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Houston Texans News: July 25, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, July 25, 2016.

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Texans' DeAndre Hopkins on his next deal: 'I want to be treated for what I'm worth' -
Finally, DeAndre Hopkins' chance to earn a sizeable chunk of cash is nearing.

Houston Texans' D.J. Reader finds closure as his NFL dream begins
With each step D.J. Reader got closer to a reality he avoided for so long.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins leans on Cecil Shorts for advice - Houston Chronicle
Texans' DeAndre Hopkins leans on Cecil Shorts for advice By Aaron Wilson Updated 2:16 pm, Saturday, July 23, 2016 1 Cecil Shorts has emerged as the elder statesman of the Texans' receiving corps with the departure of veteran Nate Washington this offseason to join the New England Patriots.

Indianapolis Colts 2016 opponent preview: Getting to know the Houston Texans - Stampede Blue
In recent years, the AFC South has ultimately come down to a race between two teams: the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans. Houston won the division in 2015 thanks in large part to a key...

Reports: Killen's Barbecue to be served at Texans' games |
HOUSTON - Food from the popular Killen's Barbecue restaurant will soon be served at Houston Texans' games, according to reports.

Around the League

Former Vikings, Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at age 67 -
Dennis Green reportedly suffered cardiac arrest on Friday morning.

Le’Veon Bell suspended 4 games for missed drug test, per report -
Le'Veon Bell has missed 13 games in his young career, and will now miss a few more.

Roger Goodell is using virtual reality to learn about empathy -
The NFL spokesbot's quest for sentience continues.

J.J. Watt could miss the start of the season -
Watt's back injury could be more serious than initially believed.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros to call up top prospect Alex Bregman - The Crawfish Boxes
Rumors of the Astros calling up Bregman are now fact.

The man behind Clutch The Bear is not coming back - The Dream Shake
Longtime fan favorite mascot Clutch the Bear will not be back next season.

Texas adds former LSU K Trent Domingue as a graduate transfer - Burnt Orange Nation
The addition could be a huge one for the Longhorns.

ICYMI: Kliff Kingsbury on Sportcenter - Viva The Matadors
Just in case you missed the Kliff Kingsbury Sportcenter segment, here's a quick recap and a link.

TCU Football Opponent Preview: SMU - Frogs O' War
Is this the year that Chad Morris finally gets the Ponies riding high?

Jake Lindsey is the Likeliest Unlikely Hero - Our Daily Bears
This 6-5 guard could be Baylor’s most important player for years to come.

In an Instant: Buried by Bonfire - Good Bull Hunting
A powerful feature re-living the 1999 Aggie Bonfire collapse.

Thinking Texas Football 2016: Offensive Q&A - Barking Carnival
You've got questions? We've got answers.

Houston’s biggest reason to get excited about Big XII expansion: Tom Herman - Underdog Dynasty
UH’s hopes of keeping Tom Herman after this season could ride on the Big XII’s decision.

Houston Dash vs Chicago Red Stars Final Score: Rachel Daly equalizes late against Chicago - Dynamo Theory
Rachel Daly's 82nd minute goal provided the Dash with a late equalizer to stretch Houston's unbeaten streak to two games.