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Houston Texans News: July 21, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 21, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans safety Andre Hal: 'I wasn't playing how I was supposed to play' - Houston Chronicle
Texans free safety Andre Hal came to a tough realization last season during a frustrating time where he was missing tackles he normally makes routinely, taking poor angles in pass coverage.

What Other Houston Texans Could Be Inducted Into the Ring of Honor? | Houston Press
Now that the Texans have revealed how they will immortalize players, here are the odds on future inductees.

Houston Texans: Will safety Andre Hal step up in 2017?
Free safety Andre Hal seems ready to bounce back this coming season for the Houston Texans after an average season in 2016.

5 Campers To Watch: Texans on offense
A quintet of second-year offensive players are among the names to watch on offense this year at Texans Training Camp.

Mike Vrabel: Ready to lead Texans defense
At age 41, Vrabel’s quick rise to defensive coordinator does not surprise those who played for him or coached him throughout his career.

What was the biggest move the Houston made this offseason?
The Houston Texans didn't do a lot this offseason, but one move in particular helped them a lot. I'll tell you what move that is.

UDFAs to Watch for the Houston Texans Heading to Training Camp - Houston - Scout
Rookie free agents will make an impact during training camp and here are some names that might just do that for the Houston Texans.

NFL News

O.J. Simpson granted parole, set to be released as early as October -
Simpson will be a free man.

How the NFL Life Line is saving lives 5 years after the Junior Seau tragedy -
The program offers current and former NFL players, staff, and their families a hotline and online chat services for anyone with suicidal thoughts.

Lions need to rise to Matthew Stafford’s level in 2017 -
Stafford, who’s on the verge of a massive contract extension, should be great again. Can he drag the rest of the team with him?

5 best and 5 worst landing spots for Kirk Cousins in 2018 -
Here’s where we’d like to see Cousins sign next season — and where we wouldn’t.

Michael Oher released by Panthers due to failed physical -
The inspiration for The Blind Side was released after lingering concussion issues.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros Prospect Stock Report: Volume 4 - The Crawfish Boxes
See which prospect has seen their stock rise or fall.

Troy Williams, Bobby Brown sign with Rockets - The Dream Shake
The Rockets are bringing back some fan favorites!

Houston Lamar DB Coach Theadis Reagins goes in-depth about 5-star CB Anthony Cook, 4-star CB D’shawn Jamison - Burnt Orange Nation
Houston Lamar defensive backs coach Theadis Reagins provides an in-depth look at two of the nation’s most coveted defensive backs.

TCU News: GP Has Plenty to Say, Experienced TCU Could Be a Darkhorse - Frogs O' War
Patterson’s job security lets him talk more openly than most.

State of the Program: Coaches - Viva The Matadors
The most important year for Kliff and company.

The Wanton Winds of the Highway - Good Bull Hunting
A Faulknerian tale of flawed love.

Linebacker Isaiah Washington Announces Transfer - And The Valley Shook
Sophomore pass-rusher headed elsewhere.

Tom Herman: Bottling Intensity - Barking Carnival
During Tuesday’s Big XII Media Day Live Blog, I said that the most Herman-y of the day’s Tom Herman moments was his unflinching account of the extreme measures adopted to instill a hate of losing...

Freeze out at Ole Miss: Implications for Texas - Barking Carnival
He "resigned" effectively immediately. For doing SEC things: cheating, breaking contracts, calling an escort service on his university phone (misdial).

Player Ratings Houston Dynamo vs. Minnesota United FC - Dynamo Theory
Player performance grades from the Dynamo’s 0-0 draw at Minnesota United FC.