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Houston Texans News: August 23, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

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Texans News

Texan Running Backs Fighting To Make Team " CBS Houston
One of the most entertaining and attention-grabbing storylines in every training camp is the battle to make the team. For the Texans, one position group that looks to be an open competition is at running back.

Texans' J.J. Watt running, improving quickly - Houston Chronicle
Ever since Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt had the stitches removed from his surgically repaired back, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year has been eager to increase his activity level.

Texans rookie D.J. Reader forges instant bond with fellow NT Vince Wilfork - Houston Chronicle
Inside the Texans' cafeteria, two of the most imposing men on the roster regularly break bread and engage in conversations that run the gamut from life to football.

Texans' George Godsey looking to 'maximize talent' - Houston Chronicle
Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey smiled at the question.

Braxton Miller on learning Texans offense
Rookie Braxton Miller has grasped the offense well, but wasn’t quick and it wasn’t easy.

Juggernaut Index, No. 12: The Houston Texans
Houston is the rare division champ that needed to make massive changes. The Juggernaut Index is our annual ranking and review of NFL teams for fantasy purposes — repeat: FANTASY PURPOSES. As a general rule, year-to-year continuity is a big deal in the NFL.

Texans WR Will Fuller has breakout game against Saints - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller has four catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in a preseason win over the New Orleans Saints.

NFL News

RG3 and Christian Ponder lead All-Stars from Week 2 of the preseason -
Jimmy Garoppolo also showed he can replace Tom Brady — for four games, at least.

Colts add Antonio Cromartie to secondary with 1-year deal -
Antonio Cromartie's best days in the NFL are likely in the rearview mirror, but he's a durable cornerback who has spent the large majority of the last nine seasons as a top-quality starter.

Rams player Will Hayes believes in mermaids, so someone showed up to practice dressed as one -

It's looking like a bounce-back year for NFL Draft busts -
A lot of first-round picks we've casually written off are having a great preseason.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3; Pirates 1 - The Crawfish Boxes
And Doug Fister pitches well too!

Rockets Blasts from the Past: Moochie Norris was a bright spot in dark times - The Dream Shake
The journeyman wasn’t a terrific player, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t terrific.

The best 2016 college football preview magazine is here online for free
SB Nation's 2016 College Football Preview Magazine. Power rankings, huge team previews, original stories, and lots of fun stuff!

Strive for Honor: Quit Tarnishing Our Fight Song - Viva The Matadors
As the new Fall semester starts coming around the corner, and the new swarm of Freshman start moving into their dorms, that can only mean one thing. Football is almost back. This also means that...

Frogs Gain Transfer Kicker From Michigan - Frogs O' War
Former Michigan kicker Andrew David will shore up a position of need going forward.

Daily Bears Reports 8/23: Volleyball; Thank you WacoTrib; 2016 Hall of Fame; Football Special Teams - Our Daily Bears
Today is the last day to vote on Baylor’s uniform. See tweet inside.

Dail Bull 8.22.16: The Aggie-Longhorn Olympics - Good Bull Hunting
I know that I should leave, but then...I just can't go on - you win again. —Hank Williams

A Post-Camp Look at the 2016 Texas Longhorns Offense - Barking Carnival
With Saturday’s closed-doors scrimmage marking the unofficial end of Fall camp for the Longhorns, let’s take a look at how the storylines and position battles have shaken on the offensive side of...

Houston Season Preview 2016: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??? - Underdog Dynasty
Coach Herman is master cliche dispenser; the X-Factors of 2016; and an off-kilter schedule breakdown

Three things from the Dynamo's win over the San Jose Earthquakes - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo managed to play spoiler against San Jose in a 2-1 victory.

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