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Houston Texans News: August 25, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 25, 2016.

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Texans News

John McClain's Texans camp takeaways: Aug. 24 - Houston Chronicle
The Texans practiced outdoors for a second consecutive morning. The practice was supposed to last until 10:35, but coach Bill O'Brien ended it early with players cheering as if they'd won a regular-season game. Here are five takeaways from Wednesday's practice.

Coverage units getting better for Texans
The Texans punt and kickoff coverage units are on the upswing, according to Bill O'Brien.

Texans report: Bill O'Brien's simple goal is steady improvement - Houston Chronicle
Coach Bill O'Brien and his staff know what they want to see from the Texans in the third preseason game Sunday against Arizona at NRG Stadium.

Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz experiments with training disciplines - Houston Chronicle
The vocabulary, relaxation and meditation techniques associated with yoga are no longer foreign concepts for Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, a big man who embraced several new things in the offseason.

Whitney Mercilus says Texans' linebackers 'deepest' he's seen in a while - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans drafted outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus in the first round out of Illinois in 2012, he joined a linebacker corps that included Brian Cushing, Brady James and Connor Barwin.

NFL News

The Chargers were petty and terrible even before they tried to stiff Joey Bosa -
The Chargers’ impasse with Joey Bosa is just the latest example of the franchise disregarding its players and fans.

What you missed in the NFL during the Olympics -
Joey Bosa’s still holding out, Dak Prescott is killing it and most teams have avoided injury.

NFL preseason schedule 2016: Ezekiel Elliott's Cowboys debut set for Thursday -
Week 3 of the preseason is infinitely more watchable because of extended playing time for starters, and seeing Ezekiel Elliott get his first NFL experience adds to it.

Dez Bryant complained about ‘Madden 17’ so now ‘Madden’ is torturing cyber Dez Bryant -
You can’t fight the computer Gods.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Hang On for 5-4 Win Over Pirates - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros jumped out to a 5-1 lead and were able to hold on for the win to take the series and end the road trip with a 5-2 record.

The leaked image of James Harden’s first signature shoe isn’t pretty - The Dream Shake
Ugh. Gross.

Former Texas QB Jerrod Heard ‘loving every minute’ at WR - Burnt Orange Nation
Making a ton of plays in practice has made the transition quite easy and enjoyable for the sophomore.

10 Little Known Facts about Texas Tech Football - Viva The Matadors
There's 10 days left until the Red Raiders kickoff against Stephen F. Austin so let's check out 10 little known facts about Texas Tech football.

Predicting the Big 12: Who Wins The Conference In 2016? - Frogs O' War
With the season just right around the corner, it's time to do the near impossible and predict how the Big 12 will unfold this season.

It's the most wonderful time of the year... right? - Good Bull Hunting
We wait for it, we long for it, we love it... So let's enjoy it.

Texas Honors Departed Arizona OL - Barking Carnival
Random acts of kindness underrated in this year's AP Top 25 poll.

The Men of the Ragin’ Cajun Swamps Assist with Louisiana Flood Recovery - Underdog Dynasty
Little known fact: The University of Southwestern Louisiana (ULL) was the first school to name its football stadium "The Swamp" in 1988. The more famous Ben Hill Griffin stadium, home of the...

Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders Final Score: Dynamo give up late goal, draw against Sounders - Dynamo Theory
Andrew Wenger scores against Seattle as Lodeiro scores in stoppage time for Sounders.

Baylor University Achieves Continuing Progress on Implementation of Pepper Hamilton Recommendations - Our Daily Bears
New Websie launched that outlines improvements to processes, policies, infrastructure, communication, training, partnerships and response to reports of sexual violence.

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