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Houston Texans News: July 6, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans plan 'multidimensional' role for Braxton Miller -
Will Fuller's speed alone guarantees an ample rookie role, but how do the Texans plan to employ Braxton Miller, the hyper-athletic former quarterback who transitioned to wideout as a senior?

Who Is The Houston Texans Biggest Rival? | Houston Press
Rivalries in the NFL are about a lot of things. Who is the Texans biggest rival?

Texans GM: Versatile, explosive Braxton Miller 'adds dimensions' to offense -
Braxton Miller, who spent most of his college career playing quarterback, is learning a new position.

Texans Fantasy Preview - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Can DeAndre Hopkins build on his third-year explosion? Evan Silva examines in his Texans Fantasy Preview.

Mike Vrabel expects a lot of growth from Texans' Benardrick McKinney - Houston Chronicle
Benardrick McKinney spent his rookie season tackling running backs while absorbing knowledge about the Texans' intricate defensive playbook.

Around the League

The Patriots pulled off the NFL equivalent of signing Kevin Durant ... twice -
Do you really think the Patriots would've won the Super Bowl for the 2014 season without signing this free agent that spring?

Painkiller lawsuit is the latest damning player health accusation against the NFL -
More than 1,500 ex-players say NFL coaches and employees recklessly pushed painkillers on them.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 5, Mariners 2: Valbuena, Rasmus and Reed blast Walker in Astros win - The Crawfish Boxes
Three home runs are better than one.

The Best of the Rest: Free agents the Rockets can still sign - The Dream Shake
If the Rockets keep striking out in free agency these are the guys to keep an eye on.

Making the case for QB Jerrod Heard as the Texas starter - Burnt Orange Nation
Two skills make the sophomore a serious contender in the ongoing competition.

Patrick Mahomes Named to the Maxwell Award Watch List - Viva The Matadors
With the preseason award lists set to start rolling in, Mahomes was named to the Maxwell Award Watchlist.

Saarloos, Mosiello Ink Extensions - Frogs O' War
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Daily Bears Reports: Tuesday 7/5 - Our Daily Bears
Baylor has three on the Maxwell list: Seth Russell, K.D. Cannon, and Shock Linwood. From Baylor seniors Shock Linwood and Seth Russell and junior KD Cannon have been named to the...

The Daily Bull Looks to the Future - Good Bull Hunting
"People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn't believe in that. Tomorrow wasn't getting ready for them. It didn't even know they were there."--Cormac McCarthy

Texas Lands 2017 4 star PF Royce Hamm - Barking Carnival
The Houston Aldine and Houston Hoops AAU stretch 4 will be a nice fit for Shaka's system. Hamm goes 6-8, 205 with extremely long arms and nice springiness around the rim. He has a frame to hold...

Cristian Maidana up for Goal of the Week - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo player up for Goal of the Week.