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Houston Texans News: August 11, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 11, 2016.

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Texans News

Texans' J.J. Watt goes through firefighter training for a day - Houston Chronicle
J.J. Watt grew up hearing from his father about the rigors of being a firefighter. So, in the offseason, Watt went with his father John Watt, a retired firefighter, to go through firefighter training in their hometown of Pewaukee, Wisc.

Texans corner Robert Nelson looking to forge a niche - Houston Chronicle
Robert Nelson joined the Texans' practice squad last December and began indoctrinating himself into their defensive schemes.

Living in Nigeria taught undrafted Texans rookie valuable life lessons - Houston Chronicle
Ufomba Kamalu was big and confused.

2016 Houston Texans Preseason Schedule: Where and When to Watch Games - Houston, TX Patch
Find the full schedule, TV times, ticket and radio information for Houston Texans preseason games in 2016.

49ers to decide starter for Texans game after Friday joint practice - Niners Nation
The 49ers have Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick listed as co-starters. The coaches will make a decision Friday afternoon or Saturday on the starting QB for Sunday’s preseason opener.

Former lineman Jay Prosch 'perfect fit for fullback' with Houston Texans |
Two-time All-State selection Jay Prosch got only a taste of playing fullback as a prep star at UMS-Wright in Mobile. But he's preparing for his third season in the NFL at that position after playing it collegiately at Illinois and Auburn.

NFL News

Antonio Brown almost got ejected from practice after altercation with an official -
Brown got into an altercation with a referee, who says he plans on reporting the Steeler's wideout to the league office.

'Hard Knocks' is back, and it's boring -
Eleven seasons in, the NFL's reality show has become as stale as one of Jeff Fisher's 7-9 teams.

Fans who missed Hall of Fame Game plan to sue the NFL -
The NFL "has a history of being cheap with its fans," according to an attorney representing a group planning to sue the league.

Bills rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland to have surgery for torn ACL -
The Bills defense expected to rely on Reggie Ragland in 2016, but the rookie suffered a torn ACL last week.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros get redo after rain washes out Wednesday's game against Twins - The Crawfish Boxes
Dallas Keuchel giving up five runs over the first two innings never happened.

Zach Zubia joins 2016 class for Texas baseball - Burnt Orange Nation
Zubia will join Texas instead of Tulane.

Texas Tech University, Quarterback U? - Viva The Matadors
Three of the top 10 quarterbacks in the nation could have ties to Texas Tech.

No New Friends | Doug Meacham v. Texas A&M - Frogs O' War
The Trill divide between TCU's OC and the message board heroes of Texas A&M...

Baylor Should be Ranked in the Top 25 - Our Daily Bears
With everything that has happened, deciding where to slot Baylor is generally the toughest challenge for voters. SI and Stewart Mandel have both left Baylor out of the 25. That decision is...