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Houston Texans News: January 27, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans Shouldn't Count on Jadeveon Clowney in 2015 | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder, J.J. Watt of Houston Texans sign with American Family Insurance - ESPN
Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance is hoping to raise its profile among the big players in the insurance industry by signing Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Houston Texans defensive end J.J Watt.

Houston Texans owner on concussion settlement: It was about protecting the brand - NFL -
Texans owner Bob McNair told GQ Magazine that when it came to settling the lawsuit brought by former players who claim the league knew about the risks of head injuries, the NFL did so to "protect the brand."

Around the League

The making of LeGarrette Blount -
How LeGarrette Blount found success despite himself.

Robert Kraft expects NFL apology for DeflateGate -
Robert Kraft made a statement on DeflateGate on Monday, saying he expects the league to apologize if it clears the team of wrongdoing.

NFL investigating Patriots locker room attendant for DeflateGate -
A New England locker room attendant may have tampered with the footballs.

MMBM: Josh Gordon's suspension is actually Johnny Manziel's fault, maybe -
Just a word of warning, you're probably not prepared to handle the strong football takes and barrelfire NFL truths that you never knew your Mondays were missing.

The NFL is ready to stop talking about DeflateGate -
The repercussions of another scandal swirling around the Patriots have everyone around the league nervous.

2015 NFL mock draft: Assessing the Senior Bowl's impact -
We're fresh off Senior Bowl week. Did the practices in Mobile, Ala., boost any players in the draft?

Adam Vinatieri says no kicker will be happy if Pro Bowl rules are applied -
Adam Vinatieri missed two extra points Sunday night after the NFL experimented with more difficult rules for kickers.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Crawfish Boxes (TCB) Top 30 Prospect Week - The Crawfish Boxes
A week's worth of content on prospects as the season nears.

Rockets officially announce Chinese Lunar New Year uniforms - The Dream Shake
The Rockets previewed the Chinese Lunar New Year uniforms during media day, but officially announce the uniform today.

4-star WR John Burt recommits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
Let's ride, take two.

Red Raider Gridiron: Break Out Candidates for 2015; Daniels & Strickland Deciding - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech has a handful of break-out candidates for the 2015 season. 2015 Texas Tech targets Carlos Strickland and Darrion Daniels are deciding this week. ESPN tells Art Briles to move on.

Weekend Recruiting Roundup: 1/26/15 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs have a successful recruiting weekend, but the biggest question is still Daylon Mack...

Monday Shootaround: Let the Good Times Roll - Our Daily Bears
A second straight home win over a ranked opponent has catapulted Baylor basketball into the top 20. Here's a look at the week ahead.

Ultimate Texas Recruiting Industry Showdown Recap with Billy Liucci and Geoff Ketchum - Good Bull Hunting
The flames of recruiting carried over into a lengthy Twitter argument between TexAgs' Billy Liucci and OrangeBloods' Geoff Ketchum