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Houston Texans News: July 20, 2017

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Houston Texans News

PFT preseason power rankings No. 13: Houston Texans | ProFootballTalk
Bill O’Brien’s Texans have been nothing if not consistent: 9-7, 9-7, 9-7. The Texans made the playoffs the past two seasons, going 1-2 in the postseason. That despite starting eight different quarterbacks in three years.

Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson mean Chiefs-Texans rivalry will continue - Arrowhead Pride
I’m excited to play the Houston Texans this year. They moved up in the draft to draft Deshaun Watson after the Chiefs moved up to get Patrick Mahomes. Because they were picked so close together...

Texans' Mike Devlin on guard Jeff Allen: 'I think he's out to prove a point' - Houston Chronicle
Texans right offensive guard Jeff Allen's first season in Houston admittedly didn't go according to plan.

Houston Texans: J.J. Watt met, swapped jerseys with Sergio Aguero
Houston Texans' defensive lineman J.J. Watt met one of the best soccer players in the world in Sergio Aguero of Manchester City.

Early Camp Position Battles for the Houston Texans in 2017 - Houston - Scout
With Houston Texans arriving to training camp next week, here are some early camp position battles to watch to open up the season.

Veterans That Could Help the Houston Texans Roster Heading to Training Camp - Houston - Scout
As the Houston Texans Head to Training Camp, Could Adding Outside Leadership Help the Team?

NFL News

2017 NFL training camp: When every team starts and which players to watch -
Here’s when training camp starts for every team and which players you should pay attention to.

5 NFL teams welcome rookies, and a new beginning, at training camp -
Championship aspirations for 2017 started Wednesday for a handful of NFL teams and their first-year players.

Colin Kaepernick, Michael Vick, and the fallacy of respectability politics -
It’s naive to think Kaepernick would be closer to game day if he had a fade instead of a fro.

Dez Bryant’s hometown kickball and BBQ extravaganza is the social event of 2017 -
He’s putting on a public party in East Texas.

Falcons rookie LB Duke Riley pulled an SUV by himself like it was nothing -
He made it look way too easy.

Ezekiel Elliott’s case over late-night incident at Dallas bar suspended by Dallas police -
Police cannot find the victim, and witnesses are not cooperating.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Mariners 4, Astros 1: Paxton dominates the Astros...again - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros outhit the Mariners 8-6 but only scored 1.

New Houston Rockets Jersey Appears To Have Leaked - The Dream Shake
James Harden is sporting a new Rockets road jersey at NBA Live cover shoot.

Naashon Hughes nominated for 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team - Burnt Orange Nation
The senior linebacker is one of 146 college football players nominated for the award.

Daily Bears Reports 7/20- Football and Basketball - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em!

Eric Gutierrez is finding his way in the minors - Viva The Matadors
After a problematic 2016, the former Red Raiders first baseman is having a good 2017 campaign.

Daily Bull 7.19.17: Coach Terry Price has fired up the grill again - Good Bull Hunting

Projecting Talent into Win Totals - And The Valley Shook
We projected the SEC based on talent — now we try to formulate win totals.

Tom Herman wants to play the Aggies. Do you? - Barking Carnival
I want to take the pulse on this. Herman said he’d like to play the Aggies at the recent Big 12 media days. The extent to which that is posturing for the media (generally a coach isn’t going to...

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 5: The Tyson Summers Era and Previewing Sun Belt Media Days - Underdog Dynasty
Going over the current state of affairs in Statesboro and one final primer for Sun Belt Media Days.

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United FC Final Score: Dynamo shoot but can’t score against Loons, settle for scoreless draw - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo still winless on the road in 2017.