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Houston Texans News: August 18, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 18, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Why Patriots Bill Belichick should/shouldn't play Tom Brady vs. Texans - New England Patriots Blog- ESPN
Getting up to speed in game action is one reason Bill Belichick might play Patriots QB Tom Brady on Saturday, but there are arguments against it.

New England Patriots have history of acquiring players they face in joint practices
The New England Patriots have wound up acquiring at least one player from each of their joint-practice foes since 2010. So which Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans may end up here?

Clowney sees 'too many' Tigers on Texans
Former Gamecocks star takes a jovial jab at his former collegiate rival.

First Glance: Texans vs. Patriots
Here are 5 Things to Watch when the Texans face the Patriots on Saturday night.

Vrabel a hit in 1st year in charge of Texans defense - The Washington Post
Mike Vrabel isn’t making any drastic changes in his first season as the Houston Texans’ defensive coordinator.

Texans forge a foundation in West Virginia camp - Houston Chronicle
After spending more than three weeks at their first training camp in West Virginia, the Texans return to Houston on Friday to prepare for Saturday night's preseason game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium.

Position-by-position look at Texans after training camp - Houston Chronicle
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain takes a look at each Texans position and breaks it down after the team broke camp in West Virginia.

Texans impressed with D.J. Reader's development - Houston ChronicleHouston Texans Ready to see What Marcus Gilchrist can Bring to the Defense
Houston Texans getting a much needed shot in the arm with Marcus Gilchrist getting on the field.

NFL News

Blake Bortles wasn’t the only terrible quarterback playing on Thursday night -
Thursday’s preseason action featured lots of terrible QB play, and then there was Blake Bortles who took it all to a new level.

6 things you missed from Thursday night’s NFL preseason action -
Chris Long showed solidarity with Malcolm Jenkins, and the Jaguars need a quarterback.

NFL scores 2017: Results, highlights, and news from Aug. 17 -
The Eagles and Bills meet up after their big trade ... which could get awkward.

Jaguars fan wears custom Colin Kaepernick jersey to remind Jacksonville there are better QB options -
Your move, Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in midseason form -
Nothing is going right.

This block by Chiefs tackle Mitchell Schwartz was beautifully disrespectful -
Retired NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz kicks off a new weekly series with the kind of pancake you don’t usually get to see in the preseason.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Diamondbacks 4, Astros 0: Astros unable to solve Corbin - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros get four hits and zero runs.

Could D-Wade Make His Way Down to Houston? - The Dream Shake
Wade wants a buyout in Chicago, could Houston be his next destination?

Andrew Beck’s injury has Tom Herman’s Texas TE anxiety at an ‘all-time high’ - Burnt Orange Nation
After a few heady moments, the continually snake-bit position has returned to normalcy.

2017 TCU Football Preview: Kickers and Punters - Frogs O' War
Yes, we have a kicker. I think.

Are we underrated, or do people really not know what to call us? - Viva The Matadors
Nobody knows what the Red Raiders will be this fall.

These uniforms should come with free bagpipe lessons.

Better Know a Freshman: Austin Deculus - And The Valley Shook
Incoming Texas OL is a nasty mauler with a future on the inside.

Herman on the Horns: Late-Camp Grind Edition - Barking Carnival
After a couple of days away from the media, Longhorns coach Tom Herman had a session today where he caught everyone up on the latest and greatest - and not so greatest - from the last few days of...

Redshirt freshman Sam Glaesmann elevated to Rice QB 1 - Underdog Dynasty
The quarterback with the least experience – and biggest upside – wins the three-man race.

The Peel Episode 43: Goals and Flips - Dynamo Theory
The old man can score and do front flips