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Houston Texans News: November 20, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Watt: "Each position is different"
J.J. Watt and the rest of the defensive line were practicing knockdowns at the line. Watt had other things in mind.

Bengals DE Wallace Gilberry calls out Texans DE J.J. Watt on Jay Mohr Sports show, says he won't score on me when teams play Sunday, says he would knock Watt flat on his ass | FOX Sports
It isn't often that opposing defensive ends talk trash about lining up against one another on the field. And it's even less often that someone calls out J.J. Watt. Clearly, Wallace Gilberry isn't your typical defensive end.

Don't count out Houston Texans in AFC South - NFL - ESPN - Insider Required
Despite having to implement a new starting QB, Field Yates says that the Houston Texans shouldn't be counted out of the AFC South title race. He points to the team's stout defense and favorable schedule as reasons why it could overtake the Colts.

Houston Texans' Arian Foster returns to practice - ESPN
Foster suffered a groin injury against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 2.

Texans report: O'Brien looking for practice perfection - Houston Chronicle
The Texans defensive end was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday for his effort last Sunday in a win at Cleveland.

Will Bengals bring Good Andy or Bad Andy to play Texans? - Houston Chronicle
The quarterback Cincy fans call "Good Andy" came to play in New Orleans on Sunday and left the Saints reeling, completing 70-plus percent of his passes and throwing three of them for touchdowns in a 27-10 romp.

Ryan Mallett looks like the QB Houston's been searching for -
Danny Kelly watched the tape and found some real positives in the debut game from the Houston Texans' latest starting quarterback.

Around the League

Don't blame RG3 for all of Washington's problems -
RG3's comments following a Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers prompted a public reprimand from his head coach and a wave of criticism. But the wrong person is getting most of the blame for the team's struggles.

Florida DE Dante Fowler is the first underclassmen to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft -
Fowler going pro is a positive for the draft. Georgia running back Todd Gurley getting injured is a resounding negative that impacts other running backs.

Bills vs. Jets could be postponed due to snow, per report -
The Bills are attempting to clear out the snow in time for kickoff, but the game could be postponed.

Kurt Warner, Junior Seau among 2015 semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame -
Warner and Seau are just two of the 26 eligible semifinalists up for induction in Canton.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros rumors: Will Jason Castro be traded or extended? - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston's All-Star catcher turned down a contract extension before last season. Was that a mistake? Will that lead to a trade?

Rockets, minus Dwight, lose to Lakers 98-92 - The Dream Shake
They're perilously thin up front, and that (plus Kobe and Nick Young's abilities to hit tough shots) was on full display as the Rockets lost a very winnable game.

Texas Longhorns 2015 football schedule revealed - Burnt Orange Nation
Take a look into the future after the Big 12 conference released the 2015 schedule.

Red Raider Gridiron: Kliff Kingsbury's Salary; Breiden Fehoko Accepts UA Honor - Viva The Matadors
Is Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury overpaid? We take a look at his salary in comparison to the rest of college football. Texas Tech commit Breiden Fehoko accepts his Under Armour jersey. Will Le'Raven Clark declare for the NFL Draft?

The Frogs O'War Playoff Shootaround - Frogs O' War
It's the middle of the week...we all know what that means. Playoff chatter. The Frogs dropped one spot last night, as expected. The FoW staff discuss the best and worst case scenarios. And...

Advanced Stats: A Reintroduction - Our Daily Bears
Attempting to reintroduce and explain all the advanced stats that we use on ODB in our previews.

Beating TCU: The Dirty Little Secret - Barking Carnival
The TCU defense isn't as good as you've been led to believe. And that's good news for a struggling UT offense.

We're afraid of playing Texas. What else are we scared of? - Good Bull Hunting