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Houston Texans News: July 24, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, July 24, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

How Houston Texans players spent their offseason - Houston Chronicle
During the grueling training camp, there's no doubt some of the players will be thinking back to their relaxing offseason. Browse through the gallery above for a look at some of the Houston Texans' vacation photos from this offseason.

The case for 'uncommon' Deshaun Watson as Houston Texans' starting QB - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Dabo Swinney can't tell you what "it" is, but Deshaun Watson has "it." And his history suggests he might be up for the jump to NFL starter as a rookie.

Houston Texans start 2017 training camp with return of J.J. Watt - AFC South- ESPN
The Texans lost three starters to free agency, but they get J.J. Watt back from injury. By season's end, or sooner, they might have a rookie at QB.

DeAndre Hopkins to report to Houston Texans training camp on time
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who walked out of camp after one day last year in pursuit of a new deal, will report with the rest of the team on Monday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Texans' Jaelen Strong lighter, quicker heading into pivotal season - Houston Chronicle
Changing his diet and work habits dramatically since reporting overweight as a rookie three years ago, Strong says he's down to 198 pounds heading into training camp at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

J.J. Watt's health, contract concerns highlight 10 Texans questions - Houston Chronicle
In the aftermath of a 34-16 AFC divisional-round loss in January to the eventual Super Bowl champions, the setback has created even more determination for the defending AFC South champions.

Texans Training Camp: Why the Greenbrier?
As the Texans prepare to depart for West Virginia, here's a look at some of the benefits of moving camp.

5 Campers to Watch: Texans on defense
Here are five defensive players to watch for the Texans in 2017.

NFL News

Ranking all 32 NFL teams by their 2017 Rookie of the Year candidates -
Leonard Fournette is an early favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, but he’s got plenty of competition.

Odell Beckham Jr. flew to Texas to visit a sick child in the hospital days before training camp -
NFL players have just a few days to relax before training camp starts, and Beckham spent one of those days visiting Jayro Ponce.

Marshawn Lynch is saving an Oakland soul food institution by buying it -
This is awesome!

Jason Pierre-Paul says it’s possible for the Giants to go undefeated in 2017 -
The Giants must be feeling confident because Landon Collins also said the Cowboys have no shot at winning the NFC East.

NFL suspends Bengals' Adam Jones for season opener vs. Ravens -
Jones’ personal conduct policy violation will cost him a game.

Trent Williams is a vegan now and convinced other Washington linemen to change their diet too -
Trent Williams is concerned about being able to keep up his weight but will stick to his vegan diet into training camp.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Orioles 9, Astros 7: Earl Weaver offense doesn't work for the Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
McCullers stumbles and the bullpen can't hold the Astros lead.

Texas baseball lands 2018 prospects Chase Roberts and Lance Ford - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns' now have the No. 17 nationally ranked 2018 class.

LOOK: Texas finishes locker-room renovations ahead of big recruiting event - Burnt Orange Nation
Behold the glory.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball to Play Down Under - Frogs O' War
The two programs will travel 16 hours to Australia to play a series of doubleheaders against the various competition.

Baylor Football Adds Tight End Christoph Henle - Our Daily Bears
Another one!

My application to be CFO for Kliff Kingsbury - Viva The Matadors
a/k/a Chief Fan Officer.

A letter from Hugh Freeze (in the style of Ken Burns’ Civil War) - Good Bull Hunting
Hugh Freeze’s final confession after resigning from Ole Miss amid scandal.

Les Miles and Ole Miss Should Want Nothing to do With Each Other - And The Valley Shook
Rumors are linking LSU’s old coach with its old rival.

Jordan Spieth wins British Open, nut checks his caddy - Barking Carnival
Texas Forever. I don’t know much about golf, but that’s my game.

Kyle Allen’s fresh start - Underdog Dynasty
From College Station to Houston, Kyle Allen is ready to lead his new team.

Houston Dynamo 3, D. C. United 1: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts - Dynamo Theory
Tell us how you thought the Dynamo players did in their first win on the road of the season.