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Houston Texans News: June 8, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, June 8, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans DC Mike Vrabel ready for his opportunity | ProFootballTalk
Mike Vrabel is confident he’s ready. Why shouldn’t he be? He’s taking over the league’s No. 1 defense. "I'm ready to lead on a higher level," Vrabel said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. "We have a great staff. I trust these guys.

Tom Savage should be the Texans QB Week 1–and it’s not even close | Texans Wire
Tom Savage should be the Texans QB Week 1--and it’s not even close against rookie Deshaun Watson.

Texans assistant Romeo Crennel having too much fun to retire - Houston Chronicle
Five decades into a stellar coaching career, Romeo Crennel has no intentions of retiring.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins on contract situation: 'I love being here' - Houston Chronicle
Through his penchant for making acrobatic catches in heavy traffic and reliable hands, Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has positioned himself for a lucrative new contract.

Texans look forward to having healthy Watt, Clowney at the same time | ProFootballTalk
The Texans made it to the playoffs last year with very limited contributions from J.J. Watt, thanks to significant contributions from Jadeveon Clowney.

NFL News

Jets give Todd Bowles an even bigger mess to handle after dumping veteran players -
The Jets unceremoniously parted ways with David Harris and Eric Decker, putting the onus on Bowles to develop a young team.

Bob Stoops worked out at Oklahoma's pro day. Let me explain. -
Look at Big Game Bob get after it.

Bill Belichick says the only thing he still wants to accomplish in his career is a 'good practice today' -
Bill Belichick isn't interested in his legacy — just today's Patriots practice.

Dennis Pitta released by Ravens after dislocating hip for the 3rd time -
The veteran tight end once looked like a rising star in the NFL, but his career was derailed by injuries.

Chargers are due for a rebound in 2017, but it may not be enough -
Philip Rivers has more weapons than he’s ever had, but things could fall apart quickly.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Royals 7, Astros bullpen 5: Houston gets the wrong kind of streak - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston didn’t embrace themselves with a spot start by Dayan Diaz.

NBA Draft 2017: DraftExpress projects Rockets to select Kuzma, Brooks - The Dream Shake
Apparently the Rockets like the Pac-12 in this mock draft.

Bob Stoops retires as Oklahoma head coach - Burnt Orange Nation
Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will step into the role vacated by the Sooner legend.

FOW Offseason Project 2017: Is Kenny Hill any good? Part 3- SMU - Frogs O' War
Coming off of a frustrating loss, Kenny hits the road for the first time as a TCU QB. We’ll check the game film to see how he really does.

Baylor Football Adds 2018 Tight End Bralen Taylor - Our Daily Bears
Another one!

On the bright side: 5 facts to cheer up Tech fans - Viva The Matadors
Yesterday’s exit from the College Baseball tournament was a heartbreaker. This may cheer you up.

Offensive Tackle Cameron Wire Commits to LSU - And The Valley Shook
Tigers add much-needed prospect to the offensive front.

THE BULLCAST: College Football Transfers, Weddings, and Fidget Spinners - Good Bull Hunting
what else in life is there?

Bye, Bob. Bob Stoops Retires as head coach at Oklahoma - Barking Carnival
18 years at Oklahoma. 10 Big 12 titles. 1 National Title. Multiple instances of wearing a visor during a night game in a dome.

Houston Adds Two Future Opponents to Non-conference Schedule - Underdog Dynasty
Cougars will face Washington State and North Texas in the coming years.

Smoke bombs and streamers caused sanctions levied at Dynamo supporters - Dynamo Theory
FC Dallas washes hands of punishment, says it was all the decision of MLS.