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Houston Texans News: February 2, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, February 2, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans owner: 'We need much better' from QB position -
Texans owner Bob McNair was fending off Brock Osweiler's critics not too long ago. Based on McNair's tone Wednesday, it looks like the lion is no longer standing in front of his expensive cub.

Texans to move portion of training camp to West Virginia - Houston Chronicle
For the first time in the franchise's 16-year history, the Texans are planning to move the first part of training camp into a different location than Houston Methodist Training Center.

Gary Kubiak says Texans QB has traits to succeed - Houston Chronicle
Gary Kubiak said he believes quarterback Brock Osweiler is "going to be fine" in his second season with the Texans.

Texans' J.J. Watt: Pride got in way of first rehab from back surgery - AFC South- ESPN
J.J. Watt now admits he pushed to come back too soon, but with essentially a year to heal after back surgery he says he couldn't feel better.

Bill Belichick Believes ‘Football Guy’ Wes Welker Will Succeed As Texans Assistant | New England Patriots |
Wes Welker will return to an NFL sideline next season, beginning his coaching career as an offensive/special teams assistant with the Houston Texans.

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair hopes to get DeAndre Hopkins extended
Texans owner Bob McNair says the Texans' intention is to sign star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a contract extension this offseason.

NFL News

The home of Super Bowl 2017 is also a haven for refugees -
Houston welcomes more refugees than any other city in the United States, and this week, all eyes are on it for reasons besides football.

NFL 2017 Bad Lip Reading is out and as funny as ever -
"The pain is enormous."

Larry Fitzgerald will return for another NFL season -
The Cardinals receiver is holding off retirement after another excellent season.

Bill Belichick doesn't give the Patriots any choice but to follow his 'mental toughness' -
Bill Belichick may have mellowed at the podium, but the killer instinct is still there.

How the Falcons made the tight end the key to their offense -
Few teams can do what the Falcons can with their tight end. NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains how one player opens a world of possibilities.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Astros News: February 1, 2017 - The Crawfish Boxes
Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to take down Dwight Howard and the Atlanta Hawks tonight in Houston on TNT.

Texodus: Why top prospects spurned the Longhorns to head out of state - Burnt Orange Nation
Movement of Jah people.

Athlete Michael Onyemaobi Commits to TCU over Nebraska - Frogs O' War
The 3-star product from Temecula, California committed to TCU on national TV.

Baylor Falls to Kansas 73-68 - Our Daily Bears
Baylor lost a close one tonight.

Kliff Kingsbury's Signing Day Press Conference Recap - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech welcomed several new faces to the football program this morning. Kliff Kingsbury held a press conference with the media to discuss Tech's new signees and other topics regarding the football program in the offseason.

Video: Texas A&M National Signing Day Map with crucial Whataburger and Buc-ee’s locations - Good Bull Hunting
This is the map every signee needs to find his way to Aggieand.

Houston 2017 National Signing Day Results - Underdog Dynasty
Houston keeps it close to home as usual in Applewhite’s debut on National Signing Day.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas 62, Texas Tech 58 - Barking Carnival