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Houston Texans News: October 27, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, October 27, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans fan starts GoFundMe to buy out Osweiler deal - NFL.com
The Texans are still atop the AFC South, but all is not well. Brock Osweiler has played poorly, and the team is coming off an ugly loss. One fed-up fan is looking to buy out the QB's deal.

Wednesday Injury Report: Texans vs. Lions
Get the latest injury news.

O'HARA'S SCOUTING REPORT: Houston Texans
The Lions’ preparation for the Houston Texans is based on their scouting reports. No consideration is given to their emotional state from a rough outing on national TV.

Houston Texans run defense struggling without DE J.J. Watt - AFC South- ESPN
Life without J.J. Watt has been painful thus far for the Texans' run defense, as Houston has had a hard time slowing opponents without its All-Pro.

Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick | Bleacher Report
Detroit Lions news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

Texans place Derek Newton on IR, re-sign Jeff Adams - Houston Chronicle
The Texans placed offensive tackle Derek Newton on injured reserve today and re-signed offensive tackle Jeff Adams.

Texans' Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus impress Lions - Houston Chronicle
Between the speed and moves of outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's combination of power and athleticism, the Texans have one of the more formidable pass-rushing tandems in the NFL.

Texans' Lonnie Ballentine sheds rust against Broncos - Houston Chronicle
Texans strong safety Lonnie Ballentine hadn't played in a football game in a year, a period of inactivity and rehabilitation as he recovered from a major knee injury.

Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson 'battled' against Broncos - Houston Chronicle
For Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson, it wasn't the kind of return he'd envisioned against the Denver Broncos.

I don't normally include too many hot takes, but this one gave me a chuckle...

DeAndre Hopkins trade to Patriots? Jimmy Garoppolo to Texans? – Metro
Bill O'Brien began his Houston tenure in 2014 by clashing with Texans icon Andre Johnson. O'Brien has been proven right about Johnson, as the wide receiver’s production in the league has steadily declined.

NFL News

NFL panic index, Week 8: The Vikings have been exposed - SBNation.com
More losses could be coming for Washington, while more heartbreak awaits the Titans. And will poor Geno Smith ever get another chance?

In the NFL, momentum is a myth, but confidence is real - SBNation.com
Fans watching a game and broadcasters in the booth call it momentum, but as NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz explains, it’s something entirely different for the players on the field.

The Colts played up to Andrew Luck's level, for this week anyway - SBNation.com
Luck has been great most of the season. The Colts finally joined him.

Richard Sherman wore his ‘Harry Potter’ Halloween costume to a press conference - SBNation.com
Happy Halloween to all fellow Gryffindors.

Bruce Arians said letting players leap over the center to block FGs is dangerous - SBNation.com
The Arizona Cardinals’ head coach said on Sirius XM Radio that the play is "bad for football."

Blake Bortles says the Jaguars’ Color Rush uniforms are ‘ugly as hell,’ and he’s right - SBNation.com
Mustard yellow is always a bad idea.

Houston & Collegiate News

TCB Offseason Orbit (Vol. 1) - The Crawfish Boxes
Discussing the infield logjam, Lance McCullers’ health, Jason Castro’s free agency, Orlando Miller, and more!

Rockets show obvious blemishes in opening night loss to Lakers - The Dream Shake
Poor defense and rebounding offset a personal best night from James Harden.

4-star PG Matt Coleman, 5-star PF Mohamed Bamba set to visit Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
Shaka Smart is scheduled to host two of the nation’s premier talents on Saturday with an opportunity to solidify yet another elite recruiting haul.

Texas Tech should not hire Art Briles - Viva The Matadors
Rumors are circulating that Texas Tech is thinking of hiring the former Baylor head coach if Kliff Kingsbury is fired.

TCU Random Fact of the Week: The Most Penalties Ever - Frogs O' War
You can't do that! *clap clap clap-clap-clap*

FIRST LOOK: The Texas Longhorns - Our Daily Bears
Baylor heads to Austin to square off against Charlie Strong’s Longhorns on Saturday at 2:30. Let’s do this.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs New Mexico State - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies took a tough loss to a fantastic Bama team. Our playoff hopes are still alive, but our path to the National Treasure Championship got a little trickier.

Trading Paces: Can Switching to HUNH Hurt More Than Help? - Barking Carnival
RELEASE THE CHARTS: Texas fans, DaggaRoosta has some disquieting numbers for you.

Army had a Half-Day: North Texas smashes Army, 35-18 - Underdog Dynasty
The Mean Green Defense was the star of the day but Jeffrey Wilson was great too.

Houston Dynamo decide not to offer Wade Barrett head coaching job - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo have decided not to make Wade Barrett the next head coach of the Houston Dynamo.

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