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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, December 11, 2015.

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Patriots-Texans practice news: JJ Watt breaks hand, Rob Gronkowski returns | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Add another injury to the list of maladies the reigning defensive player of the year has dealt with this season.

Patriots-Texans Capsule
Patriots-Texans Capsule.

J.J. Watt misses practice, will play vs. Pats
J.J. Watt did not practice on Thursday due to a hand injury.

What They're Saying: Houston Texans | New England Patriots
Find out what Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien and select players are saying about their upcoming game against the Patriots.

It Is What It Is " OLB Jadeveon Clowney: Texans want to ‘show the world that we can play’ Sunday night vs. Patriots
Even though the Patriots have lost two straight games, they still are 10-2 and the defending Super Bowl champs. The target is still on their back.

Ex-Texans Damaris Johnson, Keshawn Martin Bonding Again With Patriots | New England Patriots | NESN.com
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Damaris Johnson wasn't interested in avoiding contact on his first touch with the New England Patriots. Johnson took a jet sweep handoff from Tom Brady in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, and didn't have room to turn upfield.

Around the League

Vikings vs. Cardinals 2015 final score: Arizona holds on to beat Minnesota, 23-20 - SBNation.com
The Cardinals forced a fumble in the final seconds to beat the Vikings on Thursday.

The year the NFL got weird - SBNation.com
The 2015 season has felt like a slog most weeks, but the little things have kept it interesting.

A very candid look at the NFL playoff picture - SBNation.com
This week on the Family Hour ... Stephen White, Danny Kelly and RVB get to the bottom of which teams are going to make it to the playoffs, which ones will have home-field advantage, and who will win the awful NFC East. We also talk about the refs.

Adam Schefter is wrong, you should go see 'Concussion' - SBNation.com
On Christmas Day, Concussion will be released nationwide in movie theaters. The movie details the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, and his work discovering and publicizing the issue of chronic traumatic...

Adam Schefter is wrong, you should go see 'Concussion' - SBNation.com
On Christmas Day, Concussion will be released nationwide in movie theaters. The movie details the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, and his work discovering and publicizing the issue of chronic traumatic...

The Rams-Buccaneers Color Rush jerseys were inspired by condiments - SBNation.com
Ketchup vs. Mustard.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

First look at Ken Giles in a Houston Astros uniform - The Crawfish Boxes
Not bad. Giles really does look like Brad Lidge at times.

Clint Capela has been the Rockets' best two-way player so far - The Dream Shake
That, and other tidbits from gleaning the Rockets' best lineups.

Reports: Tulsa co-OC Sterlin Gilbert accepts job as Texas OC - Burnt Orange Nation
Charlie Strong has his guy, and it better be the right guy.

TCU News: TCU-Oregon Advanced Stats - Frogs O' War
Here are your morning links!

Breaking: Texas Tech Lands Legacy Wide Receiver - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech landed 2017 WR Jalen Reagor.

December 10, 2011: Robert Griffin III wins Baylor's First Heisman Trophy - Our Daily Bears
4 years ago tonight.

Texas A&M Players and Recruits React to Kyle Allen Transfer News - Good Bull Hunting
Tweets from current Texas A&M Football players and recruits

Texas Hires Sterlin Gilbert - Barking Carnival
From Tulsa by way of the Art Briles Coaching Tree, the Longhorns have a new offensive architect.

Goat Bill 36 Is Fine, Cleared For Army-Navy - Underdog Dynasty
After a health scare that came when he ate a damn bush, the Navy mascot will be at the Army-Navy game.

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