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Houston Texans News: September 5, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, September 5, 2016.

Texas, Texans. Close enough.
Texas, Texans. Close enough.
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Houston Texans News

J.J. Watt passes Texans physical, cleared to practice -
J.J. Watt took another step forward in his preparation for Week 1. The Houston Texans announced Sunday that Watt passed a physical and is ready for practice Monday.

TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign 8 to practice squad
The Houston Texans signed eight players to its practice squad on Sunday.

Texans' J.J. Watt passes physical, will practice Monday - Houston Chronicle
Defensive end J.J. Watt passed his physical and will practice Monday for the first time since undergoing surgery on a herniated disk in his back two months ago.

Texans add Brandon Dunn, Joseph Cheek to practice squad - Houston Chronicle
The Texans filled their final remaining two spots on the practice squad Monday morning by signing defensive tackle Brandon Dunn and former Texas A&M offensive lineman Joseph Cheek.

J.J. Watt of Houston Texans expected to play Week 1 vs. Chicago Bears
J.J. Watt is expected to play Week 1 against the Bears, a league source told ESPN, marking the defensive end's comeback to the field following back surgery in late July.

Vandermeer's View: Young Texans take over
Introducing the young Texans.

Being overlooked fuels Texans' offensive lineman Kendall Lamm - Houston Chronicle
Growing up in North Carolina, Kendall Lamm emerged as an accomplished offensive tackle and basketball player.

Arizona Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu honors bet with Houston Texans' J.J. Watt -
Safety Tyrann Mathieu made a friendly wager with fellow NFL defensive star J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.

NFL News

Tracking all of the 2016 NFL practice squad signings and waiver claims -
We’re keeping track of all of the practice squad additions and waiver transactions around the NFL.

Sam Bradford trade puts a bow on a wacky but productive Eagles offseason -
The Eagles received a first-round pick for a stopgap quarterback, finishing the team’s mission to erase Chip Kelly’s legacy.

J.J. Watt and Tyrann Mathieu bet 100 pushups on LSU-Wisconsin, and Mathieu paid up -
Some good, clean fun.

The Sam Bradford trade proves the Vikings really think they can win the Super Bowl -
With Adrian Peterson’s age and a team without many holes on the roster, now is Minnesota’s time to make a run.

Cam Newton has his own food truck, so let’s guess the menu -
Fun project with this Cam's new food truck.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Houston Astros end series with win against Texas Rangers, 7-6 - The Crawfish Boxes
In a close game in Arlington, the Houston Astros picked up their third win this season against the Texas Rangers.

Rockets blasts from the past: The brief revelation that was Omer Asik - The Dream Shake
The Turkish Hammer provided a season of great defense, poor free throw shooting, and a silent assassin demeanor.

Texas defeats Notre Dame in thrilling 2OT win, 50-47 - Burnt Orange Nation
This is what good football feels right. And damn it feels good.

Texas Tech vs SFA: The Recap - Viva The Matadors
Boy, it sure feels good to have football back. Saturday night’s game was great, and not just because of the outcome because we all knew who was going to win. I saw several very good things...

TCU 59, South Dakota State 41: 5 Things We Learned - Frogs O' War
We learned that we’re bad at predictions. That’s what we learned.

Trench Warfare: Northwestern State - Our Daily Bears
The Returning.

Texas A&M beats UCLA 31-24 in OT: 3 POST GAME THOUGHTS - Good Bull Hunting
WOOOOOOOOOOO BOY. That’s one way to get the season started. Despite being up by 15 points late into the third quarter, the Aggies found themselves in an OT barnburner. Give all the credit in the...

Shooting From the Hip: Texas 50, Notre Dame 47 - Barking Carnival

Houston-Oklahoma Game Recap - Underdog Dynasty
Houston might be the best team in the Big 12

Kealia Ohai keeps scoring as Dash continue playoff fight - Dynamo Theory
Kealia Ohai continues her scoring streak with brace against the Orlando Pride.

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