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Houston Texans News: May 24, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans OL David Quessenberry back on field after cancer treatment
Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry returned to the practice field for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer.

Tom Savage knows he has to 'make plays' to be the Texans' starting QB - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Tom Savage is the default starting quarterback for the Texans right now but knows that he has as much to prove as any other QB on Houston's roster.

Houston Texans rumors: Kendall Lamm to start at right tackle?
Kendall Lamm could be the front-runner to start at right tackle for the Houston Texans. He's looked very impressive during this week's OTAs.

Texans GM expects exponential growth from wideouts -
Although quarterback was the biggest problem for Houston in 2016, Rick Smith is looking for big things from Will Fuller and Braxton Miller in Year Two. Are the wideouts set up for success?

21 observations from Texans OTAs
Football, finally.

Texans' Brian Cushing, Whitney Mercilus sidelined - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran linebackers Brian Cushing and Whitney Mercilus were sidelined Tuesday during an organized team activity.

Texans' Duane Brown absent due to contract dispute - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown skipped a pair of organized team activity practices due to displeasure with his contractual situation, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.

J.J. Watt a full participant in Texans practices - Houston Chronicle
Defensive end J.J. Watt is participating in every drill during the Texans' organized team activities at their Houston Methodist Training Center.

Texans' Derek Newton restructures contract, accepts pay cut - Houston Chronicle
Injured Texans offensive tackle Derek Newton has restructured his contract, reducing his base salaries in each of the next three seasons.

Texans’ only chance at greatness is Deshaun Watson becoming a franchise QB -
The Brock Osweiler experiment was a disaster, and once again a promising Texans team was torpedoed by poor QB play. Will Deshaun Watson reverse the trend?

NFL News

NFL voted on rule changes for the 2017 season, and we graded each one -
Letting players have fun with touchdown celebrations makes sense, and shortening overtime does not.

Cortez Kennedy's death led to outpouring of support from the NFL world -
Kennedy clearly left a lasting impact on the NFL and the people in it.

Sheldon Richardson can't stop taking shots at former Jets teammate Brandon Marshall -
Richardson didn’t shy away from ripping his former teammate — again.

Colin Kaepernick expected to work out with the Seahawks -
He’ll likely be one of a few quarterbacks auditioning a potential backup job in Seattle.

Rob Gronkowski's new deal with the Patriots could make him the highest-paid TE in the NFL -
Gronkowski has been a matchup nightmare since he came into the league in 2010.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 6, Tigers 2: Welcome to the Juan Centeno show - The Crawfish Boxes
Catcher makes first start with Astros, hitting a home run.

TDS Tuesday 5-on-5: Offseason Preview - The Dream Shake
Adam, Ethan, Max, Jeremy, and Darren discuss the offseason ahead.

Texas TE signee Reese Leitao has felony drug charge reduced to misdemeanor - Burnt Orange Nation
Just make this your Rorschach test for intersection of college sports, criminal charges, and privilege.

CB Deshawn Raymond Announces Transfer - Frogs O' War
The Louisiana native leaves TCU with a lot of ‘what could have been’.

Daily Bears Reports 5/24- Baseball, Football, and Hoops - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em!

Big 12 Baseball Power Rankings - Viva The Matadors
Final Rankings for the 2017 Season.

Aggie Alex Wilson Having Success as Detroit Tigers Relief PItcher - Good Bull Hunting
They call him Everyday Alex.

Softball Rallies to Win Baton Rouge Regional - And The Valley Shook
Carley Hoover shows ‘em who is boss.

Mohamed Bamba is the most interesting basketball prospect in the world -
Meet Mo Bamba, the Texas recruit and future NBA lottery pick set to take over college hoops next season.

Bill Connelly for college football commissioner
We need someone we can trust to watch over all of college football. That might as well be me.

Player Ratings Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United FC - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo fell 4-1 to Atlanta United FC and the player performance scores also fell.