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Houston Texans News: December 31, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, December 31, 2015.

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Houston Texans news

Brian Hoyer clears protocol, will draw start for Houston Texans
Brian Hoyer will be on the field in the Texans' season finale Sunday, with the QB clearing the concussion protocol and saying Wednesday he feels "great."

Wednesday Injury Report: Texans vs. Jaguars
Get the latest injury report following Wednesday's practice.

Only Jacksonville Now Stands In The Way Of Texans Division Title Hopes " CBS Houston
It's pretty simple for the Houston Texans this weekend: They need to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars at home to clinch the AFC South Division title and a playoff berth in the NFL postseason. If the Texans lose, they might still make the playoffs, but they don't want to leave their destiny to chance.

Texans promote safety Corey Moore from practice squad | FOX Sports
Texans promote safety Corey Moore from practice squad.

Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney misses practice with foot injury - NFL - SI.com
Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney missed practice Wednesday with a foot injury.

Around the League

Chip Kelly the GM got Chip Kelly the coach fired - SBNation.com
Chip Kelly is still one of the NFL's top offensive minds and perhaps the best coach ever fired after three seasons. But his tenure as Eagles general manager was so bad and so caustic that it's hard to fault them for giving Kelly the axe.

NFL picks 2015, Week 17: Experts favor Packers, Jets and Broncos in critical games - SBNation.com
A lot of playoff seeds are still up for grabs in Week 17 as SB Nation's NFL experts make their final picks of the regular season.

What's next for Chip Kelly? - SBNation.com
Chip Kelly recruited both Marcus Mariota and Johnny Manziel in 2011 and could coach one of them in his next job.

Broncos announce Peyton Manning will backup Sunday even if healthy - SBNation.com
For the first time since he was a freshman at the University of Tennessee, Manning will be No. 2 on the depth chart if he dresses this week.

Johnny Manziel's season could be over due to concussion - SBNation.com
Austin Davis is preparing to make his second career start for the Browns in Week 17 if Johnny Manziel is unable to play.

Eagles owner says next coach after Chip Kelly needs to value 'emotional intelligence' - SBNation.com
The Eagles' new head coach and player personnel department will return to a collaborative approach to roster decisions.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Dodgers sign Scott Kazmir to 3-year, $48 million deal - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston-native and former Astros pitcher Scott Kazmir will be wearing Dodger blue next season.

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets play a Golden State Warriors team that lost its second game last night.

Texas Longhorns recruiting heating up before big weekend - Burnt Orange Nation
All the latest news as the Longhorns try to close out the 2016 recruiting class with a bang.

3 AM Thoughts liked Star Wars a lot - Viva The Matadors
I have clinical Insomnia, which means that I barely sleep. My mind goes to weird places sometimes. These are those weird places.

BREAKING: Trevone Boykin Arrested in bar fight - Frogs O' War
What the hell.

Baylor vs. North Carolina -- The Morning After -- Highlights, Links, Notes, Tweets - Our Daily Bears
After the ups and downs of an injury-plagued late-season run, the Baylor Bears finished 2015 in style with a dominant victory over #10 North Carolina.

Postgame Thoughts: Texas A&M vs. Louisville - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies lose a disappointing bowl game to the Cardinals. Here are some thoughts on that game.

2015 Peach Bowl: Preview, TV, Start Time, Betting Line, Prediction - Underdog Dynasty
Tom Herman's tough group can captivate the nation one more time this New Year's Eve

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