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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 1, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans' Whitney Mercilus imparts 'beautiful' knowledge at football camp - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus has a favorite T-shirt he likes to wear.

Top Texans pick Will Fuller's contract nearly fully guaranteed - Houston Chronicle
Texans first-round pick Will Fuller landed a $10.164 million rookie contract that's nearly fully guaranteed for skill, injury and salary cap.

Von Miller enlists help of Texans WR to scare snapchat followers
Denver Broncos fans who follow linebacker Von Miller on Snapchat must have gotten quite a scare when they saw this photo posted to his story.

Texans' Cecil Shorts helps donate to Houston Food Bank - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran wide receiver Cecil Shorts helped donate more than 70,000 pounds of protein-packed food to the Houston Food Bank.

Around the League

Andrew Luck's extension sets a new financial landscape for the NFL - SBNation.com
Luck is now the highest-paid quarterback in football, though that probably won't last for long.

Vince Wilfork's ESPN Body Issue cover looks magnificent - SBNation.com
Looking good, Vince.

The NFL and NFLPA appear ready to battle over the Al Jazeera PED report - SBNation.com
The players' association says the league must have "credible evidence" before it interviews any players who were accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in Al Jazeera's documentary.

Sheldon Richardson suspended for Week 1 vs. Bengals - SBNation.com
Richardson received a one-game suspension for his street racing incident last summer.

NFL suspends Cowboys LB Rolando McClain for 10 games for violating substance abuse policy - SBNation.com
McClain is the third Cowboys defender to get hit with a suspension in 2016.

Johnny Manziel suspended 4 games for substance abuse - SBNation.com
Johnny Manziel isn't on a team, but would miss the beginning of the 2016 season even if he is signed.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

A love letter to Marwin Gonzalez; the Astros most important player - The Crawfish Boxes
Keep your Carlos Correa's, your George Springer's and your Jose Altuve's. I'll give you Doug Fister and Will Harris. The most important Astro is Marwin Gonzalez and no you can not have him. I saw...

Free agents Mike Conley, Nicolas Batum not meeting with Rockets - The Dream Shake
Things aren't going well for the Rockets in free agency.

Flip, flip, hurray! Charlie Strong has now signed the talent to build an elite team - Burnt Orange Nation
An analysis of Charlie Strong's two classes already on campus, and how a wild week of four former Baylor pledges signing with Texas affects 2017 recruiting.

Oklahoma Sooner Texas Football Recruiting Resurgent in 2017 - Barking Carnival
For the first time in half a decade, the Sooners are doing work in Texas. Why?

Munch Madness CHAMPIONSHIP: Dixie Chicken vs. Blackwater Draw - Good Bull Hunting
The Dixie Chicken vs. Blackwater Draw.

Let's Talk Traditions - Viva The Matadors
What are some new traditions you would like to see in Raiderland?

Kaylee Hartung wears throwback TCU jersey during CWS rain delay - Frogs O' War
Hmm...

Baylor Men’s Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule - Our Daily Bears
The Bears will have another strong non-conference schedule for the 2016-2017 season.

The Bull And Its Horns: Toros Draw With AZ, Then OC Gave Them The Blues - Dynamo Theory
In action last week, the Toros got a draw against Arizona United, then dropped a heartbreaker to OC Blues.