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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, June 9, 2016.

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Houston Texans will hit the road for joint practices with 49ers - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Houston Texans will have two days of joint practices this summer with the San Francisco 49ers in Northern California.

Texans' J.J. Watt delivers laughs at CMT Music Awards - Houston Chronicle
It seems like every time J.J. Watt plays in Nashville, he puts up big numbers. He's usually torturing Tennessee Titans quarterbacks on his trips to the country music capital, but on Wednesday, he tried his hand at some comedy.

Texans host VIP Field Day Meet & Greet
On Tuesday, June 7, the Houston Texans hosted a VIP Field Day Meet & Greet. The night started out in the Houston Methodist Training Center, where QB Brandon Weedon, LB Brian Peters, Houston Texan Cheerleaders and TORO joined Club Members in fun activities for the kiddos. After the Field Day, members went to the West Club at NRG Stadium for food, music, and a meet & greet session with Texan players RB Alfred Blue, S Quintin Demps, CB Jonathan Joseph, CB Charles James, and CB Kareem Jackson.

Houston Texans Pro Bowler puts pen to paper for children's book - CultureMap Houston
Houston Texans Pro Bowler, offensive lineman Wade Smith puts pen to paper writing a children's book to benefit his foundation.

Around the League

RGIII is deliberately throwing the ball at people's garages to prove he's 'coachable' - SBNation.com
He has a good reason, too.

Rex Ryan thinks 'big ol' rascal' LeBron James could play tight end for the Bills - SBNation.com
If LeBron wants to step away from the NBA, Rex Ryan has a roster spot for him in Buffalo.

3 NFL teams out to revive the lost art of running the dang ball - SBNation.com
The Cowboys, Browns and Titans will rely heavily on their running games, but they're each doing it in their own way.

The Cowboys should trade Darren McFadden while they can - SBNation.com
Easier said than done, but if Dallas can entice some team like the Dolphins to make a deal, they'd be wise not to pass on it.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

3 Astros Things: Sabermetrics is a stat - The Crawfish Boxes
What is the question again?

Rockets have the "inside track" for Jeremy Lin - The Dream Shake
Rumors continue to heat up about Lin's return to Houston.

How one phone call can prevent a Texas football rape scandal - Burnt Orange Nation
An open letter to Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong.

Is Texas A&M the Devil? - Viva The Matadors
The Aggies talk a tough game, but when called upon, do they show up?

Zach Allen Will Transfer to Rutgers - Frogs O' War
The former TCU QB/WR/Holder will be eligible in the fall.

Daily Bears Report: Wednesday 6/8 - Our Daily Bears
Meet Jalen Pitre, Baylor's lone 2017 commit. Great write up here on why the young man has stayed committed through all of the recent turmoil. Game of Thrones Spoilers, but also laughs. Getting...

Podcast: Interview with Kendall Rogers - Good Bull Hunting
We talked A&M vs. TCU with a national baseball writer.

2 Wins to Omaha: Deichmann Bombs, Poché Burns The Owls To Win The Baton Rouge Regional - And The Valley Shook
One of Jared Poché's best ever outings gives LSU enough time to crank up the Boomsticks.

Floodgates About to Open At Baylor-Another Alleged Victim Comes Forward - Barking Carnival
Another alleged victim comes forward at Baylor and accuses another player of assault.

The Bull & Its Horns: Toros Set For Tough Two This Week - Dynamo Theory
After topping their Texas rival 1-0, RGVFC face Swope Park tonight in Missouri, before hosting OKC on Saturday.