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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Akeem Hunt opts for Texans' practice squad over other suitors - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans informed speedy running back Akeem Hunt on Saturday that he was being cut from the roster, he was disappointed and contemplated his next move.

J.J. Watt passes physical, returns to Texans practice - NFL.com
J.J. Watt took another step forward in his preparation for Week 1. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year returned to the practice field for the first time in months Monday morning.

Texans' Christian Covington waits for word on if he'll start - Houston Chronicle
During an extensive audition, Christian Covington delivered a convincing argument that he deserves to be the Texans' starting right defensive end opposite star left end J.J. Watt.

Texans nearing full strength with returns of J.J. Watt, Derek Newton - Houston Chronicle
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and offensive tackle Derek Newton returned to practice Monday and will play in Sunday's first regular-season game against the Chicago Bears.

NFL 2016: Osweiler comfortable and ready to lead Texans (Sep 5, 2016) | FOX Sports
HOUSTON (AP) Brock Osweiler is comfortable in Houston and ready to show the Texans they were right to invest $72 million in him.

Injured Texans center Nick Martin says he'll be ready for offseason program - Houston Chronicle
As soon as Texans rookie center Nick Martin was slammed to the ground during a blocking drill in a joint practice with the New Orleans Saints, he knew he had suffered a serious injury.

NFL News

Colin Kaepernick is doing what heroes do - SBNation.com
Why do we cheer when fictional heroes take a stand but chastise athletes who do it in real life?

Eagles name Carson Wentz starting quarterback - SBNation.com
Philadelphia will move forward with the No. 2 overall pick under center in Week 1.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 6, Indians 2: Bregman’s blast lifts Houston - The Crawfish Boxes
Four scoreless innings in relief help Astros hold onto win.

Brandon Armstrong recreates Tracy McGrady's famous 13 points in 35 seconds - The Dream Shake
An impersonation for the ages.

Thoughts & analysis from the Longhorns’ win over Notre Dame - Burnt Orange Nation
Observations and analysis are given for Texas’ season-opening win

Texas Tech Does WWE Monday Night Raw - Viva The Matadors
Check out what the football team did after practice on Monday...

MMQB: A Laborious Opening Win - Frogs O' War
TCU’s season started off with a win, but what kind of win was it?

Coach Jim Grobe Press Conference Notes - Our Daily Bears
Grobe discusses SMU, injuries, and playing time

First Glance: Prairie View A&M vs Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Game 2 is this week against Prairie View A&M.

Mark Henry captured my emotions pretty well - Barking Carnival
The powerlifting champion and WWE superstar loves him some Longhorns.

Recap: SMU snuffs out North Texas, 34-21 - Underdog Dynasty
North Texas showed improvement in every category, but SMU’s experience and disciple was ultimately too much to overcome.

Cubo Torres going out on loan to Cruz Azul - Dynamo Theory
Cubo Torres looks to be heading back to Mexico.

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