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Houston Texans News: July 5, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans expect big leap from D.J. Reader in Year Two - NFL.com
D.J. Reader was an effective and important part of Houston's front seven in 2016. With Vince Wilfork off to the retirement land of barbeque and honey, will Reader make waves in 2017?

Former Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney continues to impress with Houston Texans
NFL teams must be kicking themselves after they missed out on former Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Will Marcus Mariota surpass Andrew Luck as the AFC South's top QB? - AFC South- ESPN
The Titans' Marcus Mariota quickly developed into the AFC South's second-best QB, but he still has milestones to reach if he wants to be the best.


NFL News

5 ways to bring a little NFL to your Fourth of July - SBNation.com
What's missing on the Fourth? The NFL. Well, not anymore.

6 things to watch that will help you make it to the NFL season - SBNation.com
We have some TV and movie suggestions to help you pass the time until football is back.

Panthers need to get swagger back after humbling season - SBNation.com
Carolina’s Super Bowl hangover was a particularly rough one, but there are plenty of reasons to believe the team can rebound.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 16, Braves 4: Springer, Altuve proved the fireworks on the 4th - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros tie their season-high with 19 hits.

Astros’ Carlos Correa exits with thumb discomfort, hopes to play Wednesday - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston star shortstop slid head first into home plate on Tuesday.

With big moves, Rockets are already way better than last year - The Dream Shake
Doing no more, Daryl Morey has improved on last year’s 55-win team.

3-Star 2018 DT Jordan Redmond set to visit Texas this month - Burnt Orange Nation
The Florida native attended Texas’ junior day in February, and could hold a Texas offer very soon.

Daily Bears Reports 7/5- Football and Basketball - Our Daily Bears
Pierre Jackson hits the game winner!

How About Some 4th of July Fireworks? - And The Valley Shook
A little No. 5 on 7/4.

(Re)Born on the Fourth of July: The Opening - Barking Carnival
Howdy, Barkers!

Off the bat, let me apologize for my extended absence from the halls of The Carnival. When Scipio returns from sabattical, he never fails to regale with tales of applying illegal...

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against the Montreal Impact - Dynamo Theory
With international call-ups and a short turnaround from last week, who do you want to see in your starting XI against the Montreal Impact?