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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane Harvey Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Houston Texans News

Several Texans players are stuck in Houston – ProFootballTalk
The Texans were in New Orleans when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, so after playing the Saints they flew directly to Dallas, where they've practiced this week and will play the Cowboys on Thursday night. At least, that's what most of the Texans have done.

Texans want season opener to stay in Houston – ProFootballTalk
On Monday, PFT's Mike Florio proposed the Texans and Jaguars flip home games because of unprecedented flooding in Houston. The Texans currently are scheduled to host Jacksonville in the season opener, with Houston going to the Jaguars on Dec. 17.

Ticket Details For Cowboys-Texans; All Club Proceeds To Go To Storm Relief | Dallas Cowboys
The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys will play the final preseason game for both teams at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, August 31st at 7 p.m. CT. Game proceeds, representing contributions by both clubs and the players, will be donated to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund that supports the efforts of the Red Cross and Salvation Army for Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Bill O'Brien hopes Texans can return to Houston before Monday - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Texans do not know when they'll be able to return home as they remain in Dallas ahead of their re-located preseason game against the Cowboys.

Watt gets wish: Cowboys-Texans game funds going to recovery - The Washington Post
While J.J. Watt still thinks the Houston-Dallas preseason game shouldn’t be played because of catastrophic flooding in Houston, the star defensive end for the Texans is getting his wish that money generated by the exhibition finale will go to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

Bruce Ellington fueled by previous cuts to make Texans' roster - Houston Chronicle
Bruce Ellington has already endured a slow burn twice this year, experiencing a horrible feeling upon hearing the news no NFL player ever wants to hear.

Texans, Patriots, Jets each donating $1M in flood relief - NFL.com
The Houston Texans and team owner Bob McNair are donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston's flood relief fund in the wake the devastating flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey.

Texans hope season opener stays in Houston - Houston Chronicle
The Texans strongly believe their first regular season game against Jacksonville on Sept. 10 must remain at NRG Stadium and not be swapped with the AFC South rival.


NFL News

Why Christian Covington is the Texans’ breakout player this season - SBNation.com
Filling in for an injured J.J. Watt last year set Covington up for bigger things.

A comprehensive timeline of Ezekiel Elliott's domestic violence case - SBNation.com
Elliott was accused of, but never charged with, domestic violence. More than a year later, the NFL gave him a six-game suspension, which he is appealing.

A comprehensive timeline of Ezekiel Elliott's domestic violence case - SBNation.com
Elliott was accused of, but never charged with, domestic violence. More than a year later, the NFL gave him a six-game suspension, which he is appealing.

Joe Haden released by the Browns - SBNation.com
The former Browns’ All-Pro cornerback won’t have to wait long to find a new home.

J.J. Watt wanted to raise $200,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief. He's now closing in on $5 million - SBNation.com
J.J. Watt’s initial goal for Hurricane Harvey relief is looking like nothing as it nears $5 million.

Aaron Rodgers' 1970s mustache is the season's grooviest new meme - SBNation.com
A far out mustache deserves far out memes.

Jets rumored to be shopping Matt Forte - SBNation.com
Don’t expect to see a team trade for Matt Forte.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Rangers 12, Astros 2: No fun at the Trop - The Crawfish Boxes
At least it wasn’t a no hitter, right?

Houston Astros for the second time in their 50-plus year history have been forced from their home by a Hurricane/Tropical Strom. For the second time in the...

Rockets step up Harvey fundraising efforts - The Dream Shake
As the disaster continues to worsen, the Rockets and others continue to lend a hand to the city of Houston.

The Sunday Morning Optimist: Texas is back folks - Burnt Orange Nation
Buy your College Football Playoff tickets now, folks — Texas is back!

2017 TCU Football Preview: Five Names to Know - Frogs O' War
Which players will burst on to the scene in 2017? Here are the top candidates.

Baylor Names Arizona Transfer Anu Solomon as Starting QB vs. Liberty - Our Daily Bears
Reports indicate that Matt Rhule has chosen to go with the newcomer on Saturday night against the Flames.

Big 12 B-movies: West Virginia may really face an odd year - Viva The Matadors
Mountaineers will face hard times replacing an entire defense

Playin’ Nice: Vanquish the Foe - And The Valley Shook
Robby McCombs of SB Nation’s BYU affiliate, Vanquish the Foe, was good enough to fill us in on LSU’s first opponent.

Playin’ Nice: Vanquish the Foe - And The Valley Shook
Robby McCombs of SB Nation’s BYU affiliate, Vanquish the Foe, was good enough to fill us in on LSU’s first opponent.

We’ve got a Texas A&M two-deep (but not a starting QB) - Good Bull Hunting
Take what you can get I guess

BC: Unplugged wants to hear from you! - Barking Carnival
Nobis60, WWMcClyde, & and myself will be recording our next episode on Wednesday evening, where we will be joined by the venerable srr50, who was a long-time sports media veteran in Austin.

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UH vs UTSA game postponed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey - Underdog Dynasty
Both programs will start their football seasons a week later than anticipated due to devastating flooding in the Houston area.