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Houston Texans News: August 21, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 21, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Broncos, Texans probably found their answers at QB
There were nine NFL games Saturday in the second week of preseason action, and we have the breakdown of them all here.

TEXANS: Fans turn out before dawn ahead of team's first public practice in Houston |
If you were wondering if the Texans were still a hot ticket in the city of Houston, you can look to this morning's crowd of fans who were waiting for the first practice of the season in town.

29 observations from Texans vs. Patriots
There’s no place like home.

Texans' Bruce Ellington making opportunity count - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans signed wide receiver Bruce Ellington, his arrival marked his third NFL employer over the past year.

Bruce Ellington quickly makes impact for Texans
WR Bruce Ellington quickly made an impact on offense and special teams for the Houston Texans.

NFL News

How the Eagles solved their quarterback quandary -
The Eagles owner recounts the process for how the team decided Carson Wentz could be the face of their franchise.

5 winners and 3 losers from Sunday’s NFL preseason action -
Here’s everything that stood out — for the right reasons, and the wrong ones — in Sunday’s preseason action.

Roger Goodell isn’t going away anytime soon -
The commissioner is all set to sign an extension through 2024.

When was the last total solar eclipse in the United States? -
And, just for fun, what sports stuff was going on at the time?

Solar eclipse 2017: Which NFL training camps will have the best view of Aug. 21 event? -
The Titans and Chiefs will have the best chance of seeing the rare event.

Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and appeal, explained -
Here’s everything you need to know about what led to Elliott’s suspension and what comes next.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Athletics 3, Astros 2: Mistakes, Cotton sink Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros miss chance to sweep A’s.

Dwight Howard is still complaining about the Rockets - The Dream Shake
It’s the same old, same old from D-12.

Todd Orlando’s aggressive approach should maximize the Longhorns defensive versatility - Burnt Orange Nation
If what Todd Orlando was able to do at Houston is any indication, guys like Malik Jefferson, Gary Johnson and Malcolm Roach should thrive this coming season.

TCU Basketball Releases Pre-Season Schedule - Frogs O' War
The Frogs will welcome in several teams that made the NCAA Tournament a year ago to Schollmaier Arena.

Podcast Episode 126: 2017 Baylor Offense Preview - Our Daily Bears
David and Peter return to the podcast to take a look at the 2017 Baylor offense, the schemes, and the personnel.

Secondary Preview 2017: Corners - Viva The Matadors
It’s been awhile since we’ve had some ball hawks.

Nick Saban ain’t got time for no eclipse.

“Preseason Camp” Ends, Coach O Discusses Final Preseason Scrimmage Before BYU Prep Begins - And The Valley Shook
Notable notes from the last intersquad game for the Tigers.

Anthony Wheeler looking to step up at Mac - Barking Carnival
Members of the special forces often opine that men rarely rise to the occasion. They fall to the level of their training.

Conference USA Preseason Recruiting Snapshot - Underdog Dynasty
A quick look at where each school stands going into the 2017 season.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Thorns Final Score: Thorns defeat Dash 2-0 - Dynamo Theory
Lindsey Horan and Amandine Henry both found the back of the net in Houston's 2-0 loss against Portland.