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Houston Texans News: July 28, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 28, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Bell: Brock Osweiler must lift Texans to next level
There might not be a bigger QB spotlight in the NFL this season than the one in Houston.

Free-agent safety James Ihedigbo 'would love to play' for Texans - Houston Chronicle
James Ihedigbo has piled up eight interceptions and eight forced fumbles over the past three seasons.

Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins likes QB Brock Osweiler's work ethic - NFL Nation- ESPN
The efforts by the Texans' new QB and their top receiver to build chemistry seem to be paying off, with DeAndre Hopkins complimenting Brock Osweiler.

Texans' Brandon Dunn primed for opportunity on defensive line - Houston Chronicle
In flashes at the line of scrimmage last season, Texans defensive lineman Brandon Dunn demonstrated his quickness and power.

Bob McNair says Texans have more pieces in place than ever before - Houston Chronicle
Entering his 15th season as the Texans' owner, Bob McNair has learned the power of three P's: patience, perseverance and prayer.

Around the League

Ryan Fitzpatrick is back. Let the Jets’ soul searching begin. - SBNation.com
The Jets' quarterback question has been answered. Now, they have to figure out what caused last year's collapse with the playoffs on the line.

Do the Saints want to keep Drew Brees or not? - SBNation.com
Brees is in the last year of his contract with the Saints, and the two sides aren't even talking about a new deal.

Here's the main storyline in training camp for every NFL team in 2016 - SBNation.com
From Jimmy Garoppolo to Blaine Gabbert, here's the most intriguing thing to watch for all 32 teams in training camp.

NFL claims program reduces concussions, and is conveniently wrong once again - SBNation.com
The NFL once again admitted it used faulty data that conveniently aligned with its best interests.

Russell Wilson is armed, 'Dangeruss' and looks like Rambo in this new ‘90s poster - SBNation.com
So many questions to answer.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 4, Yankees 1: Rasmus, McCullers overpower Yankees - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros picked up one win against the Bronx Bombers before heading off to Detroit.

Former Rocket, University of Houston great Dwight Jones passes away - The Dream Shake
The University of Houston great and 1972 Olympian died at the age of 64.

3-star CB Josh Thompson flips his commitment from TCU to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
Let’s ride!

Break In Case Of Emergency - Every excuse you’ll need to survive the College Football Season - Viva The Matadors
Welcome to Viva The Matador’s Excuse Emporium, where your team can win every game if not for insert thing here.

Frogs in the Pros Update: Bryan Holaday - Frogs O' War
All I can say is: Holaday pitched again. And it was amazing.

Daily Bears Reports 7/27:Rape Survivor Speaks with Baylor Athletes - Our Daily Bears
Brenda Tracy spoke with the football and basketball team this week. John Werner of the Waco Tribune Herald had this: Tracy said she received a positive reaction from the Baylor athletes during...

Podcast: Aggie Recruiting Update, July 2016 - Good Bull Hunting
We caught up with SBNation’s top recruiting analyst for a preseason chat.

Useful Seniority: 2016 Texas Football has fewest senior Big 12 starters - Barking Carnival
What is useful seniority and why does it matter so much?

North Texas receiver Turner Smiley arrested for DWI - Underdog Dynasty
Smiley is UNT's leading returning receiver for the 2016 season.

BBVA Compass Found To Have Violated The Kingpin Act - Dynamo Theory
BBVA Compass Found To Have Violated The Kingpin Act