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Houston Texans News: August 3, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

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Defense offers a reality check for Houston Texans' shiny new offense - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Despite all the offseason moves to bolster the offense, it was the Houston defense that shined during the first day of pads in training camp.

Texans practice scheduled for Wednesday now closed to the public |
Due to a scheduling change, the Houston Texans practice tomorrow is now closed to the public.

Texans' defense dominates in goal-line drill - Houston Chronicle
Dominating the first-team offense during a physical goal-line drill Tuesday morning, the Texans' third-ranked defense flexed some muscle and set a tone of intensity during the first day in full pads.

Texans report: Veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork takes exposure in stride - Houston Chronicle
Vince "The Body" Wilfork hasn't gotten much good-natured kidding from teammates about appearing nude on the cover and inside ESPN the Magazine's annual "Body Issue."

Hard hits as Texans don pads for first time at training camp
Day three of Houston Texans Training Camp is in the books at NRG Park and Tuesday brought on the first day in pads.

Texans Training Camp: Day Three Rundown - Houston - Scout
A closer look at Houston Texans training camp with news on Vince Wilfork, the first day of pads and more.

27 observations from Day 3 of #TexansCamp
Firsts are always memorable for football players, in particular.

Around the League

How will the Patriots’ offense change while Tom Brady is suspended? -
Can one of the league’s most prolific offenses carry on without him?

Bengals 1st-round pick William Jackson suffers torn pec, per reports -
William Jackson will likely miss the majority of his rookie season after suffering a pectoral injury in training camp.

Are the Broncos opening the door for Paxton Lynch? -
Well, if your other options were Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian, wouldn't you?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros prospect Joe Musgrove make major league debut - The Crawfish Boxes
Musgrove was the lone bright spot from Tuesday's game.

Jimmer Fredette signs with Yao Ming's Shanghai Sharks - The Dream Shake
Jimmer Fredette was signed today to the Yao-owned Shanghai Sharks.

Former Texas OG Rami Hammad arrested on stalking charge at Baylor - Burnt Orange Nation
More of the same in Waco.

The Autumn Wind Is A Raider - Viva The Matadors
Lock it in, the College Football season is almost here.

LaDainian Tomlinson sings TCU Fight Song and it's pure gold - Frogs O' War
Rah Rah TCU!

Baylor OL Rami Hammad arrested for felony stalking - Our Daily Bears
Another former transferee into Baylor Football is apparently in trouble with the law.

Podcast: Aggie Interview with Kristi Dosh, Sports Business Analyst - Good Bull Hunting
We chatted with sports business analyst Kristi Dosh about a host of issues surrounding the Aggies and college football.

6 More Recruits Who Can Bolster A Successful 2017 Texas Longhorn Recruiting Class - Barking Carnival
A Dirty Dozen addendum.

Why UTSA Will Be the Most Improved Team in Conference USA in 2016 - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners will pair a more lenient schedule with a talent infusion to increase their competitiveness this season.