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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 2, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson showing progress in first da
Houston Texans quarterback and Atlanta-area native Deshaun Watson is quickly showing signs of progress with his knowledge of the team’s playbook, according to an article from Aaron Wilson in the Houston Chronicle.

Texans, Lonnie Ballentine hope he can finally stay healthy - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans drafted safety Lonnie Ballentine three years ago as the final pick of the draft and Mr. Irrelevant, they had high hopes for the former Memphis safety.

The Texans were this close to not picking J.J. Watt in the 2011 NFL Draft - CBSSports.com
Half the Texans' war room wanted Watt, and half didn't, according to Wade Phillips.

Texans WR Mumphery Expelled From Michigan State in 2016 Over Sexual Misconduct Case | Houston Press
Keith Mumphery might not see a third season with the Texans after the news on Wednesday.


NFL News

A running list of everything NFL conspiracy theorist William Hayes does and does not believe in - SBNation.com
Aliens? Yes. Dinosaurs? No. Mermaids? Maybe!

Takk McKinley can't stop dancing after seeing 2 commas in his bank account - SBNation.com
McKinley grew up with nothing, and now he’s a millionaire.

5 NFL free agents who could still land with the right team - SBNation.com
It’s not too late for teams to parse through the free agency market for a boost.

What was the best move each NFL team made in the 2017 offseason? - SBNation.com
For some teams, their smartest decision was adding a player. For others, it was about letting one go.

Broncos have 1 good quarterback if they just combine Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch - SBNation.com
Maybe that’s the answer to Denver’s quarterback conundrum.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

The 2017 Astros: Fifty-Four Games Later - The Crawfish Boxes
A review of the Astros at the 1/3 point of the season.

TDS Tuesday 5-on-5: Favorite Rockets Moments - The Dream Shake
Jeremy, Adam, Darren, Kelly, and special guest Eric discuss what they love about the Rockets.

5-star SF Brian Bowen reportedly enrolls at Louisville - Burnt Orange Nation
It appears Cardinals got the last work and the All-American small forward’s pledge.

Fort Worth Regional Preview: UVA - Frogs O' War
They like big bats and they cannot lie.

Preview and Game Thread - Women’s College World Series - Baylor vs Oklahoma - Our Daily Bears
Baylor softball takes on Oklahoma in the late game on opening day of the 2017 Women’s College World Series.

The Air Raid Podcast: #86 - Viva The Matadors
Previewing the Lubbock Regional.

Aggie Softball begins Women’s CWS today - Good Bull Hunting
It’s time to care about softball.

Here's Les Miles eating grass in the crowd at the Women's College World Series. It was glorious. - SBNation.com
Probably tasted a little different than Tiger Stadium’s.

Mack Brown on College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot - Barking Carnival
Congrats.

Conference USA Preseason Position Previews: Offensive Line - Underdog Dynasty
How does C-USA grade out in the trenches?

Houston Hoedown: Week of 5/23 - Dynamo Theory
Reccapping the local soccer action from 5/23-5/29.