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Houston Texans News: September 5, 2014

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

Larry French

Houston Texans News

The Test: Does Robert Griffin III stand a chance against Texans’ J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney?
The Test brings together two of The Post’s specialists to take unique looks at a Redskins issue leading up to each weekend’s game. Neil Greenberg of our Fancy Stats blog runs the numbers; Separately, Mark Bullock gives it the eye test. Readers get a double dose of insight.

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans cleared after suffering concussion - ESPN
Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney suffered a concussion on August 20th from a helmet-to-helmet hit, but is healthy and ready to play in Houston's season-opener against Washington.

Texans hope Clowney can help contain RG3 - Houston Chronicle
Despite the predraft hype that promoted him as a once-in-a-generation pass rusher, Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney doesn't have to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his debut against Washington.

Houston Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney suffered concussion in practice | FOX Sports
Texans OLB Clowney reveals concussion.

TE Garrett Graham of Houston Texans has back injury, may miss opener - ESPN
Texans starting tight end Garrett Graham has a back injury and might miss the team's season opener against Washington.

Texans encourage fans to wear white Sunday
Sunday’s Texans-Redskins game is the annual "Liberty White Out" theme honoring first responders.

2 freakish injuries have left Texans' Cushing battle-tested - Houston Chronicle
Two wrong-place, wrong-time hits do not constitute a pattern or a trend, so call Cushing "injury-prone" at your own peril.

Texans fan's custom-made J.J. Watt jersey stolen from dry cleaner | News - Home
Now, just days before the Texans open their regular season on Sunday, Martin and his 14-year-old daughter April are without the Watt jerseys they wear before every game.

Slot receiver Damaris Johnson happy to land spot with Texans - Ultimate Texans
One of the newest Texans, receiver Damaris Johnson, met with the media today for the first time since the Texans claimed him on waivers from Philadelphia.

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BWTB: Texans enhance gameday menu
From LED lighting to gameday grub, NRG Stadium offers first class amenities to home team and visiting fans alike.

Around the League

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

People vs. the NFL: After an offseason in which the NFL got almost everything wrong, a lifelong fan reflects on shame, love, fatherhood, and the future of the league. -
After an offseason in which the NFL got almost everything wrong, a lifelong fan reflects on shame, love, fatherhood, and the future of the league.

The Packers didn't throw at Richard Sherman once -
Next time somebody should give him a magazine or something so he can pass the time.

Packers vs. Seahawks 2014 final score: 3 things we learned in Seattle's 36-16 win -
The NFL season picked up right where it left off, with the Seattle Seahawks crushing a quality opponent. This time it was the Green Bay Packers in a one-sided 36-16 win that has a lot of people feeling just fine about their Super Bowl picks already.

Dr. Marshawn and Mr. Lynch: The two sides of the unpredictable Seahawks star -
The two sides of the unpredictable Seahawks star.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Dexter Fowler and the reason the Astros have played better - The Crawfish Boxes
Trying to figure out why Houston's played so well in the second half.

Football Across the Big XII: Week 2 Preview - Viva The Matadors
WVU and OKST played well against the Top 2 teams in the nation, while Iowa State had a disappointing effort against an FCS squad. We also take a look at the first Big XII match-up of the year and what else is happening around the Big XII.

Baylor's 3-4: The Defense That Dominated SMU And Could Change Everything - Our Daily Bears
On Sunday, Baylor threw a modified 3-4 defense at SMU that the Mustangs simply could not figure out. The success of that defense could be key to Baylor's hopes this year.

Additional Kyle Field Concessions: Nacho Menu - Good Bull Hunting
So many nachos to choose from.