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Houston Texans News: September 24, 2014

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Alex Goodlett

Houston Texans News

Texans rookie RB Alfred Blue tries to fill Arian Foster’s shoes - Ultimate Texans
Arian Foster sprinted sideline to sideline, striding through the New York Giants’ end zone while team trainers and general manager Rick Smith watched close.

With Shane Lechler questionable, Texans work out four punters - Ultimate Texans
While Shane Lechler continued to undergo treatment for a hip flexor, the Texans tried out four punters today.

Texans intent on fixing mistakes after first loss
The Houston Texans limited their mistakes while winning their first two games.

Bills vs. Texans, NFL Week 4: Cyril Richardson may start for Buffalo - Buffalo Rumblings
If left guard Chris Williams (back) can't play for the Bills in Week 4, rookie Cyril Richardson will be making his NFL debut against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans.

Giants' Justin Pugh: Texans 'tapped out' late in game -
When the dust settled on the Giants' 30-17 win against the Texans, Justin Pugh said that Houston's defensive line simply "tapped out" by the end of the game.

Arian Foster of Houston Texans says he is day to day with hamstring injury - ESPN
Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster said he is day to day with the hamstring injury that prevented him from playing in this past Sunday's loss to the New York Giants.

BWTB: Texans, Bills very connected
The Texans and Buffalo Bills square off in Week 4 at NRG Stadium, and they share a slew of connections.

Around the League

Eli Manning, Giants buying into new offensive system -
The Giants got off to a rough start with a new offensive coordinator and system, but things are looking up after a Week 3 win over the Texans. Was it a blip or a sign of things to come?

NFL power rankings, Week 4: Cardinals, Chargers climbing fast -
Week 3 featured a few blowouts, a couple of barn burners, an upset or two sprinkled in for good measure and thankfully, some fun. SB Nation's weekly power rankings take stock of where things stand.

Jason Hatcher on learning to be a good father -
The Washington defensive end talks about fatherhood, date nights and why he Instagramed a pic of a cold tub.

Absurd power rankings: The NFL teams best prepared to have a wideout play QB -
If the measure of a team is "has a wide receiver who can step in and play quarterback in a pinch," NFC South fans shouldn't plan on a deep playoff run.

Kirk Cousins could remain starter over RGIII, Jerry Jones disses Morris Claiborne -
In other NFL news, the Panthers are thin at running back and the 49ers get a positive update on Vernon Davis.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rangers 2, Astros 1: Obie's Struggles, Cold Bats Lead to Second Straight Loss - The Crawfish Boxes
Oberholtzer was not on his game tonight, and neither was the offense. That is the recipe for a loss.

Suspended Texas OT Kennedy Estelle dismissed from team - Burnt Orange Nation
Junior Kenedy Estelle is now the ninth player dismissed under head coach Charlie Strong.

Red Raider Gridiron: Hall of Fame/Honor Class Announced; True Freshmen Playing - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech announced the most recent Hall of Fame/Honor Class. Who are the true freshman who might play the rest of the year and according to one report, very few know all of the details with the resignation of Matt Wallerstedt.

Frog Poll: Week 4 - Frogs O' War
The Big 12 retakes the thrown, Lane Kiffin's mixtape, the brilliance of Marcus Mariotta, the emergence of Dak Prescott, and The Children Mendenhall

Baylor vs. Iowa State Advanced Stats Preview - Our Daily Bears
The Bears go on the road this week for their Big 12 opener to Ames, Iowa. What do the advanced stats say about this matchup?

What other animals could be A&M's new mascot? - Good Bull Hunting
Why just a dog? GBH thinks outside the Boxer to see what other animals might make a good mascot for Texas A&M.

An Attempt At A Kansas Football Scouting Report - Barking Carnival
Bad team. Bad uniforms. What good can come out of it?