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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 4, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Next man up for Texans in Will Fuller’s absence | ProFootballTalk
The Texans will miss receiver Will Fuller, who is out two to three months with a broken collarbone. How do they replace him? Bill O'Brien used a familiar phrase when asked that question. "The next guy's got to step up. That's the NFL," O'Brien said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Deshaun Watson's Impressive Start Leaves Bill O'Brien No More Excuses | Bleacher Report
The quarterback competition in Texans camp is so quiet, all you can hear is the gushing. "Deshaun is ahead of any rookie quarterback I've ever been around," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters Tuesday...

DeAndrew White hits the ground running with Houston Texans | AL.com
Houston coach Bill O'Brien said wide receiver DeAndrew White came to the Texans this week with "that sense of urgency that you have to have at the University of Alabama in order to even see the field."

Tom Savage driven by lost opportunity in battle to be Texans QB - NFL.com
Michael Silver says Texans QB Tom Savage is determined to hold Deshaun Watson off and reclaim a lost opportunity.

Texans receiver DeAndrew White impresses in first few practices - Houston Chronicle
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Receiver DeAndrew White, a Houston native who played at North Shore and Alabama, has been very impressive in his first three practices.

WR Will Fuller Is Texans First Training Camp Casualty (Broken Clavicle) | Houston Press
The Texans' training camp was newsworthy on Wednesday, with Will Fuller's injury, the return of J.J. Watt, and the continued ascension of Deshaun Watson.

Texans Training Camp Battle Odds — Right Tackle « CBS Houston
But right tackle is a whole other deal. That position is an island. Sure you can help out the guy over there with a tight end or maybe a running back is chipping guys on that side, but ultimately your right tackle needs to win one on one...

"I love it": Marcus Gilchrist glad to be a Texan
Safety Marcus Gilchrist is happy to be a Texan and looking to contribute.


NFL News

6 reasons the NFL Hall of Fame game wasn’t a waste of time - SBNation.com
There were plenty of fun moments from the Cowboys’ win over the Cardinals.

NFL Hall of Fame Game 2017 live updates: News, highlights, and scores from Cowboys vs. Cardinals - SBNation.com
The Cowboys topped the Cardinals in the first official unofficial game of the season.

Dolphins may have to sideline Ryan Tannehill. If they do, then what? - SBNation.com
Colin Kaepernick or Jay Cutler would improve the Dolphins, but the team probably isn’t set up to do much.

James ‘Shack’ Harris says it’s a ‘shame’ that Colin Kaepernick isn’t playing - SBNation.com
The first black quarterback to start and win an NFL playoff game isn’t buying the line that Kaepernick isn’t good enough to be playing right now.

5 best categories of Jerry Jones' weird sayings - SBNation.com
Jones has quite a way with words.

The Ravens' cowardly, conflicted debate over Colin Kaepernick sums up the NFL hypocrisy - SBNation.com
The coach and GM are interested in signing him. The owner is not. How it’s all playing out in Baltimore reveals a lot about the NFL.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 5, Rays 3: Errors spoil McHugh’s outing - The Crawfish Boxes
Is this a low point? This feels like a low point.

ESPN projects Rockets for NBA’s second-best record - The Dream Shake
The projections have the Rockets to finish with 55 wins this season, and just like last year, ESPN’s prediction may be a little low.

No. 1 JUCO TE Dominick Wood-Anderson commits to Texas over Alabama, Louisville - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns have landed an instant-impact contributor at a need position.

Russell Barlow, Jr Commits to TCU Hoops - Frogs O' War
The 3* center is the 12th ranked at his position in the state.

No, Baylor Football is Not Recruiting ‘Temple Quality Recruits,’ - Our Daily Bears
Cam Smith of USA Today High School Sports has quite the take.

Greatest Team Ever Divisional Quarterfinals - Scarlet Division - Viva The Matadors
The first round of games starts as we look for the best Red Raider team of all time.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COACH SUMLIN - Good Bull Hunting
Gig ‘Em!

And the Valley Cooks: Bourbon-Brined Chicken - And The Valley Shook
Bro, do you even brine?

Herman On the Horns: Day Four - Barking Carnival
The Longhorns wrapped up the shorts n’ shells portion of camp today, and Coach Herman shared his post-practice thoughts with a media gaggle who were tastefully arranged behind ropes with nary a...

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 8 - Joe Moglia is out for 2017, Future of the Sun Belt West, and Recruiting Roundup - Underdog Dynasty
Jamey Chadwell takes over in Conway, drama in San Marcos, and App State is putting in work on the trail.

The Peel Episode 41: Drawing at home, preparing for the road - Dynamo Theory
After a tough home test, Justin and Sean look toward another hard road match versus RSL.