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Houston Texans News: June 14, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Duane Brown not attending Houston Texans minicamp -
Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown skipped Day 1 of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien didn't elaborate on the situation.

Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell visits Texans for inspirational talk | Texans Wire
Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell visits Texans for inspirational talk

Texans player who battled lymphoma beats out Tom Brady, JPP for Halas award -
The award is given to players that play in spite of injury or personal adversity.

19 observations from Texans veteran minicamp
All that stands between the Texans and the Greenbrier is a pair of minicamp practices, six weeks of silence and a plane trip to West Virginia.

Texans' special teams set for a big bounce back in 2017
The Houston Texans' special teams unit has pieces in place to emerge as a dominant force in 2017 when it comes to kicking, coverage, and the return game.

NFL News

Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams gets promotion, but there's still no GM in Washington -
Washington restructured the front office but isn’t specifically replacing Scot McCloughan.

What if every mascot from recent champion teams fought to the death? -
It’s time to find out who the ultimate champion is.

LeSean McCoy was so confident in the Warriors he bet $200,000 on them -
The payout wasn’t big with the Warriors heavily favored, but it was a bet of confidence more than anything.

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell says he got thrown of the Penguins Stanley Cup game -
The Penguins didn’t get the extra point in a 6-0 win.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Rangers 4, Astros 2: Springer, Correa home runs not enough - The Crawfish Boxes
Why did have to be Odor?

Daryl Morey: We have something up our sleeve - The Dream Shake
The Rockets’ GM told ESPN he has a plan.

Report: LA satellite camp featuring Texas canceled due to LSU pressure - Burnt Orange Nation
The Bayou Bengals have a recent history of excluding out-of-state schools from in-state satellite camps.

#ToadtoOmaha 2017 - Frogs O' War
TCU is looking to make a fourth straight appearance in Baseball Heaven. Follow along for the journey.

Baylor Basketball Lands 2018 Top 100 Player Matthew Mayer - Our Daily Bears
A huge addition!

Texas Tech basketball reloads its roster - Viva The Matadors
Coach Beard adds two more stud commitments to his resume.

Mainieri and the Legend of Skip - And The Valley Shook
You have to embrace the legend and the expectations he created.

Kevin Durant repping Texas hard - Barking Carnival
The Finals MVP has always loved the Longhorns.

Houston Adds Four Transfers to Roster - Underdog Dynasty
#HTownTakeover continues as three graduate transfers will contribute immediately.

Dynamo travel to North Carolina in US Open Cup - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo will play North Carolina FC in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.