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Houston Texans News: July 25, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Top 5 AFC Threats to the Patriots: #1 Houston Texans - Pats Pulpit
The Texans boasted the best defense in the AFC and is also best-equipped to slow down the Patriots offense.

Houston Texans ready to see Zach Cunningham in NFL pads | AL.com
Former Pinson County High School standout Zach Cunningham is reporting to his first NFL training camp on Tuesday.

Houston Texans’ 53-man roster projection up in air at skill positions - AFC South- ESPN
The battle between Tom Savage and Deshaun Watson for the starting quarterback job leads the list of uncertainties for Houston's offense.

Texans Training Camp: By the Numbers
Before players take the field on Wednesday, here are some fun facts to know about training camp in West Virginia and The Greenbrier.

Texans' Duane Brown Reportedly Won't Attend Camp Amid Contract Dispute | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown is not expected to report to the start of training camp due to unresolved contract issues with the team, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle ...

Texans' Akeem Hunt: 'I can surprise a lot of people' - Houston Chronicle
During the Texans' daily flexibility routine before practice, running back Akeem Hunt likes to limber up with a few impromptu dance steps.

Houston Texans' kicking competition: Nick Novak or Ka'imi Fairbairn?
Who will win the Houston Texans' starting kicking job, the incumbent Nick Novak or second-year kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn? We will soon find out.

Houston Texans news: Good news for rookie D'Onta Foreman
Houston Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman is working on clearing his name after being arrested just over a week ago.

Bill O'Brien says Houston Texans will try to sign former Penn State star Michael Mauti
A Penn State reunion could happen in Houston. Bill O'Brien, the former Penn State coach, says his current team is going to try to sign one of the most...


NFL News

Lucky Whitehead’s week of drama wasn’t worth keeping him for the Cowboys - SBNation.com
A kidnapped dog and an arrest warrant in one week led the Cowboys to move on from their return specialist.

Buccaneers’ decade of futility is almost over - SBNation.com
With Jameis Winston entering his third year and a fast-improving defense, the Bucs’ rebuild might actually be ahead of schedule.

Lovie Smith says it’s not about age but about being willing to learn - SBNation.com
Entering the second year of a rebuild, the Illini have taken to their coach’s style.

Julio Jones is just like you, except he’s one of the NFL’s best receivers - SBNation.com
Atlanta’s crown jewel is everything you could want in a superstar athlete.

Cowboys cut Lucky Whitehead after warrant comes out for his arrest for missing court date - SBNation.com
Whitehead was arrested for shoplifting in Virginia back in June.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 13, Phillies 4: Rain delay won’t stop the Astros offense - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros knockout Velasquez after three inning.

Rockets CEO Tad Brown: The team could sell to a Chinese buyer, even if it’s not Yao Ming - The Dream Shake
So who’s coughing up the cash?

Texas QB commit Roschon Johnson gives ‘Horns a leader in 2019 recruiting class - Burnt Orange Nation
Locking up a quarterback early is a priority for every head coach around college football.

TCU Baseball Senior Sendoff: Ryan Merrill - Frogs O' War
Merrill had big shoes to fill at short stop, and in the process he went from being a kid from Omaha to "The Omaha Kid".

Daily Bears Reports 7/25- Baylor football and hoops - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em!

Let’s stop using the “Lubbock is too desolate” excuse - Viva The Matadors
Too many of us blame Tech’s location for why the Red Raiders never sign the best recruits. This argument is deeply flawed.

GAMETHREAD: 1999 Texas vs. Texas A&M Football replay - Good Bull Hunting
Watch at 8 p.m. CT on SEC Network.

How a Recruiting Paysite Helped Topple an SEC Head Coach - And The Valley Shook
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

2018 Texas Football Recruiting: WR Brennan Eagles to Texas - Barking Carnival
The Herman recruiting monster is insatiable and this time it’s being fed by 24/7’s highest ranked WR in the state of Texas, Brennan Eagles.

AAC X-Factors - Underdog Dynasty
They may not be the best players, but these individuals/positions are vital to each AAC team’s success in 2017.

What’s in a sale? An inside look at ticket sales for the Houston Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
Meet the Dynamo and Dash Sales and Service Group.