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Houston Texans News: December 31, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Ex-Texans coach Gary Kubiak set to interview with NY Jets - Ultimate Texans
Gary Kubiak helped keep the Texans out of the 2014 playoffs. Now the ex-Texans coach has another shot at a big-time gig.

Texans scouting director to interview for Jets' GM job - Houston Chronicle
The Texans signed nine players who were on their practice squad to reserve/future contracts Tuesday, and they also granted the New York Jets permission to interview director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan for their general manager's job.

Jaguars vs. Texans: Breaking down the last drive of the game - Big Cat Country
Down 23-17, the Jaguars were within five yards of the game-winning touchdown. And then they blew it.

Houston Texans To Sign Tevita Finau - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans continued building their roster for the 2015 season by adding defensive end Tevita Finau.

Texans Sign Nine to Future/Reserve Contacts - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans have signed nine players to futures/reserve contract for the 2015 season.

Randy White: ‘J.J. Watt is as good as they come’ - Ultimate Texans
Count Randy White as a member of the J.J. Watt Fan Club.

Houston Texans' J.J. Watt gets swatted by young fan | FOX Sports
J.J. Watt gets his pass swatted by young Texans fan.

Around the League

Chiefs LB Justin Houston earns the only award a pass rusher really needs -
Who needs a DPOY when you have TWO Hoss of the Week awards! Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White hands out the hardware to the Chiefs' pass rusher for outstanding conclusion to the season.

Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play against Cowboys in playoffs -
Ndamukong Suh will be fined for stepping on Aaron Rodgers' ankle and will be available to play in the playoffs.

Rex Ryan has interviews with Falcons, 49ers -
Former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has lined up interviews with the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Ryan was recently fired by the Jets...

NFL power rankings, final edition: Seahawks reclaim top spot, Steelers and Ravens move up -
The Seahawks finished the regular season in the same spot they started it, at the top of our NFL power rankings.

Ugly truths about the 20 NFL teams that didn't make the playoffs -
The regular season is over. SB Nation's department of football epidemiology diagnosed where it all went wrong for the team's who aren't going to the postseason.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Sabermetrics: Keuchel, Webb, and SIERA - The Crawfish Boxes
This sabermetrics topic compares Dallas Keuchel and Brandon Webb.

Rocket wants: Who Daryl Morey might chase next - The Dream Shake
If the Rockets GM makes another move, who would be coming to H-Town?

TE Devonaire Clarington to pick between four schools at 2015 US Army All-American Bowl -
The versatile tight end will announce at the Army Bowl and will have four hats on the table, but two schools seem to have a better shot than the others.

Who Are the Coaches Recruiting? - Viva The Matadors
With National Signing Day just around the corner, let's take a look at what coaches are recruiting which players.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Staff Picks - Frogs O' War
For one final time in 2014 the staff gets their predictions out into the world.

ROLL CALL: Cotton Bowl Edition! Events | Tailgates | Tickets | Watch Parties - Our Daily Bears
The Cotton Bowl is almost here! Where will you watch it?

Rumors of LSU's John Chavis filling Texas A&M's defensive coordinator vacancy - Good Bull Hunting
Will the lauded LSU defensive coordinator be coaching in Aggieland next season?