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Houston Texans News: August 10, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 10, 2017.

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David Quessenberry of Houston Texans plays first game in three years after beating cancer
Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry said he got "really emotional" in the moments before he returned to the field for his first game since he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma three years ago.

How Deshaun Watson's impressive NFL preseason debut went down - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
In front of plenty of Clemson fans, Deshaun Watson showed promise in a lengthy look that could make the Texans' QB decision a bit more interesting.

Deshaun Watson shines in Texans' preseason opener -
Houston Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson impressed in his NFL debut Wednesday night, outshining veteran Tom Savage. Chris Wesseling breaks down what else we learned from Texans-Panthers.

Houston Texans' Deshaun Watson shows he's up to challenge in NFL debut - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson wasn't perfect in his first NFL game, but for more than two quarters, he showed he can compete for the starting job.

Absent Texans tackle Duane Brown’s presence missed - Houston Chronicle
The impasse between the Texans and three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown remains unresolved.

From Clemson to Houston Texans, D.J. Reader and Carlos Watkins are brothers bonded by football and tragedy
A car accident. A family death. Former college roommates D.J. Reader and Carlos Watkins have overcome some of life's biggest obstacles together. Now they're tackling the NFL side-by-side.

Texans commit a glut of penalties in first preseason game - Houston Chronicle
It was an extremely sloppy first half for the Texans in terms of following the NFL rulebook.

Texans’ J.J. Watt makes quick, uneventful, healthy return - Houston Chronicle
Dipping his shoulder while jamming his right arm into a blocker to execute a a classic rip move, Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt delivered his trademark push Wednesday night to penetrate the Carolina Panthers' backfield.

Texans vs. Panthers 2017 live updates: Scores, highlights, and more -
Deshaun Watson will get his first taste of NFL action in Wednesday’s preseason opener.

NFL News

Bears won't let a reporter take photos, so he draws plays instead -
Patrick Finley found the best way around the team’s rules about pictures during practice.

What the heck is going on in this new Dak Prescott DirecTV commercial? -

Vince Wilfork retired with the Patriots, and Bob Kraft and Bill Belichick had some stories to tell -
We learned a lot about Wilfork during his retirement ceremony.

Byron Leftwich will call plays for Cardinals in preseason game vs. Raiders -
Carson Palmer is 18 days older than his quarterbacks coach, Byron Leftwich.

‘Hard Knocks’ recap: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Episode 1 -
Jameis Winston visited his childhood home, Gerald McCoy wore a dragon kimono, and Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson looked dangerous in the season premiere. Also: the Bucs coaching staff is...

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

White Sox 7, Astros 1: Pale Hose strike again - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros for the second game can't get any offense going.

Who the Rockets would and wouldn’t protect in an NBA expansion draft - The Dream Shake
SB Nation is doing a mock expansion draft. Who would the Rockets let go?

Texas Has Tight Ends! - Burnt Orange Nation
Daily Round Up: August 9, 2017.

TCU News: Summers to play DE? - Frogs O' War
The Frogs’ star linebacker has been impressing as a pass-rusher during fall camp.

Wrap Up the Offseason GIF POST - Our Daily Bears
comeoncomeoncomeoncomeon let’s go let’s go get here football get here.

This time, Houston is the battleground.

Steve Spurrier Is Still Awesome - And The Valley Shook
He’s still got it!

Disney to Start ESPN Streaming Service - Barking Carnival
It’s not a la carte – but it’s a start.

Five UTSA freshmen to watch for in the 2017 season - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners have accumulated major talent in their past two recruiting classes. Expect to see several of them make immediate impacts.

The Bull & Its Horns: Call It A Comeback - Dynamo Theory
On their road trip in the Pacific Northwest, RGVFC came back to earn a draw midweek and a win on Sunday.