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Houston Texans News: December 24, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ J.J. Watt, Arian Foster named to Pro Bowl - Ultimate Texans
Tuesday’s Pro Bowl selection was the first of many end-of-the-year honors for J.J. Watt, but, since the Texans year has not ended yet, the defensive star’s focus is on Sunday’s critical final game and not on awards.

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers headline 2015 Pro Bowl rosters - NFL -
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, perhaps the two leaders for this season's MVP award, headlined the 2015 Pro Bowl rosters announced Tuesday night.

Inside Houston Texans lineman David Quessenberry's battle with lymphoma - ESPN
David Quessenberry hopes to resume his football career after his cancer treatment concludes.

Setting the table: Key matchups, players for Jaguars-Texans
The Jaguars will close the 2014 regular season against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, a game with playoff implications for the Texans. But as the Jaguars prepare for that game, they do so with a clear goal.

What You Missed In Texans Game
Courtney Upshaw sets the edge. Didn’t matter what Ravens did against Watt. Pressure up the middle.

Jared Crick is Cutting Loose for the Texans - Houston - Scout
Jared Crick is turing into a complete player for the Houston Texans and his play since coming out of the bye week has shown his growth as a player.

BWTB: Texans all-time Pro Bowl team
The Pro Bowl candidates will be announced on Tuesday night, so Drew Dougherty looked back at the Texans' history and came up with a Pro Bowl squad.

Film study from the Ravens' 25-13 loss to the Houston Texans -
The Ravens' strategy of trying to establish the run backfired badly as they got stuffed repeatedly at the line of scrimmage by Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt.

Watt, Barbara Bush team up for a holiday classic - Houston Chronicle
On Tuesday night at the Hobby Center former first lady Barbara Bush and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt teamed up to read the Clement Clarke Moore classic poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," also known as " '​Twas the Night Before Christmas," for the audience attending the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular."

Around the League

Sometimes it's too late for an NFL team to change -
NFL teams try to adapt as the season goes by, but sometimes it's not enough to save their dwindling hopes.

Pro Bowl 2015: Richard Sherman, Aaron Rodgers headline the rosters -
The Pro Bowl teams won't be drafted until late January, but the full roster of Pro Bowl selections are out. We have a rundown of who made it and who got snubbed.

Are the Bengals ready for primetime? -
The Bengals are back in the playoffs for a fourth straight season. Is Monday's upset win over the Broncos the sign of a team ready to move beyond its last three postseason disappointments?

Santa Claus tries to get each NFL team everything on their wish list -
Christmas time is here, and that means Santa Claus is gonna get around to getting you exactly what your favorite team needs. Maybe.

Giants DE Kerry Wynn earns the Hoss of the Week award -
The Giants turned to undrafted rookie defensive end Kerry Wynn because of injuries in recent weeks, and he's making the most out of the opportunity. His big game against the Rams in Week 16 earned him Stephen White's Hoss of the Week award.

Michigan 'feels good about having their guy,' per report -
If Harbaugh to Michigan happens, it will likely be soon.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Wishing the Astros will be like the 2012 Pirates, in a good way - The Crawfish Boxes
Filed under "Articles you'd never see on TCB in 2006"

Corey Brewer trade reaction, Josh Smith rumors and all that is James Harden - The Dream Shake
There's lots of news to digest in Houston these days.

Texas Longhorns make top three for four-star WR Ryan Newsome - Burnt Orange Nation
It's only a matter of time?

Top Texas Tech Plays of 2014 - Viva The Matadors
We look back at the past year and try to figure out the top plays in Texas Tech sports over the past year. Here is my list of the Top Plays of 2014

Could the Frogs Dance this March? - Frogs O' War
At the end of the college basketball season, 148 of the 351 Division I college basketball teams will play in a postseason tournament. What would it take for TCU to be one of them?

OurDailyPodcast Episode 62: There's GOLD In Them Thar Hills! - Our Daily Bears
We're talking about the latest in recruiting world plus taking a look back at the regular season that was 2014.

THE TAILGATE: A Liberty Bowl Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs West Virginia - Good Bull Hunting
HEAR YE! HEAR YE!The final game of the 2014 season is upon us. It has been a doozy of a season, but I can't imagine that any drama could possibly take place this offseason.I sense a nice relaxing 8...

Shooting From the Corner: Stanford Cardinal at Texas Longhorns Basketball - Barking Carnival
Some days you get the Javan, some days the Javan gets you

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