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Houston Texans News: July 29, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 29, 2016.

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NFL: Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans in Mexico City sells out in minutes
The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans sold out within minutes.

Breakfast: Top 5 RBs the Texans will face in 2016
Last week, I looked ahead to the start of the season with the top 5 quarterbacks the Texans will face in 2016. So, let’s move forward with the top 5 running backs Houston will see this season.

Rick Smith: Texans' doctor played big role in drafting J.J. Watt - Houston Chronicle
J.J. Watt's medical situation has been in the news plenty this offseason, with his recent back surgery sidelining the Texans' three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year for training camp and his status for the Sept. 11 season opener against the Bears a question mark.

Texans' Quintin Demps uses mom's lessons to forge NFL career - Houston Chronicle
Growing up in a rough neighborhood on the east side of San Antonio, Jacqueline Demps was determined not to let fear rule her emotions. And she wouldn't allow circumstances to prevent her from raising a boy into a man.

NFL: Texans-Raiders a hot ticket in Mexico City - Houston Chronicle
The NFL says the Nov. 21 game in Mexico City between the Texas and Raiders sold out within minutes Thursday.

Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins likes QB Brock Osweiler's work ethic - Houston Texans Blog- 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' John Simon honors first responders - Houston Chronicle
In a nod of respect to law enforcement, Texans linebacker John Simon honored first responders at an appreciation lunch Thursday at the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Around the League

'Gleason' is a story of family, love and triumph despite ALS -
The film is about Steve Gleason, the former NFL player, and so much more.

NFL quarterback battles are a farce -
The outcome of most training camp quarterback competitions are predetermined. If they’re not, that team is in real trouble.

The Eagles extended ageless Darren Sproles -
He's apparently the one player in the league who is not on the PUP list. Plus, teams are chasing Nick Foles, a movie recommendation and lots more!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

7 Astros among' midseason prospect rankings - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros dominate the Top 100, with seven players featuring.

Texas baseball coach David Pierce wants UFCU Disch-Falk Field upgrades to begin in 2017 - Burnt Orange Nation
Planned upgrades to Disch-Falk Field may happen sooner than planned.

Big 12 Expansion Bracket: Who do YOU want the Big 12 to add? - Viva The Matadors
VTM viewers, who do you want to add to the Big 12?

Rest in Peace, Micah. - Frogs O' War
The Frogs have lost a piece of their heart. #NEGU.

Buckets O’Neale Signs Overseas - Our Daily Bears
Royce O’Neale signed with a Spanish team, CB GranCanaria. O’Neale played for two Baylor teams, the 2013-2014 Bears and the 2014-2015 Bears. Both of those teams made the NCAA Tournament.

Texas A&M Aggie-branded toiletries just in time for football season - Good Bull Hunting
Show off how redass you are through your clear plastic tote.

2016 Big 12 Football OL Experience Deficit - Barking Carnival
The Big 12's offensive lines have been gutted. What does that mean for Big 12 offenses and the health of their quarterbacks?

UTSA's Media Day: Enter The Wilson Era - Underdog Dynasty
Frank Wilson and company offered fans a lot of insight about UTSA's new regime over C-USA Media Days. Here's some of the best takes and the interview in full.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo drew the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 0-0 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium. A well organized defense and midfield limited chances, but despite seeing plenty of opportunities on offense, the goals just weren’t there for the home side.