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Houston Texans News: January 8, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, January 8, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Jameis Winston entering draft could be irrelevant for Houston Texans - ESPN
The bigger issue with Jameis Winston is off the field, and it's one the Texans will consider.

GM Smith must sustain Texans' momentum - Houston Chronicle
The Texans are light-years ahead of where they were at this time last year.

Watch Watt you say: Texans star no fan of slang - Ultimate Texans
Earlier this season, Texans star J.J. Watt made his feelings about Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s selfies quite evident.

Around the League

Stop trying to rush kneel downs - SBNation.com
Rushing the victory formation is a tactic some teams use, but former NFL defensive lineman Stephen White says it has no place in football.

The Seahawks' Michael Bennett compares the Panthers to a cousin he can't date - SBNation.com
... but wants to.

NFL scouts are already saying dumb things about Marcus Mariota - SBNation.com
NFL Draft season is the worst, thanks to anonymous NFL scouts. You're up, Marcus Mariota.

NFL playoff picks: Seahawks, Patriots expected to win - SBNation.com
Get set for this weekend's Divisional round with our picks and predictions for each game.

Jameis Winston declaring for NFL Draft, according to report - SBNation.com
The former Heisman winner's decision isn't expected to be formally announced until after Ohio State-Oregon.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Remembering Randy Johnson with the Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
Like his fastball, Randy Johnson the Astro was gone in a blink of an eye.

Rockets beat the Lebron-less Cavs, 105-93 - The Dream Shake
It was a great game, with the new Rockets looking great (especially Josh Smith!) and Dwight Howard being a beast inside.

No. 10 WR John Burt decommits from the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
The quarterback situation for the Horns has finally had ramifications on the recruiting trail.

Texas Tech Baseball: The 2015 Recruiting Class - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech Baseball has it's best recruiting class ever at this point in the season, signing several potential MLB draftees and potential starters for Tech. Here's a look a them

The Frogs O' War Staff Travels the Oregon Trail - Frogs O' War
DO WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE DYSENTERY AND DEEP RIVERS?

Baylor Football Recruiting Notes: January 2015 - Our Daily Bears
It's a new year and a new month, the last full month of the 2015 recruiting cycle.

New Kyle Field's Fiber-Based WiFi Network - Good Bull Hunting
100,000 concurrent 2Mbps connections coming soon to Kyle Field.

Texas Longhorns Recruit Jamile Johnson Gives Shout Out To God - Barking Carnival
I may have a new favorite recruit in the 2015 class. I'd like to give a shot out to God. Check. Shot out to my Mother. Check. Shot out to the family. Check. To the South Oak Cliff family....

Houston Dynamo 2015 schedule released by MLS - Dynamo Theory
MLS released the full 2015 schedule on Wednesday afternoon. With the fixtures unveiled, Houston can begin preparing for the new Dynamo 3.0 era.