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Houston Texans News: October 20, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, October 20, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Broncos DB corps present big challenge for Texans
The Texans face the NFL's best pass defense on Monday in Denver.

Texans expect healthy o-line for Denver
Bill O'Brien expects to see the return of starting right guard Jeff Allen and right tackle Derek Newton for Week 7.

Broncos will wear blue jerseys against Texans
The Broncos will break out their alternate blue jerseys for their Monday night game with Houston.

Texans' Lonnie Ballentine overjoyed in return from serious injury - Houston Chronicle
For Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine, the simple act of being around his teammates and running onto the practice field in full uniform brought a huge smile to his face.

TBT: Texans first win over the Broncos
The Texans first franchise win over the Denver Broncos was on Dec. 13, 2007 at Reliant Stadium.

Texans promote Brandon Dunn to active roster - Houston Chronicle
The Texans promoted defensive lineman Brandon Dunn to the active roster from the practice squad.

Texans rookie Stephen Anderson back in action - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie tight end Stephen Anderson returns from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the past two games.

Houston Texans' offensive line faces tough test vs. Broncos - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Texans showed some spark offensively in their OT win vs. the Colts, but a trip to face Von Miller and Denver's feared pass rush looms in Week 7.

Texans Quotes: October 19
Bill O'Brien, George Godsey, Lonnie Ballentine, A.J. Bouye, Duane Brown, Jadeveon Clowney, DeAndre Hopkins, Johnathan Joseph and Lamar Miller spoke to the media after Wednesday's practice.

NFL News

Colin Kaepernick started a conversation, his play can amplify it - SBNation.com
As the 49ers starting QB, he can strengthen his position with top-flight quarterback play and by winning games.

Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted to abusing his wife, according to police documents - SBNation.com
In journal entries and other documents, Brown calls himself a "repulsive man" who viewed his wife as his "slave."

Fantasy football trade advice, Week 7: Buy-low, sell-high running back trade candidates - SBNation.com
Which running backs have the best and worst trade values heading into Week 7 of the 2016 NFL season?

Brandon Marshall made a face-punching analogy about Geno Smith’s maturity - SBNation.com
Maybe not the best idea, considering Smith’s history.

NFL panic index, Week 7: The Panthers screwed up by letting Josh Norman go - SBNation.com
It also might be time to start worrying about the Bengals missing the playoffs and the Bills making them.

Why Geno Smith is the Jets’ starting quarterback again - SBNation.com
Smith will get another shot as New York’s starter.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

The savvy side of Houston's Tal's Hill renovation - Beyond the Box Score
With the leveling of the Astros' strange center-field geographic feature, Minute Maid Park will play much differently on deep, straightaway fly balls, and Houston will have a chance to take advantage through smart roster design.

Eric Gordon named starter in Patrick Beverley's absence - The Dream Shake
In today's Rocket Fuel: What are the key questions the Rockets face going in to this season?

Shaka Smart’s 2017 class may require all of Texas’ available scholarships - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns head coach may have to juggle limited scholarships with Texas still in the mix with multiple high-level targets.

Red Raider Nation: Our Team Needs Our Help This Saturday - Viva The Matadors
Well folks, Texas Tech kinda got sand kicked in our face this past week. It was ugly, there’s no denying that. The team that I was watching didn’t resemble the Texas Tech that I know and love, at...

TCU Random Fact of the Week: TCU’s Career Interceptions Leader - Frogs O' War
Who’s thrown the most interceptions at TCU ever? It’s not who you think...

Daily Bears Report 10/20 - Our Daily Bears
Ryan Reid named Jim Thorpe Player of the Week.

Texas A&M unveils ‘Lunarform’ to control the Tide - Good Bull Hunting
One small step for A&M, one giant leap for uniform design.

Texas Longhorn Defense: Getting the Band Back Together - Barking Carnival
Well, that’s more like it! Charlie Strong’s much-maligned defense came out on Saturday against ISU with plenty to prove. And while the Cyclones’ incoming 1-5 record didn’t make them appear to be...

Three Things We Learned From the AAC in Week 7 - Underdog Dynasty
Navy sits atop the AAC West while USF continues to lead the East division.

The Bull & Its Horns: Q&A with Multitalented Midfielder Eric Bird - Dynamo Theory
A huge difference maker as a starter, or as a sub, Eric Bird looks back on the 2016 season in the Valley.

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