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Houston Texans News: June 29, 2016

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Texans sign WR Will Fuller
The Texans have signed first round draft pick Will Fuller.

Figuring Out The Fourth Most Important Texans Player " CBS Houston
J.J. Watt is the most important player on the Houston Texans. There is no debate or argument needed. In fact, NFL.com labeled him the most important non-QB in the league.

Texans like tight end Ryan Griffin's versatility - Houston Chronicle
When tight end Ryan Griffin sprained his medial collateral ligament in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Texans deemed him valuable enough to hold a roster spot for him rather than shelve him for the season.

Are growing pains ahead for Brock Osweiler and Houston Texans? - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Is Brock Osweiler enough of a known quantity that Houston will be able to avoid the growing pains that come with young quarterbacks?

Houston Texans sign first-round draft pick Will Fuller - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas
The Houston Texans have locked in their first-round draft pick, Will Fuller, to a four-year, $10.2 million deal.  According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the deal includes a fifth-year team option.

Around the League

Right tackles are becoming more important in the NFL, but they still fall short of left tackles - SBNation.com
Right tackles still don't get as much acclaim, or money, as their counterparts on the left side.

Peyton Manning is the Drake of the NFL - SBNation.com
Manning only played for two different teams in his 18-year career, but he's practically cheering for the entire NFL this fall.

Defensive Legend Buddy Ryan Dies at 82 - Windy City Gridiron
The football world has lost one of its masters.

Former Colt Zurlon Tipton Dead - Stampede Blue
Former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton was pronounced dead today in Michigan.

Seahawks ink Doug Baldwin to 4-year extension - SBNation.com
Baldwin set career highs in every major receiving category last season, and was tied for the NFL lead in touchdowns with 14.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 7, Angels 1: Astros make quick work of Lincecum; Feldman sharp in start - The Crawfish Boxes
The offense does the job as Feldman posts five solid innings in a spot start.

NBA free agency 2016: Al Horford is a perfect fit in Houston, but the Rockets face heavy competition - The Dream Shake
The Rockets really want the big man. Do they have a shot at him?

Former 4-star Baylor signee Patrick Hudson signs with Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
It took until the second summer session, but Patrick Hudson is finally a Texas Longhorn!

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup: Who can be the next great WR? - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders have had some great wide receivers in the past, could more be heading their way in 2017?

Brian Howard Announces He Will Return to TCU - Frogs O' War
The junior righty will forgo the MLB after being drafted by the Houston Astros to spend his senior season with the Frogs. After all, they have a job to finish.

Daily Bears Reports: Tuesday 6/28 - Our Daily Bears
Two former Baylor Bears made the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Ballot, per Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune-Herald: Two of Baylor’s best modern-era athletes are up for consideration for the Texas...

Daily Bull 06.29.16 - WAY TOO EARLY - Good Bull Hunting
Bad bowl projections, great coaches, and terrible relationships.

Erick Fowler Listed on Texassports.com football roster - Barking Carnival
He wasn't there 48 hours ago.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. the Portland Timbers - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo winless streak continues as the team fell to the Portland Timbers on the road despite holding a 2-0 lead at half time. The Dynamo sat in the 2nd half too often and allowed Portland back...