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Houston Texans News: August 31, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

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Texans News

TRANSACTIONS: Texans trim roster to 75
The Texans made several transactions on Tuesday.

Cowboys Rule Dak Prescott Out Of Thursday's Game Against Texans - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys had a decision to make about how much playing time to give Dak Prescott on Thursday, they opted to not play him at all.

Texans encouraged by depth at cornerback - Houston Chronicle
In a passing league, the adage about a roster never being well-stocked enough at cornerback rings true.

Breakfast: Texans open 2016 season with team luncheon
What’s better than watching the Texans play on a Sunday? Getting a chance to eat lunch with them on a Tuesday!

Texans see improvement from backup Tom Savage - Houston Chronicle
The development of Texans backup quarterback Tom Savage has been highlighted by more decisiveness, faster reactions and a deeper understanding of the offense.

Whitney Mercilus wins Texans' Spirit of the Bull award - Houston Chronicle
Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus is a fixture at community events ranging from anti-bullying initiatives to a youth football camp.

"Season Is Almost Here" Edition Of Houston Texans 53-Man Roster Prediction | Houston Press
It's down to nut cutting time for a lot of players in Texans training camp.

NFL News

Teddy Bridgewater suffers torn ACL, dislocated knee during practice - SBNation.com
The Vikings halted practiced when the QB went down with a non-contact injury.

The Vikings aren't doomed without Teddy Bridgewater - SBNation.com
Sure, it dampens some of the high hopes for this team, but they still have the pieces in place to be very competitive in the NFC this year.

Trevor Siemian is the starting QB for the Super Bowl champions. That’s very weird and maybe OK. - SBNation.com
I watched Trevor Siemian for four years in college, and never would've guessed he'd make the NFL, let alone start. But he might work out for the Broncos.

Colin Kaepernick's protest makes people like Drew Brees uncomfortable. That's the point. - SBNation.com
Where Brees errs is in believing that his vision of America is the only acceptable version.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Athletics 1: McHugh, Bullpen Outstanding in Victory - The Crawfish Boxes
Collin McHugh's six shutout innings plus a fabulous bullpen night compliments the return of #ColbyJack.

Why Tyrone Swoopes could start at QB for Texas vs. Notre Dame - Burnt Orange Nation
The offense finally fits and there are plenty of playmakers to decrease the pressure on the senior.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup: Who's The Next Commit? - Viva The Matadors
With the 2016 high school football season is under way, who is the next Red Raider commit going to be?

Gary Patterson Week 1 Press Conference Notes: South Dakota State, Kenny Hill, and Scholarships - Frogs O' War
Patterson started up his weekly press conference on Tuesday, signaling that it is, truly, football season.

2016 Big 12 Football Predictions - Our Daily Bears
Four of us offer Big 12 predictions because it’s nearly football time.

Daily Bull 08.31.16 - Careless Whisper - Good Bull Hunting
(pssst)... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

An interview with Anxious Underbelly of the Longhorn Internet - Barking Carnival
Charlie Strong’s Monday Notre Dame week press conference was as revealing as the Egyptian beach volleyball squad. No starting QB named. No depth chart. Fewer clues than a Dexter crime scene.

Houston WR Isaiah Johnson might know the Cougars will beat Oklahoma, but he’s not telling - Underdog Dynasty
Johnson was the star of the spring game. Is he fired up for opening weekend? Oh yes.

Change at the Top - Dynamo Theory
Houston's problems aren't just on the field. They come from the top and bmuras292 says it's time to change that.

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