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Houston Texans News: June 16, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, June 16, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans receiver Jaelen Strong's '180 degree' turn impresses his team - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Jaelen Strong spent much of his rookie season overweight and inactive. Now he's making a case to be a Houston Texans starter in 2016.

Texans' George Godsey: 'It all starts with the running game' - Houston Chronicle
he arrival of running back Lamar Miller figures to transform the Texans' dormant offense.

Texans report: Brock Osweiler to take a break, but not much of one - Houston Chronicle
Coach Bill O'Brien has encouraged quarterback Brock Osweiler to take some well-deserved time off before the Texans report for training camp in late July.

Texans to practice w/49ers, Saints in August
Before Houston faces the 49ers on August 14 in the preseason opener, the Texans will practice with San Francisco at their facilities in Santa Clara.

Texans' Jadeveon Clowney back from the flu - Houston Chronicle
Texans starting outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice Wednesday after being sidelined Tuesday with flu symptoms.

Texans' J.J. Watt enjoys competing against brother, Chargers' Derek Watt - Houston Chronicle
Although the Texans won't square off with the San Diego Chargers until late November at NRG Stadium, that won't delay the ongoing competition and sibling rivalry between brothers J.J. Watt and Derek Watt.

Around the League

Ravens release OT Eugene Monroe after failing to make a trade - SBNation.com
It was clear his time in Baltimore was coming to an end, and now Eugene Monroe is a free agent.

Spelling Bee co-champ Nihar Janga finally got to meet his hero Dez Bryant - SBNation.com
Pretty cool moment.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 4, Cardinals 1: Springer to the rescue - The Crawfish Boxes
Springer's eight-inning two-run home run lifts the Astros.

James Harden is sitting out the Olympics this year. Should Rockets fans be worried? - The Dream Shake
James Harden is sitting out the Olympics this year. Are the Rockets doomed to start slow again?

2016 Texas Longhorns football jerseys arrive in Austin - Burnt Orange Nation
One small tweak highlights the on-field look for the ‘Horns this fall.

Twitter's Reaction To The DCTF Cover Was Pretty Funny - Viva The Matadors
We're all excited about the DCTF cover over here. That doesn't mean that some of the reactions to the announcement weren't pretty funny.

TCU Baseball Establishes A Scholarship in Micah Ahern's Name - Frogs O' War
Frog fans are seriously the best. A movement that began on social media caught fire, and will result in a scholarship that will bear the name of the heartbeat of this team.

Baylor Evening Links 6/15/16 - Our Daily Bears
With several news stories breaking towards the end of the day today, here is a list of some recent Baylor links. Wondering who Baylor’s regents are and how they are elected? ESPN put together a...

Podcast: Interview with Jay Arnold - Good Bull Hunting
We chatted up one of our all-time favorite Aggie football players.

The Long-Snapper Diaries - Barking Carnival
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

US Open Cup, Houston Dynamo vs San Antonio FC Final Score: Dynamo dominate SAFC to advance to next round - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo put up four goals against SAFC in USOC.