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Houston Texans News: July 14, 2017

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

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Houston Texans News

2017 NFL preview: How soon will DeShaun Watson claim the Texans starting job? - Niners Nation
We’re previewing the NFL heading into training camp, mixing and matching 49ers opponents and other teams. Today, we look at the Houston Texans.

Breakfast: Ultimate 11 offense on Texans schedule
Check out the 'Ultimate 11' offense on the Texans 2017 schedule.

Texans DE JJ Watt Takes Shot At Lakers G Lonzo Ball
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is promoting the release of his new sneakers, the Reebok JJ II’s...

Houston Texans: Does Julie'n Davenport have a chance to start?
Julie'n Davenport could very well end up as the Houston Texans' starting right tackle this coming season. He'll need to beat out Chris Clark to get the job.

Why a season of Tom Savage is the Houston Texans best option for 2017
Starting Tom Savage and giving Deshaun Watson a red shirt season may be the best solution to Houston Texans quarterback problems for 2017 and on.

Texans' J.J. Watt trades one football for the other - Houston Chronicle
J.J. Watt has mastered American football, but how would he do if he tried to play the world's football?

Texans’ playoff games in top 12 most-watched sporting events in 2017 | Texans Wire
Texans' playoff games in top 12 most-watched sporting events in 2017.

NFL News

Marcus Mariota is on an unprecedented path to NFL greatness -
The Titans budding superstar could be the first quarterback from a college spread option offense to win a Super Bowl. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains.

Which NFL players would make the best wrestlers? -
DeAngelo Williams stunning one-night stand at ‘Slammiversary’ got us thinking about what other NFL stars we’d like to see as wrestlers.

Martavis Bryant wants to have a 'man-to-man' conversation with Ben Roethlisberger -
Bryant didn't like some of the comments his quarterback made concerning suspension.

NFL franchise tags 2017: Tracking all the deals signed before July 17 deadline -
Seven players were placed under the franchise tag earlier this offseason.

J.J. Watt made fun of Big Baller Brand to market his $99 Reebok shoes and was promptly roasted -
BBBs & JJ IIs.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Starting Nine: 2nd Half Predictions - The Crawfish Boxes
TCB writers discuss which players they expect to improve or disappoint in the 2nd half of 2017.

Carmelo Anthony trade to the Rockets "on hold," Woj reports - The Dream Shake
So much for that.

No. 3 TE Luke Ford visiting Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns are trying to make a big impression on a key target from the Midwest.

TCU Baseball Senior Sendoff: Nolan Brown - Frogs O' War
A junior college transfer who stole the hearts of fans, along with a whole mess of bases.

Ekpe Udoh Signs with Jazz - Our Daily Bears
He’s returning to America!

Roster countdown #11: Octavious Morgan - Viva The Matadors
Our staff selected its top-15 players on the roster and for each one of them there will be a profile with basic information, videos and expectations.

Aggies picked to finish 5th in SEC West, 9th overall - Good Bull Hunting
Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who disrespect them in meaningless polls.

2017 SEC Unit Rankings: Linebackers - And The Valley Shook
What we do best: run and hit people.

Charts of Depth: Offense - Barking Carnival
Late last week we took at our projected Charts of Depth on the defensive side of the ball, and now it’s the offense’s turn. As before, this aims to do away with the annoying "OR"-fest that...

Underdog Dynasty Roundtable: What’s your favorite NCAA Football game? - Underdog Dynasty
We reminisce on our favorite NCAA Football game.

Cubo Torres starts for Mexico in Gold Cup play - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo star made his first appearance for the full national team in two years.