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Houston Texans News: November 11, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Then and Now: Watt, White and Lilly
NFL Media's Elliot Harrison explains why Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reminds him of a combination of former NFL greats Bob Lilly and Reggie White.

Texans gear up to face former teammate
The Texans take on the Cleveland Browns and former teammate Ben Tate this Sunday at First Energy Field.

Brian Cushing's Lost Year Should Concern Houston Texans Going Forward | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Browns stronger at QB than sliding Texans - Ultimate Texans
Ryan Mallett could be the one. He’s also only thrown four passes in three-plus NFL seasons, was given away by the New England Patriots for almost nothing two months ago and hasn’t started a real game since Arkansas’ Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State on Jan. 4, 2011.

Texans report: Healthier outlook includes Joseph - Houston Chronicle
Getting four consecutive days off and not playing on Sunday has improved the Texans' injury situation.

Around the League

Monday Night Football schedule and results: Mark Sanchez, Eagles embarrass Panthers - SBNation.com
Mark Sanchez has perhaps the best game of his career as the Eagles roll over a hapless Panthers team and a beat-up Cam Newton.

How Michael Vick changed the game - SBNation.com
The Jets quarterback has had his ups and downs over the years, but on Sunday, Vick ran his way into the record book and reminded fans what it is that makes him a special player.

Keepers: The best fantasy waiver pickups for Week 11 - SBNation.com
If you play fantasy football, you should consider adding these players that you have maybe heard of before, such as the little-known Robert Griffin III.

MMBM Week 10: Can a city fire an entire franchise? - SBNation.com
Can a city fire an entire franchise? We're about to find out.

Carson Palmer out for year with torn ACL - SBNation.com
Just two days after receiving a $50 million extension, Carson Palmer suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday.

Ben Roethlisberger didn't know James Harrison was playing offense - SBNation.com
James Harrison was in the game as a tight end, but Ben Roethlisberger says that wasn't supposed to happen.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Rumors: Astros inquire about SP Hammel - The Crawfish Boxes
According to Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich, the Astros are kicking tires and checking under the hood of free agent starting pitcher Jason Hammel

Rockets Capsules - Mini Player Reviews at the 9% Mark - The Dream Shake
Can't wait for 10% of the season to jump to conclusions? Neither can we!

Charlie Strong, players describe post-game locker room celebration - Burnt Orange Nation
"He's a heavy lil fella."

Welcome Two New Frogs O' War Writers: Reese Gordon and thatbrownman - Frogs O' War
Welcome two new writers, Reese Gordon and thatbrownman into the fold.

Cinematic Highlights: Baylor vs. Oklahoma - Our Daily Bears
THESE THE HIGHLIGHTS YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR?? Yes. Yes they are.

Spanish audio extended cut: A&M's field goal block and TD + surprise ending - Good Bull Hunting
I got a little weird with this one.

2015 Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting: Horns land JUCO OT Tristan Nickelson - Barking Carnival
A 6-8, 310 pound developmental prospect makes #18.