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Houston Texans News: January 16, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 16, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Duane Brown recognizes Community Quarterback
Texans left tackle Duane Brown recognized Marion Fisher, the 2014 BHP Billiton Community Quarterback Award recipient, on Thursday.

BWTB: The "visiting team"
Houston will be tagged the "visiting team" at Paul Brown Stadium, Bank of America Stadium, the Georgia Dome, Sun Life Stadium, and Ralph Wilson Stadium.

TBT: Arian Foster's emotional contract signing
When Arian Foster signed his five-year contract, it was an emotional day as he recalled his hardships growing up.

Gary Kubiak will be Broncos GM John Elway's top candidate if he's willing to interview - The Denver Post
If Gary Kubiak will change his mind about becoming an NFL head coach again for his good friend John Elway, there appears to be little question that he will become the man to beat for the Broncos job.

Around the League

Don't forget about Eddie Lacy and the Packers' running game -
Something about the Packers has changed since the last time they played the Seahawks, in Week 1. Danny Kelly takes a closer look at an innovative rushing attack that's been overlooked down the stretch and in the playoffs.

Cardale Jones returning to Ohio State after National Championship -
The former third-string QB starred in three postseason games and will return to compete for the starting job.

Dez Bryant took 3 steps and no one knows what a catch is -
Forget the "Calvin Johnson rule." It should have never mattered. The NFL needs to fix its officiating problem.

Why the Patriots' trick play doesn't have to be just a trick -
The Pats got some nice gains -- and upset John Harbaugh -- with a unique look Saturday. But unlike most trick plays, they don't have to use this one just once.

Breaking Madden: The Touchdown Tom Trilogy concludes -
The Patriots' offense: 11 identical clones of Tom Brady. The Colts' defense: 11 enormous superhumans who have never seen a football game. In this episode of Breaking Madden, Touchdown Tom is in for the fight of his life.

Chandler Jones, Jordy Nelson need to rebound from poor performances -
The Patriots, Packers and Colts all advanced, but not necessarily because of the performances from a few key players. Here's a look at who needs to step up to get of the Hoss Under Roll team.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros rumors: Carlos Corporan a target for the Rangers - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros appear to be in discussions with Texas about veteran backstop Carlos Corporan.

Rockets vs. Thunder Final Score: Houston Blasts Oklahoma City, 112-101 - The Dream Shake
The Rockets, led by 31 points from James Harden, left little doubt with this game as they stomped their Western Conference Rival.

Texas Longhorns trying to close strong in 2015 class heading towards NSD - Burnt Orange Nation
An in-depth breakdown of the remaining targets and important dates as the current recruiting cycle winds down.

Fursday Funnies: 1/15/2015 - Viva The Matadors
Another Bad Lip Reading, St Louis is really good and really bad, and Oregon is a big fat cheater.

The Committee Got It Right - Or Did They? - Frogs O' War
The first ever College Football Playoff Committee is sitting back and celebrating with cigars and 20 year old scotch. Their swagger is sky high right now and who could blame them?

Baylor Bears inch past Iowa State Cyclones 74-73 in Big 12 Clash - Our Daily Bears
In a game that came down to the buzzer, Baylor came out on top.

Texas A&M appears twice on's Top 25 Games of 2014 - Good Bull Hunting
Read the excerpts and watch highlight videos.

2015 MLS Combine and Superdraft - Dynamo Theory
The MLS Combine gets underway today and Dynamo Theory has singled out multiple players to keep an eye on throughout the weekend to keep you informed!