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Houston Texans News: September 25, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Alex Goodlett

Houston Texans News

DeAndre Hopkins to take on bigger role for Texans -
Coach Bill O'Brien said this week the Texans need to do a better job of getting the ball to DeAndre Hopkins. Has Houston finally found a star opposite Andre Johnson?

Texans report: Rookie Nix to sit out rest of season - Houston Chronicle
Louis Nix III was supposed to be a rookie nose tackle who anchored the Texans' new two-gap, 3-4 defense in 2014.

RTC: Bill O'Brien takes the blame - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

Texans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day
The Houston Texans will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of special events, highlighted by the annual Hispanic Heritage Day game presented by XFINITY on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Texans Quotes: September 24
Read quotes from Texans coaches and players.

Texans’ Arian Foster, Shane Lechler likely to be worked out pregame Sunday - Ultimate Texans
Running back Arian Foster and punter Shane Lechler remain day-to-day, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said.

‘Who’s that?’ – Texans’ J.J. Watt doesn’t know what ‘tapped out’ is - Ultimate Texans
The victorious Giants rushed for 193 yards against the Texans’ defense last Sunday.

Texans’ O’Brien, Bills’ Marrone match wits as reunion awaits - Ultimate Texans
The friendship between Texans coach Bill O’Brien and Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone dates back nearly 20 years.

Arian Foster "did some things" on Wednesday
Head coach Bill O'Brien gave an update on Arian Foster's readiness for the game against Buffalo.

D.J. Swearinger to wear brace 3-4 weeks
D.J. Swearinger will also continue to wear a brace on his left arm.

Around the League

Meet the woman who wants to make the NFL pay its taxes -
A movement that started with a petition over a year ago has come to involve Senators and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. The woman who started it talks about how and why.

John Brown, Jordan Matthews highlight a big week for rookie receivers -
A handful of rookies have made immediate impacts n the first month of the NFL season, but perhaps none helped their teams win more than John Brown and Jordan Matthews last week. Here's a look at that duo, plus a few more receivers that stepped up big

The Raiders got screwed by the referees -
The Raiders scored a touchdown in fourth quarter of a close game against the Patriots that tied the score, but the officials blew it with a terrible call. Stephen White breaks down what should've been the week's biggest upset.

The best cornerback in the NFL (for now) is ... -
Let's resolve this complex, entirely relative, and inconsequential debate once and for all.

Ryan Tannehill names himself Dolphins starter -
Ryan Tannehill is frustrated by Joe Philbin's indecision about who will start for Miami in Week 4.

South Park benched Robert Griffin III for Kirk Cousins, too -
Speedy animators!

South Park made Roger Goodell into a malfunctioning robot -

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros manager search: Ken Rosenthal says five candidates contacted by phone - The Crawfish Boxes
We've got a list. Finally.

LB Breckyn Hager flips to the Texas Longhorns from the Baylor Bears - Burnt Orange Nation
One of Texas legend Britt Hager's sons will finally have a chance to play at their father's alma mater.

Sports Illustrated's Profile on Kliff Kingsbury - Viva The Matadors
A terrific look at the person that is Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury from Sports Illustrated.

Frogs O' War, a TCU Horned Frogs community
Your best source for quality TCU Horned Frogs news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Week 5 Advanced Stats: The Big 12 Conference - Our Daily Bears

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Arkansas - Good Bull Hunting
I imagine life gets pretty hard at the Bielema residence. All work and no play makes Bret a dull boy. Run up the middle, run up the middle, run slightly to the left of middle, play action? nope...

Charlie Strong on Kennedy Estelle Dismissal - Barking Carnival
Strong talks core values.

Buffalo Rumblings
Bills vs Texans coverage