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Houston Texans News: October 24, 2014

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Houston Texans News

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans still sore but says he's OK to return - ESPN
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney says he'll play through his remaining soreness on Sunday against the Titans.

5 keys for the Titans to beat the Texans
Five keys for the Tennessee Titans to beat the Houston Texans on Sunday at LP Field.

Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans preview - ESPN
They are two teams with new head coaches trying to install big changes.

Tennessee Titans to start rookie QB Zach Mettenberger against Houston Texans | FOX Sports
The Titans plan to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans on Sunday, The Tennessean reports.

Texans report: Cushing to travel with team but remains day-to-day - Houston Chronicle
Brian Cushing is making the trip to Nashville, Tenn.

Titans' Greene confident he'll be ready for Texans
Veteran running back has been sidelined the past two weeks with a hamstring injury.

Exclusive One-On-One: Arian as a Pass Blocker
Arian Foster didn't master pass blocking until college, and used it to his advantage to stay on the field.

Quotes: Thursday media availability
Members of the Houston Texans spoke to the media on Thursday.

Around the League

'Thursday Night Football,' schedule and results: Broncos top Chargers, 35-21 -
The Broncos held on to first place in the AFC West, beating the Chargers in Denver.

Meet the man who fixed the Dallas Cowboys defense -
It was supposed to be another down year for the Dallas Cowboys defense. Instead, they're a top-10 unit and a big part of the team's 6-1 start. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli provided SB Naiton with some insight in a one-on-one interview.

Breaking Madden, Week 8: The quest for 511 touchdowns in a game -
Peyton Manning is now the all-time leader in touchdown passes with 510. Brett Favre's mission: to surpass that in a single game. We realize how impossible this sounds.

Washington should only start backup quarterbacks -
Washington best quarterback is the one on its bench. A modest proposal to only start that man.

Raiders latest victim of NFL's confusing, contradictory penalties -
Oakland linebacker Sio Moore made the right move with his hit on Carson Palmer last Sunday, but the refs threw a flag anyway. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White looks at the latest damned if you do, damned if you don't call.

Change is good for Denard Robinson -
A college quarterback transitioning to another position is rarely successful in the NFL, especially a switch to full-time running back and the accompanying beating at that position. But Denard Robinson may be an exception in Jacksonville.

Watch out for Ryan Tannehill -
Ryan Tannehill's improved play is a big reason for Miami's October turnaround. Here are a few ways the Dolphins have adjusted the offense to improve their QB. Here are a few ways the Dolphins have adjusted the offense to improve their QB's chances.

4 reasons Chip Kelly won't coach Florida (cc: Colin Cowherd) -
Because the Gators can't have nice things, for one.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The consistency of Houston Astros' prospect Rio Ruiz - The Crawfish Boxes
There is a legend of a man-child who fought the winds of the desert again and again and won. Every. Single. Time. Here is his story.

Red Nation Radio Podcast - Season 2, Episode 1 - The Dream Shake
Mike, BD & The Doctor reconvene for a new season of Red Nation Radio to discuss the Houston Rockets chances at contention in the 2014-15 season with predictions and analysis.

Horns are rising from the dead and have the Undertaker's support - Burnt Orange Nation
None other than the Undertaker was throwing his horns up on the Texas sidelines last weekend and now there's a hype video inspired by him.

Quick Reaction: Texas Tech adds 2017 OT Tyler Castaneda - Viva The Matadors
And we have our first 2017 commit. Just a day after Texas Tech offered Robert Castaneda's brother, he shuts down his commitment and becomes a Red Raider. Here is your reaction thread

TCU Football: Midseason Awards and Superlatives - Frogs O' War
TCU's at their halfway mark, so we decided to hand out some hardware.

Baylor falls to West Virginia ... in GIFs - Our Daily Bears
Bear in mind, I am not responsible for nightmares. You clicked on your own accord.

How Kevin Sumlin spent the bye week - Good Bull Hunting
Even the busiest of coaches deserves some "me" time.

The Texas Pregamer: Kansas State - Barking Carnival
Lower your monocles and put away your playbooks, it's time for the Pregamer. When we awoke Monday morning at the Pregamer house on Fake House Lane (next door to the Heisman House and across...