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Houston Texans News: October 28, 2016

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

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Houston Texans News

Thursday Injury Report: Texans vs. Lions
Get the latest injury news for the Texans and Lions.

Texans explain how to improve on offense
The Texans aim to get better in the passing game.

Will Brock Osweiler go down as Texans' worst free-agent signing? - Houston Chronicle
Pretty cool that someone's asking this discussion after just seven games.

Houston Texans’ Brock Osweiler scrambles to explain slow start
Quarterback target of fan criticism, though Houston leads its division.

Texans sign ex-Packer Josh Walker to practice squad - Houston Chronicle
Healthy again after dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament when he played for the Green Bay Packers, offensive lineman Josh Walker joined the Texans' practice squad on Thursday.

Texans' safety Quintin Demps' calf improving - Houston Chronicle
Texans strong safety Quintin Demps' calf injury has improved enough that he returned to practice Thursday.

Texans' Derek Newton has 'successful' surgery on patellar tendons - Houston Chronicle
Texans offensive tackle Derek Newton underwent a pair of lengthy surgeries Thursday to repair both patellar tendons with the procedure regarded as successful, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Texans bringing 'hard hat' for matchup with Lions' Haloti Ngata - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' offensive line is bracing for a big-time wrestling match with massive Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata.

NFL News

The NFL should learn how to have fun from the NBA -
The NFL should take a page from the NBA and let players be themselves without fear of a fine or flag.

The Titans annihilated the Jaguars and probably should have got Gus Bradley fired -
The Titans dominated the Jaguars to take a 27-0 score to halftime and cruise to victory in the second half.

The Jaguars-Titans 'Color Rush' uniforms look like a bunch of stuff, none of it good -
These uniforms are all bad.

Tom Brady let me down -
Tom Brady the player has never let us down, but Tom Brady the person has.

The Jaguars STILL won't fire incompetent Gus Bradley -
Bradley has Jeff Fisher-esque job security for some reason.

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros’ Jose Altuve Named Sporting News Player of the Year - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston second baseman wins top award from the players.

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to bounce back after a poor showing in Los Angeles when they take on the Mavericks in Dallas.

What if Charlie Strong and Texas are both better off splitting up? -
Also, here’s how to report a list of coaching candidates for a newly open coaching job and how to shoot down rumors you’ve already taken the Longhorns job in October.

Red Raider Students: Reverse The Trend - Viva The Matadors
I wrote a passionate article at the beginning of the season about our fan base (more specifically our students) changing the words to our fight song to a phrase that is not exactly appropriate.

Frogs O’ War Radio: Previewing Texas Tech with Viva the Matadors - Frogs O' War
Jamie and Melissa preview TCU's upcoming game against Texas Tech with Brice Paterik from Viva the Matadors. JT calls in again to make us gamble on stuff.

Podcast Episode 108: Texas Time! - Our Daily Bears
Time to preview the Texas Longhorns on the podcast. Come listen and enjoy!

Guess the score: Texas A&M vs. New Mexico State - Good Bull Hunting
prediction: Aggies win.

Texas Pregamer: Baylor - Barking Carnival
All the latest Texas Longhorns news and commentary.

Underdogs Poll: The AAC Continues To Lead The Way Despite Houston’s Struggles - Underdog Dynasty
SMU’s upset brings Houston down the poll but the Mustangs’ win shows how strong the AAC is.

Houston Dynamo reportedly hiring Wilmer Carbrera as next head coach - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo set to hire RGVFC coach.

Lions vs Texans coverage