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Houston Texans News: August 10, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

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Texans News

Texans unofficial depth chart for preseason opener
The Houston Texans open their 2016 preseason schedule on the road against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Texans Camp: This Is Osweiler’s Team | The MMQB with Peter King
Brock Osweiler is looking and acting like the franchise quarterback the Texans expect him to be. Wonder where he learned that?

QB Tom Savage Sets Ego Aside Seeking Texans Backup Spot - The New York Times
Before all the offseason renovations and before Brock Osweiler became the new hope for the Texans' offense, a different quarterback sought that job.

Expectations high for Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney - Houston Chronicle
Sporting blond-colored twists to decorate his growing dreadlocks, imposing Texans inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney's personal style embodies the popular coaches' mantra of playing the game as if his hair was on fire.

Texans' Jadeveon Clowney misses third straight practice - Houston Chronicle
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney missed his third consecutive day of practice Tuesday morning, a development that was downplayed by coach Bill O'Brien.

John McClain's Texans camp takeaways: Aug. 9 - Houston Chronicle
The Texans practiced outdoors Tuesday at Houston Methodist Training Center on Tuesday and get their second off day Wednesday before traveling to Santa Clara, Calif., to practice against San Francisco on Friday.

Texans' Brock Osweiler: Wendall Williams' speed looks '100 mph' - Houston Chronicle

The blur of rapid-fire movement, cleats firing into the ground like pistons, accelerated past Texans starting quarterback Brock Osweiler as he turned his eyes toward the practice field to marvel at rookie wide receiver Wendall Williams' rare speed..

NFL News

Holding out shouldn't be necessary for NFL stars to get paid -
Players like Antonio Brown showed good faith in their teams. Now it’s time for their teams to do the same.

Patriots safety Nate Ebner scores and lays the wood for Team USA's rugby sevens team -
Nate Ebner is living his Olympic dreams in Rio. He propelled Team USA to victory over Brazil on Tuesday.

Eagles RT Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension -
If Johnson is suspended, the $35.5 million in guaranteed money in his contract ceases to be guaranteed.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 7, Twins 5: Altuve, Correa star in Astros' win - The Crawfish Boxes
Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa led a mini offensive outbreak in Houston's win over Minnesota.

Rockets' James Harden, Adidas unveil signature logo with trippy video - The Dream Shake
Apparently, you get your "underground project" with a $200 million dollar shoe deal.

Texas QB Jerrod Heard worked at WR during Monday’s Longhorns practice - Burnt Orange Nation
This move has been building for some time.

ESPN Ranks Texas Tech No. 1 in the Big 12 - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech tops the Big 12 according to ESPN.

TCU Signs Gary Patterson To Contract Extension - Frogs O' War
The Frogs’ head coach is inked through 2022.

Johnny Jefferson: Still Running on North Carolina - Our Daily Bears
Even the best student has one of those classes where they get to the end and start panicking, "If only I get this percent, I might still be able to salvage this class." The percent often turns out...

Aggie Hoops releases 2016-2017 non-conference schedule - Good Bull Hunting
Games against USC (Reed Arena), Arizona (Houston, TX), and West Virginia (Morgantown, WV) highlight the non-conference schedule for Billy Kennedy and Texas A&M. The Aggies will also participate in the DirecTV Wooden Legacy over Thanksgiving break.

Why Jerrod Heard makes sense at WR - Barking Carnival
The moment Longhorn practices went closed, the word is that Jerrod Heard started trying to get open. While this might end a chapter for #13 at QB, it opens up a new book for him elsewhere. Why...

USWNT clinch Group G with 2-2 draw with Colombia - Dynamo Theory
Colombia's two free-kick goals gave them a 2-2 draw, but the US still were able to clinch their group.