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Houston Texans News: July 14, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 14, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Braxton Miller on role with Texans: 'Playmaker' -
Braxton Miller is preparing to play multiple roles as a rookie with the Houston Texans. The former Ohio State quarterback now playing receiver, define that role simply as "playmaker."

Texans', Rockets' franchise values soar - Houston Chronicle
It's apparently a good time to be an owner of a Houston franchise in one of the big three pro sports leagues.

Texans rookie calls his role 'playmaker' and says he can line up at 'any position' -
Braxton Miller's background as a quarterback, running back, and receiver makes him a versatile threat.

Tom Brady likely to serve suspension, including Texans game - Houston Chronicle
In the latest legal twist in the Deflategate saga, New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady suffered a major setback that probably will sideline him for the first four games of the regular season.

Around the League

These quotes from the Arizona Cardinals make amazing motivational posters -
Bruce Arians and his players take the standard inspirational quote and make it infinitely better.

Tom Brady's DeflateGate appeal is rejected, suspension stands -
Brady's legal Hail Mary has failed.

Aaron Rodgers says he once lost vision in his left eye after suffering a concussion -
The Packers QB said all he could see out of his left eye was a silver metallic.

Are any of the 6 players in the 2016 NFL Supplemental Draft worth a pick? -
A Purdue defensive tackle is the biggest name in this year's special eligibility draft, but a Canadian wide receiver might be the most intriguing option.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros not calling up prospect Alex Bregman this weekend, per A.J. Hinch - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros manager A.J. Hinch squashes ESPN's Jim Bowden's report of Alex Bregman being called up.

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 24: Free agent dreaming - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore and Max Croes talk about the Rockets signing Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, and extend James Harden.

Texas LB Malik Jefferson named Big 12 DOPY, 3 other ‘Horns named to preseason All-Big 12 team - Burnt Orange Nation
Malik Jefferson is your preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Texas Tech has one player on the preseason All-Big XII list - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders are definitely flying under the radar this year.

Baylor Confirms Hire of Mack Rhoades as New Athletic Director - Our Daily Bears
A couple of hours after the cat was out of the bag, Baylor confirmed that the former Tiger is now a Bear.

Kyle Field joins other stadiums around the country in embracing Pokemon Go - Good Bull Hunting
Gotta gig ‘em all

1960s Texas Longhorns Football: Building The Brand - Barking Carnival
Texas football arrived nationally during the 1960’s thanks to TV and Darrell Royal.

One Underdog makes the Dodd Trophy Watch List and that's some lazy bull. - Underdog Dynasty
Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today created this bullshit 2016 Dodd Trophy watch list.

The Bull And Its Horns: Toros Face Best of the West Tonight - Dynamo Theory
After another winless week, the Toros look to defeat the Western Conference leading Whitecaps FC 2.