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Houston Texans News: October 23, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 23, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Vince Wilfork seeks justice for friend killed by police officer - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Wilfork, a South Florida native, will visit the home of Corey Jones' family when the Texans go to play the Dolphins this weekend.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins got his nickname from a pacifier - CBSSports.com
Hopkins' mother nicknamed him after the only brand of pacifier he'd use as a baby.

Miami Dolphins’ scaled-back defense might get a ‘spike’ against Texans | Miami Herald
By now, it’s no longer news that Lou Anarumo simplified the defensive scheme in his first game as the Dolphins’ coordinator.

Texans get Jadeveon Clowney back on the practice field | ProFootballTalk
The Texans are still waiting for Jadeveon Clowney to get his first NFL sack. But at least he's back on the practice field today. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Clowney was back to work Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice and last week's game with an ankle injury.

CSU star Charles James back with the Texans
Charles James II stole the hearts of Houston in HBO's hit series, Hard Knocks, just like he earned the respect of his teammates and coaches at Charleston Southern University.

Texans celebrate win at bling-filled fundraiser for teammate's cause - CultureMap Houston
What: Project 88 Foundation Game Day Kick-Off.Where: IW Marks Jewelers.The scoop: Houston Texan Garrett Graham and wife Ericka Graham rounded up a

NFL Week 7 Fantasy Preview: Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins, Jarvis Landry, Arian Foster, DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Miller : US : Sports World Report
Who will be the most productive players in week 7?

Around the League

Jay Gruden’s loyalty to Kirk Cousins is costing Washington wins - SBNation.com
Kirk Cousins is not playing very well, but Jay Gruden insists he'll be fine. That's going to hurt Washington's season. And we've got the numbers to prove it.

Seahawks vs. 49ers 2015 final score: Seattle dominates in 20-3 win - SBNation.com
Russell Wilson threw a couple interceptions and was sacked several times, but the Seahawks still improved to 3-4 after beating the 49ers on Thursday.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 2015 Draft class ranked number one by Baseball America - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston continues to build on one of the deepest minor league systems in baseball.

What is the plan if Donatas Motiejunas isn't back before the opener? - The Dream Shake
What is the plan for life without D-Mo?

Texas vs. Kansas State: Heavy rain forecast for gametime - Burnt Orange Nation
Throwing and catching the football could be difficult on Saturday.

Around The Big XII With Mark Rogers - Viva The Matadors
Talking some Star Wars and some sports with Mark Rogers and other bloggers from around the Big XII

TCU Olympic Sports Update: Beat Baylor Edition - Frogs O' War
One TCU team beat Baylor in dramatic fashion Wednesday night and two others are set to take on the Bears this weekend. Read up on these happenings and others in our Olympic sports update.

Podcast Episode 82: Hurricane Homecoming! - Our Daily Bears
There's a Hurricane about to hit Mexico. Torrential rainfall is headed to Waco. And, oh yeah, there are Cyclones headed this way. It's just a weather-filled podcast from start to finish!

Texas A&M vs. Alabama: Offense in Review - Good Bull Hunting
Breaking down what worked (and didn't) against The Tide

Texas Pregamer: Kansas State - Barking Carnival
A great poet once wrote: "Purple rain, purple rain. Honey, I know, I know, I know times are changing. It's time we all reach out. For something new, that means you too" (Translation: that’s...

Appalachian State Blacks Out Georgia Southern 31-13 - Underdog Dynasty
The Mountaineers hand their rivals a crushing defeat and take control of the Sun Belt race.

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