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Houston Texans News: October 27, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Texans GM Rick Smith vetoes Bill O'Brien's decision to cut QB Ryan Mallett - Houston Chronicle
Brian T. Smith's story that started it all last night.

Mallett's lateness prompts Texans to talk 'options' -
What to do with Ryan Mallett? That's the question the Houston Texans' brass is asking itself after the quarterback's latest bout of delinquency prior to Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Texans still trying to decide what to do with Ryan Mallett | ProFootballTalk
It's clear the continued presence of Ryan Mallett on the Texans roster is a subject that coach Bill O'Brien and General Manager Rick Smith disagree on. It's also not going away.

Houston Texans considered cutting late quarterback Ryan Mallett
After he was late for Saturday's flight, the Houston Texans considered cutting backup QB Ryan Mallett but ultimately opted to keep him, given they have only one other quarterback on the roster.

Arian Foster's time with the Texans may be through after Achilles tear -
Arian Foster suffered a torn Achilles tendon that could mark the end of his time with the Houston Texans.

RB options for Texans expanded
The Texans can call upon a few different players to handle the RB load in the weeks to come.

NFL Week 7 injuries: Texans' Arian Foster out for season
Star back was injured in garbage time for Houston. Redskins pass rusher Kerrigan breaks hand.

Around the League

2015 NFL power rankings, Week 8: Dolphins, Vikings surge; Eagles, Chargers drop -
The top five remain the same, but a couple new teams are surging up the Top 10.

MMBM: Cam Newton is the most dangerous hot dog of all -
Cam Newton certainly acts like a weenie, folks. Time for him to cool it with all the theatrics.

Lions fire offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi -
Detroit fired Lombardi and two assistants just hours before leaving for London.

Meet the Dallas superfan whose entire home is Cowboys-themed (even the toilet) -
America's Team has a unique and passionate fan base. But there's one in particular whose passion for the Dallas Cowboys will blow your mind.

Bill O'Brien reportedly wanted to cut Ryan Mallett but was overruled by Texans GM Rick Smith -
Bill O'Brien wanted rid of Ryan Mallett. The fact that Mallett joined the team in Miami could point to a rift between key members of Texans' leadership.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa named Sporting News AL Rookie of the year - The Crawfish Boxes
Correa voted top American League rookie by the American League players.

TDS Podcast, Ep. 9: Rockets 2015-16 season preview - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein talk about the Rockets' upcoming season.

Texas HC Charlie Strong on Miami job: "I have the best job in the country" - Burnt Orange Nation
Let's discuss this as quickly as possible and then move on from the silliness.

MMQB: Trevone Boykin should be your Heisman Trophy frontrunner - Frogs O' War
Is Leonard Fournette doing big things in Baton Rouge? Certainly, but it's not even close to what Boykin is doing in Fort Worth.

Seth Russell to Undergo Season-Ending Neck Surgery - Our Daily Bears
Baylor confirming this afternoon what we've feared since Saturday afternoon: Seth Russell's season is finished. He will undergo season-ending neck surgery.

Is Kyler Murray in Kevin Sumlin's Doghouse? - Good Bull Hunting
Rumors abound that Murray found his way into the coaching staff's doghouse after the Alabama game.

Texas-Kansas State Postmortem: Offense - Barking Carnival
Picture from actual game footage.

Three Things We Learned From Week Eight Football in the American - Underdog Dynasty
The rich keep getting richer, and the poor, well, they'll just be beating up on each other soon enough.

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