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Houston Texans News: July 8, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 8, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans' J.J. Watt slips from first to third in NFL rankings - Houston Chronicle
Pummeling quarterbacks on an annual basis, Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt was crowned as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the third time last season.

How do Texans players cope with the pressure?
Pressure is bound to happen in big moments in big games. Find out how some of the Houston Texans players deal with that pressure in this sit-down interview with Drew Dougherty.

Houston Texans: Lamar Miller fantasy football outlook | sports web
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller is primed his breakout season with his new team in the Lone Star State.

NFL Team Previews: Houston Texans : Lowe and Outside
exactly, DeAndre Hopkins, "what do you think about the rest of my team???"

Mike Ditka Would Pick J.J. Watt Over Any Other Player Ever " CBS Houston
Praise comes from every direction for Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt. He's the three-time Defensive Player of the Year and considered one of the top few players in the NFL today. On Wednesday on In The Loop with Dante Hall and Cody...

Around the League

The definitive all-time ranking of musical performances by NFL teams & players - SBNation.com
Many NFL players, and even teams, have made forays into the music world. We ranked some of their efforts.

Kirk Cousins is going to need a big season if he wants to make real QB money. Do you like that? - SBNation.com
By all accounts he's going to play out the season on the franchise tag, giving Washington one more chance to make sure he's worth one of those massive QB contracts.

Calvin Johnson joins chorus of ex-players with accusations of painkiller misuse in NFL - SBNation.com
The former Lions wide receiver says painkillers were readily available to players with addictions.

Which NFL quarterback is the next one to get paid? - SBNation.com
Andrew Luck signed a mega deal with the Colts, so Stephen White and Ryan Van Bibber discuss the next QBs up for big deals. Oh, and there's some risk with Luck's deal. We talk about that too on the...

Where things stand with the NFL’s franchise tagged players for 2016 - SBNation.com
Teams have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with franchised players.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Athletics 1: Hill, A's outpitch Fister - The Crawfish Boxes
Winning streak over in a flash.

What should Eric Gordon's role be on the Rockets? - The Dream Shake
With the Rockets finally signing a good shooting and play-making guard to help James Harden (sorry Ty Lawson), the question begs: where should Gordon fit in to the Rockets rotation?

Star Texas golfer Beau Hossler announces decision to turn pro - Burnt Orange Nation
Despite a recent serious injury, the decision was expected.

Tony Morales Named to Rimington Watch List - Viva The Matadors
Another Red Raider was named to a watch list this week.

TCU and Notre Dame Exploring Future Football Game - Frogs O' War
According to reports, the Frogs and Irish may be looking to schedule a future football matchup. YES PLEASE.

Jarrett Stidham Transferring from Baylor - Our Daily Bears
Last year's freshman sensation will ply his trade elsewhere in the CFB world. We don't know where yet.

Daily Bull 7.7.16 - preseason listicles and rivalries. - Good Bull Hunting
"Enjoy every sandwich" - Warren Zevon

John Burt Named to NFL.com's List of Fastest College Players - Barking Carnival
Nice recognition for the sophomore speedster.

Houston Dynamo at Orlando City SC Preview: Dynamo Head East on Upswing - Dynamo Theory
In their second ever match with Orlando, the Dynamo are looking for a road victory.