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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 23, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

John McClain's Texans' breakdown: Quarterbacks - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have the most unsettled quarterback situation in the AFC South, but last season they finished 5-0 against Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, Tennessee's Marcus Mariota and Jacksonville's Blake Bortles, all of whom were among the top three picks in their draft.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: DeAndre Hopkins, Texans hoping DeShaun Watson can be the answer at QB - CBSSports.com
You know, given how the whole Brock Osweiler situation turned out in 2016, you kind of lose sight over the fact that the Texans not just made the playoffs but won a postseason game. You forget they won nine games, or were the top-ranked defense without J.J. Watt on the field for 13 games, or had a 1,000-yard rusher in Lamar Miller.

Houston Texans: Wes Welker will have greatest impact on Braxton Miller
New Houston Texans' assistant coach Wes Welker could take wide receiver Braxton Miller's game to the next level this coming season.

Houston Texans rumors: D'Onta Foreman to handle goal line carries?
Will D'Onta Foreman have a big role for the Houston Texans? Maybe. Maybe not. But he will have a chance to make an impact as a rookie.

John McClain's Texans' Breakdown: Tight ends - Houston Chronicle
In 2014, O'Brien's first season, production from the tight ends was even more meager, with Graham, Griffin, and Fiedorowicz combining for 32 receptions, 316 yards, and three touchdowns.


NFL News

Which player would each NFL team protect in an NHL-style expansion draft? - SBNation.com
No quarterbacks allowed, though.

Donald Trump names Jets owner Woody Johnson as US ambassador to United Kingdom - SBNation.com
Woody Johnson could turn over operations of the Jets to someone else while serving as ambassador.

Chiefs shockingly part ways with GM John Dorsey - SBNation.com
The news came on the heels of Andy Reid’s contract extension.

What would the NFL look like if it used the NBA draft lottery? - SBNation.com
Well, for one, the Browns would probably get screwed.

Andy Reid gets an extension from Chiefs after back-to-back trips to the playoffs - SBNation.com
Kansas City has made the playoffs three times in four years under Andy Reid, and won the AFC West in 2016.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros Earn 12-9 Victory with Early Outburst - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros became the first MLB team to 50 wins with the 4-game sweep of Oakland.

NBA Draft 2017: Rockets select Isaiah Hartenstein with 43rd pick - The Dream Shake
Rockets draft the German big man with their first pick of the night.

Texas signs JUCO catcher DJ Petrinsky - Burnt Orange Nation
David Pierce goes to the JUCO ranks again, and fills a huge needs for the ‘Horns with a hard hitting catcher.

TCU News: Wymer adds his name to TCU lore - Frogs O' War
The Frogs aren’t done yet, thanks to Sean Wymer and a great slide by Josh Watson.

Johnathan Motley Goes Undrafted; Knee Injury Likely Culprit - Our Daily Bears
Motley goes undrafted.

Texas Tech addresses defensive line in the 2018 recruitment - Viva The Matadors
As we discussed in this other article, June has been, until now, very busy for the Red Raiders recruiting staff, with 10 players who decided to commit to the football team. This is an analysis of...

Texas A&M Baseball: Season in Review - Good Bull Hunting
A look back on the roller coaster season that was Aggie Baseball’s 2017.

Boom! Running Back Chris Curry Commits to LSU - And The Valley Shook
TIgers pick up their first prospect at a big need position for 2018.

Colt McCoy on kids and early athletic specialization - Barking Carnival
The former UT great, now going into his eighth NFL season, had some interesting things at his recent QB camp in Westlake about athletic specialization and youth sports.

Conference USA Preseason Position Reviews: Punter - Underdog Dynasty
Almost everyone returns their punter from last year.

Texas Derby: Previewing Dynamo vs. FC Dallas with Big D Soccer - Dynamo Theory
We spoke with Drew Epperley at Big D Soccer to discuss the round 2 of the Texas Derby between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas.