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Houston Texans News: July 22, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 22, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

J.J. Watt of Houston Texans has back surgery, OK for season opener
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has undergone back surgery and will miss at least the entire preseason, sources say.

J.J. Watt undergoes surgery to repair herniated disc - NFL.com
Three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt had surgery to repair his herniated disc on Wednesday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source informed of his situation.

Texans rookies: 10 things to know - Houston Chronicle
Will Fuller gives the Texans nine of their own first-round draft choices on the training-camp roster. While at Notre Dame, Fuller led all Power 5 conference receivers in receptions (17) and touchdowns (10) coming on passes of 20 yards or longer.

Report: Texans' J.J. Watt undergoes back surgery
Houston hopes to have Watt back by the regular-season opener.

NFL Summer Reset: Houston Texans reload after first-place finish - UPI.com
Third-year head coach Bill O'Brien knows there is a lot to accomplish before the season begins.

Around the League

J.J. Watt undergoes back surgery, expected to be ready for Week 1 - SBNation.com
The Texas star will open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Onside Kick Family Hour: Arian Foster, Eric Berry & staying cool one week before training camp - SBNation.com
Stephen White and RVB are back to help you beat the heat with some cool NFL talk. This week: Eugene Monroe's retirement, the NFL fires a quack (but the damage is done), what can Arian Foster do for the Dolphins, the Jets shocked us all and more!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 1B A.J. Reed optioned to AAA - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros optioned first baseman A.J. Reed to Triple-A on Thursday. It doesn’t mean what you think it means, at least...not yet.

The Internet is covering the Moses Malone Jr.-James Harden beef all wrong - The Dream Shake
Irresponsible aggregation has again set its sights on Houston’s superstar.

Report: Texas support of Houston to Big 12 is tied to recent land deal - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas politics, y’all!

Will Texas Politics Determine Big 12 Expansion? - Viva The Matadors
How far will the endorsements of Texas' top government officials go?

TCU Horned Frogs Position Preview: Running Backs - Frogs O' War
Who will fill the big shoes Aaron Green left behind?

2017 3* CB Noah Daniels commits to Baylor! - Our Daily Bears
Baylor has added Noah Daniels, a 2017 3 star CB from Clear Lake High School, to its 2017 class. Daniels tweeted out the announcement: After a lot of thought , I am proud to announce my...

BIG 12 EXPANSION: Why not Nebraska and Colorado? - Good Bull Hunting
Hear us out on this one, it makes sense when you think about it.

Texas Governor Jim Abbott: "Big 12 Expansion a non-starter without Houston" - Barking Carnival
Once you let the expansion talk happen, you know that polls are going to weigh in. When and if Texas tries to break away when the Big 12 Grant of Rights expires (assuming we're not dumb enough to...

Scouting the Dynamo's next big academy prospect: Jose Memo Rodriguez - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo's current scoring woes could receive an immediate boost with the recall of 20-year old on-loan winger Jose 'Memo' Rodriguez.