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Houston Texans News: July 27, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Breakfast: Best Texans-themed fantasy football names
With football on the horizon, so too are fantasy drafts. We thought we’d ask fans for their best Texans-themed team names.

Former Texans star Andre Johnson visits Titans - Houston Chronicle
Former Texans receiver Andre Johnson visited the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday and could sign with his third AFC South team.

2016 NFL Preview: Texans have a QB, so expectations will rise
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. A loss to the Miami Dolphins dropped the Texans to 2-5. Houston trailed the Atlanta Falcons by 42 points in one loss, and the Dolphins...

Texans gave rookie Ra'Zahn Howard $5,000 signing bonus - Houston Chronicle
The Texans gave undrafted rookie defensive tackle Ra'Zahn Howard a $5,000 signing bonus.

Texans rank No. 19 in USA TODAY's NFL ‘likeability rankings' |
USA TODAY’s "For the Win" on Tuesday put out its neutral likability rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Around the League

Pete Carroll agrees to extension with Seahawks through 2019 -
Days after extending GM John Schneider, the Seahawks are making sure the Super Bowl-winning coach is still around for a few more seasons.

Anquan Boldin signs 1-year deal with Lions -
The veteran wide receiver will help fill the void left by Calvin Johnson's retirement..

Randy Gregory enters rehab while facing a longer suspension from NFL -
Gregory will serve a suspension this season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The Steelers are the teacher's pet of the NFL world -
"If what's happening in Pittsburgh was happening in New England, there would be multiple league investigations," said one NFC East executive.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros' offense too little, too late in 6–3 loss to Yankees - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston Astros' offense too little, too late in 6–3 loss to New York Yankees.

ESPN predicts the Rockets to finish at .500 and take the eighth seed again - The Dream Shake
Did the Rockets really fail to get better in the offseason? ESPN thinks so.

Breaking down the Big 12's five tiers - Burnt Orange Nation
Splitting the conference down into smaller groups helps reveal where each school ranks in the overall pecking order.

Big 12 Stadiums, Ranked - Part 1 - Viva The Matadors
We take a look at the football stadiums around the Big 12, and because we like to assign value to everything, rank them.

TCU Horned Frogs 2016 Position Preview: Tight Ends - Frogs O' War
TCU picked up a promising tight end commit in the 2016 class, and they have a few upperclassmen on the roster who could make an impact as well. Will this year see an uptick in the utilization of the position?

Baylor Should Oppose Houston’s Big 12 Bid - Our Daily Bears
Houston’s Big 12 bid has gained momentum with several big names voicing support. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced they wanted Houston in the Big 12. Then the...

Mocking up potential Texas A&M throwback uniforms - Good Bull Hunting
Let's try and guess what look Kevin Sumlin has spent hours cooking up in the lab.

Longhorn Basketball: Allen, Banks propel Team USA U-18 to FIBA Title - Barking Carnival
The USA U-18 team secured the FIBA title, beating Canada 99-84 in the championship game. The Americans went 5-0 in the tourney and won their games by an average margin of 30.4 ppg. Future...

Greenville City Council writes open letter supporting ECU move to Big XII - Underdog Dynasty
The public push continues for the Pirates, this time with the first non-university endorsement..