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Houston Texans News: June 13, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, June 13, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans' J.J. Watt shows up for surprise pick-up basketball games - Houston Chronicle
When Houston Texans star J.J. Watt shows up to the park for a pick-up basketball game, you don't ask questions, you just pick him on your team and pass him the ball.

Texans coach: Brock Osweiler has 'been exactly what we've expected' - CBSSports.com
The big free agent signee is looking to blaze his own path in Houston.

Texans OTAs Breakdown
Analyst John Harris and Drew Dougherty discuss what they saw during OTAs as they wrap up.

Battles at center, left guard figure to be intense for Texans - Houston Chronicle
When you consider the rules that limit them to playing patty-cake on the practice field, it is amazing the offensive and defensive linemen can stay awake during the Texans' offseason program.

Texans pleased with development of Kevin Johnson - Houston Chronicle
Although cornerback Kevin Johnson has been sidelined this spring as he recuperates from offseason wrist and foot surgeries, his outlook for training camp and beyond is encouraging to the Texans.

As Mike Vrabel's star rises, Texans reap benefits - Houston Chronicle
The rope was burning up football players' callused hands as an old-fashioned tug of war unfolded at dawn during a spirited conditioning drill at Ohio State five years ago.

Anthony Weaver returns to Texans in different role - Houston Chronicle
Hustling from drill to drill while barking out instructions, Anthony Weaver still carries an imposing frame and aggressive nature from his old job with the Texans as a starting defensive lineman.

Around the League

Von Miller purposefully cropped out John Elway from White House Instagram photo - SBNation.com
ESPN's Adam Schefter says the catty Instagram gesture was done in retaliation for the way the Broncos have handled his contract negotiations.

Cam Newton played kickball in boots when it was 94 degrees outside - SBNation.com
This bold look will not catch on -- anywhere.

Mike Carey is out as the rules expert for CBS, according to report - SBNation.com
Mike Carey was right 90 percent of the time, but he paled in comparison to Mike Pereira.

A high school student chose Kirk Cousins' 'You like that' as his senior quote - SBNation.com
Kirk Cousins likes that "You like that?" quote!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rays 5, Astros 0: Keuchel implodes in 5th as offense is shutout - The Crawfish Boxes
The losing continues on the Astros' long road trip.

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 21 -- Wojbomb Pod - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein talk about the Rockets' offseason.

Texas targets Marvin Wilson, Baron Browning and Walker Little talk recruitments with Rivals - Burnt Orange Nation
Some of Texas' top targets opened up about their recruitment and thoughts on the Longhorns.

Texas Tech adds DB recruit to 2017 haul - Viva The Matadors
Lost in the baseball madness was the Red Raider defense getting a crucial recruit.

Omaha, Nebraska: TCU 4, Texas A&M 1 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs ride an incredible pitching performance by Brian Howard and will be moving back to the CWS again

Daily Bears Report: Monday 6/13 - Our Daily Bears
What if, instead of having static divisions, we reseeded them every year? Iowa State president Steven Leath seems to think it’s a good idea. In essence, that would mean placing teams finishing...

YESSIR! Louisiana RB Travis Etienne commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
The Ags pick up more speed in the backfield.

Dash drop third straight in 1-0 loss to Seattle Reign FC - Dynamo Theory
Hanna Solaun's 67th minute goal lifted the Seattle Reign FC to a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dash.