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Houston Texans News: December 24, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, December 24, 2015.

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Houston Texans news

Texans add Dewalt-Ondijo to practice squad
The Texans made two transactions on Wednesday.

How the Houston Texans can clinch the AFC South on Sunday - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Houston Texans have a chance to wrap up their first division title and playoff berth since 2012, but they need to win first.

Texans QBs Hoyer, Weeden prove NFL a small world - Houston Chronicle
First, it was Brian Hoyer being reunited in Houston as a Texan with Ryan Mallett, who had beaten him out of a backup job in New England. Now, it's Brandon Weeden replacing the concussed Hoyer, who took over for the injured Weeden in Cleveland.

Handling concussions is complex for Houston Texans players - NFL Nation- ESPN
Players have access to a lot more information about concussions than previous generations had, but some don't go out of their way to get it.

Texans report: Hoyer gets proactive in trying to recover from concussion - Houston Chronicle
As Brian Hoyer returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis while remaining under the NFL concussion protocol, the Texans starting quarterback's status for Sunday against the Tennessee Titans remains unresolved.

Around the League

Cam Newton is earning the MVP award in the red zone -
The Panthers quarterback has been great all over the field, but what he's doing inside the 20 is what makes Newton's team so unstoppable.

Matt Cassel is a child of God -
Over the weekend, Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel threw what was perhaps the worst pass in NFL history: an interception so errant that it was also called for intentional grounding. It deserves appreciation, and so does he.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s 1-game suspension upheld -
The Giants' star wide receiver will miss their "Sunday Night Football" game against the Vikings.

Allen Robinson, Andy Dalton and Doug Baldwin among 2016 Pro Bowl's biggest snubs -
Every year a few deserving players miss the Pro Bowl. Here are some of the biggest names that didn't get any love from voters.

Science confirms barnyard chickens are better at drafting than the Cleveland Browns -

Antonio Brown took a high school football team to see ‘Concussion’ to raise CTE awareness -
"These high school kids, they've got to be aware of their future," says Antonio Brown.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros claim Danny Reynolds off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers - The Crawfish Boxes
Santa-Luhnow never sleeps.

Rockets can't overcome key mistakes as they fall to the Magic - The Dream Shake
The Rockets fell back to .500 with a loss to the Orlando Magic in a game filled with defensive breakdowns and sloppy fast breaks (and plenty of Dwight Howard dunks).

Remembering Texas lawyer and benefactor Joe Jamail - Burnt Orange Nation
The most famous attorney in the state of Texas passed away on Wednesday morning.

A Festivus For The Tech In Us - Viva The Matadors
In the spirit of Kliffmas we take a moment to celebrate Festivus in preparation for all the miracles of bowl season.

TCU Survives Bradley, 53-49 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs held off a late Bradley run and overcame a poor shooting night to pick up a rare road victory.

MBB Game 11: #23 Baylor Bears vs. New Mexico State Aggies - Our Daily Bears
This game is already going on, so let's join it in action.

Aggies in the NFL: Week 15 - Good Bull Hunting
We highlight the biggest A&M-related NFL stories of Week 15.

Ten Potential Head Coaching Candidates at Texas State: Pros and Cons - Underdog Dynasty
Here are a list of pros and cons of some of the names being floated out there.

Texans vs Titans coverage