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Houston Texans News: January 29, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 29, 2016.

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Ranking 2011 NFL draft class J.J. Watt of Houston Texans, Cam Newton of Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton and Von Miller are meeting in the Super Bowl, but they aren't even the best players from the 2011 NFL draft class. Mel Kiper takes a look at a class that now looks legendary.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien on Arian Foster: ‘He’s been a great player, he’s working hard to get back’ - Ultimate Texans
As the Texans contemplate their offseason plans, determining the status of four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster is one of their top priorities.

Bill O’Brien: Arian Foster "working hard to get back" | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this month, Texans owner Bob McNair said "there's really not much you can think about" regarding running back Arian Foster's future with the team because he's recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.

Quarterback, running back highlight Texans' five biggest positions of need - NFL Nation- ESPN
Houston needs a signal-caller to be the backbone of its future and also needs to prepare for the end of the Arian Foster era in the running game.

Bill O'Brien: Brian Hoyer 'a mentally tough guy' | FOX Sports
Bill O'Brien: Brian Hoyer 'a mentally tough guy'.

Houston Texans: Five players who exceeded expectations
Our season wrap-up series begins by looking at five Houston Texans who exceeded expectations with their performance in 2016.

Around the League

10 players who seized their last chance to shine at Senior Bowl - SBNation.com
Thursday was the last day of practices in Mobile, Ala. and a few players seized their final opportunity.

Cam Newton is changing the definition of Southern Gentleman - SBNation.com
Peyton Manning has the pedigree but the Carolina Panthers QB shows how expansive the term really is.

Russell Wilson is apparently Googling random compliments to use on Ciara - SBNation.com
"Her hair was as emollient as eiderdown and was like a loom of molten-gold. It swooped past her ethereal neck, framing her Slavic face perfectly."

Cam Newton versus the Broncos pass rushers - SBNation.com
It's a very early Super Bowl preview with Stephen White and Danny Kelly ... and more!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros sign Doug Fister to one-year deal - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros add one more are to their rotation with right-handed pitcher Doug Fister.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to return to winning ways when they take on the Thunder in OKC.

4-star CB Eric Cuffee commits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
The 2016 Under Armour All-American believes.

Two Guys We Want To See More of In 2016 - Viva The Matadors
We take a look at two players who should be more of a force on offense, but for some reason they aren't.

Six Horned Frogs Invited to 2016 NFL Combine - Frogs O' War
It's a great representation for TCU, but were there a few snubs?

Baylor Steals One in Stillwater 69-65 - Our Daily Bears
After a stagnant first half, Baylor amped up the defense to win a game in which neither team led by double digits.

LHP Tyler Stubblefield Dismissed From Texas A&M Baseball Team - Good Bull Hunting
Well, this is decidedly less fun.

Surprise, Surprise, NFL Dominates the Houston TV market - Barking Carnival
The NFL dominates the sports landscape nationwide, and a look at Houston TV ratings for 2015 show why.

2016 LSU Baseball Season Preview - And The Valley Shook
Get caught up on the Tigers as First Pitch quickly approaches.