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Houston Texans News: August 4, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 4, 2016.

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Texans News

Texans' Cecil Shorts explains decision to accept pay cut - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans approached veteran wide receiver Cecil Shorts about a pay cut, he accepted their terms for reasons beyond job security.

Texans sign tackle Matt Pierson
The Texans have signed tackle Matt Pierson.

Texans like rookie tight end Stephen Anderson's upside - Houston Chronicle
Stephen Anderson arrived with the Texans as an unheralded and undrafted rookie free agent.

Texans report: For a rookie, Nick Martin attracts high praise - Houston Chronicle
The precocious nature of center Nick Martin has earned him a reputation as a sharp, technically sound blocker and a tough customer at the line of scrimmage.

John McClain's Texans camp takeaways: Aug. 3 - Houston Chronicle
Here are five takeaways from the Texans' fourth practice at training camp.

Texans get out of the heat with indoor practice - Houston Chronicle
Inside the air-conditioned environment of their indoor practice facility, the Texans got out of the oppressive Texas heat at training camp.

Texans' Hard Knocks hero Charles James healthy again, vying for playing time - Houston Chronicle
Charles James' star turn as a popular underdog Hard Knocks hero with a colorful sock collection last summer immortalized the Texans reserve cornerback in television history.

Texans go indoors for training camp day 4
Day four of Houston Texans Training Camp sent the team indoors for the first time.

Around the League

Comfortably Numb: The NFL Fell In Love With a Painkiller It Barely Knew -
Players have depended on Toradol injections to keep them on the field for two decades. Now, the NFL could be facing its next health crisis because of it.

Kansas City Chiefs sign Nick Foles to be their backup QB -
Foles will be behind Alex Smith on the depth chart.

Ryan Fitzpatrick got a haircut -
Fitzpatrick’s unruly mushroom-shaped coif is no more.

Tom Brady is 39 now, but he hasn't showed signs of slowing down -
Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback in the NFL now.

Jay Cutler hopes Tom Brady can give Martellus Bennett everything he wants -
Super chill Jay Cutler just wants the best for everyone.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Blue Jays 3, Astros 1: Astros bats stay dormant against Blue Jays - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston makes little of few offensive chances against Estrada.

Texas Longhorns WR DeAndre McNeal suspended indefinitely - Burnt Orange Nation
The sophomore may be on his way out of the program.

Texas Tech Alum scores fastest goal in Olympic Women’s Soccer history - Viva The Matadors
Janine Beckie is better at soccer than most people.

Here's Mike Landestoy singing 'Uptown Funk' a capella with friends - Frogs O' War
Say whaaat!

Daily Bears Reports 8/4: Seth Russell Lionized From Austin to Waco, Shelly Fanning Named to 2016 Big XII Preseason Team; #CampBU Begins Today! - Our Daily Bears
Daily Bears Reports 8/4.

2016 Aggie Football Wallpapers - Good Bull Hunting

DeAndre McNeal sent home for violation of team rules - Barking Carnival
According to ESPN. This isn't surprising news, but it's unfortunate. McNeal has a lot of ability and though the new offense doesn't have a clear role for him at TE or WR, his athletic ability...

Chad Morris' SMU rebuild has so far featured recruits from Texas and nowhere else -
The Mustangs are a unique coaching challenge, and the job's fallen to a former high school coach who nearly left the business to join law enforcement.