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Texans sign Devon Still to a futures contract - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Devon Still hasn't played since the Bengals released him in September.

Wild Card Weekend preview: Chiefs-Texans -
The Chiefs are headed to Houston to take on the Texans on Saturday. Around The NFL's Chris Wesseling breaks down the playoff matchup.

Texans sign former Bengals player Devon Still to reserve contract |
The Houston Texans made a move Wednesday to sign a player whose story captured the nation. Devon Still was signed to a reserve/future contract with the team.

Tale of the Tape: Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin vs. Texans' DeAndre Hopkins - Kansas City Chiefs Blog- ESPN
Kansas City receiver Jeremy Maclin and Houston's DeAndre Hopkins have different styles, but have helped lead their teams to the postseason.

Texans say playoff drive began on a day they were whipped in Miami
Houston cites never-say-die attitude in second half of that beating for lighting a fire.

3 reasons the Houston Texans can win the Super Bowl | FOX Sports
3 reasons the Houston Texans can win the Super Bowl.

Around the League

Buccaneers fire Lovie Smith after two seasons in Tampa Bay -
The Buccaneers went 8-24 under Smith.

Andy Reid and the Chiefs are starting over again -
Andy Reid steered the Chiefs out of a 1-5 start to finish the season with an 11-5 record. Now, they're using that same approach with an eye towards a deep postseason run.

NFL playoff picks and predictions 2016: Experts heavily favor Seahawks, Chiefs in wild card matchups -
The race to Super Bowl 50 begins with the NFL playoffs this week. Our panel of experts is back with their picks for Wild Card weekend.

Calvin Johnson stirs speculation that he might want to retire -
Like another Lions great before him, Calvin Johnson may be retiring early because of football's physical and emotional toll.

Bengals vs. Steelers is the best kind of playoff football -
The Bengals and Steelers do not like each other at all, making a matchup in the playoffs even more fun.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Jeff Bagwell and Billy Wagner fall short of election to Baseball Hall of Fame - The Crawfish Boxes
Former Astros Bagwell and Wagner will have to wait another year for the call to the Hall of Fame.

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz game preview - The Dream Shake
The Houston Rockets face the Utah Jazz again tonight at the Toyota Center.

Texas early enrollee Demarco Boyd holds signing ceremony at high school - Burnt Orange Nation
The younger Boyd is ready to ride.

The Texas Tech Basketball Starting Five - Viva The Matadors
Now that this team has your attention, here's a chance to learn something about the guys that led this team to an 11-1 start and have provided realistic post season aspirations.

Doug Meacham Isn't Heading to Texas A&M - Frogs O' War
The messageboards are flying hot and fast with rumors about A&M's OC hunt, and at the moment one name has emerged as the Aggies #1 target- TCU co-OC, Doug Meacham

The Shootaround: Hold On, We're Going Home - Our Daily Bears
Baylor looks for its first Big 12 win of 2016 after a rough loss at Kansas.

Noel Mazzone Will Be Named Texas A&M's Next Offensive Coordinator - Good Bull Hunting
Kevin Sumlin looks to UCLA for the next man in charge of the Aggie offense.

Houston Coach Tom Herman & Talk Radio - A Match Made in Media Hell - Barking Carnival
Houston Coach Tom Herman has shown great potential as a college coach, but he still can learn a few things about dealing with the media.

Tom Herman Rips Apart Houston Reporter On His Own Show - Underdog Dynasty
A Houston reporter repeatedly stands by his false story about Coach Tom Herman and then lets Herman on to his show. As I'm sure you can guess, the rest isn't pretty.

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