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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

10-6 to 6-10 seems right range for Texans - Houston Chronicle
I never knew "playoffs" was a dirty word. But it was to the man running the show Monday at NRG Stadium.

Houston Texans Need Defense to Carry Team - Todays Pigskin
If the preseason is any indication, the Houston Texans won’t be an offensive juggernaut in 2015.

Texans season preview: Will offense falter? - NFL.com
With running back Arian Foster sidelined to start the season, can the Houston Texans succeed behind new quarterback Brian Hoyer and their stellar defense?

Arian Foster's recovery is ahead of schedule, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien says
Arian Foster is ahead of schedule and will be back "sooner rather than later," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday.

2015 NFL Preview: The Texans, Jaguars And Titans Will Try To Rein In The Colts | FiveThirtyEight
In preparation for the 2015 NFL season, FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight division previews, each highlighting the numbers that may influence a team’…

Texans' optimism tempered by NFL's unpredictable nature - Houston Chronicle
Johnathan Joseph liked what he saw when he looked around the trimmed-down Texans locker room Monday, the first day since late December 2014 when everybody milling about in his midst could be called a real teammate.

Ex-Texans end: 'Hard Knocks' helped me get Bucs job | Tampa Bay Times
For the past month, new Bucs defensive end Kourtnei Brown has had cameras all around him as a member of the Texans' football team, whose preseason was chronicled by HBO cameras for the popular behind-the-scenes show,

Chiefs vs. Texans: Eric Fisher, Jeff Allen injuries have all eyes on the o-line - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs o-line still has question marks entering Week 1.

Texans sign Jon Weeks to contract extension
The Houston Texans signed LS Jon Weeks to a contract extension, it was announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Texans Win First Game Against Cowboys - Bayou City History
On this day, Houston’s new expansion team, the Texans, defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 19-10 in their very first regular season game, and when rookie quarterback David Carr threw the Texan’s first touchdown in the first quarter, the stadium went wild.

Around the League

Browns OL coach Andy Moeller suspended, is under investigation for alleged assault - SBNation.com
Andy Moeller had a history of alcohol-related arrests prior to joining the Browns.

Recapping a wild weekend of NFL roster moves - SBNation.com
Cuts, additions, trades and more ... here's what you need to know from a busy weekend in the NFL. Plus, Jack Del Rio wants to manage your money.

James Jones signs with the Packers - SBNation.com
James Jones should be able to provide a veteran presence and necessary insurance for his new team.

Geno Smith back at practice, says he won't press charges against IK Enemkpali - SBNation.com
Smith participated in throwing drills for the first time since his jaw was broken nearly a month ago.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Athletics 10, Astros 9: Rally falls short as bullpen stumbles - The Crawfish Boxes
The road woes continue.

Texas HC Charlie Strong: We've got to give Longhorns fans hope - Burnt Orange Nation
For any of this to work, the Horns have to make fans feel like there's actual progress towards competitiveness.

Big 12 Weekly Power Poll - Viva The Matadors
Where does everyone rank after week 1?

TCU News: Frogs Have Work To Do - Frogs O' War
Here are your lunchtime links!

Meet the Press: Baylor Bears vs. Lamar Cardinals - Our Daily Bears
Coach Art Briles' weekly press conference is today a 1 p.m. You know you want to watch with us.

Daily Bull 9.7.15: Room for Cautious Overreaction - Good Bull Hunting
2015 Sideline Shoes now available! "They're T-Stars for your feet" - @jimmygards BIG 12? MOAR LIKE BIG [expletive redacted] RIGHT AHHHRGGHHLL. "Hey guys, we don't know what the big...

Texas/Notre Dame: Let's Review the Tape - Barking Carnival
Barking Carnival has a plethora of quality football writers and they all do a great job of running through a verbal recap of the highs & lows within a game. Whether it's Nobis60's 'Shooting from...

Loan Update: Checking-in on Houston Dynamo players out on loan - Dynamo Theory
A quick look at the Houston Dynamo players on loan.