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Houston Texans News: January 28, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

49ers interviewed Texans assistant John Butler for job that Mike Vrabel declined - Ultimate Texans
The 49ers hired former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil.

Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney avoids surgery for mid-foot sprain - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The sprain kept him out of Houston's final two games of the 2015 season. but shouldn't keep the injury-plagued Clowney out of offseason work

The Denver Texans: 13 former players, coaches on Broncos...
HOUSTON - A baker's dozen of former Houston Texans is headed to the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos.

O'Brien casts optimistic eye to Texans' future - Houston Chronicle
Standing adjacent to a Senior Bowl practice field crowded with prospects blocking, tackling and sprinting their way into NFL scouts' notebooks, Texans coach Bill O'Brien began digging into the draft process.

Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins Changes Agencies With His Next Contract On the Horizon - Houston - Scout
Houston Texans wide receiver had hired Creative Artists Agency to represent him for his second contract on the horizon.

Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney avoids surgery for mid-foot sprain - AFC South- ESPN
The sprain kept him out of Houston's final two games of the 2015 season. but shouldn't keep the injury-plagued Clowney out of offseason work.

Around the League

Buffalo and Wide Right, Broken Hearts and No Illusions -
What the rest of America might never understand about Buffalo and its Bills.

Looking for the NFL's next great defensive lineman at the Senior Bowl -
Several defensive linemen stood out on Day 2 of the Senior Bowl.

Von Miller and the Broncos defense delivered one of the most thorough beatdowns ever seen -
Led by the gyrating hips of Von Miller, Denver's defensive front delivered one of the most dominant performances in the history of the NFL playoffs. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White gave them all his Hoss of the Week award.

Pro Bowl rosters have officially been selected by Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice -
Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice filled out their rosters during Wednesday night's draft.

Cam Newton is the key to the Panthers’ unstoppable run game -
The Panthers had the NFL's most productive offense this season thanks to a creative running game built around their quarterback. Here's what they can do that no other team can.

The Seahawks left tackle got a false start on NFL free agency -
Russell Okung wants every team in the NFL to know that his shoulder is going to be fine. There's just one problem with that.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Five Astros prospects make the cut for Baseball Prospectus' annual Top 101 Prospects list - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston continues to show well. Four recent draftees continue to make some noise.

Rockets vs. Spurs Final Score: Houston runs into the Spurs' buzz saw - The Dream Shake
Well, that was discouraging.

Decision timeline for remaining 2016 Texas Longhorns targets - Burnt Orange Nation
With 18 prospects still on the board, National Signing Day will be nothing short of insane for the Longhorns this year.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 1/27 - Viva The Matadors
Who are some surprises that could sign with Texas Tech? I'll tell you.

Frogs O'War Podcast–Recruiting Podcast, Part I. - Frogs O' War
Eights days from signing day, we're happy to have Brad Hardcastle from Scout on the podcast to discuss recruiting. And, as always, we're happy to have FELTS check in on TCU basketball.

Game 20: #17 Baylor Bears at Oklahoma State Cowboys Game Thread - Our Daily Bears
Baylor got the best of the Cowboys in Waco to the tune of 79-62. Can the Bears prevail on the road?

The streak is over: Aggies fall 74-71 in Fayeteville - Good Bull Hunting
Twenty-one turnovers and terrible late officiating sunk the Aggies on yet another ill-fated trip to Arkansas. Danuel House led the way with 24 points.

Statistical Look at 2015 Texas Offense and the 2016 Version: Part 1 - Our Worst Stat - Barking Carnival
This is the first of two posts. In this Part 1, I'm going to discuss one of the key stats that explains why Texas was close to dead ass last in total offense in 2015. In the next post, I'm going...