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Houston Texans News: July 15, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 15, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans signing Purdue DT Ra'Zahn Howard - Houston Chronicle
Although former Purdue defensive tackle Ra'Zahn Howard went undrafted during the NFL supplemental draft Thursday, he didn't have to wait long to join an NFL team.

Braxton Miller looking to be a 'playmaker' for Houstan Texans - NFL Rumor Central- ESPN
With just one year under his belt as a wide receiver, former Ohio State star Braxton Miller is ready to make an impact for the Houston Texans.

The Texans Must Stand Tall In September And October - TPS
The Houston Texans managed to take advantage of a mediocre AFC South last season, stealing the division crown from the Indianapolis Colts.

Around the League

Tony Dungy followed his father’s advice all the way to the Hall of Fame - SBNation.com
It all started with a piece of advice he got from his father, a piece of advice he still follows, eight years removed from the sidelines.

Game on! ‘Tecmo Bowl,’ ‘Punch-Out’ return with new Nintendo mini-NES - SBNation.com
Nintendo announced the new system, which will be available in November, will come pre-loaded with 30 classic NES games.

NFL playoff odds: Patriots, Packers lead favorites on odds to make the postseason - SBNation.com
New England and Green Bay will try to extend their playoff streaks as favorites on the odds to advance to the postseason once again this year.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Trade Deadline Preview: Starting Pitching - The Crawfish Boxes
With the Astros in the thick of the playoff picture and the trade deadline approaching, will they make a move to bolster the rotation?

The new "hack-a" rules make Clint Capela a little more valuable - The Dream Shake
He's working on that shot, but the new rule helps too.

Texas Longhorns picked to finish 5th in preseason Big 12 poll - Burnt Orange Nation
The media doesn’t anticipate much improvement in the win column for the ‘Horns.

The Film Room - How Kingsbury's playcalling helped Texas Tech beat Texas - Viva The Matadors
The Film Room is back, and now we're discussing how Kliff's playcalling affected the outcome of a long-needed win.

Michigan RB Derrick Green to Transfer to TCU - Frogs O' War
The Wolverine graduate will be eligible to play this fall, adding a veteran presence to a deep running game.

Reports: Baylor Met with Tom Herman; Herman Denies - Our Daily Bears
This morning, Pete Mundo of Heartland College Sports wrote: Heartland College Sports has learned that Baylor University and Houston head coach Tom Herman have already touched based via a...

FORE Play: The Open Championship - Good Bull Hunting
It's too hot here. Flip on the TV in the middle of the night and pretend you're in Scotland.

Four Longhorns Named to Preseason 2016 All Big 12 Team - Barking Carnival
The players are: LB Malik Jefferson CB Davante Davis OG Patrick Vahe OT Connor Williams ** Malik was also tabbed as preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Jefferson's talent and work...

Anthony Jennings transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette for 2016 Season - Underdog Dynasty
Anthony Jennings looks to head elsewhere for his final season of college football, but we're not quite sure where yet.

Houston Dash to face Portland Thorns - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dash are looking for any ounce of hope in their upcoming match against the Thorns