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Houston Texans News: October 1, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, October 1, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans sign Bullough, Peters, Brown to active roster
The Texans added several players to the active roster.

Ranking the NFL’s general managers - Ultimate Texans
As the Houston Chronicle continues its 2015 NFL rankings series, we look at the architects who build teams’ rosters behind the scenes.

Houston Texans kicker Nick Novak loves the new extra point - NFL Nation - ESPN
"For me, it's a field goal."

Bill O'Brien: Houston Texans to throw multiple looks at the Atlanta Falcons - The Falcoholic
Fact: Bill O'Brien invented one third of the curse words known to man

Texans add LB Max Bullough to active roster | FOX Sports
Texans add LB Max Bullough to active roster.

Report: Texans bring back 'Hard Knocks' star | FOX Sports
Report: Texans bring back 'Hard Knocks' star.

Around the League

Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald are leading an old man movement for the Cardinals -
Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and Chris Johnson are turning back the clock to lead the Cardinals to a quick start in 2015.

NFL picks 2015, Week 4: Our experts have the Raiders as road favorites in Chicago -
Oh Chicago, you sad, sad little football team.

The Browns couldn't score from the 1-yard-line against 10 players -
It's embarrassing enough to get stopped on 3rd-and-1. It's supremely embarrassing to get stopped on 3rd-and-1 by a team that didn't send enough players on the field.

Are the Raiders actually good? -
The Raiders have legitimate, young talent and are leaning on those players to earn wins.

Tom Brady isn't talking about Donald Trump anymore -
The Patriots QB has his own campaign to worry about now ... and maybe another round of DeflateGate court proceedings. Oh, and there's real NFL business to discuss along with a very special fantasy corner.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 7, Mariners 6: Astros power through sloppy game for all-important win - The Crawfish Boxes
Chris Carter and Evan Gattis, where can I send my Christmas to this year for saving the Astros season last night?

James Harden's offseason workout featured boxing - The Dream Shake
In an attempt to diversify his workout, James Harden included boxing in this year's off season training plan .

Texas DB coach Chris Vaughn now using drawing skills to recruit - Burnt Orange Nation
Successful recruiting often requires takng advantage of every available tool.

Red Raider Recruiting Roundup: Unofficial vs Official Visits - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech hosted a ton of recruits this past weekend when TCU came to town. So what exactly is the difference between an official and unofficial visit?

TCU Football: Texas Preview - Frogs O' War
Alongside Heard, Texas has made dramatic strides and are getting better every week. They're due for a win, but against Boykin in Fort Worth, it just probably won't be this weekend...

Wednesday Practice/Injury Updates: Baylor vs. Texas Tech - Our Daily Bears
Per usual, ESPN1660's Craig Smoak brought the heat on Twitter today with updates you need to see.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Mississippi State - Good Bull Hunting
As the great Captain Kirk said, "you either believe in yourself or you don't."Well this Ag believes that we will overcome our demons of 2014 on the field this weekend and continue to go where no Ag...

The Hump Day Nooner: TCU - Barking Carnival
Welcome to The Hump Day Nooner, an intimate conversation with an unwashed internet advocate for our conference opponent of the week.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Extra Time GoaLasso Gives The Battery Playoff Revenge - Dynamo Theory
A goal from rookie defender Forrest Lasso lifted the Charleston Battery over the Richmond Kickers in the first round of the USL Playoffs.

Texans vs Falcons coverage