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Houston Texans News: August 17, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

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Texans News

Texans unofficial depth chart for Saints game
The Houston Texans (1-0) will play at NRG Stadium for the first time this season when the New Orleans Saints (0-1) come to town.

Most improved rushing attacks: Titans, Texans rising -
The Cowboys and Texans made upgrades to their running back groups by adding Ezekiel Elliott and Lamar Miller, respectively. But neither team's rushing attack ranks as Chris Wesseling's most improved.

Texans sign Alex Carrington | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have added some veteran depth to their defensive line. The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed defensive end Alex Carrington to their 90-man roster. Fullback Soma Vainuku was waived/injured to open up the roster spot.

NRG Stadium and Houston Texans unveil renovations and new food - Houston Chronicle
Houston Texans and NRG Stadium officials held an open house Tuesday to show off the most expansive renovations, updates and improvements in the stadium's history.

Texans RB Lamar Miller Settling in With New Team Nicely - The New York Times
As practices and now games start to pile up, Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller is settling into his new home quite nicely.

Clowney Returns To Texans Practice Tuesday " CBS Houston
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney made his return to the Texans practice field on Tuesday after missing more than a week with knee soreness.

Texans' Christian Covington striving to be a 'complete player' - Houston Chronicle
Instead of studying slap shots and hip checks for the more popular sport of hockey, the native of Vancouver, British Columbia gained knowledge from his father, Grover Covington, a Canadian Football League Hall of Fame selection and all-time sack leader, about the nuances of escaping blocks.

Shoulder ailment sidelines Texans' Alfred Blue - Houston Chronicle
The reason why Texans running back Alfred Blue didn't play against the San Francisco 49ers is due to a relatively minor shoulder injury.

NFL News

Titans trade Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles for offensive line depth -
The Titans parted ways with a talented young receiver after he fell out of favor with head coach Mike Mularkey.

Jerry Jones could be headed for the Hall of Fame -

Bills DT Marcell Dareus suspended 4 games by NFL -
It’s bad news for a Bills defense that has already been hit hard by injuries.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Cardinals 8, Astros 5: Altuve reaches 1,000 hits in third straight Houston loss - The Crawfish Boxes
Jose Altuve became the fastest 1,000 hits in Astros history, but Houston fell to St. Louis 8-5.

ESPN ranks Clint Capela the NBA's 12th best international player, ahead of Marc Gasol - The Dream Shake
The Swiss Roll is starting to get some love, and with a big year, he might get even more.

Texas S Dylan Haines breaks down the QB competition - Burnt Orange Nation
Wondering how senior Tyrone Swoopes has stuck around? Here’s one explanation.

The Foolproof Solution for Big 12 Expansion - Viva The Matadors
This may be a little out there, but it's a very intriguing idea.

2016 Season Preview: Best 2015 Experience - Frogs O' War
TCU played three pretty incredible games... which takes the top spot?

Daily Bears Reports 8⁄16: Baylor Football News; Kendal Briles Interview; BU Football Tweets - Our Daily Bears
Daily Bears Reports 8/16.

Myles Garrett the only defender to be a unanimous CBS Sports preseason All-American - Good Bull Hunting
Christian Kirk one of four sophomores named to the pre-season AA team by CBS

Von Miller on A&M : "GF that's not that attractive, will do anything to keep you" - Barking Carnival
Today’s gratuitous Aggie trolling brought to you by Thinking Texas Football. Cool people read it. Von spoke about his A&M college choice in a recent SI article: "A&M really wanted me," Miller...

Houston Dynamo vs Toronto FC: Lowlights - Dynamo Theory
Highlights from Houston's 1-1 draw against Toronto FC.

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