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Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer passes concussion test, cleared to play
Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, who missed a game after suffering a concussion on Nov. 16, has been cleared to play against the Saints on Sunday.

Texans avoid QB controversy | Sports - WDSU Home
HOUSTON- HoustonTexans veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer has been cleared medically under the NFL concussion testing protocol and is now set to start Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Hoyer passed a mandatory baseline neurological exam M...

Bucs claim Kourtnei Brown from Texans, again | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers have claimed linebacker Kourtnei Brown via waivers from the Texans, ESPN's Adam Caplan reported. If that sounds familiar, the same thing happened in September.

Texans cheerleaders salute the military - Houston Chronicle
Sunday's win over the New York Jets was the Houston Texans' annual Salute to Service game. Each year, the Texans have a game where they host hundreds of service members.

Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins becoming the master of the one-handed catch - Ultimate Texans
Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has become enough of a master of the one-handed catch that the Pro Bowl candidate has drawn praise from fellow practitioners Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. on social media.

Hoyer to start for Texans on Sunday - San Antonio Express-News
T.J. Yates took over when Hoyer was hurt against the Bengals and threw the game-winning touchdown in a 10-6 victory. Texans running back Arian Foster is recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon on his right leg. The undrafted free agent who became a four-time Pro Bowler has spent his entire seven-year career with the Texans and has one season remaining on a five-year contract.

Texans making playoff push in lackluster AFC South.
Many wrote the Texans off on Oct. 8, when a 27-20 loss to the division-rival Colts dropped them to 1-4. But here they are, winners of three in a row and back at .500, tied for the AFC South, which nobody seems to want to win.

Around the League

Bills vs. Patriots 2015 final score: New England holds on for 20-13 win -
The Patriots survived a late comeback attempt by the Bills and are now 10-0 on the season.

MMBM: Was Joe Flacco Elite? -
He won a Super Bowl

The NFL's concussion protocol failed Case Keenum. Who do we blame? -
Who's at fault for letting the Rams quarterback keep on playing despite an obvious head injury during Sunday's game with the Ravens?

Brock Osweiler will start over Peyton Manning against Patriots -
Head coach Gary Kubiak was noncommittal about whether Manning would be healthy enough to serve as the backup.

The Patriots got robbed of a potential TD thanks to a referee's inadvertent whistle -
A ref made a mistake and it looks like it may have been a costly one.

The NFL's wild card races are suddenly wide open -
The wild card races are wide open now that the Falcons and Jets are on losing streaks.

Ezekiel Elliott leads exodus of Ohio State talent headed to the NFL -
Ezekiel Elliott, Cardale Jones and Joey Bosa have already made declarative statements about their future at Ohio State, but what about the other talented junior and redshirt sophomore Buckeyes?

Marvin Lewis says late penalty was 'phantom call' to set up easy Cardinals field goal -
Marvin Lewis and Domata Peko were confused by the penalty that set up Chandler Catanzaro for an easy, game-winning field goal.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros announce 2016 Spring Training schedule - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 18.

Patrick Beverley set for Wednesday return - The Dream Shake
Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley is set to return this week after missing 10 days with an ankle injury.

Texas HC Charlie Strong: "I don't run from anything" - Burnt Orange Nation
Yup, definitely not a quitter.

The Air Raid Preview Podcast: Texas - Viva The Matadors
Big 12 Talk, College Football Playoff Top 4 and Talking Texas

2015 Cancun Challenge: A Q&A with Testudo Times - Frogs O' War
The Frogs are living it up on the coast in Mexico, preparing for the 2015 Cancun Challenge. To preview this week's tournament, I met up with Alex Kirshner of Testudo Times.

Baylor Cruises to 100-61 Win Over Savanah State - Our Daily Bears
Taurean Prince and Johnathan Motley each scored over twenty points to lead Baylor to its third win of the season

Fournette-proofing Death Valley - Good Bull Hunting
John Chavis and Myles Garrett are hard at work booby-trapping Tiger Stadium.

Texas Pregamer: Texas Tech - Barking Carnival
Give Thanks, we've figured out this Bowl thing.

In Case You Missed It, Here Are The Top Plays From AAC Week 12 - Underdog Dynasty
UCONN does not give a single damn about your playoff hopes.

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