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Houston Texans News: September 6, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, September 6, 2017.

Houston Area Begins Slow Recovery From Catastrophic Harvey Storm Damage Photo by Brett Coomer - Pool/Getty Images

Houston Texans News

Texans sign cornerback Marcus Burley – ProFootballTalk
The Houston Texans are signing cornerback Marcus Burley to a two-year deal, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The veteran defensive back was released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this week after the team adding several players via waivers claims after the cut-down to 53 playe...

Houston Texans Sign Cornerback Marcus Burley to the 53-Man Roster
Houston Texans sign free agent cornerback Marcus Burley to the 53-man roster.

Texans sign veteran corner Marcus Burley - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have signed veteran former Cleveland Browns cornerback Marcus Burley to a two-year contract, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

Texans react to playing at NRG Sunday
The Texans will kick off their 2017 season unlike any other, as Houston continues to rebuild from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.

Texans players motivated to play season opener in Houston -
The Texans and Jaguars will face off as planned on Sunday. Texans players are ready to play for their city.

Texans do injury settlement with Wendall Williams - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have removed wide receiver Wendall Williams from injured reserve, brokering an injury settlement.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins: 'I knew this organization would come through' - NFL Nation- ESPN
Receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who got an $81M extension from the Texans last week, said he had faith that the team would reward him for his standout play.

Texans' J.J. Watt's jersey sales improve 15 spots in one week - Houston Chronicle
NFL fans have purchased J.J. Watt jerseys at a high rate in the last week, moving the Texans defensive end's name up 15 spots in a list produced by Dick's Sporting Goods.

Texans running back D'Onta Foreman's court date rescheduled - Houston Chronicle
Chip Lewis, the Houston attorney who represents Texans running back D'Onta Foreman, said Tuesday the rookie's court date in Austin is being rescheduled.

NFL News

Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension upheld by NFL, per report -
But is this the end?

Jaguars owner Shad Khan is still hopeful his team will turn things around -
Khan’s life has been defined by hope and resiliency. He’s working hard to apply those lessons to the NFL team he’s owned for six years.

Ezekiel Elliott will play Week 1 against Giants despite suspension being upheld -
The NFL admitted in court that the Cowboys’ star running back would be able to suit up for the opener.

Ray Lewis: Ravens didn’t sign Colin Kaepernick because of his girlfriend’s tweets -
Appearing on an episode of Inside The NFL on Tuesday night, Ray Lewis, a former star linebacker for the Ravens and constant Colin Kaepernick detractor, said the Ravens didn’t sign the exiled...

Fantasy football rankings, 2017: Quarterbacks for Week 1 -
Here are our fantasy football quarterback rankings for Week 1.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 3, Mariners 1: Maybin steals show on Verlander’s debut - The Crawfish Boxes
Maybin’s two-run home run breaks Seattle’s no-hit bid.

Rockets sell to Tilman Fertitta for NBA record $2.2 billion - The Dream Shake
The Rockets are staying local with their new owner.

Texas vs. Maryland: Tom Herman’s defense got demolished by the Terps -
Did Texas’ defensive implosion against Maryland have more to do with Texas or Maryland?

TCU Horned Frogs Ranked 23rd in AP Poll - Frogs O' War
TCU jumped into the rankings this week, as several other teams, including Texas, fell out.

Liberty Game In Gifs - Our Daily Bears
Gifs, Tailgating, and Sailgating.

Red Raiders in the pros - preseason edition - Viva The Matadors
We take a look at how Red Raiders did in the NFL preseason.

Scattershooting Week One: Aggie Football collapses, mullets, and hot tubs - Good Bull Hunting
Lots to take in here.

Sneaky Good Pod Episode 34: Previewing the 2017 SEC - And The Valley Shook
The boys are back diving into the conference and a quick look at the national scene, including playoff picks!

Texas' Defensive Woes and the State's Recruits - Barking Carnival
To borrow a bit of the Bama Finebaum caller joke, I'm a "longtime reader first-time poster" as of today, having been inspired to contemplate and perhaps commiserate...

SMU Three-Star Recruit Passes Away - Underdog Dynasty
When it rains it pours: More tragic news from Texas.

Dash lose 1-0, Campbell's strong effort not enough - Dynamo Theory
Jane Campbell made seven saves in Houston’s 1-0 loss.