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Houston Texans News: August 25, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 25, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Major roster cutdown looms for Texans, NFL - Houston Chronicle
Unlike previous years, the NFL has implemented a major chance to roster reductions this year.

Texans' Jaelen Strong suspended one game by NFL -
Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong was suspended for the first game of the 2017 season by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

NFL's best defense in 2017? Seahawks, Texans, Giants boast loaded units -
Where will the NFL's top defense reside in 2017? Our analysts like the talent in Houston, Seattle and Jacksonville.

Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong suspended for team's Week 1 game against Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong, who was arrested in Arizona in February 2016 for possession of marijuana, has been suspended for the team's Week 1 game for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

O’Brien, Texans keep eye on Hurricane Harvey
The Texans, currently in New Orleans for joint practice with the Saints prior to Saturday’s preseason game, keep a watchful eye on the weather back home.

Texans get good test working vs. Drew Brees
QB Drew Brees gave the Texans defense a good test on Thursday in New Orleans.

Texans' backfield depth affected by injuries - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have an enviable running back situation, one bolstered by the presence of Pro Bowl alternate Lamar Miller and the arrival of rookie D'Onta Foreman.

Houston Texans' Tom Savage aims to avoid hits with quick release - AFC South- ESPN
One of the things Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage has been working on during training camp is getting the ball out more quickly and, as a result, avoiding unnecessary hits.

Snaps of the week: Texans go on adventure in New Orleans, Odell Beckham Jr. stares at eclipse | For The Win
Check out what you missed!

NFL News

5 winners and 2 losers from Thursday night’s preseason NFL games -
We got fake punts, squirrels, and Blake Bortles making a smart choice.

Longshot story mode is a unique and awesome aspect of ‘Madden 18’ -
It's the series' first time trying a story mode like this. While it does need work, it's still not bad.

Colin Kaepernick rally in New York shows NFL can't hide from this movement -
NEW YORK — Four days before an evening filled with protest, when 1,000 people gathered in front of NFL headquarters in New York City to show their support for Colin Kaepernick, their voices rising...

NFL scores 2017: Results, highlights and news from Aug. 24 -
Jay Cutler is back. Get your memes ready.

What if the NFL adopted XFL jersey rules for a week? -
If MLB can do it, so can the NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Nationals 5, Astros 4 (11): Astros comeback spoiled in extras - The Crawfish Boxes
It was a rollercoaster of emotion at Minute Maid Park.

How the Kyrie-IT Swap Affects Houston - The Dream Shake
Another big trade to shift the balance of power in the NBA.

2019 LHP Peter Hansen commits to Texas Longhorns baseball - Burnt Orange Nation
The 'Horns earned an elite lefty who could project as a weekend starter.

The 2017 Longhorn Prediction Contest - Barking Carnival
Howdy, Barkers...

USA Today names KaVontae Turpin as a Preseason Second Team All-American - Frogs O' War
Turpin joins players from Minnesota and Alabama as a 2nd Team Specialist.

Week 0 of College Football is FINALLY Upon Us! - Our Daily Bears
Contrary to what ESPN is advertising on their social media accounts, college football is back tomorrow! The lineup of five games this Saturday features two ranked teams and two games on ESPN (??)....

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

Texas A&M Basketball Announces 2018 Schedule - Good Bull Hunting
Home games against Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina highlight a favorable 2018 conference schedule.

Gameday Fashion: Leopard Print is Not Tiger Stripes - And The Valley Shook
A special guest talks us through a common tailgating fashion faux pas.

How To Tailgate Like A Millennial - And The Valley Shook
OR: Millennials Are Killing The Catering Industry.

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 13: Sun Belt West Preview - Underdog Dynasty
We wrap up talking season by discussing the western division of the Fun Belt.

The Peel Episode 44: Texas Derby Day!! - Dynamo Theory
The guys are joined by Mr. Robinson and Mr. Ching.