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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, October 6, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' Charles James unveils 'Deuce Designs' hats and socks - Houston Chronicle
Texans cornerback Charles James' star turn on Hard Knocks featured his colorful sock collection and personality.

Wednesday Injury Report: Texans vs. Vikings
Get the latest injury report for the Texans and Vikings following Wednesday's practice.

Game Preview: Texans at Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings (4-0), winners of seven-straight regular-season games, host the Houston Texans (3-1) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 5. The matchup is the second-straight home game for Minnesota. The Vikings hold a 3-0 edge in the series, all-time, with the most recent matchup between the franchises coming in 2012, a 23-6 Vikings win in Houston.

Texans rookie Will Fuller earning plenty of attention - Houston Chronicle
Rookie receiver Will Fuller is getting a lot of well-deserved attention through four games.

Duane Brown of Houston Texans expects to return Sunday
Texans left tackle Duane Brown says he expects to make his season debut Sunday. He hasn't played since tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right knee in last year's season finale.

Houston Texans place Devon Still on injured reserve - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Houston Texans placed defensive end Devon Still on injured reserve Wednesday with a foot injury and promoted defensive end Brandon Dunn.

Houston Texans find success by giving RB Lamar Miller fewer touches - AFC South- ESPN
Lamar Miller may have had fewer touches in Sunday's win, but the RB was fresher throughout the game, helping him finish with 108 all-purpose yards.

Texans' Brock Osweiler impressed with Vikings defense - Houston Chronicle
Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler praised Minnesota's defense today because the Vikings have surrendered 50 points - their fewest through four games since 1988.

NFL News

We desperately want to see the NFL's video explaining 'sexually suggestive acts' on the field - SBNation.com
The NFL is going to explain this to teams with a video. Let’s imagine what that video would look like.

NFL panic index, Week 5: Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston have a bad case of the sophomore slump - SBNation.com
Is it time to start worrying about the drop in production from star quarterbacks around the league?

Steve Smith will talk trash about every player in the NFL except Josh Norman - SBNation.com
There’s mutual respect between the former teammates.

The Cowboys' offensive line paved the way for Ezekiel Elliott's best game yet - SBNation.com
Elliott is electric, but the Dallas offensive line is even better.

NFL Week 5 preview: Tom Brady returns with warm-up against FCS Cleveland State - SBNation.com
The Uffsides crew takes a look at Week 5's best games and manages to bring up horse penises only twice, which is a big step forward for them. Oh, and apparently someone named Tom Brady is back? (He's not one of the horse penis guys.)

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros 2016 Rollercoaster Ride Season - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros fans had to endure ups and downs all season long... even up until the very end.

It’s hard not to get excited about the Rockets’ offense already - The Dream Shake
Back-to-back, 130-point games will do that.

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Texas Q&A With Burnt Orange Nation - Crimson And Cream Machine
Wescott Eberts of BON talks to us about Saturday’s game.

There Will Be No Asterisk On Texas Tech’s Season - Viva The Matadors
What does this year’s football season, and the Golden State Warrior’s 2015 season potentially have in common? At the end of the day, there will be no asterisk next to the word "Champions". When...

Early Signing Period Coming for Football? - Frogs O' War
The NCAA is considering adopting an early signing period for DI Football.

This Day in ODB History: Sharing William - Our Daily Bears
The story of my son William, his fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and how it affected our family as a whole. One year ago today, my life changed forever because of this beautiful little boy.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Tennessee - Good Bull Hunting
5-0 vs 5-0, Undefeated vs Undefeated, Texas and Tennessee, The ol’ Alamo Alum, Uncle Verne and Lee Corso, October was made for SEC Football. LET’S TAILGATE.

Charlie...It’s Time To Put The Coffee Down - Barking Carnival
Put. That coffee. Down. Coffee's for closers only. You think I'm fucking with you? I am not fucking with you. I'm here from The Rationals. And I’ve got good news. The good news is – you’re fired....

Arkansas State 27 Ga Southern 26 - Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.... - Underdog Dynasty
Red Wolves overcome 5 turnovers to stun Eagles late.

The Bull & Its Horns: Toros Season Ends In Stoppage Time Stunner - Dynamo Theory
After leading 2-1, RGVFC loses on two 90+ goals from OKC Energy FC.

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