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Houston Texans News: September 7, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans list Will Fuller, Christian Covington as starters - Houston Chronicle
Rookie wide receiver Will Fuller is now listed as a starter opposite Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the Texans' unofficial depth chart.

NFL picks 2016, Week 1: Experts unanimous on Packers, Seahawks and Texans to win -
Our panel of experts is unanimous behind the Packers, Seahawks and Texans this week.

Texans release unofficial depth chart for Chicago
The Houston Texans (0-0) will take the field for the first time of the 2016 regular season when they welcome the Chicago Bears (0-0) to NRG Stadium this weekend.

Football Outsiders Almanac: 2016 Texans Preview Q&A - Houston Chronicle
I've been writing about the Houston Texans for the Houston Chronicle since 2006. Back then, most of the national coverage you would see for bad teams was a parade of easy insults with no analysis.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins featured on Sports Illustrated cover - Houston Chronicle
Houston Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins graces the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, which features rising stars in the league.

Houston Texans could get off to good start with five early home games - AFC South- ESPN
A fast start, thanks to some home cooking, may lead the Texans to another winning record a possible playoff berth in 2016.

Houston Texans Hype Video Will Pump You up For Sunday " CBS Houston
Just five days away from the opening kickoff of the Houston Texans 2016 season and we are starting to get pumped up.

NFL News

Rugby-style tackling could be the future of a safer NFL, and football at every other level -
Heads Up tackling hasn’t resulted in fewer concussions, so maybe it’s time for the league to consider a different approach.

2016 NFL power rankings, Week 1: A year of NFC dominance -
The NFC is top-heavy, while in the AFC it’s the Patriots and then a few teams with big question marks.

Someone planned to mug Rob Ryan because 'he ain't like Lil Wayne' -
Lil Wayne has security. All Rob Ryan had to protect himself from would-be muggers is his jolly disposition.

The Vikings knew it was stupid to trade for Sam Bradford, and they did it anyway -
Rick Spielman’s gamble illustrates how even smart people can succumb to wild desperation.

Myles Garrett looks like he's ready for the 2017 NFL Draft -
The Texas A&M junior should have a spot in the top five, but another pass rusher could beat him to his 20-sack goal this season. Meanwhile, Chad Kelly had a frustrating display and Nick Chubb showed he's back and ready for the NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 4, Indians 2: Peacock, Bullpen Help Houston Top Kluber - The Crawfish Boxes
Marwin Gonzalez starred offensively and a large chunk of Houston's pitching staff helped to top the Indians and Corey Kluber.

Early thoughts on the Rockets’ 15-man roster - The Dream Shake
The roster looks all but set.

TCU rises to 12 in Coaches Poll, falls to No. 15 in AP Poll - Frogs O' War
Four other Big 12 teams are in the Top 25.

Texas surging in projections with elite recruits following win over Notre Dame - Burnt Orange Nation
Some experts believe the ‘Horns are getting errrbody after Sunday’s victory over the Irish.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup: 2018 Names To Know - Viva The Matadors
The 2017 recruiting cycle is still rolling along, but let's check out some 2018 recruits.

Where Baylor vs. SMU Lands In the History of Baylor's Defense - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's defense threw down a performance for the ages on Sunday night against June Jones and the SMU offense. Where does it rank in modern Baylor history?

Where Baylor vs. SMU Lands In the History of Baylor's Defense - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's defense threw down a performance for the ages on Sunday night against June Jones and the SMU offense. Where does it rank in modern Baylor history?

Texas A&M Week 1 Press Conference Recap - Good Bull Hunting
A recap of the press conferences held by Texas A&M coaches and players as they come off a win against the UCLA Bruins.

#FreeMalik Files: The Fox and The Predator - Barking Carnival
In this week’s edition of the #FreeMalik Files, we’re going to take a look at how the sophomore superstud was able to turn in a high-impact performance against Notre Dame - thanks, in part, to the...

Houston Dominates the Post Week One G5 Poll - Underdog Dynasty
Welcome to the party, South Alabama, Southern Miss, and Louisiana Tech.

USMNT dominate Trinidad and Tobago, advance to next stage of World Cup qualifying - Dynamo Theory
Christian Pulisic and Sacha Kljestan put on another show in a second consecutive blowout USMNT victory.

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