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Houston Texans News: November 12, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, November 12, 2015.

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Former Texans TE Joel Dreessen shares nasty photo of massive leg injury on Twitter | FOX Sports
Former Texans tight end Joel Dreessen posts gruesome photo of entire leg covered in black and blue.

Texans O happy TE Ryan Griffin is back
The return of tight end Ryan Griffin is a welcome one for a variety of reasons.

Texans to confront a model TE in Eifert - Houston Chronicle
Cincinnati Bengals star tight end Tyler Eifert swiveled his hips as he jab-stepped inside to convincingly sell an inside route to Cleveland Browns cornerback Tramon Williams.

Texans aren’t focusing on anyone in AFC South but themselves | ProFootballTalk
The Colts are going to be without quarterback Andrew Luck for an indefinite amount of time due to kidney and abdominal injuries, something that would seem to give some hope to the division's other three teams about leapfrogging Indianapolis and ending their run atop the division.

Andrew Luck’s extended absence gives rest of AFC South hope, or not | Fox 59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 11, 2015) – The collective groan you heard Tuesday was Colts Nation reacting to the news quarterback Andrew Luck could miss up to six weeks with a lacerated kidney and partially-torn abdominal muscle.

Jadeveon Clowney returns to practice for Texans | FOX Sports
Jadeveon Clowney returns to practice for Texans

Around the League

Lorenzo Mauldin is the edge rusher the Jets have been looking for -
The Jets got a big game last week from rookie linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin.

NFL picks 2015, Week 10: Experts unanimously favor Patriots, Bengals to stay undefeated -
Week 10 is here and three teams are still undefeated. SB Nation's panel of experts favors all three to stay undefeated after the week.

Ryan Tannehill is failing to live up to his $95 million deal -
Tannehill is making the big bucks, but he's struggling this season and so are the Dolphins.

The Vikings are quietly challenging the Packers for the NFC North crown -
The Vikings have leaned on strong defense and a bruising rushing attack to climb into contention for the NFC North crown.

Greg Hardy portrayed his ex-girlfriend as a predator to get reinstated by the NFL -
A transcript of a confidential hearing between Greg Hardy and the NFL revealed the lengthy extent to which Hardy and his legal team went to besmirch her character.

Geno Smith shoots down reports that IK Enemkpali punch was due to money -
Geno Smith elected not to tell his side of the story of his fight with IK Enemkpali, but said it's a misconception that he owed the linebacker money.

Jason Pierre-Paul's strategy for beating Tom Brady is hoping he gets sick -
Just hope he gets sick. You know, like you do in football.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Jose Altuve Wins His First AL Gold Glove - The Crawfish Boxes
This season, Gigante brings home award for his glove

Ty Lawson and the Rockets fall flat and lose to the Nets - The Dream Shake
It should have been a romp, but the Rockets just never showed up.

Daily Round Up: Temper Those Shaka Smart Expectations - Burnt Orange Nation
Disclaimer: Before you proceed, just remember that none of the links are vetted and you may be reading something written by a 13-year-old, a so-called sports journalist or Clay Travis (is there...

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 11/11 - Viva The Matadors
Is our poor defensive play the result of recruiting?

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 11 - Frogs O' War
The clash of the Big 4 kicked off with a shocker in Stillwater- Who's #1 this week?

Baylor vs. Oklahoma: The Advanced Stats Preview - Our Daily Bears
We're taking a look at the BlackOUt game through the lens of the Football Outsiders' Advanced Stats.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Western Carolina - Good Bull Hunting
Well, none of this is really going as planned. The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of quarterbacks and playcalling.Maybe our offense can use a late season cupcake to find the offensive...

Texas-Kansas Postmortem: Offense & Defense - Barking Carnival
Overview What do we make of bludgeoning Kansas? The Jayhawks are a truly terrible football team. Did Texas grow from this experience? Or was this just much needed schedule padding for a team...

Breaking down the AAC title picture - Underdog Dynasty
The AAC title picture seemed clear a few days ago, then Navy/Memphis happened. NOW WHAT???

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