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Houston Texans News: July 12, 2016

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Houston Texans news

2016 preview: Rodgers, Watt matchup headlines Texans' visit
Twelfth in a 13-part series on the teams the Green Bay Packers will face in the 2016 regular season.

Texans assistant Larry Izzo impressed with Shane Lechler's longevity, skill - Houston Chronicle
Larry Izzo built a unique career out of busting wedges and tackling kick returners as a Pro Bowl special teams ace. It spanned 14 years for the former Rice standout linebacker from The Woodlands.

Linebackers coach Mike Vrabel sets bar high for Texans' Brian Cushing - Houston Chronicle
From his vantage point, Mike Vrabel watched every tackle, every blitz and every block shed by Texans middle linebacker Brian Cushing last season.

Houston Texans Fans Get Their Own Colorway Of The Reebok JJ 1 •
This upcoming colorway of the Reebok JJ 1 features a navy upper with white and red accents as an homage to the Houston Texans.

Around the League

How and why the Australian pipeline to American football works -
The transcontinental trickle of talent now includes three likely starting NFL punters and a three-year reign at the college level. How's this work? And what's next.

New York Giants sign punter Brad Wing to three-year contract extension - Big Blue View
The Giants know the value of a good punter, so they extended Brad Wing through 2019.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Weekly AL West Roundup, Week 14 - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston takes advantage of a Texas downturn to close the gap heading into the All-Star break.

James Harden Contract Extension a Win for the Rockets - The Dream Shake
Rejoice, James Harden is here to stay.

4-star CB Chevin Calloway commits to Iowa over Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
Well, this is unusual.

Red Raider players one-up each other with videos - Viva The Matadors
Vasher and Fields show off their ball-hawking skills on the practice field.

Twitter calls for TCU version of Iceland chant - Frogs O' War
Please make this happen.

Aggie Football Preview Podcast with PFF’s Vinnie Ronca - Good Bull Hunting
Listen to our podcast with PFF’s Vinnie Ronca.

S&C Weekly champions: Battle for the Belts - Barking Carnival
Fun motivational tool. Sheroid Evans - slightly jacked. Would love to see him have a healthy senior season.

Georgia Southern Offers Former Wisconsin QB DJ Gillins - Underdog Dynasty
Four-star high school prospect left Madison following the 2015 season.

Dynamo Film Session: Why was Tyler Deric so mad? - Dynamo Theory
Tyler Deric flipped out on David Horst in Orlando. Why was he so irate?