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Houston Texans News: October 8, 2014

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Colts could be without another O-Line starter vs. Texans
Colts could be without another O-Line starter vs. Texans.

Texans to celebrate breast cancer awareness month
October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Houston Texans and the National Football League are once again doing their part to promote the cause through the League’s month-long A Crucial Catch campaign.

Texans send gift to Still, daughter - Ultimate Texans
Devon Still has been in national headlines recently, as the Cincinnati Bengals added the tackle to their practice squad and allowed him to get health insurance to take care of his 4-year-old daughter Leah’s cancer treatment.

Texans sign linebacker Simon off Ravens’ practice squad - Ultimate Texans
The Texans have signed outside linebacker John Simon off the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad, and they’ve brought back rookie outside linebacker Jason Ankrah to their practice squad.

Texans report: O'Brien balances rest, preparation - Houston Chronicle
Eleven players didn't participate in the Texans' walk-through practice Tuesday, including running back Arian Foster, receiver Andre Johnson and linebacker Brian Cushing, but coach Bill O'Brien suggested not much be read into that, saying he expects to "have a full complement of players" at his disposal against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night at NRG Stadium.

Blame for Texans’ slow starts doesn’t rest solely on Fitzpatrick - Ultimate Texans
Bill O’Brien said the key to getting off to better starts offensively is simple: Stay on schedule early on each series.

The Film Don't Lie: Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of what the Houston Texans must fix: The Texans face the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, which doesn't leave much time to fix...

Around the League

Ndamukong Suh's future in Detroit is blurry -
The Detroit Lions once saw their defensive line as the team's defensive foundation, centered around Ndamukong Suh. They'd like to keep Suh around, but can they afford to keep him around?

NFL power rankings: Cowboys, Colts making all the right moves for Week 6 -
After that embarrassing loss to start the season, the Dallas Cowboys have made an improbable run inside the top 10 of our power rankings. The top remains steady with last season's Super Bowl combatants holding form.

Buzz Bissinger still hates Nick Foles, for some reason -
Nick Foles denied Buzz Bissinger an interview once, and the author is still insanely upset about it.

Marcell Dareus nabs Hoss Of The Week honors with 3-sack game -
Not many people picked the Bills to beat the Lions in Detroit. Even fewer predicted Marcell Dareus would get three sacks and cause all kinds of problems for Matthew Stafford.

Adrian Peterson refutes report of sham charity -
Adrian Peterson refuted some claims from a recent Minneapolis Star-Tribune report, including questions about the legitimacy of his foundation.

Bruce Arians 'comfortable' with Logan Thomas as starting quarterback -
Arizona is banged up under center, perhaps leading to its third starting quarterback in five games.

Houston & Collegiate Sport

Jim Crane: Astros to increase payroll by $20 million in 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Roger Clemens wants them to get an ace pitcher with that money.

Rockets win preseason opener over Mavs - The Dream Shake
Motiejunas and Ariza shined for the Rockets in a foul-ridden abomination of a game.

Postgame statistical summary: Texas vs Baylor - Burnt Orange Nation
Check out post-game statistics, data, and infographics for the Texas loss to Baylor.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas Jayhawks Full Recap: Game Five. Rocked and Chalked. EERS WIN. - The Smoking Musket
The Mountaineers returned after an open week to seek vengeance upon the Kansas Jayhawks after last year's disaster in Lawrence. But, by game time, things didn't quite feel right with Charlie Weis not on the sidelines.

What to Expect From TCU's Offense Against Baylor - Frogs O' War
TCU has slowly ramped up it's offense over the course of the first four games, and we can expect to see twists in the game plan this Saturday against Baylor.

Texas Tech, Kliff Kingsbury & the Struggle - Viva The Matadors
During periods of struggle we learn about ourselves and promise to never forget the feeling when things are better. And then we do just that.

"Revivalry" - A Baylor vs. TCU Hype Video - Our Daily Bears

Texas A&M Post-Mississippi State Press Conference - Good Bull Hunting
Recapping the post-Mississippi State press conferences held by Texas A&M coaches and players before next week's game with the Ole Miss Rebels.

Always Onside Kick, Go For It on 4th Down, Arrive At The Stadium Late - The Kevin Kelley Way at Pulaski Academy - Barking Carnival
Onside Kick, Go For It On 4th Down, Arrive At The Stadium Late.