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Houston Texans News: May 25, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans' Whitney Mercilus excited to play for Mike Vrabel again - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans convinced linebackers coach Mike Vrabel to remain with the AFC South franchise and resist an overture from Chip Kelly to become the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator, it ranked as one of the most pivotal moves of their offseason.

Houston Texans' Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Allen sharpened each other - AFC South- ESPN
They battled fiercely at times, and that, in part, is why they achieved what they did.

White-hot spotlight awaits new Texans QB Brock Osweiler - Houston Chronicle
Brock Osweiler could've stayed in Denver and filled the shoes of a legend for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Breakfast: Texans trio enjoys NFLPA Rookie Premiere
Texans rookies Will Fuller, Braxton Miller and Tyler Ervin had fun in Los Angeles last week at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins reaches deal with adidas - Houston Chronicle
Houston Texans star receiver reached a multi-year partnership with adidas on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE: Former Texan Arian Foster speaks out for first time since season-ending injury |
Arian Foster is at a crossroads in his career. There are many unanswered questions for fans of the former Texans running back.

Around the League

NFL tweaks its replay rules again -
In-game officials will be in contact with Dean Blandino and the rules will clearly list which plays can't be reviewed.

5 NFL teams open up OTAs searching for a starting quarterback -
Sam Bradford is currently the Eagles' starter, while the Jets' QB situation is one big question mark.

The Bills don't want reporters to report on the Bills -
Fans looking for information on the Bills this offseason are in trouble.

NFL announces Atlanta will host Super Bowl in 2019 -
Atlanta will be the site of Super Bowl LIII in 2019. Miami and LA will host the Super Bowl in 2020 and 2021, respectively..

This wide receiver plans to stand outside the Patriots stadium all day, every day until they sign him -
Abiola Aborishade is more determined than ever to play in the NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Orioles 3 (13): Bullpen fans 16; setting up Kemp, Correa for win in extra - The Crawfish Boxes
Tony Kemp races to a triple in the 13th inning and scoring the winning run on a Carlos Correa single.

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 19: Coaching Madness - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore and Max Croes talk about the end of the Rockets' season and Houston's coaching search.

Report: Former Texas S commit Tim Irvin interested in 'Horns after transferring from Auburn - Burnt Orange Nation
Welp, that didn't last long.

POLL: Texas Tech Uniform Tournament, First Round: #7 vs. #10 - Viva The Matadors
#2 Black/Red/Black vs. #15 White Ombre.

Baker, Barzilli Highlight All-Big 12 Team - Frogs O' War
TCU had seven players receive first or second team honors and four make the honorable mention list.

Baylor Releases Statement on Reports of Ken Starr's Ouster - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Texas A&M Baseball 2016 SEC Tournament Preview - Good Bull Hunting
Your No. 1 Texas Aggie Baseballers will get another shot against Vanderbilt in their first game of the 2016 SEC Tournament. And for the first 12 callers, we'll include How To Watch This Wonderful Tournament ABSOLUTELY FREE!

#PossumPower Strikes Again as LSU walks off against Tennessee - And The Valley Shook
Tigers done did it again with a ninth-inning rally to get past Tennessee in the first round in Hoover.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. the Chicago Fire - Dynamo Theory
A communication issue in the back that led to a Chicago Fire goal should take a backseat to the offensive trouble the Dynamo saw in another road loss.