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Houston Texans News: July 21, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 21, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans waived-injured Richard Leonard, sign Ra'Zahn Howard - Houston Chronicle
The Texans waived-injured undrafted rookie cornerback Richard Leonard months after he went surgery to repair a torn hamstring.

Texans' Whitney Mercilus has become 'complete player' - Houston Chronicle
Whitney Mercilus' breakthrough season was punctuated by his emergence as one of the top pass rushers in the game.

Lamar Miller, Brock Osweiler among Houston Texans projected starters - AFC South- ESPN
Free-agent signees Lamar Miller and Brock Osweiler should give the Texans' offense a new look -- and a boost of playmaking -- this season.

NFL Rumors: James Ihedigbo Wants To Play For Houston Texans, What Other Teams Could Be Fits?
NFL training camp is set to open in a few days and veteran safety James Ihedigbo is still on the open market. The 32-year-old recently told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he has garnered interest from teams and believes it is only a matter of time before he finds a landing spot.

Texans safety Quintin Demps reaching out to homeless students - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran safety Quintin Demps is getting involved in a community outreach initiative aimed at assisting homeless students in Houston.

Texans' LB John Simon excited about Mike Vrabel's return - Houston Chronicle
When John Simon emerged as a gritty Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year at Ohio State, he didn't do it alone.

Around the League

The 11 best moments from ‘All or Nothing’ - SBNation.com
From hilarious moments to poignant ones, there are wonderful scenes throughout this season of ‘All or Nothing.’

Eugene Monroe announces retirement at age 29 - SBNation.com
The Ravens may have released Monroe in June due to his advocacy for medical marijuana.

Tony Romo wants to play until he's the oldest quarterback in NFL history - SBNation.com
Tony Romo wants to play for another 10 years, which would put him in record-breaking territory.

Odell Beckham Jr. gives himself credit for making Josh Norman relevant - SBNation.com
That $75 million contract Josh Norman signed? He owes it all to Odell Beckham Jr.

Snoop Dogg's reactions while watching the CFL prove why he needs to be an NFL analyst - SBNation.com
Watching a CFL game with Snoop commentary is so much better.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 7, Athletics 0: Fister blanks Oakland; Correa drives in 3 for Houston - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros complete six-game road trip with a .500 record.

Jason Terry will not return to the Rockets next season - The Dream Shake
Terry is officially done in Houston after two years with the team.

Know The Opponent: Notre Dame - Burnt Orange Nation
This is the first of Burnt Orange Nation’s season opponent previews. Thanks to Joshua Vowles of One Foot Down for the great information. There are many important things that I'm...

Looking for a sleeper pick on defense? Check out Luke Stice - Viva The Matadors
The transfer linebacker is being highlighted by teammates and coaches alike for his play.

Sixteen "Potential" Candidates for Big 12 Expansion - Frogs O' War
It's a long awaited list of a bunch of teams you already know!!

Daily Bears Report: 7/21 - Daniels Commits, Expansion, Grobe Clarifies - Our Daily Bears
Some good news this morning! Yesterday Baylor football received its first verbal commitment of the new era yesterday in defensive back Noah Daniels. More info here, but it’s good to have the team...

Texas Longhorn Football players discuss playing A&M; show complete lack of business acumen - Good Bull Hunting
Everyone wants to talk about playing the game, but why don’t they ask people who understand all the complex nuances?

Evaluating the Big 12’s Expansion candidates - Barking Carnival
Let’s evaluate Big 12 potential additions, beyond the lies, damned lies and statistics. It’s last call at an Applebees happy hour in Cincy and there’s a scrapbooking convention in town. Quick -...

The Big 12 Wants To Expand: How Would It Affect the Underdogs? - Underdog Dynasty
Conference realignment and expansion is a ridiculous but constant part of college football. How will this round affect the underdogs?