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Houston Texans News: December 5, 2014

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

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Houston Texans News

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans to have knee surgery, go on injured reserve - ESPN
Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will have surgery on his right knee and be put on injured reserve, the team announced Thursday.

Andre Johnson wants to play 15 years, all with Texans -
Andre Johnson is no longer undecided about his future in Houston. The star wide receiver said Thursday he wants to spend his entire career with the Texans. How long will he continue to play?

DeAndre Hopkins outplaying Andre Johnson for Texans -
DeAndre Hopkins is coming off the most dominant performance by a wide receiver this season. Find out what NFL Media's Mike Mayock has to say about Hopkins' talent level.

'Playoffs' not a dirty word as long as Texans focus on task at hand - Houston Chronicle
The message is easy to deliver but difficult to carry out.

Jacksonville Jaguars nearing NFL record for most consecutive games as point-spread underdog - The Washington Post
After Sunday they'll be two games away, but a game looms in which they might just be favored.

CB Jumal Rolle: From Catawba to the Texans
Jumal Rolle has gone from practice squad to a magnet for interceptions in just a few short months as a first-year cornerback.

Arian Foster of Houston Texans tries out English accent - ESPN
Arian Foster made an announcement before his least favorite part of his Houston Texans obligations. He intended to do his weekly interview session in his best attempt at a British accent.

J.J. Watt - Could Houston Texans defensive end be one of NFL's best tight ends? - ESPN
Could J.J. Watt be as good as Rob Gronkowski as a tight end? Of course not. He'd be much, much better, writes David Fleming.

Around the League

'Thursday Night Football,' schedule and results: Cowboys down Bears, 41-28 -
The Cowboys used a big second half to take down the Bears in Chicago Thursday night.

Sorting through the NFL's logjam of 7-5 teams -
As we enter December, there is a mess of 7-5 teams fighting for a few precious playoff spots. Who are the pretenders and contenders? We break it down for you.

'Toxic' environment dragging down the Jets, Rex Ryan -
There's tension between the Jets head coach and his offensive coordinator. Players are questioning the motivations and management decisions by the front office. It's a toxic culture behind the 2-10 record.

Washington's secondary is the team's biggest problem, not RG3 -
The RGIII and Colt McCoy quarterback drama is far more interesting for the media to dissect, and while it's not pretty under center in Washington, it's the secondary that has been the bigger disaster. Stephen White reviews its latest work.

Ranking the NFL's beautiful, boy band-worthy kickers, based solely on looks -
This week's absurd power rankings have something for NFL fans AND One Direction lovers.

Former Michigan coach recommends Jim Harbaugh as Brady Hoke's replacement -
The 49ers coach's name continues to buzz in Ann Arbor.

Ravens' NT Haloti Ngata suspended for violating performance enhancing substances policy -
Ngata will miss the rest of the regular season after a violation of NFL policy.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets will try to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to Kevin McHale's home state of Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves.

Texas guard signee Kerwin Roach: In-person evaluation - Burnt Orange Nation
Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the 2015 signee based on his performance against Anderson.

Texas Tech News, Notes & Links: Baseball Releases Schedule; Fehoko Family - Viva The Matadors
The Fehoko family leaves one family in Hawaii only to arrive in Lubbock to a second home. The Texas Tech baseball schedule was released yesterday and Tim Tadlock isn't afraid to play anyone.

TCU basketball beats Ole Miss, 66-54 - Frogs O' War
The Horned Frogs are now 8-0 on the season...just like we thought

Podcast Episode 60: Baylor Makes The Soul Happy - Our Daily Bears
We're talking ESPN College GameDay, signs, Kansas State, and of course the College Football Playoff. Check it out. Broadcast live on December 4, 2014.

Kyler Murray, Deshawn Capers-Smith, and Christian Kirk are named Gatorade Players of the Year - Good Bull Hunting
Gatorade honored Kyler Murray for Texas and Deshawn Capers-Smith for Louisiana.

Kentucky Scouting Report - Barking Carnival
If we can slow down Ron Mercer, we have a chance.


Today, I'm getting married. Carrie is amazing and everything a man could hope for. It also helps she is a Houston sports fan through and through.

Carrie Ryan