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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

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Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins says he wasn't trying to send a message by holding out
DeAndre Hopkins says he "wasn't trying to send a message" to the Houston Texans with his brief holdout before reporting to his first practice of training camp on Monday.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins on holdout: 'I wasn't trying to send a message' - Houston Chronicle
Accelerating behind cornerback Johnathan Joseph on a fly route, Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins gained a step on the veteran defensive back and hauled in a touchdown pass from quarterback Brock Osweiler without breaking his stride.

In year 3, Texans' Xavier Sua-Filo at career crossroads - Houston Chronicle
It was a different story altogether a year ago for Texans offensive guard Xavier Su'a-Filo.

Texans' Lamar Miller: 'We have a lot of speed' - Houston Chronicle
One conclusion the Texans' coaching staff and personnel department arrived at after last season: It was time for a concerted effort to upgrade the speed of the offense.

Ex-Texans draftee Brennan Williams signs with WWE - Houston Chronicle
After his pro football career fizzled, former Texans draft pick Brennan Williams has found a new calling in the squared circle.

PHOTOS: 2016 Houston Texans training camp | FOX Sports
Houston Texans get back to work for the 2016 season.

NFL Preview: Texans, Bengals :: Tanner Talks
The Texans are one of the few teams who made the playoffs last year but still actually needed to improve significantly to make sure they could do it again.

Around the League

Tony Romo isn’t fat -
Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet, including unflattering photos that make Tony Romo look fat.

The NFL is in the era of the slot receiver -
Long considered an afterthought, slot receivers are now taking over the game.

Tyrod Taylor deserves Brock Osweiler money, probably more -
The Bills and their quarterback are expected to agree to a new contract before the season starts. But with just 14 starts in five seasons, how much is he worth?

Laremy Tunsil and the Dolphins give us the first NFL training camp fight of 2016 -
Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil and defensive end Chris McCain were the first players to drop the gloves at training camp this year.

Uncle Rico and the other greatest movie quarterbacks of all time -
There are a slew of fictional quarterbacks that have graced the silver screen, but which ones are the best? You’re about to find out.

Von Miller is good at everything, except kicking a football -
Stick to sacks!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 2, Blue Jays 1: Correa Walks it Off in 14th - The Crawfish Boxes
Did you watch that whole game? Why?!?! What's wrong with you?! You, my friend, are a true baseball fan. Fourteen inning games should be reserved for the playoffs and lazy Sunday afternoons -- not...

Michael Beasley's contract for 2016-2017 is now fully guaranteed - The Dream Shake
Beasley has a chance to turn back into a household name.

AAC is likely target with Big 12 looking to add expansion schools before start of 2016 season - Burnt Orange Nation
The networks may be the only thing standing between the conference and the addition of four schools.

Texas Tech Lands 2017 DB - Viva The Matadors
John Davis is the latest addition to the 2017 class...

TCU Source: Big 12 Expansion Is Complicated at Best - Frogs O' War
After speaking with a TCU administration official, it's clear Big 12 expansion has more road blocks than some may believe.

Daily Bears Reports 8/1: Jimmy Walker Wins PGA and Baylor’s Mandates are Moving Forward - Our Daily Bears
Nerves of Steel is What Wins a PGA Championship.

Aggies in the Rose Bowl: Bachelorette Power Rankings - Good Bull Hunting
...and by Rose Bowl we mean how some Aggie Football players would fare competing on The Bachelorette.

Big 12 Media Partners Fighting Expansion - Barking Carnival
The leagues network partners don’t want to pay for watered down product.

UNT Announces the Hiring of Athletic Director Wren Baker - Underdog Dynasty
The former Missouri interim AD will seek to elevate UNT athletics.

Tough home draw has Dynamo looking toward future - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo snap streaks, Kinnear returns to BBVA, and Barrett has eyes toward the future. All this week on Dynamo Theory.