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Houston Texans News: August 24, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 24, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Film review: WR Brandin Cooks' debut for the Patriots against the Houston Texans - Pats Pulpit
The offseason acquisition saw his first game action against the Texans. Let's analyze it.

Smith: Of course, Tom Savage is Texans’ starting QB - Houston Chronicle
File under: Not news, but somewhat worth documenting.

New concession items at NRG Stadium for Texans games - Houston Chronicle
The Houston Texans and Aramark showed off some of the new menu items being offered at NRG Stadium on gamedays Tuesday.

Houston Texans: Tom Savage, Deshaun Watson have opposite problems
The Houston Texans made this move most likely to end any pressure on either quarterback to do well and to instead improve on the aspects of their game they need to improve on without fear of failing and losing the shot at the starting job.

How did Tom Savage become the Houston Texans starter?
A few days ago, the Houston Texans named Tom Savage their starting quarterback heading into week one. But how did he become the starter?

Smith: Texans balance respecting anthem, team with power of free speech - Houston Chronicle
Johnathan Joseph sees both sides of it.

Joel Heath’s return to active roster among three Texans roster moves | Texans Wire
Joel Heath's return to active roster among three Texans roster moves.

Texans' Brian Cushing excited to compete against Saints' Drew Brees - Houston Chronicle
When Texans coach Bill O'Brien scheduled his joint training camp practices, it was done with the idea of introducing his team to the excellent competition.

NFL News

NFL players turned MMA fighters tell of pioneering a new career path -
MMA's doors are open for former football players when their NFL careers are over.

‘Hard Knocks’ recap: A business trip to beautiful Jacksonville -
The Bucs travel to Jacksonville; Jameis Winston throws a hilarious interception; Chris Baker humps a tree; everyone eats wings.

Chad Henne named Jaguars starting quarterback. Whatever. -
The Jaguars screwed themselves by making Chad Henne and Blake Bortles their options at quarterback.

Do you think Tony Romo named his newborn son after Jerry Jones? -
We’re guessing yes.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 6, Nationals 1: Fiers, homers finish off Nats - The Crawfish Boxes
The Houston Astros lost a tough one-run baseball game on Tuesday. But rebounded nicely on all fronts on Wednesday with a 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Texas TE Andrew Beck out for entire season due to broken foot - Burnt Orange Nation
The senior was originally projected to miss 6-8 weeks.

Frogs in the Pros: Update Edition - Frogs O' War
Injury updates, Arrieta hits his stride, and Cashner leads the Rangers.

What If Wednesday: 2013 Baylor @ Oklahoma State - Our Daily Bears
This is a new weekly post where we will discuss a "what if?" in Baylor Athletics history. These what ifs could include good or bad scenarios, such as changing the outcome of a game, or stopping...

The 3 best quarterbacks Texas Tech will face this season - Viva The Matadors
The 2017-2018 schedule has the Red Raiders facing solid dual-threat signal callers

College Football is Not a Business. - Good Bull Hunting
It’s what you make of it, so why not make it perfect?

Six Tigers Named to Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team - And The Valley Shook
Derrius Guice and Arden Key land on the first team.

How Todd Orlando Plans to Wreck the Big XII - Barking Carnival
The news that the Longhorn Defense has outmuscled the O in each of the team’s scrimmages this August has caused consternation in some circles.

Around the Dog Park: Lane Kiffin objects Art Briles connection to FAU - Underdog Dynasty
Old Dominion launches new capital campaign... Troy schedules home-and-home with an SEC school... Facebook Live to air football games.