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Houston Texans News: May 4, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, May 4, 2017.

NFL: Houston Texans-Deshaun Watson Press Conference Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans News

Houston Texans GM denies report that the team ignored Jay Cutler’s phone calls
Apparently, there was no connection between the Texans and Cutler.

Texans rumors: Texans believe Kyle Fuller is versatile enough to play guard
Former Baylor center Kyler Fuller could develop into a good player for the Houston Texans because of how versatile he is as a player.

Breakfast: Texans surprise inspiring sixth grader
Sixth grader Kirstyn from Schindewolf Intermediate was surprised by Jon Weeks and the Houston Texans Cheerleaders as part of the #TexansCare campaign.

Houston Texans fell for Deshaun Watson in three steps | The MMQB with Peter King
One night in early January kick-started a love affair that resulted in Houston GM Rick Smith doing something he’s never done before. Plus notes on the Jets rebuild, a QB’s ideal landing spot and early 2018 buzz.

Drafting D'Onta Foreman adds to competition among Texans running backs - AFC South- ESPN
The Texans lead the NFL in rushing attempts during Bill O'Brien's tenure, and third-rounder D'Onta Foreman will add competition for those carries.

Two Texans among top 50 in NFL merchandise sales |
Two Houston Texans ranked in the top 50 among total sales of officially licensed NFL player merchandise for the 2016-17 season, according to the NFL Players Association.

NFL News

Welcome to the NFL, rookie! -
The first year of a player’s NFL career is one long, but thrilling grind. Retired NFL offensive lineman Geoff Scwartz explains what the rookies can expect.

Teddy Bridgewater’s recovery from injury could push his contract into 2018 -
If Teddy Bridgewater is on the PUP list for the first six weeks of the season, the Vikings retain his rights without using the fifth-year option.

Deflategate is the ex that Bob Kraft just can't stop thinking about -
All that was missing is a "they hate us ‘cause they ain’t us."

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 10, Rangers 1: Correa, Astros offense smash Arlington - The Crawfish Boxes
Three times in a row. Three times in a row. Three times in a row.

Rockets fall to Spurs in Game 2, series tied 1-1. - The Dream Shake
The Rockets were overwhelmed late in San Antonio on their way to a 25-point defeat.

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 39: Holy Blowout, Batman! - The Dream Shake
Ryan, Ethan, and Max talk about the Rockets crushing the Spurs in game one.

Texas lands Mount St. Mary’s transfer Elijah Long - Burnt Orange Nation
The transfer market proved fruitful for Shaka Smart on Wednesday.

Who is Quavo, and how to get him to the TCU Graduation Ceremony - Frogs O' War
A tweet by a TCU Basketball player is starting to go viral and with good reason.

Daily Bears Reports 5/4- Football, Basketball and Recruiting - Our Daily Bears
The news continues!

ESPN’s post-spring Big 12 power rankings have Tech at No. 9 - Viva The Matadors
Big 12 beat writer Jake Trotter predicts a season of turmoil for the Red Raiders

the best podcasts on earth - Good Bull Hunting
[sits backwards on a cafeteria chair]

Here’s the deal-e-o, compadres. In the content game, there is no halftime. No water breaks. No par-tic-ip-a-tion trophs. No sireee. Content doesn’t sleep

Better Know a Fringe Sport: The Timeless Art of Bourbon Drinking - Barking Carnival
With the offseason fully upon us after Texas’ revenue sports teams went a combined 16-29 (in the immortal words of John Oliver: Cool.), I thought it would be fun to revive BWG’s long-dormant "...

The Good and Bad From the Houston Dash’s Win Over the Washington Spirit - Dynamo Theory
Here’s what (mostly) went right and went wrong for Houston against Seattle Reign FC.