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Houston Texans News: May 24, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

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Brock Osweiler's presence gives Texans feeling of optimism - Houston Chronicle
Football fields protected by a "PRIVATE PROPERTY" sign were hounded by 14 waiting media members and eight anxious TV cameras.

Jaelen Strong impressing Texans teammates with work ethic - Houston Chronicle
Faster and noticeably leaner than a year ago, Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong broke into his patterns and accelerated away from defensive backs as he caught passes in stride Monday during an organized team activity.

J.J. Watt still working on the side as Texans begin OTAs | ProFootballTalk
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has a cool new logo, and also some free time on his hands. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Watt wasn't among the Texans practicing at the start of OTAs, as he recovers from offseason groin surgery.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt not practicing at start of OTAs - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
J.J. Watt arrived on the field late at OTA practice but didn't participate. He continues to recover from major offseason surgery.

Houston Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney says he is '100 percent' healthy
Jadeveon Clowney said he is "100 percent" healthy after the Texans' first organized team activities practice of 2016.

College roommates Whitney Mercilus, Jeff Allen reunited with Texans - Houston Chronicle
Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus and offensive guard Jeff Allen became fast friends on the Illinois campus, quickly deciding to be roommates.

Texans hire director of sports science - Houston Chronicle
he Texans hired former Texas A&M football player Erik Korem as their director of sports science.

Around the League

The NFL reneged on concussion study funding, and undid any goodwill it had left -
The best thing the league ever did to address brain trauma now looks like a con.

Eli Apple's awesome mom lands ESPN gig -
Annie Apple will be a contributor on ESPN's Sunday Countdown.

Social media can be a powerful tool for NFL rookies -
It may not always be used responsibly, but when it is, it's a bridge to rookies' new communities.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Weekly AL West Roundup, Week 7 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros open week strong, but get swept aside once again by in state rival Texas Rangers.

Daryl Morey is to blame for the Rockets coaching problem - The Dream Shake
Daryl Morey's attempt to keep total control over the Houston Rockets' play style and roster is to blame for Houston's floundering coaching search.

Texas Longhorns signee Jean Delance may need to be another savior at OT - Burnt Orange Nation
The Under Armour All-American is a bit raw, but if he can contribute quickly, he could allow Kent Perkins to play his more natural position of guard.

How Football Saturdays Have Changed in Lubbock - Viva The Matadors
Generations pass with one constant, Saturdays spent in Lubbock cheering on the Red Raiders. However, my college days looked different than those that came before, and are much different than those that came after. Let's find out how LBK has changed.

Monday Manager: Big 12 Tournament and Momentum Swings - Frogs O' War
A sweep against Kansas State is a good start as TCU's last remaining hope for a Regional bid comes this weekend...

Baylor Basketball Adds Home & Home with Xavier - Our Daily Bears
According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Baylor will host Xavier next season. The following season, Baylor will head to Cincinnati to take on Xavier. The Bears will have plenty of opportunities...

Daily Bull 5.24.16: It's okay to change your mind - Good Bull Hunting
"A man's word is his bond" except when that "man" is a teenager and that "word" is a tweet.

Welcome To The LSU Invitational - And The Valley Shook
Time for the real season to begin.

Rick Villarreal Stepping Down As North Texas Athletic Director - Underdog Dynasty
After joining the Mean Green in 2001, Rick Villarreal is stepping down as North Texas Athletic Director

Three things from the Dynamo's loss to Chicago Fire - Dynamo Theory
Three things from another Dynamo loss.