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Houston Texans News: October 13, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

The Houston Texans Will Sign Josh Lenz to the Practice Squad - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans will sign free agent wide receiver Josh Lenz to the practice squad.

Texans taking recovery one step at a time - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have not been 1-4 since 2008, when they won five of their last six games to finish 8-8 in Gary Kubiak's third season as coach.

Why the Lions and Texans QB carousels are very different | FOX Sports
Two of the recent coach hirings in the NFL were done with quarterback development in mind. They were the Houston Texans' grabbing Bill O'Brien from Penn State and the Detroit Lions' bringing in Jim Caldwell to work with Matthew Stafford.

Texans report: Hoyer not concerned with one-game start - Houston Chronicle
For Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer to convince coach Bill O'Brien that he should declare him the starter for the remainder of the season, he will need to provide consistent accuracy and avoid turnovers.

Houston Texans: Analyzing week five’s loss | isportsweb
The struggles continue for the Houston Texans this season. However, even after Thursday night's loss to the Colts, they showed some promise.

Texans running back Jonathan Grimes back from hamstring injury - Ultimate Texans
The Texans' offensive backfield got a boost Monday when third-down running back Jonathan Grimes returned to practice from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for two games.

Around the League

The Steelers gambled and beat the Chargers with a gutsy last-second play call - SBNation.com
Pittsburgh made a risky call that could've led to a loss. But Le'Veon Bell got to the goal line, punched the ball across, and the Steelers got a W.

NFL power rankings 2015, Week 6: Packers, Patriots and Bengals are clearly the NFL's best - SBNation.com
Week 5 of the NFL season is in the books and the hierarchy at the top remains the same.

'Monday Night Football' schedule and results: Steelers score last-second TD to beat Chargers - SBNation.com
The Chargers led most of the game, but Pittsburgh scored as the clock expired to come away with a win.

The Steelers' walk-off wildcat win was Ben Roethlisberger's idea - SBNation.com
It was way too important of a play to trust Todd Haley. Monday night fallout and more news and fantasy advice awaits you in Tuesday's Rise 'n Grind.

The Steelers nearly lost on 'Monday Night Football' because of another NFL officiating error - SBNation.com
An egregious clock error likely did not affect the Steelers' win over the Chargers ... but it very easily could have.

MMBM: Odell Beckham is injury prone because of his haircut - SBNation.com
This is a guy who spends more time in front of a mirror than in front of a film screen. Until he realizes that hair is window dressing for your brain, he'll never be truly Elite.

The Seahawks lost their identity and they're losing games because of it - SBNation.com
Another late collapse, their third of the season, has Pete Carroll and the Seahawks asking questions about what kind of team they are and what kind of team they want to be.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Royals 9, Astros 6: Royals five run eighth sends series back to Kansas City - The Crawfish Boxes
Lance McCullers goes six and two-thirds and Carlos Correa adds two home run and four RBIs, but bullpen struggles and a tough error cost the Astros a series clinching win.

Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant: What do you think of Dwight Howard now? - The Dream Shake
Playing in the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors with a torn MCL and meniscus should change how Howard is viewed, by players and fans.

The Raider Read, 10/13 - Viva The Matadors
The latest in Texas Tech news, the Big 12 and college football.

MMQB: Frogs Find A Way - Frogs O' War
It wasn't pretty, but hey, TCU is 6-0.

Meet the Press: West Virginia Mountaineers Edition - Our Daily Bears
The Bears return home this week to face their toughest test of this season, and Briles takes to the podium to discuss it. Come watch the presser with us!

BTHO BAMA WALLPAPERS - Good Bull Hunting
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Texas-Oklahoma Postmortem: Defense - Barking Carnival
The "team victory" is a sports cliche, but the win on Saturday was just that kind of trope, led by a Texas defense that dominated OU early (the first 4 Sooner possessions went for 40 yards on 17...

Louisiana Accused Of Major NCAA Violations - Underdog Dynasty
Altering ACT scores and giving cash benefits part of NCAA's investigation of four major violations committed by Louisiana.

All the goals: Check out the goals from Houston's 4-0 over Santos Laguna - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo beat Santos Laguna on Saturday night to win the Dynamo Charities Cup 4-0.