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Houston Texans News: July 12, 2017

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Houston Texans News

Ranking NFL defensive linemen by team: Only one group can best Texans
J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney make for a formidable duo in Houston, but there's a new group on the rise.

Texans' D.J. Reader 'Your body is your temple' - Houston Chronicle
Although Texans starter D.J. Reader has the stout build of a nose tackle at 6-3, 335 pounds, he's a strong advocate of a healthy diet.

Julien Davenport armed to compete for Texans RT job | ProFootballTalk
Julien Davenport had the longest wingspan -- 871/2 inches -- of any prospect in this year's draft. The Texans loved that about the 6-foot-7, 318-pound offensive lineman they drafted in the fourth round.

Lake Jackson woman to cheer for Houston Texans this season | Free Share |
Despite having taken a year off from dancing, former Brazoswood Belle Brianna H. finds herself ready to step onto the field at NRG Stadium this fall as a member of

Houston Texans Fantasy Preview: Quarterbacks | Texans Wire
As the days get longer in the summer and the temperature outside heats up, the excitement begins to mount for the millions of football fans around the globe who participate in fantasy football.

Texans Stampede Tour to make stops in Austin, San Antonio
Headlined by Andre Hal and Christian Covington, the Houston Texans Stampede Tour will visit the San Antonio and Austin areas from Thursday through Saturday.

NFL News

What if every NFL quarterback was available in a draft? -
Tom Brady may have five rings, but younger players probably fly off the board first.

5 reasons Falcons pass rusher Takk McKinley will be your new favorite NFL player -
He dances, oversleeps, has a dog named Codeine ... AND he’s a pretty good pass rusher.

Bruce Arians dedicates this season for 'everyone who's dealing with cancer' -
After having surgery to remove a cancerous spot on one of his kidneys, Arians has found a new energy.

Calvin Johnson says he fell victim to the same Lions' futility that claimed Barry Sanders -
Calvin Johnson and Barry Sanders have a lot in common. Both players retired from the NFL early because of the Lions’ inability to win.

This man’s perfectly generic sports broadcasting voice needs to be heard to be believed -
This is one heck of a party trick!

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

AL 2, NL 1 (10): Cano’s extra inning homer wins All-Star Game - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros All-Star Game winning streak reaches eight games.

Stop comparing Zhou Qi To Yao Ming - The Dream Shake
Zhou Qi and Yao Ming, they’re countrymen, they’re tall, and everyone wants to wrongly compare the two as players.

Myles Turner says he wanted to spend another year at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
"Austin, TX is like my favorite city in the US," Turner revealed in a radio interview.

TCU News: Several Players on Watch Lists - Frogs O' War
As we close in to the 50 day mark until football is back, TCU Football players are receiving multiple preseason honors.

Daily Bears Reports 7/12- Football and Hoops - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em!

Revitalizing the Tech football program in 3 easy(ish) steps - Viva The Matadors
Kliff Kingsbury’s tenure can be salvaged this year. Here’s how.

The Bullcast talks SEC Media Days - Good Bull Hunting
what is this thing all about?

ATVS Roundtable: Questions and Concerns - And The Valley Shook
Our panel talks about some of the question marks on the 2017 Tigers.

Texas Football Lands 5 on Preseason All Big 12 Team - Barking Carnival
AKA the media preseason name recognition team.

Dickson and Williams are shoe-ins for 2017 recognition and Ford had a promising Spring. The young sophomore Roach is a good bet to breakout - he’s...

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 3: Reviewing the Sun Belt position series & recruitng - Underdog Dynasty
Breaking down the positional preview series and taking a peek at offseason recruiting.

The Bull & Its Horns: Midseason Marks - Dynamo Theory
At the halfway point of the 2017 USL season, let’s look at how each Toros’ player is performing.