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Houston Texans News

The Texans Do Their Part in Flood-Ravaged Houston | SI.com
While some players dug out of storm-damaged homes, others visited with Houston residents displaced by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

J.J. Watt: Houston Texans star is a true humanitarian
Watt has helped raise more than $12 million for Hurricane Harvey victims and now is overseeing how funds will be distributed.

Houston Texans visit shelter after Hurricane Harvey
Texans quarterback Tom Savage, along with 54 of his teammates and members of the Texans' staff, spent more than an hour meeting with some of the people who have been displaced by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Texans' 4 new deals total $121.25 million - Houston Chronicle
It was an expensive day of negotiations for the Texans.

Texans reportedly signing DeAndre Hopkins to 5-year extension | SI.com
The Texans are reportedly signing DeAndre Hopkins to a five-year extension with the most guaranteed money for a receiver in league history.

Houston Texans sign safety Andre Hal to extension
Safety Andre Hal signed a three-year extension with the Texans on Thursday, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Texans reportedly sign DeAndre Hopkins to record five-year extension - CBSSports.com
Hopkins was scheduled to become a free agent after the season.

The full DeAndre Hopkins details – ProFootballTalk
Patience paid off for Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins. After briefly holding out (sort of) in 2016, Hopkins put in a full year, showed up for everything in 2017, and cashed in with one of the very best receiver contracts in league history.

Houston Texans sign DeAndre Hopkins, C.J. Fiedorowicz to extensions
The Houston Texans have locked up star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with a new contract. He won't going anywhere right now.


NFL News

NFL Season Preview 2017
Who's going to win the MVP? Who's going to regret not signing Colin Kaepernick when they had the chance? These are our predictions, which are absolutely, 100 percent accurate (give or take 99 percent).

NFL facts about all 32 teams that new fans should know - SBNation.com
Trying to pick a new favorite NFL team? Here’s a quick guide.

Ezekiel Elliott suspension: NFL investigator recommended no suspension - SBNation.com
Kia Roberts, lead investigator for the NFL, made the recommendation. But it never made it into the NFL’s final report.

Learn how to watch an NFL game like an expert | NFL Season Preview 2017
If you just watch where the ball goes, you're only seeing a fraction of the game on the field. Retired NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz is here with five tips to help you watch football like a pro.

Antonio Brown is 'getting some magic ready' for the NFL’s relaxed celebration rules | NFL Season Preview 2017
The NFL is going to let its players celebrate on the field, to some extent. Nobody's more excited about the relaxed rules than the Steelers receiver.

NFL scores 2017: Results, highlights, and news from Aug. 31 - SBNation.com
The final week of the preseason is here.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros Acquiring Cameron Maybin from Angels - The Crawfish Boxes
Rosenthal, Tags report trade on waiver deadline day.

Astros trade for Verlander at 11th hour - The Crawfish Boxes
Pencil Verlander in as your game two starter in the playoffs.

Astros send 3 prospects to Tigers for Verlander, Houston also gets PTNL, cash - The Crawfish Boxes
The Tigers will chip in cash money to cover Verlander's contract.

Steve Francis is raising funds to help Harvey victims - The Dream Shake
The former star Rocket is also lending a helping hand to Houston.

4-star CB D’shawn Jamison set to unofficially visit to Texas this weekend - Burnt Orange Nation
The four-star prospect is one of Texas’ most coveted recruits in the 2017 class.

Listen: Frogs O’ War Podcast - Season Preview & Jackson State - Frogs O' War
Jamie and Melissa recorded live from University Pub, and talked about the upcoming TCU season.

Chuck Mitchell Transferring From Baylor - Our Daily Bears
He’ll finish his career elsewhere.

The Air Raid Podcast #90: Eastern Washington - Week 1 Preview - Viva The Matadors
Taking a look at the Week 1 matchup vs EWU

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M at UCLA - Good Bull Hunting
Roses are red; The season’s not yet in ruins. Can’t win the ‘ship; If we don’t beat the Bruins. LET’S TAILGATE.

Watch: Texas Tigers Pay Tribute to Houston - And The Valley Shook
LSU offers support to neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Texas Pregamer: Maryland - Barking Carnival
The Pregamer is back, and like the Longhorns, still undefeated!

Houston Dash trade Lydia Williams for draft pick - Dynamo Theory
Dash trade goalkeeper for draft pick.