another embarrassing postseason performance, there are five games they absolutely must win.

Who's the better receiver: Texans' DeAndre Hopkins or Broncos' Demaryius Thomas? - Houston Chronicle
When Brock Osweiler chose to leave the Denver Broncos for the Texans, he left the reigning Super Bowl champions for a team that's never advanced past the second round of the NFL playoffs.

Feeding rats to snakes helped Texans RB Lamar Miller pay for his first car - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
A Q&A with Houston Texans free-agent running back acquisition Lamar Miller, who once had a job at Miami MetroZoo.

Around the League

The Sam Bradford drama with the Eagles may be over ... for now -
That's not a guarantee that it won't ratchet back up in the future, but for now, Bradford appears to be set as the starting quarterback.

The Raiders defense is going to be a huge problem for the Broncos -
Oakland's defense might not be as good as Denver's, but it's gives the Raiders a huge advantage in the AFC West arms race.

5 NFL players who have 1 year to prove they're worth big money -
"Prove-it" deals aren't necessarily smart for players, but maybe things will be different for these guys ... maybe!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 5, White Sox 3: Astros clinch series win as Gregerson gets the save - The Crawfish Boxes
It took the normal 9 innings tonight for the Astros to earn a solid team and series win.

Jeff Van Gundy out, Mike D'Antoni in as Rockets head coach frontrunner - The Dream Shake
The Rockets' coaching carousel has taken an odd turn.

Really, Baylor? - Burnt Orange Nation
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POLL: Texas Tech Uniform Tournament, First Round: #5 vs #12 - Viva The Matadors
#5 White Throwbacks vs. #12 Black/Black/White

Frogs in the Pros: May 10-15, 2016 - Frogs O' War
How many homeruns did former Frogs hit this week? And did Arrieta get win #8? Find out here!

ESPN's Outside the Lines Discovers More New Violent Allegations against Baylor Football Players - Our Daily Bears
It's time for Baylor to come square. Say what you know, what you think, what you're going to do, and be judged for it.

FORE Play: Watch some Aggie golfers in Dallas at the Byron Nelson - Good Bull Hunting
The PGA Tour has a two week layover in Texas, so lease a BMW and head out to the TPC Four Seasons this week.

Baseball Weekend Preview: #10 LSU vs #1 Florida - And The Valley Shook
Last regular season series is a real humdinger.

Dynamo Film Session: Chance for Dynamo shows value of crossing - Dynamo Theory
A semi-chance for the Dynamo early on in their game against Real Salt Lake showed what can happen when they put the ball in the box.