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Houston Texans News: October 29, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, October 29, 2015.

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Houston Texans news

Ex-Texans tight end Mike McFarland was target of attempted extortion scheme - Ultimate Texans
Former Texans tight end Mike McFarland was the target of an extortion scheme halted by a successful sting operation orchestrated by Texans security and Houston police officers led to Chaz Colt Davis' arrest on theft charges Monday, according to court records and sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Titans-Texans Preview | FOX Sports
Titans-Texans Preview.

Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the Texans
TitansOnline.com Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt offers an inside look at the Houston Texans with Houston Chronicle beat writer John McClain.

The Houston Texans' depth is an issue at quarterback - SBNation.com
Ryan Mallett was released by the Texans Tuesday for oversleeping and missing the team flight. Let's see which other cautionary Victorian fables can step in and contribute.

Injured Texans TE Griffin close to returning | FOX Sports
Injured Texans TE Griffin close to returning.

Houston Texans surprise kids at Texas Children's Hospital with surprise Halloween visit - Houston Chronicle
On Oct. 27, in celebration of Halloween, Houston Texans Charles James II and Brian Peters, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and TORO brought smiles to patients at Texas Children's Hospital.

Around the League

Peyton Manning isn't the only reason the Broncos offense is struggling - SBNation.com
Manning deserves his share of the blame for Denver's offensive struggles, but there's more than enough to go around.

NFL picks 2015, Week 8: Experts heavily favor Patriots, Seahawks, Packers - SBNation.com
A battle of undefeateds is set for Sunday night, but though the records are even, SB Nation's expert like the Packers overwhelmingly over the Broncos in Week 8.

Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers locker room, and his future with the team - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers are approaching a crossroads with their starting quarterback. Colin Kaepernick's future appears in doubt, and there are indications the writing could already be on the wall.

The NFL is fining players for raising awareness about breast cancer and domestic violence - SBNation.com
DeAngelo Williams and William Gay received fines for not raising cancer and domestic violence awareness in the league-mandated ways.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Gulf Coast League Season Review - The Crawfish Boxes
The GCL Astros concluded a mediocre season record-wise, but hosted a few high-upside prep draftees and international signees moving up the system.

Rockets vs. Nuggets final score: Houston goes ice cold, drops opener - The Dream Shake
This one was ugly, and over, early.

NFL 'Horns: Justin Tucker is one weird dude - Burnt Orange Nation
If you've been paying attention, this wasn't a revelation.

VTM Meetup/Tailgate - Viva The Matadors
Come hang out, have a few drinks (or don't if that's your style) and talk some football in real life.

How To Watch TCU vs. West Virginia: Game Time, TV Channel, Streaming, Radio, Odds, etc. - Frogs O' War
The Frogs look to stay undefeated under the lights on Thursday night.

Practice Report: Wednesday October 28, 2015 - Our Daily Bears
The Bears are meeting with the media this afternoon and there are some hilarious and interesting things being said.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs South Carolina - Good Bull Hunting
Well, hey. At least it wasn't 59-0...If laying a total egg wasn't enough, some media personalities want to find an excuse to paint the team as divided. Media loves drama.I don't care about all...

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

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Texas State Bobcats: Preview, TV, Streaming, Start Time, Betting Line - Underdog Dynasty
One team looks to get back on track Thursday night, while the other hopes to build on a burst of momentum.

Better Know an AAC Opponent: The Houston Cougars - Anchor Of Gold
Houston is one of the fastest rising teams in the nation thanks to a dynamite offense and a 7-0 start - but can they handle a top 20 Vanderbilt Commodore defense? Here's what you need to know about the Cougars and their terrible home city.

Around the League: Decision Day and Knockout Round Preview - Dynamo Theory
Sunday’s results were of great importance in determining the final playoff field and seeding around Major League Soccer. Here were the results that impacted the playoffs the most on Decision Day

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