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Houston Texans News: August 26, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 26, 2016.

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Texans News

Injuries: Texans' Nick Martin (ankle) set to miss '16 - NFL.com
The Texans will have to find a new starting center. Second-round rookie Nick Martin will miss the entire 2016 season due to an ankle injury that requires surgery.

Texans' J.J. Watt (back) expects to practice next week - NFL.com
J.J. Watt expects to practice next week for the first time since undergoing back surgery in July, Ian Rapoport reports. Will the Texans' best player be ready for Week 1?

DeAndre Hopkins has become mentor to young Houston Texans receivers - NFL Nation- ESPN
Although just 24, DeAndre Hopkins has emerged as one of the league's top receivers and is sharing his knowledge with his teammates.

Texans stress there's no bad time for a takeaway - Houston Chronicle
When kidded this week about the Texans "wasting" takeaways during the preseason, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel refused to play along.

Preseason Week 3: Cardinals vs Texans — Four Things To Watch For | Houston Press
The Texans will get the best gauge they can possibly get as to where they are as a team on Sunday, when they take on the Cardinals.

Texans QB Brock Osweiler on Bill O'Brien: 'He's a hell of a football coach' - Houston Chronicle
When Brock Osweiler signed his four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans in March, much was made of the fact that he had already agreed to terms before visiting the AFC South champions or interacted with coach Bill O'Brien.

Breakfast: Digital Keepsakes are here!
With a great new Texans app update comes great new Texans fan features, and you could say we are pretty excited.

Chris Clark taking advantage of opportunities
Eight-year veteran Chris Clark has quietly has stepped in for a Texans offensive line dealing with injuries.

NFL News

Tony Romo injured his back after 3 plays and Cowboys wisely refused to let him play through it - SBNation.com
The preseason is not the time for heroics.

Russell Wilson is in midseason form turning trainwreck plays into touchdowns - SBNation.com
Russell Wilson is still impossible to defend.

The Cowboys might be good again, with or without Tony Romo - SBNation.com
Enough that the annual Tony Romo injury scare isn't as scary as it used to be.

Andrew Luck still uses a flip phone, but this one's new - SBNation.com
AT&T hooked it up.

Two Cowboys played tug of war with a football while trying to run downfield - SBNation.com
Not an effective strategy.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Ground Control Podcast, Ep. 33 — Midseason Top 30 Astros Prospects - The Crawfish Boxes
Ryan Dunsmore, Subber10, and CRPerry13 talk about the Astros top 30 propsects.

Happy Birthday to James Harden - The Dream Shake
Happy birthday to James Harden.

Texas head coach Shaka Smart receives extension, pay raise - Burnt Orange Nation
He’s only been in Austin for one season, but Smart has impressed, nonetheless.

I’m tired of the broken record, but... - Viva The Matadors
For as long as I remember, with the exception of the memorable 2008 season, Tech has had a sub-par defense, and even that’s being nice. I think that’s something everyone can pretty much agree on....

BREAKING: Gary Patterson names Kenny Hill as TCU’s starting Quarterback - Frogs O' War
The former Texas A&M dual-threat supernova will start week one against South Dakota State on Sep. 3 in Fort Worth.

Daily Bull 08.26.16 - Bad Aggie Flashbacks, Vol. 2 - Good Bull Hunting
It’s Bad Aggie Flashbacks Vol. 2, and it stings.

Starting OG Patrick Vahe injured in practice - Barking Carnival
Starting guard Patrick Vahe was injured today in practice. Word is that it’s an ankle. Severity and outlook for return are currently unknown. Zach Shackleford and Tristan Nickelson remain in the...

UTSA: What is their must-win game of 2016 - Underdog Dynasty
UTSA has high expectations, but which game is going to decide if they meet these expectation or not?

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. the Seattle Sounders - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo dropped a lead late, but substitutions proved to be key in their 1-1 draw against the surging Seattle Sounders

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