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Houston Texans News: September 17, 2015

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Texans trade WR Martin to Patriots | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots have acquired wide receiver Keshawn Martin in a trade with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported. Wilson did not report the compensation, though such trades are usually for a conditional late-round draft pick.

Report: Patriots trade for Texans WR Martin -
The Patriots reportedly traded for Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin on Wednesday. Find out why Martin can be expected to be up to speed on New England's playbook.

New England Patriots: Keshawn Martin to NE in trade from Texans - NFL -
The New England Patriots acquired wide receiver Keshawn Martin on Wednesday in a trade with the Houston Texans.

WR-rich Houston Texans trade Keshawn Martin to WR-poor New England - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The New England Patriots, in desperate need of receivers, got Keshawn Martin from the receiver-rich Houston Texans to bolster their WR corps.

Texans quarterback switch isn't a surprise, but timing is | FOX Sports
By David Kenyon The Houston Texans are expected to start Ryan Mallett during the second game of the season, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, and the move doesn’t come as a surprise. However, that it happened so quickly is a small shocker. Brian Hoyer, who earned the initial starting nod, knew he...

Ryan Mallett to replace Brian Hoyer as starting QB for Houston Texans
HOUSTON — Bill O’Brien decided days ago who will start for his Houston Texans team at quarterback Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

The Houston Texans have Claimed Oday Aboushi off of Waivers from the New York Jets - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans have found some offensive line depth by claiming Oday Aboushi off of waivers from the New York Jets.

Texans vs. Panthers NFL Week 2 Preview, TV Schedule, Prediction - RantSports
After a season opening loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Houston Texans will travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers during Week 2 of the 2015 NFL Season.

Around the League

The Bills are kicking ass and will continue to take names -
After beating one AFC Super Bowl favorite last week, the Bills will face off against another one, the Patriots, this week. Is it too early to buy into the hype coming out of Buffalo?

Richard Sherman addressed the media about Black Lives Matter and an article he didn't write -
"I don't think any time's a time to call out for an all-out war against police or any race of people."

The NFL proved it is Big Brother by obtaining Greg Hardy's domestic violence photos -
By obtaining photos of Greg Hardy's alleged domestic assault, the NFL may have set a dangerous precedent that gives it uncommon power over its employees.

We are getting closer and closer to Tom Brady's official endorsement of Donald Trump for president -
We are getting closer and closer to Tom Brady's official endorsement of Donald Trump for President.

'South Park' clowns DeflateGate saga mercilessly -
"I'm gonna Tom Brady this thing!"

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Texas Rangers 14, Houston Astros 3 - The Crawfish Boxes
Dallas Keuchel was roundly abused in his start against the Rangers as the Astros were dismantled, 14-3, in a devastating loss.

Rockets debut 3 new alternate jerseys to be rolled out over next two seasons - The Dream Shake
Wait, a grey jersey?

New Texas starter Jerrod Heard brings confidence to Longhorns QB position - Burnt Orange Nation
Confidence, swagger, attitude. Humility, even. Jerrod Heard has it all, as well as the playmaking ability to redefine the narrative surrounding the beleagured position in Austin.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup: What positions do you want? - Viva The Matadors
This week I let the viewer voice their opinion on what they would like to see in the upcoming classes.

SMU Preview: Chad Morris is the best thing to happen to a pony since Lil Sebastian and Ginuwine - Frogs O' War
As the Chad Morris era begins, the skillet has a chance to get hot once again. But even stricken with injuries, the Frogs will be too much for the Ponies to handle.

Tweets on a Wednesday -- Baylor Football Bye Week Updates - Our Daily Bears
So ... not a lot going on today EXCEPT FOR THESE JUICY UPDATES.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Nevada - Good Bull Hunting
The Wolf Pack come to town Saturday. They will enter a stadium with all the glitz and glam of a Las Vegas Strip casino. The place that Reno dreams of with as much gold flowing through its gates as...

Texas-Rice Football Postmortem: Offense/Special Teams - Barking Carnival
New OC. New QB. New AD. Not much going on at Texas right now... The Longhorn offense only ran 38 snaps (the starters ran 30?) due to dominant special teams, a bend and break defense and one...

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