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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

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Texans fire three assistant coaches - Ultimate Texans
Three Texans assistant coaches have been fired by coach Bill O’Brien.

Texans sign nine to reserve/future contracts
The Houston Texans have signed nine players to reserve/future contracts.

Texans fire three assistant coaches following playoff loss |
The Houston Texans' season is over after they got bounced from the playoffs. They lost after an initial special teams break down against the Kansas City Chiefs. And now, the team is already making changes for next year.

GM Smith, coach O'Brien aware QB remains Texans' top priority - Houston Chronicle
The success or failure of an NFL team hinges largely on the performance of the general manager and head coach.

Texans fire three assistant coaches after shutout playoff loss
Sources say the team dismissed receivers coach Stan Hixon, special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky and defensive assistant Anthony Pleasant.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid credits officials for keeping the peace against Texans | The Kansas City Star
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday featured big plays, big hits and plenty of chippy play — including eight personal fouls and unsportsmanlike penalties — by both teams. By contrast, the Chiefs' 30-0 win over the Houston Texans on Saturday was just as competitive — there were a few dustups and skirmishes — but without the ugliness. Chiefs coach Andy Reid credited the officials for that.

21 observations from Texans vs. Chiefs
That certainly wasn’t the way anybody in the city of Houston expected that one to go on Saturday afternoon.

Around the League

The Packers defense got just what it needed -
Green Bay's defense has struggled down the stretch, but they found their way on a critical early goal line stand in their wild card win at Washington on Sunday.

MMBM: Robert Griffin III still can't win in the playoffs -
Good riddence to Griffin, who proved once again that he can't get it done in the playoffs.

The NFL may have the answer to its Los Angeles question -
A contentious race between the Chargers, Raiders and Rams is finally coming to an end, if the NFL can convince enough of its owners to agree to the latest compromise.

What makes Pacman Jones and Vontaze Burfict so good is also what makes them a risk -
The Bengals employ Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones because they are amazing football players. But when you sign players with character issues, there is always a cost.

Robert Griffin III cleaned out his locker and all he left was this motivational poster -

Pacman Jones thinks Antonio Brown deserves a Grammy Award for 'faking' injury -
Adam Jones says Antonio Brown winked at him after faking a concussion from a hit delivered by Vontaze Burfict.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Hacking Games: Cardinals and Astros 2014 draft fallout - The Crawfish Boxes
The Cardinals had inside access to the Astros draft board in 2014. How did their drafts stack up against one another? The results might surprise you.

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets head to Memphis to try to take down the Grizzlies for the first time this season.

Dontavious Jackson, Jeffrey McCulloch are a possible package deal for Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
Several other players have also joined the discussion about playing together in college.

The Big XII Doesn't Need Deregulation - Viva The Matadors
For the past 2 years, the Big XII has pushed for deregulation, allowing it to have a conference championship game that it ultimately doesn't need.

Frogs A'Wards: Nominate the 2015 Athlete of the Year - Frogs O' War
Just like last year, we'll be presenting an actual trophy to the winner.

The rise, fall and humiliation of Robert Griffin III - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

WBB: Ags take down LSU 53-35 in Baton Rouge - Good Bull Hunting
The Ags used a second half rally to leave LSU stuck in a historic low point.

Barking Carnival Talks to WRNL - Barking Carnival
The Texas Longhorns face off with the Iowa State Cyclones Tuesday evening in an important game for both squads, so I decided to have a Q&A with Wide Right Natty Lite editor Austin Narber. 1...

UTSA Targets Rice Head Coach David Bailiff to Replace Larry Coker - Underdog Dynasty
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

The Houston Dynamo Sign Defender Jalil Anibaba - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo bolstered their defensive depth by signing the versatile Jalil Anibaba

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