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Houston Texans News: August 11, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 11, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Jettisoned Texans QB Brock Osweiler lackluster in Browns debut - Houston Chronicle
In his first outing since being traded from the Texans in March, Brock Osweiler put together an uninspiring performance in the Browns' first preseason game.

Former UH, Texans QB Case Keenum has solid outing for Vikings - Houston Chronicle
Former UH star and Texans quarterback Case Keenum produced a solid outing in his first preseason game for the Vikings as he looks to secure the backup job behind Sam Bradford.

Deshaun Watson Shines vs. Panthers in Professional Debut for Texans | Bleacher Report
Deshaun Watson shone in his first NFL preseason action Wednesday night and commanded the Houston Texans offense in efficient fashion after taking over for starter Tom Savage ...

Texans' Zach Cunningham impressive in first outing - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie inside linebacker Zach Cunningham reacted instinctively Wednesday night, shadowing the sudden moves of Carolina Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey to tackle him in the open field.

Texans RBs off to strong start
Texans running backs had a strong showing in Wednesday's preseason opener at Carolina.

24 observations from Texans at Panthers
Here are 24 observations from the Texans preseason opener in Charlotte.

NFL News

The worst plays from Thursday’s NFL preseason games. -
It’s part of the fun of the NFL preseason.

Mitchell Trubisky’s debut started a quarterback controversy for the Bears -
Trubisky made a strong case for the Bears to keep their options open at quarterback for now.

DeShone Kizer looks better than Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler in Browns debut -
It wasn’t close.

NFL scores 2017: Results, highlights, and news from Aug. 10 -
The first week of the preseason featured ... a whole lot of backup quarterbacks.

Leonard Fournette thinks the NFL is ‘easy.’ He’s probably right. -
The Jaguars running back thinks the NFL is easier than advertised, and for him, it probably is.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

White Sox 3, Astros 2 (11): Moncada sends Astros to a new low - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston Astros closer Ken Giles entered Thursday’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field with the Astros lead 2-1 over the Chicago White Sox, the team worst record in the AL.

Giles struck out Leury Garcia...

NBA Schedule: Rockets visit Warriors to open season - The Dream Shake
The Rockets head to the Bay Area Oct. 17.

Texas Hoops lands 4-star Cibolo Steele wing Gerald Liddell - Burnt Orange Nation
Shaka Smart and company add another blue chip to Texas basketball.

Matador Mailbag 8.10.17 - Viva The Matadors
Viva answers your Tech questions.

2017 TCU Football Position Preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends - Frogs O' War
There are 30 pass catchers listed on the TCU Football roster: 23 wide receivers and seven tight ends. That’s a massive number, even in this era of the air raid, and the onus is on this group to...

Kevin Sumlin Stuns Reporters by Wearing Decorative Overalls to Press Conference - Good Bull Hunting
Coach has got that Aggie Spirit and the threads to prove it.

2018 DB Nadab Joseph Decommits - And The Valley Shook
South Florida defensive back reopens recruitment.

Catching Up On Camp: The Pray For Health Edition - Barking Carnival
Apologies for the brief hiatus in Longhorn camp coverage, but WE’RE BACK with a breakdown of the biggest storylines from Tom Herman’s second week of camp. The most significant developments have...

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 9 - Current State of Texas State, Fixing Culture in San Marcos, Tailgating at Bobcat Stadium - Underdog Dynasty
Everett Withers is still changing the culture at Texas State as the program builds towards the future.

Dynamo do what is necessary in summer transfer window - Dynamo Theory
Houston were calculated and reasonable in their summer transfer window pursuits.