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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 1, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Injuries: Jadeveon Clowney (foot) likely out Sunday - NFL.com
The Houston Texans will probably be without Jadeveon Clowney when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bill O'Brien said on Thursday that the pass rusher will likely not play.

Source: Bills planning to cut former Texans first overall pick Mario Williams - Ultimate Texans
A person with direct knowledge of discussions has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills plan to cut high-priced defensive end Mario Williams this offseason.

Blanket Coverage: Houston Texans keep on winning amid QB carousel - NFL - SI.com
The Texans are on the verge of earning a playoff spot after starting three or more quarterbacks in a season for the second straight year—how do they do it? That and more in Greg Bedard's Blanket Coverage.

Colts play musical QBs as Texans get Hoyer back to vie for AFC South title - CBSSports.com
All the Texans need to do is win to get in. The Colts need a lot of help already, and they'll be counting on one of a trio of unknowns at QB.

Texans' veterans savor chance to return to playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Johnson's perspective is limited to the sum total of 15 NFL games.

Next Texans QB doesn't have to be high first-rounder - Houston Chronicle
Unless you have been hanging out on Pluto, you know the Texans will look for a big-time quarterback prospect, probably in the draft.

Houston Texans fan gets J.J. Watt’s face shaved into his head - Extra Mustard - SI.com
The Texans have a chance to secure a playoff berth on Sunday with a win over Jaguars, and one fan is so excited about the team’s play this season that he got J.J. Watt shaved into his head.

Around the League

Bill Belichick rips the Eagles for firing Chip Kelly after just 3 years - SBNation.com
The Patriots head coach doesn't think much of the players Kelly sent packing.

2016 NFL Draft: What makes Jared Goff the best QB in the draft - SBNation.com
The Golden Bears quarterback has officially gone pro, and should be appealing to several teams at the top of the draft.

Cam Newton named his son Chosen, which is the best name - SBNation.com
Out of the many Newton names, Chosen is the best.

Chip Kelly may be emotionally dumb, but someone's going to hire him - SBNation.com
The Eagles have made it clear that the next head coach should have a warmer personality than Chip Kelly. Plenty of teams may be happy to enter that cold relationship if it means winning.

Here's Bill Belichick looking graceful on ice skates with the Bruins coach - SBNation.com
2015 had one more gift for us, and it was Bill Belichick on ice skates.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Starting Nine: Scott Kazmir signs with Dodgers - The Crawfish Boxes
Looking back at Scott Kazmir's time with the Astros.

Rockets fall to Stephen Curry-less Warriors - The Dream Shake
The Rockets keep it respectable at home but have a rough time against the Warriors. Golden State has the swagger and even with Curry on the bench, the Rockets don't have enough to win.

Texas TE coach Jeff Traylor will reportedly interview for Texas State job - Burnt Orange Nation
Keeping the emerging ace recruiter in Austin for another year may be a difficult task.

The Air Raid Podcast LSU - Viva The Matadors
It's a long one, but a good one. Mickey Peters and Tramain Swindall join us to talk Tech, Bowls, and even that guy at OU.

TCU QB Trevone Boykin Issues Apology - Frogs O' War
TCU QB Trevone Boykin took to Twitter Thursday night to apologize for the actions leading to his arrest early Thursday morning.

ODB's PREDICT THE SCORE game - Final Results - Our Daily Bears
C5O was the early season winner and then won the playoffs to claim the 2015 ODB 'Predict the Score' Championship. Congratulations C5O!

2015 Peach Bowl Recap Houston Cougars vs Florida State Seminoles - Underdog Dynasty
Allow me to introduce Greg Ward Jr., folks.

Top Articles on Dynamo Theory: 2015 Edition, 1-5 - Dynamo Theory
We reveal our top five articles of 2015.

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