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Houston Texans News: October 28, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

Sup girl, I'm back in town.
Sup girl, I'm back in town.
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Houston Texans News

Texans release Ryan Mallett -
Houston has parted ways with its backup quarterback just days after he missed the team flight to Miami.

Houston Texans release QB Ryan Mallett
The Houston Texans have released quarterback Ryan Mallett, just days after the backup missed the team's charter flight ahead of a game at the Miami Dolphins.

Texans’ organizational structure could cause a coach-G.M. showdown | ProFootballTalk
One of the odd things about the Ryan Mallett fiasco is that coach Bill O’Brien shouldn't need General Manager Rick Smith's permission to cut Mallett. According to multiple reports, O'Brien has final say over the team's 53-player roster.

Texans not expected to bring in running back with Foster out | ProFootballTalk
When Arian Foster had groin surgery before the start of the season, the Texans didn't bring in any outside help at running back to help them on offense until Foster was healthy enough to return to the lineup.

Texans add safety Drummond to active roster, put Foster on IR | FOX Sports
Texans add safety Drummond to active roster, put Foster on IR.

Ryan Mallett's rocky timeline with the Texans - Houston Chronicle
The Texans ended backup quarterback and former starter Ryan Mallett's rocky tenure seven games into his second season with the AFC South club, cutting him Tuesday days after he missed a team charter flight to South Florida in advance of Sunday's blowout loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Around the League

Kawann Short and the Panthers defense are showing Carolina is more than Cam Newton -
Carolina defensive tackle Kawann Short is on fire with five sacks in his last two games, including three in a 27-16 win over the Eagles. That's the kind of performance that earns a player Stephen White's Hoss of the Week award.

Jason Pierre-Paul signs 1-year deal with Giants -
The Giants finally have their star pass rusher back. Whether he can produce after suffering a severe hand injury remains to be seen.

DeflateGate will not die until Roger Goodell gets his way -
Roger Goodell is fighting for every scrap of power he can preserve under the collective bargaining agreement.

NFL officiating is for the birds -
Well, except for the Ravens.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Astros’ other rookie: Preston Tucker - The Crawfish Boxes
Lost amid the hullabaloo over Carlos Correa and Lance McCullers, the Astros "other" rookie Preston Tucker has made quite an impact on the Astros 2015 playoff season.

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game preview - The Dream Shake
The Houston Rockets open up the 2015-2016 season at home against the Denver Nuggets. Check out The Dream Shake's game preview.

Texas Longhorns upperclassmen, freshmen now coming together for singular purpose - Burnt Orange Nation
How one picture from the end of the Kansas State game tells a thousand words.

For This Week, Don't Wreck 'Em. - Viva The Matadors
Out of respect for the victims of last week's tragedy in Stillwater, use of the phrase wreck 'em should be curtailed this week.

TCU Football: West Virginia Preview - Frogs O' War
Are we destined for another nail-biter? Or can TCU--or even West Virginia--dominate the game and actually win by more than 1?

Podcast Episode 83: We Love Seth Russell - Our Daily Bears
Mark and Peter discuss the devastating injury to Seth Russell, the Iowa State game, Jarrett Stidham, and more on this week's recap episode of the podcast.

Aggies in the NFL: Week 7 - Good Bull Hunting
We highlight the biggest A&M-related NFL stories of Week 7.

Iowa State Fires Mangino, Benches Richardson - Barking Carnival
A tempest in Cyclone-land.

Former Rice Owl Sam McGuffie Makes USA Bobsled Team - Underdog Dynasty
Making the transition from football to bobsledding is not something that many college or professional athletes have been able to do. Another makes the jump with former Rice Owl Sam McGuffie being named to the bobsled team.

Dynamo Film Session: Whitecaps' final goal illustrates Houston's struggles this season - Dynamo Theory
Defensive organization and man-marking have been big issues for Houston this season, and these problems were shown by Robert Earnshaw and the Whitecaps.

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