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Houston Texans News: June 12, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, June 12, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Wade Phillips pushed for Texans to draft J.J. Watt | ProFootballTalk
When the Rams prepare to face the Texans on November 12 in L.A., coach Sean McVay can thank defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for the lack of sleep McVay will be getting as he prepares to neutralize J.J. Watt.

Texans coach: Jadeveon Clowney can be 'Hall of Famer' -
If you're Jadeveon Clowney, how do you follow up a validating third season in the professional ranks? One Texans assistant suggests the edge rusher could chart a course toward Canton.

Breakfast: Romeo Crennel explains new role
Romeo Crennel has moved positions on the coaching staff and explained his new role.

Texans upbeat about Kevin Johnson's pending return - Houston Chronicle
As the Texans try to replace the aggressive coverage that former cornerback A.J. Bouye brought to the NFL's top-ranked defense before signing a $67.5 million free agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, they are expected to lean heavily on former first-round cornerback Kevin Johnson.

Mailbag: The Houston Texans Wrap Up OTAs for the Spring - Houston - Scout
This weeks mailbag is focused on the end of OTAs for the Houston Texans.

Sean Ryan ready for role as Texans' QB coach - Houston Chronicle
A new role for Sean Ryan in the Texans' coaching system is anything but for the 45-year-old entering his 10th NFL season.

What to expect for 2017 Texans defense
Expectations are sky-high after the Texans wrapped up their 2016 campaign with the No. 1 defense for the first time in franchise history.

Romeo Crennel enjoying 'larger picture' as Texans assistant head coach - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
"I think we have something special going," Romeo Crennel said of putting off retirement to stay with the Texans and see Mike Vrabel take over as DC.

NFL News

Melvin Ingram nets huge deal from Chargers 4 months after getting franchise tag -
The Chargers pass rusher is getting a big raise.

'Madden NFL 18' will have a story mode with Mahershala Ali and a Dan Marino cameo -
It’s a first for the "Madden" franchise.

Patriots' Super Bowl rings have 283 diamonds as a savage reference to the Falcons' blown lead -
Oh my.

Rob Gronkowski got a monster truck, and somehow it's not called a 'Gronkster Truck' -
Yeah, that sounds about right.

The Patriots' Super Bowl ring ceremony was a hell of a good time -
This ring ceremony had everything: Bill Belichick smiling, boxes of Popeyes, Gucci Mane...

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Angels 12, Astros 6: Houston pitching starting to show cracks - The Crawfish Boxes
Bullpen gives up seven runs against the Angels.

Rockets season in review: Lou Williams - The Dream Shake
It was a tale of two Lous during Williams’ time with the Rockets.

Several Texas Longhorns likely to be selected in MLB draft - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas baseball’s 2018 roster will be shaped by the results of the draft.

TCU Defeats Missouri State 8-1, Advances to College World Series - Frogs O' War
TCU recorded their first ever two game sweep of a Super Regional, and remain perfect in the postseason.

Previewing Baylor Football 2017: Anu Solomon’s Shot - Our Daily Bears
Can the transfer return to form?

The Air Raid Podcast: #87 - Viva The Matadors
Recapping the Lubbock Regional and some Football News.

Daily Bull 6.12.17: Farewell, Bob Stoops - Good Bull Hunting
JUST LIKE THEY DREW IT UP. Aggie Baseball had a lovely weekend. Kicked it off with a gentle, soothing 15-inning marathon on Friday afternoon/evening in which they finally won on a single after...

OMAHA! Tigers Wallop Bulldogs 14-4 For Super Regional Crown - And The Valley Shook
LSU’s victory over Mississippi State punches the Tiger’s 18th ticket to Omaha.

2017 Thinking Texas Football: 5th edition - Barking Carnival
It’s back. And it’s fully aligned.

Are the Dynamo interested in Colombian-international attacker? - Dynamo Theory
With an international spot open and Matt Jordan scouting in Argentina, speculation is (reasonably) rampant.