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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, January 29, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Wade Phillips joining Gary Kubiak’s Broncos staff as defensive coordinator - Ultimate Texans
For the eighth time in an NFL coaching career that has spanned five decades, Wade Phillips has been hired as a defensive coordinator. But Phillips’ new gig in Denver, working under Gary Kubiak for the second time and also taking charge of the defense in Denver also for the second time, presents a different wrinkle.

Two Texans on NFLPA's "Rising 50" List - Houston - Scout
The NFLPA rolled out their inaugural "Rising 50" List and two Texans have made the list.

Texans Infamous Tailgate Squad shares Super Bowl snack buffet id - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston
The H-E-B Tailgater of the Year winner for the 2014-2015 NFL season is the Texans Infamous Tailgate Squad. With only a few days until the 'big game,' members Kathy Chang, Josh Townsend, Mike Green ...

Should the Houston Texans Go after Eagles QB Nick Foles?
The Eagles apparent indecision on what to do with quarterback Nick Foles has intrigued teams around the league, and possible suitors are beginning...

Around the League

When Vince Wilfork almost quit football - SBNation.com
As he prepares for his fourth Super Bowl, the Patriots defensive tackle reflects on a series of events that almost drove him away from the game for good.

Seahawks fans put Patriots fans to shame at Super Bowl 2015 Media Day - SBNation.com
Your move, Patriots fans.

Diving deep into the New England vs. Seattle Super Bowl matchup and picking a winner - SBNation.com
Can the Patriots run the ball? Can the Seahawks slow down Rob Gronkowski? Those questions and more factored into Stephen White's Super Bowl pick.

Looking for the truth at Super Bowl 49 Media Day - SBNation.com
PFT Commenter went to Media Day looking for some answers from Pete Carroll, Hines Ward and others. Here's what he found.

Richard Sherman and DeflateGate revealed the real Tom Brady - SBNation.com
DeflateGate helped expose what Richard Sherman has been saying about Tom Brady all along. The two will meet Sunday as opponents from the same cloth.

Who had the hottest Marshawn Lynch take of them all? - SBNation.com
Let's meet the contestants.

Planning the worst Super Bowl vacation with bad Yelp reviews - SBNation.com
This will be terrible.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

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Bench leads Rockets over Mavericks, 99-94 - The Dream Shake
Josh Smith knocked down four three pointers, tying a career high.

Texas DT target Daylon Mack won't visit TCU this weekend - Burnt Orange Nation
Another major twist in the ever-changing saga of the state's top defensive tackle.

Red Raider Gridiron: Recruiting Battles and Quan Shorts has Surprise Visitors - Viva The Matadors
The DMN breaks down five recruiting battles for Texas Tech and Texas Tech commit Quan Shorts has some surprise visitors leading up to National Signing Day.

Texas A&M Recruiting: The Best Case-Worst Case Scenario - Good Bull Hunting
What will happen to the A&M Football recruiting class with a week left?