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Houston Texans News: August 23, 2017

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Houston Texans News

Bill O'Brien: Tom Savage is Texans' starting QB - NFL.com
After two preseason games, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien remains adamant that Tom Savage is the team's starting quarterback moving forward.

Tom Savage officially named Texans starting QB
The fourth-year player has held off Houston's rookie first-round pick.

Texans coach says Tom Savage is his starting quarterback – ProFootballTalk
This is the week for people with questions at quarterback to try to clear them up. And even though the Texans have insisted all preseason they didn't have a question, they answered it anyway.

Bill O'Brien reiterates Tom Savage is Houston Texans' starting QB, says he has 'good command of our offense'
Bill O'Brien reiterated that Tom Savage is the Texans' starting quarterback, saying that Savage has "really got good command of our offense."

Texans' Bill O'Brien names Tom Savage his starting QB over Deshaun Watson - CBSSports.com
The Texans traded up in the first round for Watson but have no plans to rush him onto the field.

Houston Texans: Why Jaelen Strong had to appeal his suspension
Houston Texans WR Jaelen Strong has been suspended for Week 1 of the regular season. He plans to appeal the ruling and here's why he had to do it.

Texans' Nick Martin enjoys competing with D.J. Reader - Houston Chronicle
One of the more interesting battles during the Texans' training camp has nothing to do with a fight for playing time.

Texans O-Line Taking Shape With Brown Still Absent « CBS Houston
The Houston Texans have had a lot of absences on the offensive side of the ball throughout training camp. Several have been on the receiving core due to a variety of injuries.

Texans debut new menu items and enhanced fan experiences at NRG | abc13.com
The Houston Texans revealed new menu items and fan features on Tuesday at NRG Stadium.

Texans' Jaelen Strong appealing one-game suspension - Houston Chronicle
Third-year Texans receiver Jaelen Strong is appealing his NFL-mandated one-game suspension for an arrest on a marijuana possession charge in February of 2016 in Scottsdale, Ariz.


NFL News

Why the NFL renamed the ‘head linesman’ the ‘down judge’ - SBNation.com
NFL head of officiating Al Riveron saw something inconsistent with the title and started working to change it three years ago.

2017 NFL season already has the lamest quarterback battles - SBNation.com
Alex Smith vs. Patrick Mahomes might be something to watch, but the rest of the starting competitions are trash.

NFL preseason games are meaningless, except for players on the roster bubble - SBNation.com
Injuries to star players in preseason are a problem, but players fighting for a roster spot have every reason to play hard.

NFL odds 2017: NFL preseason Week 3 betting lines, trends roundup - SBNation.com
The Philadelphia Eagles will try to pick up a win at home over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night as betting favorites as the NFL's preseason slate continues.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Nationals 4, Astros 3: Astros offense can't salvage - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston misses their chances against the Nats.

TDS Tuesday 5-on-5: Comparing Classic Teams - The Dream Shake
Jeremy, Xiane, Ethan, Colin, and Darren take a blast from the past to discuss the greatest Rockets teams ever.

2017 schedules for UT’s current football commits - Burnt Orange Nation
Find out where you can see the members of #RevolUTion18 this fall.

Drafting the All-Time Greats: TCU Offense - Frogs O' War
Your FOW staff go together to try and build their all-time TCU team.

GoT Recap: Beyond the Wall - Our Daily Bears
The Penultimate Episode of Game of Thrones Season Seven sees the Night King take down a dragon and lots of other crazy stuff.

Big 12 B-Movies: Texas Longhorns - Viva The Matadors
Moving across the conference analyzing Texas Tech’s opponents.

Texas A&M Football’s Combined Best 2-Deep Offense From the Last Ten Years - Good Bull Hunting
A 2 Deep Roster at Every Spot from 2007-2016.

Official: Danny Etling Named LSU’s Starter - And The Valley Shook
No surprise, but Coach O made the announcement at tonight’s press conference.

The AP Poll - Barking Carnival
Always fun!

Rice 2017 Season Preview - Underdog Dynasty
Owls optimistic a bowl berth is within reach.

Texas Derby ranked as third-most intensive rivalry in MLS by study - Dynamo Theory
Researchers conducted a survey of MLS fans, and found the Houston-Dallas rivalry to be among the most intensive in the league.