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Houston Texans News: June 17, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 17, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans rookie Nick Martin off to a fast start - Houston Chronicle
The arrival of Notre Dame center Nick Martin injected athleticism and versatility into the Texans' offensive line.

Five Houston Texans Who Bill O'Brien Has Stamped "Improved" | Houston Press
We will get real proof when they put on pads, but so far, so good for these five Houston Texans.

Texans cancel final day of minicamp - Houston Chronicle
Texans coach Bill O'Brien canceled the final day of a mandatory full-team minicamp Thursday.

Around the League

The Giants need an offensive revolution, and that starts with WR Sterling Shepard - SBNation.com
With just a few practices under his belt, the Giants are already seeing big things for rookie wide receiver Sterling Shepard.

Grading the big contract extensions of the 2016 NFL offseason - SBNation.com
The Philadelphia Eagles shelled out a lot of money, but were largely prudent in their efforts to stay ahead of the market.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Mo Wilkerson & the Jets, Elway the GM & a special guest! - SBNation.com
Stephen White and RVB are joined by a very special guest this week, Tyler Tynes, who gets us up to speed on the Will Smith murder trial in New Orleans. Also, why the hell are the Jets ignoring Mo Wilkerson?

Ron Rivera Gets Contract Extension - Cat Scratch Reader
The extension makes Ron Rivera one of top 10 most well paid coaches.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Prospect Report: Games of June 15, 2016 - The Crawfish Boxes
Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings.

Jason Terry: It's a travesty James Harden wasn't on any of the All-NBA teams - The Dream Shake
JET talks the Harden All-NBA snub to Sports Radio 910.

Texas golfer Scottie Scheffler turns in historic day for amateur at US Open - Burnt Orange Nation
Only nine players finished on Thursday, but Scheffler will always be able to say he was the leader in the clubhouse after the first day at Oakmont.

I Hate Tommy Tuberville - Viva The Matadors
There's plenty of reasons to hate him.

TCU Freshmen Earn All-American Honors - Frogs O' War
Four first year players were recognized by the preeminent name in college baseball, Louisville Slugger, for their performance on the field this season.

Former Head Coach Art Briles Slams Baylor in Federal Court Case Pleading - Our Daily Bears
Briles filed a motion for substitute counsel, apparently to extricate him from legal representation by attorneys associated with the University that he says have failed to adequately represent his interests.

UH June Roundup: Ward to Manning camp, preseason honors and kickoff times - Underdog Dynasty
Greg Ward joins the Manning Passing Academy, Athlon loads its preseason All-AAC teams with Cougars and we know what time the parties start on Thursday nights

US national team defeat Ecuador, advance to semi-final - Dynamo Theory
2-1 was the final score between the US and Ecuador.