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Houston Texans News: May 15, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Early season game won't stop Patriots and Texans from joint practice - New England Patriots Blog- ESPN
The Pats host the Texans in Week 3 of the regular season, weeks after a preseason game at Houston, but the teams will still hold joint August drills.

Texans rookie D'Onta Foreman ready to make immediate impact - Houston Chronicle
Running with power, explosiveness and an instinctive, creative style, running back Ezekiel Elliott left a colorful stamp on the Dallas Cowboys' breakthrough year during his rookie season last year.

Bill O’Brien doing more with Texans offense this offseason | ProFootballTalk
The Texans didn't hire a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with George Godsey after the 2016 season, leaving head coach Bill O'Brien to call plays.

5 free agent offensive tackles to possibly replace Derek Newton | Texans Wire
5 free agent offensive tackles to possibly replace injured Houston Texans right tackle Derek Newton.

Tom Savage knows he must earn Houston Texans' quarterback job - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
He might have the edge now, but with Deshaun Watson entering the QB picture, Tom Savage isn't taking his job as Texans starter for granted.

Going Camping: A Closer Look at the Houston Texans UDFAs that Could Make Their Mark - Houston - Scout
A closer look at the Houston Texans UDFAs that could make some noise heading into rookie mini-camp.

Texans rookie Treston Decoud expected to miss time due to NFL academic rule - Houston Chronicle
Decoud is a fifth-round draft pick from Oregon State, which is on the quarter academic system along with UCLA and Stanford. The NFL allows rookies to participate in a rookie minicamp, but has an NFL rule that limits a player to that time until his school has finished its session and the player hasn't graduated yet.

NFL News

Aaron Rodgers can’t be everything to the Packers -
Rodgers carried the team last season, but Green Bay needs its new faces to step up in 2017.

Look at how much these NFL players love their moms -
Like the rest of the world, NFL players took to social media to honor their moms on their special day.

J.J. Watt is healthy enough to hit home runs at his charity softball game -
Watt says he feels fantastic, which is great news for the Texans.

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is taking the NFL to war over player health -
She's spent her career championing underdog causes. Now Schakowsky is taking on the biggest bully in sports.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 10, Yankees 7: Astros Rain On Yankees For Jeter Day - The Crawfish Boxes
Morton Strikes Out 10, Bats Thump Yanks Under Bright Lights.

Yankees 11, Astros 6: Fiers Is Fungible, Bullpen Is Human - The Crawfish Boxes
Devenski and Harris were shelled by the Yankees.

Don’t let the worst loss ever shake your belief in James Harden and the Rockets - The Dream Shake
It was a terrible way to end the season, but all is not lost in Houston.

Texas among Top 12 for 4-star DT Calvin Avery - Burnt Orange Nation
Expect the staff to now try to get Avery on campus after failing to do so thus far throughout the offseason.

Road Struggles Continue: Frogs Drop 10-9 Game, Series in Norman - Frogs O' War
The series loss means that TCU no longer controls their own destiny in the Big 12 race.

Makai Mason: Breaking Down Baylor’s Future Guard - Our Daily Bears
Exploring Mason’s role for the Bears.

Who are the most hated schools for Red Raider fans? - Viva The Matadors
All these schools make us all sick to our stomach.

Series Preview: Aggie Baseball Takes on Ole Miss - Good Bull Hunting
The Ags are in Oxford, hoping to get back on track against a veteran Ole Miss team.

SMU’s sack squad will be the Key to a bowl game - Underdog Dynasty
Highlighting the key players from the D-line who will make or break SMU’s shot at a bowl bid.

Breckyn Hager makes Lott IMPACT Watch List - Barking Carnival
Good players, better people.

Houston Dynamo 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts - Dynamo Theory
Tell us how you thought the Dynamo players performed in their 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.