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Houston Texans News: August 1, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 1, 2016.

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DeAndre Hopkins to end brief holdout from Houston Texans camp
DeAndre Hopkins says he is disappointed the Texans won't negotiate a contract extension for him, but he will end his brief holdout from training camp.

Texans corner Johnathan Joseph 'full-go, 100 percent' at camp - Houston Chronicle
Backpedaling, cutting and breaking on the football with ease and confidence, Texans veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph demonstrated that he's made a sound recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery that sidelined him this offseason.

With J.J. Watt sidelined, opportunities arise for Texans' defensive ends - Houston Chronicle
With the starting job at right defensive end available and left defensive end J.J. Watt recovering from back surgery, Devon Still, Christian Covington and Brandon Dunn spent time at the positions.

Backup QB competition rolls on for Texans
The backup quarterback spot is up for grabs.

Texans' tackle Derek Newton carted off with hamstring injury - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran right offensive tackle Derek Newton was carted off the practice field during the opening day of training camp.

Retired fullback Vonta Leach returns as Texans ambassador - Houston Chronicle
One of the most rugged fullbacks to play in the NFL in the past decade, popular former Texans Pro Bowl lead blocker Vonta Leach returned to the AFC South team in an ambassador role Sunday.

Around the League

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett prods NFL stars to speak out for social change -
Bennett says black NFL players need to start advocating for social change.

This acrobatic, 1-handed catch has us convinced Jordan Taylor is the Broncos' best player -
Who’s Jordan Taylor? You’re about to find out.

The Giants are saying all the right things. Now, they have to back it up. -
Big Blue will need more than words to snap its playoff drought this year.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the Jets' starter again, so where does that leave Geno Smith? -
Geno Smith has developed in his time in the NFL, but the Jets likely won't see what that finished product looks like.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Tigers 11, Astros 0: Tigers post 6 on Keuchel in 1st inning en route to sweep - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros flash back to April as they drop five of their last six games.

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 25: All-time Rockets team draft - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein try to make the best possible teams with only Rockets players.

A Day of Remembrance: August 1, 1966 - Burnt Orange Nation
Take a moment today to remember the 13 people that lost their life.

TEXAS TECH FANS: Participate in the "Carry The Fallen Ruck March" - Viva The Matadors
Members of the Texas Tech program are asking fans to help them support the Active Heroes organization.

TCU Football Opponent Preview: Oklahoma - Frogs O' War
The Big 12's preseason top two collide. Two enter, but only one can win.

Daily Bears Reports 7/31: Seth Russell is a Heisman Candidate and RGIII is now RG4 - Our Daily Bears
Baylor Football is back and more determined than ever.

YESSIR! Four-star WR commits to the Aggies - Good Bull Hunting
Stafford’s Hezekiah Jones becomes second WR in A&M’s 2017 class.

The Charlie Strong Texas Football Women's Clinic - Barking Carnival
Doing it the right way. Take notes, rivals.

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco Admits "Some" Teams Might Leave For Big 12 - Underdog Dynasty
The Big 12 expansion train is going almost full steam. The American Athletic knows this and is preparing for the worst.

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes Final Score: Dynamo, Earthquakes draw on Sunday night - Dynamo Theory
Houston and San Jose trade goals in 1-1 draw.