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Houston Texans News: August 15, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 15, 2016.

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Texans News

What we learned: Osweiler underwhelms in debut -
It was a forgettable debut for Texans passer Brock Osweiler, who finished with just 27 yards against San Francisco. Here's what else we learned from Houston's 24-13 preseason win over the 49ers.

Texans rally to beat 49ers in preseason action - LA Times
Blaine Gabbert overcame a shaky start to throw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Vance McDonald before the Houston Texans rallied in the second half against San Francisco’s reserves to beat the 49ers, 24-13, on Sunday in the exhibition opener for both teams in Santa Clara.  Brock Osweiler didn’t fare...

49ers, minus Kaepernick, fall to Texans in exhibition opener - Mercury News
Colin Kaepernick's sore shoulder kept him out of the 49ers' exhibition opener Sunday, and while he shared the sideline with new coach Chip Kelly, Blaine Gabbert did just enough to boost his case as the starting quarterback in a 24-13 loss to the Houston Texans at half-empty Levi's Stadium.

Tom Savage leads Texans past 49ers in preseason opener - Houston Chronicle
By any measure, the Brock Osweiler era got off to an inauspicious start in the preseason opener Sunday night. But the Texans, saved from what might have become a lopsided defeat by forcing a pair of timely turnovers in the first half, rallied behind Tom Savage for a 24-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.

Texans report: Lamar Miller solid in season debut - Houston Chronicle
After spending his entire life and football career in Miami, running back Lamar Miller got off to an impressive start with the Texans on Sunday night.

Niners' Blaine Gabbert a mixed bag vs. Texans -
Blaine Gabbert had a chance on Sunday to sink a knife in San Francisco's hyped-up quarterback duel. Instead, he delivered a comprehensive mixed bag of positives and negatives.

Texans' Brian Cushing, A.J. Bouye sit out of preseason opener - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran middle linebacker Brian Cushing didn't play in Sunday night's preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium.

John McClain grades Texans vs. 49ers - Houston Chronicle
The Chronicle's John McClain grades each position group after the Texans' first preseason game against the 49ers.

NFL News

14 NFL preseason All-Stars from Week 1 -
Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin led the team on a game-winning touchdown drive against the Kansas City Chiefs as time was expiring.

Did Adele get offered the Super Bowl halftime show or not? -
She says she did, but the NFL says otherwise.

8 takeaways from a wild Saturday night of the NFL preseason -
Three rookie quarterbacks shined –– and none of them were Jared Goff.

Jared Goff’s NFL debut was overshadowed by Dak Prescott -
That was some 7-9 s**t from the Rams' rookie QB.

Football is officially back in Los Angeles with Rams' first preseason game -
Welcome back!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 2016 Wild Card Scenarios - The Crawfish Boxes
We take a look at what needs to happen for the Astros to grab a wild card spot.

The Rockets have strong interest in trading for Rudy Gay - The Dream Shake
It's being reported that the Rockets have strong interest in the Kings forward.

Why Texas OC Sterlin Gilbert is the right man to save Charlie Strong - Burnt Orange Nation
After numerous offensive mistakes, the Longhorns head coach finally has his guy.

Red Raiders in the Pros- Preseason Week 1 - Viva The Matadors
This weekend the NFL sort of began. Yes it’s just preseason, but just like the Star Wars prequels, bad football is better than no football at all. On Friday night Jakeem Grant and DeAndre...

WATCH: Trevone Boykin Completes Hail Mary As Seattle Seahawks Beat Kansas City Chiefs - Frogs O' War
The former TCU quarterback led the Seattle Seahawks on a game-winning drive in the final minute against Kansas City.

Baylor will play football in 2016. Guess we should talk about that. -
Baylor is embroiled in a sexual assault scandal. Head coach Art Briles got himself fired. It has rendered the season impossible to predict under new head coach Jim Grobe ... and reminded us that football isn't the main concern.

Gene Stallings’ criticisms of Kevin Sumlin: fair or not? - Good Bull Hunting
Fair or not?

Is Tyrone Swoopes Leading the 2016 Texas Longhorns QB Battle? - Barking Carnival
A report from Orangebloods on the 2016 Texas QB battle has sent the Longhorn Interwebz into a state of higgledy-piggledy* in advance of Saturday’s first full team scrimmage. The report cited a...

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