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Houston Texans News: August 14, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 14, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans sign WR Germone Hopper – ProFootballTalk
The Texans signed receiver Germone Hopper, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Hopper worked out for the Texans last week.

Texans sign former Clemson WR Germone Hopper - Houston Chronicle
The influx of Clemson football players onto the Texans' roster continued Sunday with the signing of former Tigers wide receiver Germone Hopper, according to his agent, Adam Seifer of Premier Athlete Advisors.

Texans hope RB D'Onta Foreman will keep Lamar Miller 'fresh' during season - AFC South- ESPN
D'Onta Foreman is competing to be the backup running back, and the rookie's performance so far has been promising for the Texans.

Texans' Brian Cushing reacts quickly, ‘felt fast’ in preseason opener - Houston Chronicle
Texans middle linebacker Brian Cushing displayed his trademark aggressiveness and instincts during his first game back since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.

Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine still sidelined - Houston Chronicle
For imposing Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine, there have been two kinds of luck when it comes to injuries: hard and none.

Patriots bring variety, familiarity to practice for Texans - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have one more day of practice at The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center before New England arrives for joint practices.

Texans' Greg Mancz provides quality center depth - Houston Chronicle
When Nick Martin suffered a season-ending high-ankle sprain last summer, it didn't decimate the interior of the Texans' offensive line.

NFL News

The 9 best moments from Sunday’s NFL preseason action -
There were only two games, but they gave us a lot to talk about.

Kyle and Chris Long speak out about violent protests in their hometown of Charlottesville -
The Long brothers shared their thoughts on this weekend’s sad events in their hometown.

NFL scores 2017: Results, highlights, and news from Aug. 13 -
Don’t miss a thing from the final day of games for Week 1 of preseason football.

Seattle Seahawks’ sexy dance moves are already in midseason form -
The Seahawks are bringing sexy back.

The Rams’ long-term plan is to find out if Jared Goff is good -
If Jared Goff is bad, the Rams are going to have to start at square one.

Bears claim former Buccaneers 2nd-round pick Roberto Aguayo -
Aguayo was cut by Tampa Bay on Saturday, and he already has a new NFL home.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 2, Rangers 1: Keuchel, Giles end losing streak - The Crawfish Boxes
The beard returned to his Cy Young form for at least one game.

Astros seemingly trade for RHP Tyler Clippard - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros (we think) have traded for reliever Tyler Clippard, according to Tyler Clippard.

What Will NBA 2K18’s Rockets All-Time Team Look Like? - The Dream Shake
Which players will make the cut?

Texas Basketball Goes Down Under - Barking Carnival
How to watch the Longhorns.

2017 TCU Position Preview: Defensive Line - Frogs O' War
This group has the BEEF.

Daily Bull 8.11.17: Kyle Field Has Cheap Water! - Good Bull Hunting
Get it while it’s tepid!

Previewing the 2017 Tigers: Running Backs - And The Valley Shook
Same song with a new singer for the Tigers in 2017.

Top five redshirt candidates for UTSA in 2017 - Underdog Dynasty
Which UTSA freshmen would be best served from a redshirt season?

Houston Dash drop second straight match - Dynamo Theory
Shea Groom’s 83rd-minute game winner propelled FC Kansas City to victory.