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Houston Texans News: August 16, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Patriots-Texans Camp Practice; Peter King NFL Mailbag |
Patriots-Texans Camp Practice; Peter King NFL Mailbag.

J.J. Watt shares Texans teammates’ lookalikes — from Nicolas Cage to burnt ramen | For The Win
J.J. Watt poked fun at his teammates.

'Good, competitive' joint Texans-Patriots practice; Camp notes 8/15 | New England Patriots
News and notes from Patriots training camp joint practices with the Houston Texans.

Texans, Pats tune up for preseason game with joint practice - ABC News
Texans, Pats tune up for preseason game with joint practice.

25 observations: Texans-Patriots joint practice
Joint practices have become all the rage in the NFL, or so it seems, and your Texans are far from immune.

Texans' J.J. Watt on competing with Tom Brady: 'Iron sharpens iron' - Houston Chronicle
Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt busted into the New England Patriots' backfield with a quick pass-rushing move Tuesday morning, penetrating the line of scrimmage along with Whitney Mercilus.

Patriots-Texans Help Each Other Sharpen Their Game At Joint Practice « CBS Boston
The Patriots and Texans hit the practice field together for their first of two joint practices, a day that featured some ups and downs for both squads.

Stephanie Stradley discusses Duane Brown's Texans holdout - Houston Chronicle
Texans fans care a lot about offensive tackle Duane Brown holding out of training camp for all the obvious reasons.

Tom Savage on Texans QB Competition: 'I'm Not Going to Let Anyone Take It' | Bleacher Report
The Houston Texans made a big move in the 2017 NFL draft to select Deshaun Watson, but Tom Savage isn't going to just let go of the team's starting quarterback job...

NFL News

Jaguars need to find a better quarterback than Blake Bortles NOW -
The Jaguars should operate as though their quarterback suffered a season-ending injury.

NFL odds 2017: Preseason Week 2 betting lines and trends roundup -
The Baltimore Ravens visit the Miami Dolphins in one of three preseason games scheduled to kick off the week on Thursday night, with Baltimore a field-goal betting favorite.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 9, Diamondbacks 4: 5-run inning sparks Astros win - The Crawfish Boxes
Springer, Stassi, and Peacock....yes, in two each.

Ten Takeaways from the Rockets Schedule - The Dream Shake
Some notable stats to know about the schedule.

Breaking: Texas offensive lineman Jean Delance to transfer - Burnt Orange Nation
News broke on Tuesday evening that Texas offensive lineman Jean Delance will transfer from the program.

Best in Texas? TCU Claims Top Spot in State By State Poll - Frogs O' War
CBS Sports’ Ben Kercheval says the Frogs are tops in the Lone Star State.

Taylor Young, Taion Sells and Brian Nance Earn Single Digit Numbers! - Our Daily Bears
The first three names are out.

The effect of a power running back - Viva The Matadors
Desmond Nisby is a beast.

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Texas A&M vs. UCLA, September 16, 1955 - Good Bull Hunting
"It’s a lulu" —actual quote at the time.

Mike’s New Pad and Other Athletic Construction at LSU - And The Valley Shook
Multiple projects wrapping up as the Fall Semester approaches.

Shooting From the Hip: Offensive Depth Chart - Barking Carnival
We’re in the third and final week of Summer Camp, and as camp winds down we should see some official Charts Of Depth coming out of Bellmont by the end of the week.

Texas State Bulletin Board II - Underdog Dynasty
Texas State unveils new uniforms, fall scrimmage brings out the faithful and what is the new logo really for?

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the San Jose Earthquakes - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo performed pretty well in their 3-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.