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Houston Texans News: August 19, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 19, 2016.

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Texans News

Fully recovered Kevin Johnson aims to solidify future role with Texans in sophomore campaign - Houston Chronicle
His backpedaling footwork was textbook, a portrait in confident, natural motion. And the fast reactions of Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson were equally precise and aggressive.

34 observations from Texans-Saints joint practice
The Saints came marching in on Thursday and that’s... yes, I know that was cheesy.

Goal of Texans' ground game: return to 2014 standards - Houston Chronicle
If Bill O'Brien has his way, the Texans are going to run the ball the way they did in 2014, his first season as their head coach.

Texans' rookie center Nick Martin suffers ankle injury, could miss season opener - Houston Chronicle
Texans center Nick Martin suffered a high ankle sprain Thursday that may cause him to miss the regular-season opener against the Chicago Bears.

Bill O'Brien: Tom Savage is Texans' backup quarterback - Houston Chronicle
Texans quarterback Tom Savage has been declared the backup to starter Brock Osweiler.

Kenny Hilliard tries to impress Texans in crowded backfield - Houston Chronicle
With all the excitement over the signing of Lamar Miller and the drafting of Tyler Ervin, Kenny Hilliard and Akeem Hunt suddenly became yesterday's news. They weren't yet gone, but they were largely forgotten.

From Montana to Houston: Brock Osweiler's journey to the Texans |
The great state of Montana has been dubbed "Big Sky Country" for its beautiful mountains, scenic routes, crystal clear lakes, and glaciers. This is where Brock Osweiler was groomed to become a franchise quarterback.

NFL News

Clay Matthews, James Harrison and Julius Peppers agree to be interviewed by NFL for PED investigation -
Clay Matthews, James Harrison and Julius Peppers will meet with the NFL.

Tom Brady misses Patriots preseason game after cutting himself with scissors -
Luckily, he has about two months to heal.

Eagles kicker suffers a concussion after getting hit in the head by a punt during warmups -
Always wear your helmet.

The NFL is experimenting with an extra official on the field this week -
The NFL continues its experimentation with an eighth official in week 2 of the preseason, adding a middle judge in the defensive backfield.

A team of Von Miller clones parodied Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' dance video in a new 'Madden 17' ad -
"Start me."

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Lose 13-5 in Mixed Night for Rookies - The Crawfish Boxes
Home runs by rookies Alex Bregman and A.J. Reed weren't enough as the Orioles banged up rookie pitchers Joe Musgrove and James Hoyt.

Rockets legend Bill Worrell plans to retire after this year, per report - The Dream Shake
He will call only home games this season.

Texas WR John Burt has big and burgeoning football and track dreams - Burnt Orange Nation
College football stardom? Olympic track glory? The future is at the fingertips of the remarkable sophomore.

Zach Thomas Inducted to Texas Tech Ring of Honor - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raider Great Joins Good Company.

Frogs in the Pros Update: Jake Arrieta - Frogs O' War
Look up Jake Arrieta on Twitter, and you’ll see Chicago’s fascination with him. Heck, you’ll see baseball’s fascination with him. From ESPYs to Bobbleheads to photos with fans and their kids,...

RGIII Touchdowns! - Our Daily Bears
RGIII is having quite the game for the Browns. THE BROWNS ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) August 19, 2016 Meanwhile in Cleveland...@...

How Charlie Strong’s ping pong vision saved Texas Longhorn Football - Good Bull Hunting
The Longhorns’ embattled coach may have unlocked the secrets of the college football universe with a simple family game.

Longhorn Fall Camp Update: Defense - Barking Carnival
There’s essentially one week of Fall Camp remaining. After approximately August 25th, starter spots cement and Texas will go into game prep mode for Notre Dame. Here are some updates that I’ve...

Georgia State buys Turner Field - Underdog Dynasty
Turner Field will be home to Georgia State in the very near future.

Houston Dash vs Washington Spirit Final Score: Dash fall to Spirit - Dynamo Theory
Dash fall 2-1 to Spirit.

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