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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, May 22, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Las Vegas projected win totals for Texans, rest of NFL - Houston Chronicle
The NFL regular season does not begin for more than three months, but that does not mean gamblers cannot place some bets now.

Deshaun Watson Is the Texans' Best Choice at QB—and He's Ready for It | Bleacher Report
Quarterback is the ultimate supply-and-demand position in sports. There are 32 starting spots in the NFL , and at any time, there are maybe 25 quarterbacks completely qualified to take on every challenge inherent to the position at that level...

Breakfast: Today is a new beginning for Texans
OTAs begin today for the Houston Texans at the Houston Methodist Training Center.

Texans' Bill O'Brien to Deshaun Watson: 'Get better every single day' - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Texans coach says the NFL is a "progress league," and it's up to his rookie quarterback to show improvement every step of the way.

Houston Texans add depth to O-line, sign OT Breno Giacomini
The Texans on Tuesday signed veteran offensive tackle Breno Giacomini, who was released by the Jets earlier this year.

Texans announce personnel changes
The Houston Texans have hired Jimmy Raye III as vice president of player personnel/assistant general manager and made several other personnel changes.

Texans will have QB competition with Tom Savage, Deshaun Watson - NFL Nation- ESPN
Forecasting the Texans' starting lineup for 2017 begins at quarterback, where Tom Savage has the initial edge but will get a push from Deshaun Watson.

NFL News

Steelers are working to return to their Steel Curtain roots -
Pittsburgh’s offense is as deadly as it has ever been. Now the defense needs to keep up.

Marshawn Lynch led a massive bike ride in Oakland and it was awesome -
Beast Mode continues to be the best.

Colin Kaepernick's jersey will now live at the Smithsonian -
The jersey is expected to be on rotation in an exhibit within 2 years.

Bears went to great lengths to keep their interest in Mitchell Trubisky a secret -
The Chicago Bears proved to be pretty sneaky in the pre-draft process.

What song would you sign your rookie contract to? -
Myles Garrett chose Seal’s "Kiss From a Rose" but there’s plenty of ways to go here.

James Harrison is casually working the hell out of his hips on Instagram -
What the heck ...

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Indians 8, Astros 6: Home runs can’t bring Astros back against Tribe - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros swept by Cleveland.

All-NBA vote disclosures confirm Russell Westbrook will win MVP over James Harden - The Dream Shake
With 72 NBA MVP votes confirmed, Westbrook is the winner.

Report: Texas G Andrew Jones leaning towards withdrawing from NBA Draft - Burnt Orange Nation
Shaka Smart believes Mo Bamba’s Thursday decision could influence Jones.

Frogs Drop Regular Season Finale - Frogs O' War
TCU fell at Cal 8-3 in the final game of their West Coast swing.

Previewing Baylor Football: Blake Lynch’s Breakout Season - Our Daily Bears
The series continues with a look at Blake Lynch.

Red Raiders Take Game 1 From Kansas 10-6 - Viva The Matadors
Six unanswered runs push Tech past Kansas.

The RompHim: Summer Attire for the Discerning SEC Coach - Good Bull Hunting
A new fashion craze is sweeping the nation.

Better Know an Opponent: Mississippi St Bulldogs - And The Valley Shook
This one’s for Skip.

TJ Ford, University of Texas Graduate - Barking Carnival
So great.

Around the Dog Park: Which coaches are on the hot seat in 2017? - Underdog Dynasty
SMU gets a former SEC defensive end... UAB receives money for new facilities... Alamodome is getting a facelift.

Houston Dynamo 1, Atlanta United FC 4: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts - Dynamo Theory
Rate the Dynamo player performances in their 1-4 loss to Atlanta United.