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Houston Texans News: January 11, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 11, 2016.

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Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney says he was frustrated he couldn't play Saturday
Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney said Sunday that he was simply frustrated he couldn't play in Saturday's loss to Chiefs.

Houston Texans: J.J. Watt to undergo groin surgery - NFL -
Houston Texans star defensive lineman J.J. Watt will undergo surgery to repair a groin injury he suffered in a 30–0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.

Texans' Watt to have groin surgery Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Saturday night's enduring final image of J.J. Watt had the Texans defensive end on the ground, hobbled as part of an injury-plagued end to another epic season.

Texans report: O'Brien to give special-teams units a hard look - Houston Chronicle
One day after a blistering playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in which the kickoff team completely broke down, Texans coach Bill O'Brien acknowledged the special-teams units need an upgrade.

Chiefs End 22-Year Run of Playoff Futility by Thrashing the Texans - The New York Times
Kansas City followed its script to late season success: Its defense picked off four Brian Hoyer passes and recovered one of his two fumbles, while its offense capitalized on the miscues.

Chiefs top Texans 30-0 for first playoff win in 22 years: 6 things to know -
The Chiefs returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never really looked back.

Texans offseason to-do list, starting with finding a better QB | FOX Sports
Texans offseason to-do list, starting with finding a better QB.

J.J. Watt will undergo surgery; Clowney has foot sprain -
Not only did the Texans' season come crashing down after a loss to the Chiefs in the playoffs, but their star defensive end J.J. Watt will have to undergo groin surgery.

Around the League

NFL Playoffs scores and more: What happened in the NFL on Wild Card Weekend -
Wild Card Weekend is in the books, and the Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, and Packers advanced. Danny Kelly walks you through all the action.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh handled missing a game-winning field goal with class -

2016 NFL mock draft: A new direction for the No. 1 pick -
The draft is still more than 100 days away, so we still have no idea what will happen. With that in mind, this week's mock has several notable changes.

A Cincinnati fan peed on someone during the Bengals-Steelers game -
Oh, my.

Take it easy on the Vikings kicker -
The Wild Card round is now in the books. Catch up on all the wild and crazy playoff action from Sunday.

Rob Ryan joins Bills' defensive staff, working under Rex -
The Ryan brothers are now working together in Buffalo.

The late penalty that doomed the Bengals was provoked by a Steelers coach illegally on the field -
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Joey Porter lingered on the field and got in the face of Cincinnati Bengals players when Adam Jones committed an unfortunate foul.

2016 NFL Draft order: Picks 1-24 set following wild card weekend -
Four more picks in the draft are set, and following the first week of the playoffs it's clear the Houston Texans need to find a quarterback in the first round.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

A look at the 2016 draft - The Crawfish Boxes
It's never too early to look ahead to MLB Draft season.

Rockets complete the comeback, stun Pacers in OT - The Dream Shake
Houston swings back to .500 with some real momentum.

Some Disjointed Thoughts About Texas Basketball and the Start of Big 12 Play - Burnt Orange Nation
While watching Texas' recent TCU loss, there were a few thoughts that came to mind that seemed worth exploring. So feel free to listen in on my inner monologue about Texas hoops.

Texas Tech Kept It Close, But #1 Kansas Prevails, 69-59 - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders kept it close the entire game, but the Kansas Jayhawks were able to hold on to their late lead. Texas Tech suffers their second loss in a row, but this season still looks brighter...

A new era: TCU beats Texas for the first time since 95, 58-57 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs hang on with a great defensive effort to finally notch a win over the Texas Longhorns.

Baylor Wins Again in Ames 94-89 - Our Daily Bears
After earning the program's first victory in Ames last season, Baylor walks away with back-to-back wins in Hilton Coliseum.

Instant Reaction: Texas A&M just stole a basketball game at Tennessee - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M trailed for the entire afternoon, but finished the game on a stellar 16-4 run to move to 3-0 in SEC play.

Shooting from the Corner: Texas comes up short late - Barking Carnival
Is this team going to win a Big 12 road game this season?

Curtis Luper, Tony Levine, and Hal Mumme Set to Interview at UTSA, Craig Naivar Likely Out of the Running - Underdog Dynasty
Another update as the UTSA coaching search turns...

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