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Houston Texans News: August 18, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 18, 2016.

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Texans News

John McClain's Texans camp takeaways: Aug. 17 - Houston Chronicle
Observations from the Texans' training camp practice Wednesday.

Texans' Jadeveon Clowney: 'My knee feels fine' - Houston Chronicle
Declaring that his knee feels much better after being sidelined for an entire week with soreness, Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is looking forward to practicing and playing a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints.

Texans Camp Confidential 8/17: Confident Offense Highlights Light Day " CBS Houston
Here are the notes, quotes, and need-to-know information from Texans training camp on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Texans' Josh Lenz making good impression on Bill O'Brien - Houston Chronicle
Josh Lenz has played for five NFL teams. Three times, he's been a member of practice squads. And Lenz is still looking to catch his first pass in a regular-season game.

Texans first-round pick Will Fuller turning heads in training camp - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Will Fuller has impressed his teammates and coaches, thanks to lessons learned from veteran players and fellow rookie receiver Braxton Miller.

Rookie center Nick Martin stands out for Texans - Houston Chronicle
Practicing against New Orleans Thursday and playing the Saints in a preseason game Saturday gives the Texans' six draft choices another chance to showcase their talent and impress their coaches.

Texans newcomer Alex Carrington gets up to speed - Houston Chronicle
Veteran defensive end Alex Carrington is an experienced NFL player, having played in the league for six seasons.

Houston Texans High School Football Walls
Presented by Houston Methodist, two walls located at section 508 & 509 are on displayed at NRG Stadium for fans to check out on game days. One wall is the State of Football Wall features 150 mini helmets representing Houston area high school football programs, as well as Houston Methodist player safety outreach information. Where as, the other is the Wall of Champions highlights all of the Texas High School Football State Championship winners and the Houston Texans Coach of the Year award recipient.

NFL News

For Adam Gase and the NFL's other new head coaches, success starts with changing attitudes - SBNation.com
The Dolphins want their new head coach to fix the offense, but for that to happen, he's got to change the way the team views itself.

Pat Bowlen gets spit on by the Pro Football Hall of Fame subcommittee - Mile High Report
Instead of putting forth Pat Bowlen for the Hall of Fame, the subcommittee chose Jerry Jones. A man who has won over a hundred fewer games as an owner, but loves the glitz and the glam. So he gets the nod.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Cardinals 8, Astros 2: 2012 flashbacks - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros fall to just two games above .500 after a short series sweep at the hands of the Cardinals.

Rockets holding open auditions this weekend for the next Clutch the Bear - The Dream Shake
Want to be the next Clutch? Here's how.

How graduate transfer K Trent Domingue ended up at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns head coach publicly pleaded for someone to send him a kicker. It worked.

The struggle of being an optimistic fan - Viva The Matadors
Being a sports fan can be difficult at times. You wear your school pride on your sleeve, you do your best to cheer them to victory, but when they lose it puts a bad taste in your mouth for the...

TCU Basketball Gains Big Commit in 4-Star Recruit Kevin Samuel - Frogs O' War
Jamie Dixon continues to make waves in his first off-season as TCU Basketball’s head coach, landing another massive commit on Tuesday in Kevin Samuel. A consensus 4-star center, Samuel, from...

Explaining My Big 12 Expansion Ballot - Our Daily Bears
SB Nation messaged the 10 editors of Big 12 blogs to ask our picks for expansion. I preferred the Big 12 remain at 10. If the Big 12 were to expand, I would prefer B.Y.U. and Cincinnati. E...

2018 YESSIR! QB Cade Fortin commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Only 541 days until Signing Day.

Shane Buechele dethroned as team leader - Barking Carnival
...in Ping Pong.

Dash hope to lower Spirit - Dynamo Theory
Houston host Washington Thursday.

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