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Houston Texans News: June 24, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 24, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans eager to see continued development from Christian Covington - Houston Chronicle
Christian Covington has ascended to the point where he's emerged as a serious contender for a starting job on the Texans' defense.

How Will Titans Handle The Texans WRs " CBS Houston
Former Houston Oiler and current Titans defensive backs coach Steve Jackson joined In The Loop and they talked about the game plan against the Texans, the rest of the AFC South, thoughts on an NFL team moving and expectations for Marcus Mariota.

Houston Texans: Game By Game Predictions
More authoritative predictions will be made as the rosters are trimmed to the initial 53 man limits and on a week-by-week basis as the season progresses.

Texans pouring resources into sports science department | ProFootballTalk
The Houston Texans are attempting to create an edge off the field with the addition of a sports science department, which General Manager Rick Smith started this offseason. But if you want to know exactly what a sports science department does, Smith won't tell you.

Texans' J.J. Watt unveils signature Reebok shoe - Houston Chronicle
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt unveiled his signature shoe from Reebok at an event in New York on Thursday morning.

Around the League

Ben Roethlisberger wants the Steelers to go for 2 more, and every other team should too - SBNation.com
NFL offenses are too efficient to ignore than two-point conversions are the obvious way to go.

Eli Apple's mom dropped him off for his first practice like it was the first day of school - SBNation.com
Annie Apple went full mom on Eli Apple's first day of practice with the Giants.

Young Patriots spy infiltrates camp to trash talk Steve Smith - SBNation.com
Brave kid.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

On the Astros: Do the Astros need an ace? - The Crawfish Boxes
Dallas Keuchel's troubles have left a hole in the Astro rotation.

2016 NBA Draft: Rockets get Chinanu Onuaku, Zhou Qi and Gary Payton II - The Dream Shake
The Rockets had two picks, cap space and a GM who likes to deal. This is what they did.

ESPN cancels more Longhorn Network programming - Burnt Orange Nation
The Texas-specific network is switching its focus and laying off contractors.

5 Thoughts on Texas Tech 5, Coastal Carolina 7 - Viva The Matadors
1. This season is still a success. The Red Raiders are the Big XII regular-season champions, and no amount of disappointing losses in the College World Series can take that away. They went 19-5 in...

Baylor Releases Five 2016 Signees - Frogs O' War
The players were granted unconditional releases, meaning they are free to sign with any school - and will be eligible to play this fall.

Taurean Prince Selected 12th Overall by the Atlanta Hawks - Our Daily Bears
Taurean Prince becomes the 7th Bear drafted into the NBA in the Scott Drew era.

Daily Bull 6.23.16. Let's talk more delicious HATE. - Good Bull Hunting
"I been bad, I been good, Dallas, Texas, Hollywood. I ain't askin' for much. I said, Lord, take me downtown, I'm just lookin' for some tush." - ZZ Top

Baylor Releases Five 2016 Recruits From LOI's - Barking Carnival
The Bears get dragooned into doing the right thing.

Athlon Head Coach Rankings for Sunbelt, CUSA, and AAC - Underdog Dynasty
It's no surprise Tom Herman garnered the top spot. We've split out the rankings by conference to compare.

Houston Dash at Orlando Pride Final Score: Stoppage time goal gives Pride win - Dynamo Theory
Dash fall to Pride on late goal.