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Houston Texans News: September 24, 2015

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

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins misses practice with concussion - NFL -
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins missed practice Wednesday with a concussion.

DeAndre Hopkins Injury: Updates on Texans WR's Concussion and Return | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

Texans intent on creating takeaways
The Texans say they must get better at getting takeaways.

Jets among shaky 2-0 teams; Texans among 0-2 teams with hope -
Gil Brandt lists three undefeated teams with serious question marks (like Darrelle Revis' New York Jets) and three winless teams with brighter days on the horizon (like Bill O'Brien's Houston Texans).

Bucs' O-Line Gearing Up for Watt, Texans
J.J. Watt is a perennial All-Pro, but the Bucs' offensive linemen are looking at the big picture.

Texans Quotes: September 23
Coach Bill O'Brien, offensive coordinator George Godsey and Texans players spoke to the media on Wednesday, while Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Jameis Winston joined by conference call.

Texans Add Two Players To Practice Squad " CBS Houston
Houston (CBS HOUSTON) - The Houston Texans have made four minor roster moves Wednesday, adding two players to the practice squad and releasing two more. The Texans added Edawn Coughman to the practice squad, a tackle from Shaw, who is in his second year in the NFL.

The Fact Sheet: The Houston Texans To Install AstroTurf at NRG Stadium - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans will be turning to AstroTurf to supply the playing surface at NRG Stadium.

Around the League

The Bills lost their nerve against Tom Brady and the Patriots -
Rex Ryan's game plan last week looked a lot different from the one he used to beat the Colts in the season opener. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks down why that was a costly mistake by the Bills.

Which 2-0 NFL teams are contenders and which ones are pretenders? -
Teams like the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys might not be in the greatest shape, despite 2-0 starts.

Kam Chancellor is ready to help save the Seahawks from their 0-2 start -
The safety ended his holdout Wednesday morning.

Week 3 is garbage. Let's preview the games anyway. -
Week 3 in the NFL features the surprising Falcons against a depleted Cowboys team, the long-awaited rematch of Super Bowl I, and ... Raiders-Browns? WOOF. Matt Ufford and the crew try to find reasons to watch.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Crawfish Boil: September 24th, 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros news and notes.

James Harden throws solid first pitch to Dallas Keuchel - The Dream Shake
It wasn't bad either!

Weekly Viewing Guide: Sept. 24-26, 2015 - Burnt Orange Nation
Thu, Sept 24, 2015 7:30 PM ETESPNWatchESPN Cincinnati at Memphis Fri, Sept 25, 2015 8:00 PM ETESPNWatchESPN Boise State at Virginia 10:00 PM ETFS1FoxSportsGo ...

Texas Tech's Pat Mahomes vs. TCU's Trevone Boykin - Viva The Matadors
If the game rests of the quarterbacks' arms, who wins?

Texas Tech Preview: Another Shootout - Frogs O' War
There's plenty of bad blood between these schools. Since TCU joined the Big 12, we've had a triple overtime battle, a fox on the field, and a blowout, in the Tech game. But this year should trump all of those.

OurDailyPodcast Episode 76: Owl Poaching with Cue Ball and Methuselah - Our Daily Bears
The podcast is back with a vengeance after a long bye week and boy, do we have stuff to discuss!

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Arkansas - Good Bull Hunting
WOOO PIG PHOOEYBack to the Big D for the Ags to face a struggling Arkansas squad that thought things were turning around at the end of last season. Arkansas might like it when sports get borderline...

The Texas Football Metagame - Barking Carnival
The 10,000 foot view for Texas Football.

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City Final Score: Dynamo keep playoff hopes alive with 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City - Dynamo Theory
It wasn't the prettiest of wins, and the postseason is still a long shot, but there's still and outside shot for Houston to get above the red line, after they take a close three points at home from rivals SKC.

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