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Houston Texans News: June 3, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 3, 2016.

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O'Brien: Texans counting on improved Jaelen Strong -
Houston Texans receiver Jaelen Strong authored a disappointing rookie campaign. After Houston added rookie receivers in the draft, Coach Bill O'Brien said he's still counting on a leaner, improved Strong.

Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler sends message by skipping White House - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
By not joining the Denver Broncos at the White House, Brock Osweiler made a strong statement that he's all-in as the Houston Texans' starting QB.

J.J. Watt's shirtless Instagram post draws teasing from teammate
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt attempted to explain the shirtless photo he posted on Instagram.

Texans intrigued by Akeem Hunt's progress, speed - Houston Chronicle
Akeem Hunt displayed his trademark burst during the Texans' organized team activity, scooting upfield away from pursuit.

Eddie Lacy, Rex Ryan, Jeff Fisher facing make-or-break seasons -
Jadeveon Clowney has succumb to injuries in his first two seasons. Rex Ryan fell below expectations in 2015. Adam Schein identifies nine players and coaches who need to put up or shut up in 2016.

3 Texans Rookies Who Could Make Unexpected Impact - TPS
the Texans did a very good job in acquiring three defensive value pickups who may end up overcoming the odds to be productive NFL players...

What To Expect From Texans' Run Game In 2016 - Today's Pigskin
The Houston Texans once had one of the most effective rushing attacks in the NFL not too long ago. In 2014, the Texans had the fifth-most rushing yards...

Around the League

Don't expect a sophomore slump from Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota -
Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota had promising rookie seasons, but history suggests they'll be even better in year two.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s goodbye to his dog is making me sad as hell -
Aw man :(

The Cowboys are making their OTAs all about Ezekiel Elliott -
They don't really have a choice.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

D-Backs 3, Astros 0: Offense unable to solve Greinke - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros pick up five hits but are unable to string together any for runs.

The tag team of Mike D'Antoni and Jeff Bzdelik can totally work - The Dream Shake
A good offensive coach and a good defensive coach, it just might work!

Texas Longhorns still need a TE to emerge - Burnt Orange Nation
There's been a long drought at the position and few signs that a difference-maker is on campus.

The Return of Texas Tech's Swagger - Viva The Matadors
The quick rise and fall of Red Raider football and how Kliff Kingsbury has returned the swagger to Lubbock.

NCAA baseball Fort Worth Regional: Previewing Arizona State and TCU's other possible opponents - Frogs O' War
For the third year in a row, TCU will host a Regional. And if history tells us anything, it won't be without a little drama.

Thoughts on the 2016 Class and Those LOIs - Our Daily Bears
Another one of those situations where everyone's actions make sense, but outrage still follows.

LSU Post-Spring Football Q&A with And The Valley Shook - Good Bull Hunting
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."--John Steinbeck

Spring Football Five Questions: Texas A&M - And The Valley Shook
We close our our review through the spring with the Aggies, via our friends Rush Roberts and James Gardner at Good Bull Hunting.

Justice Comes to the Sept of Baylor - Barking Carnival
We'll be waiting a while for real justice in Waco, and we'll be waiting a while for GRRM's next books. Let's kill two ravens with one stone.

The Best Ragin' Cajuns Players to Never Make the Hall of Fame - Underdog Dynasty
The Ragin' Cajuns have had many greats worthy of Hall of Fame recognition. Who are the top candidates from Cajun Country if eligibility rules were to ever change?

Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas Final Score: Rain soaked Texas Derby ends in a draw - Dynamo Theory
Four minutes of play, two hour rain delay, full game of soccer.