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Houston Texans News: August 9, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Terry Poole fails physical with Texans – ProFootballTalk
The Texans will need to continue their search for offensive line help and tackle Terry Poole will have to continue his search for a team that wants to give him his first taste of regular season action.

Houston Texans' Tom Savage, Deshaun Watson 'making each other better' - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said there's no question starting quarterback Tom Savage and rookie Deshaun Watson are pushing each other, in a good way.

Talking Texans: Stephanie Stradley and Football Outsiders' Rivers McCown - Houston Chronicle
In the early days of the Houston Texans, the Football Outsiders website and the Football Outsiders Almanac were some of the only resources that covered the team in depth and in the context of all 32 teams.

Houston Texans cheerleaders celebrate first ever 'Cheer Party' at Palais Royal - Houston Chronicle
Houston Texans cheerleaders recently stopped by Palais Royal for the first ever "Cheer Party," a private event showcasing the department store's official Texans gear.

NFL News

Brandin Cooks is on his way to becoming Tom Brady’s best receiver since Randy Moss -
It’s early, but Cooks sure is showing out in training camp.

5 reasons the Buccaneers are going to be worth watching on ‘Hard Knocks’ -
This season can’t be worse than last year’s with the Rams, right?

NFL odds 2017: Preseason Week 1 betting lines and trends roundup -
The Houston Texans and the Carolina Panthers clash in the first game of Week 1 of the NFL preseason schedule, with Houston among the underdogs at the sportsbooks.

49ers LB Donavin Newsom taken to hospital after scary collision with teammate -
Newsom suffered what appeared to be a neck injury but did have to feel in his hands and lower body, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

In honor of #InternationalCatDay, here are the 10 best cat mascots in sports -
Here are our favorite feline friends!

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

White Sox 8, Astros 5: Pale Hoes rough up Keuchel - The Crawfish Boxes
Brian McCann had a home run stolen, it was that kind of night.

TDS Tuesday: Rocket Report Cards - The Dream Shake
Our 5-on-5 roundtable is back with Max, Ethan, Kelly, Xian, and Jeremy.

No. 7 TE Malcolm Epps commits to Texas over Texas A&M - Burnt Orange Nation
On the recruiting trail, Tom Herman continues to embarrass the Aggies in the Houston area.

APB Ta’Zhawn Henry Joins #CarterBoys18 - Frogs O' War
The dynamic playmaker adds another exciting element to the class of 2018.

Daily Bears Reports 8/9- Offensive Line, Matt Rhule and More! - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em!

Pulse of Red Raider Nation: Which level of success is more important? - Viva The Matadors
Would you rather have winning seasons but never win a championship or win a title followed by losing seasons?

Daily Bull 8.8.17: Time to Run the Dang Ball - Good Bull Hunting
This is the 3rd and 2 scenario of the offseason.

LSU’s Roster of Analysts Adds Longtime NFL Receivers Coach - And The Valley Shook
Longtime NFL assistant joining LSU’s "shadow staff."

Austin Legend Don Baylor: A Life Well Lived - Barking Carnival
Don Baylor was a pro’s pro in baseball for decades, but he had already made his mark in his hometown by the age of 18.

Five Houston Cougars who will improve in 2017 - Underdog Dynasty
Five players find themselves ready to take big steps in their contributions to the Cougars’ success.

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake - Dynamo Theory
It could have been better, it could have been worse. Here are the player ratings from the Houston Dynamo 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake.