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Houston Texans News: June 1, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

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David Quessenberry of Houston Texans waived year after cancer remission
The Texans waived David Quessenberry on Tuesday with a non-football injury designation, a year after his cancer went into remission.

Texans' Watt, Osweiler star in new HEB ads |
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and quarterback Brock Osweiler are set to debut their new HEB advertisements next month in the Houston area.

In wake of Baylor scandal, Texans' Bill O'Brien reflects on Penn State experience - Houston Chronicle
Texans coach Bill O'Brien understands the difficulty of picking up the pieces of a college football program shattered by controversy.

Texans continue to have David Quessenberry's back - Houston Chronicle
It is rare that I am given an opportunity to flat-out praise the Texans.

Whitney Mercilus among group who sat out Texans OTAs with injury - Houston Chronicle
Veteran outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus was among a large group of Texans' players who were sidelined at an organized team activity Tuesday.

The Sports Update: Smith, Wilson recap Texans' OTAs - Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle sports columnist Brian T. Smith and Texans beat writer Aaron Wilson recap Monday's organized team activity.

Around the League

Let's imagine the alternate universe where Peyton Manning picked the Titans over the Broncos -
Peyton Manning almost landed in Tennessee, but would that have meant a Super Bowl for the Titans? Probably not.

The Patriots made 3 offseason moves that are so perfectly Bill Belichick -
The Patriots didn't make a big splash in the offseason, but Belichick once again shrewdly retooled their roster.

Some NFL owners are worried Las Vegas is a bad sports town -
Gambling isn't the real problem for a potential Raiders move to Las Vegas, at least not for some NFL owners.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Conspiracy theories from the NFL offseason! -
This week Stephen White, Danny Kelly and RVB are discussing the conspiracy afoot at the Jets' OTAs, the Buccaneers finally passing sixth grade science and lots more idiocy from the NFL offseason.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 8, Diamondbacks 5: Springer blasts past Arizona - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros outfielder George Springer goes 3-for-4 with four RBIs in Houston win.

With Mike D'Antoni now on board, is Jeremy Lin slated for a return to the Rockets? - The Dream Shake
Linsanity was at it's best under Mike D'Antoni. Could we see Jeremy Lin back in Houston?

Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan could be top candidate to replace Augie Garrido at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
A short list of five candidates who may become just the fourth Texas baseball head coach since 1940.

POLL: Texas Tech Uniform Tournament, Second Round: #3 vs. #11 - Viva The Matadors
#3 Black/Black/Black vs. #11 Black Lone Star Pride.

BREAKING: Collins and Shreiner Not Returning in 2016-17 - Frogs O' War
TCU Men's Basketball Junior Guard Chauncey Collins and Sophomore Guard Lyrik Shreiner won't be returning for the 2016-2017 season.

Baylor Football Recruiting Notes: June 2016 - Our Daily Bears
Time for a new era of Baylor Football.

Daily Bull 6.1.16: The Perils of Trench Warfare - Good Bull Hunting
"Now that I'm retired, I want to say that all defensive linemen are sissies." - Dan Fouts

Women's College World Series Preview Pt. 1: The Teams - And The Valley Shook
A look at the remaining seven teams participating in the 2016 WCWS.

Report: Baylor Set To Hire Jim Grobe as Interim Coach - Barking Carnival
Jim Grobe, former coach at Wake Forest, is reported to be set to become the Baylor interim coach for 2016, but the entire assistant staff will stay.

Erk Russell Belongs in the College Football Hall of Fame - Underdog Dynasty
Erk Russell belongs in the CFB Hall of Fame, and we have the loophole that makes him eligible.