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Houston Texans News: December 10, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Jadeveon Clowney had microfracture knee surgery -
Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture knee surgery Monday, Ian Rapoport reported. Will the Houston Texans' No. 1 overall pick be ready for the start of the 2015 season?

It's unfair to label Jadeveon Clowney's career already - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
What's important to remember here is that a player's career is more than his rookie season.

J.J. Watt might not win MVP award, but he is NFL's best player -
In a quarterback-driven league, it's hard to imagine J.J. Watt actually winning the MVP award. But Bucky Brooks says the Houston Texans dynamo is the top player in the NFL -- and here's why.

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans has microfracture surgery, out 9 months - ESPN
Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture knee surgery on Monday and is expected to be sidelined nine months, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

O'Brien on Arian Foster: "I saw the look in his eye"
Bill O'Brien makes a big fourth-down decision after he saw the look in Arian Foster's eye.

Texans Telestrator: Week 14 Review
Head coach Bill O'Brien is joined by Texans analyst John Harris as they break down the film from the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Around the League

2015 NFL Draft quarterback rankings: It's Mariota, Winston and little else -
The Oregon star fronts a poor class of signal callers. He's followed by the Florida State Heisman Trophy winner, who comes packed with question marks.

Cam Newton suffers back injury in car wreck -
Cam Newton was involved in an accident Tuesday when his truck overturned on a bridge. Here's everything we know.

Richard Sherman criticizes NFL for 'poor management' on player conduct policy -
The Seahawks cornerback was one of four players to give their perspective on the NFL's progress toward the new policy.

It's time for Johnny Manziel in Cleveland -
Cleveland needs Johnny Football if it is going to have any shot at making the playoffs. Retired NFL player Stephen White explains why making the switch is the best thing the Browns can do.

Healthy habits start on first down -
Our Department of Football Epidemiology reminds you that what an offense does on first down can make or break the rest of the game, as this week's case studies in Baltimore and Tampa Bay illustrate.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Houston Rockets: The Walking... Injured? - The Dream Shake
To say the Rockets are a little banged up is an understatement.

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow was extended last offseason - The Crawfish Boxes
Jeff Luhnow's extension came after the worst season in franchise history and a 19 game improvement last season.

Owen Coyle's Clean Slate: Reversing the Narrative - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo's new head coach, Owen Coyle, arrives from a very tumultuous era of his career. With the club and coach looking to redefine themselves, Dynamo Theory takes a look at where he came from and what questions he'll need to address.

FINAL: Baylor 77, Texas A&M 63 - Our Daily Bears
The Bears took it to an impressive Texas A&M team, winning this one big 77-63 and moving to 8-1 on the young season.

Bloodbath on the Brazos: Texas A&M vs. Baylor Basketball Instant Reaction - Good Bull Hunting
That...was ugly.

Texas Longhorns Basketball: How the Texas Backcourt is Coping without Isaiah Taylor - Burnt Orange Nation
Looking at the Texas Longhorns without their star point guard.

Texas Tech News, Notes & Links: Big 12 to Probably Do Nothing; Soccer Finishes 14th - Viva The Matadors
It appears that after being left out of the College Football Playoff the Big 12 will . . . do nothing. The soccer team finishes 14th in the nation and volleyballer Rachel Brummitt is honored. We also consider returning Big 12 quarterbacks.