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Houston Texans News: November 5, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Ryan Mallett says he is not lobbying to be the Texans starter, says tweet was ‘misconstrued’ - Ultimate Texans
Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett denied Tuesday that he’s lobbying for Ryan Fitzpatrick’s starting job with the Texans’ offense struggling, saying, "All I’m trying to do is be ready and get better. I always prepare like I’m the starter. I played behind Tom Brady (with New England). Obviously, I didn’t play much, but I prepared the same every week. I don’t expect anything less of myself."

Mercilus shines, earns praise from coaches - Ultimate Texans
Outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus has put together four consecutive strong performances.

Clowney's disappearing act must disappear - Houston Chronicle
Bill O'Brien must feel like he's juggling chainsaws at the circus.

Jadeveon Clowney's off-Field Foibles a Symptom of Houston's Dysfunction | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

The Film Don't Lie: Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
A weekly review of what the Houston Texans must fix.

PHOTOS: Taste of the Texans at NRG Stadium | News - Home
Houston Texans fans had the opportunity to wine and dine with Texans players, Lady Texans, the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, TORO and Texans Ambassadors at the sixth-annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP at NRG Stadium. The event was held Monday in the Verizon West Club.

Around the League

James Harrison is coming for your quarterbacks -
The Steelers dusted off a retired James Harrison to bolster their pass rush this season. It's working out very well. Now, James "Deebo" Harrison has earned Stephen White's Hoss of the Week Award.

Andrew Luck's style is 'full of substance' -
The Colts and their third-year quarterback are "throwing and thinking" their way to the top of the AFC.

NFL power rankings, Week 10: Cardinals, Patriots take over -
Which team is the NFL's best right now, Arizona or New England? And how does the rest of the league stack up after nine weeks? SB Nation's power rankings have the answers ... for this week anyway.

Adrian Peterson receives $4,000 fine, probation on plea deal -
Adrian Peterson's plea deal has been accepted, resolving his legal Add.v6332feftrouble but clouding his immediate NFL future.

Where are the NFL's lost locker rooms? -
At least four NFL locker rooms have been reportedly "lost" this season. SB Nation is putting out an all points bulletin to bring them home ... all of them.

Jerry Rice thinks Jim Harbaugh is 'gone' from the 49ers -
49ers great Jerry Rice added more fuel to rumors that head coach Jim Harbaugh will be leaving the organization after the season.

The epidemic bringing down the NFL's best teams -
The Broncos and Cowboys both lost this weekend, and there's a very specific problem at the heart of those losses.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Keuchel wins 2014 AL Gold Glove Award - The Crawfish Boxes
Dallas Keuchel wins 2014 Gold Glove Award for American League pitcher.

Recap: Rockets Lose Their Minds From Deep, Hand Heat First Loss, 108-91 - The Dream Shake
Good luck guarding this team when it looks like this.

Contacts helping Texas S Mykkele Thompson find the football - Burnt Orange Nation
The second career interception for the Texas senior against Texas Tech was enabled by a little investigative work by head coach Charlie Strong.

Red Raider Gridiron: Marquez is Novembers RRC Athlete of the Month; - Viva The Matadors
It's a bye week and it's a slow news day, but we're here to help. Bradley Marquez was named the Red Raider Club athlete of the month and some players are being considered for post-season honors.

TCU Horned Frogs Move To No. 6 in College Football Playoff Rankings - Frogs O' War
A win over West Virginia in Morgantown, coupled with some key teams losing, helped TCU jump to No. 6 in this week's College Football Playoff Rankings.

First Look: Oklahoma Sooners - Our Daily Bears
Let's do this, folks. Let's get #ReadyForOU.

Texas A&M Press Conference: Auburn - Good Bull Hunting
Asking Texas A&M coaches about Kyle Allen, the state of the team, and the plan moving ahead after the win against ULM

Swag Hawk Down: Collieateral Damage - Barking Carnival
The best thing you'll see today.

The Dynamo name Matt Jordan as Vice-President and General Manager - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo hired Matt Jordan to serve as Vice-President and General Manager after he served 4 seasons as Technical Director with the Montreal Impact.