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Houston Texans News: October 23, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, October 23, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

NFL trade proposal - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to Houston Texans - ESPN
Hypothetical trade No. 1: Tom Brady could be the next Patriots stalwart to move on and the missing piece to a championship squad in Houston.

Report: Titans plan to start QB Zach Mettenberger vs. Texans : Fantasy News
The Titans are planning to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans Sunday, The Tennessean reports.

Texans Transcripts: Wednesday press conferences
Quotes from players and coaches as they spoke with the media on Wednesday.

Texans’ Brian Cushing will reportedly miss Titans game - Ultimate Texans
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will be out at least week and miss Sunday’s game at the Tennessee Titans, according to ProFootballTalk.

Texans won’t hand Jadeveon Clowney’s starting job back immediately | ProFootballTalk
The Texans took No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney to Pittsburgh with them Monday, but didn't rush him back onto the field. Likewise, his place in the starting lineup isn't a given when he does return, according to Texans coach Bill O'Brien.

Texans sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick, but Mallett getting reps -
The Houston Texans sound like they're committed to Ryan Fitzpatrick with Ryan Mallett waiting in the wings.

Texans-Steelers game tops World Series in TV ratings - Houston Chronicle
As they say about all politics, baseball is local.

Around the League

The Lions' biggest play of the season -
Corey Fuller's touchdown in the final two minutes capped off an unlikely Lions rally over the Saints. Danny Kelly explains how they did it.

NFL teams ranked by Scrabble points -
The Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers can really clean up as Scrabble tiles.

The NFL can't 'get it right' without Roger Goodell's testimony in the Ray Rice appeal -
It will be impossible for the league to "get its house in order" unless Roger Goodell testifies in the Ray Rice appeal next month.

Return of DeVante Parker bolsters 2015 NFL Draft wide receiver class -
In his first game of the season, the Louisville senior showed why he should be considered among the top wide receiver prospects in the draft.

Uffsides: NFL Week 8 preview and picks -
Stepping in for Matt Ufford, Nick Stevens and crew preview a big NFL week.

Are the Rams finally turning things around? -
The Rams upset the Seahawks last week to shake off a 1-4 start by leaning on their young players and shaking off a coach's conservative tendencies. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White wonders if it was a sign of things to come for St. Louis.

Darrelle Revis sent home from Patriots practice and other NFL news -
Elsewhere, Erik Walden doesn't agree with his fine.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

TCB Daily Boil: Projecting Astros Minor League Hitter Success - The Crawfish Boxes
The revised Javier prospect model gives notable rankings to eight Astros' hitting prospects.

TDS Player Preview - Donatas Motiejunas - The Dream Shake
With this box of Donuts, we're still not sure what we're going to get.