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Houston Texans News: November 11, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, November 11, 2016.

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Texans losing turnover battle without J.J. Watt - AFC South- ESPN
The Texans forced turnovers in the preseason without J.J. Watt, but losing the defensive disruptor for the regular season derailed that trend.

First Glance: Texans at Jaguars
Here are 5 Things to watch when the Texans face the Jaguars on Sunday.

Eye on the opponent: Houston Texans
Senior writer John Oehser examines the Houston Texans as they prepare to play the Jaguars at EverBank Field Sunday at 12 p.m.

Texans get inspirational message from Condoleezza Rice - Houston Chronicle
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave a motivational speech to the Texans this week.

Texans center Greg Mancz has done a solid job - Houston Chronicle

When the Texans lost rookie center Nick Martin for the season with a high-ankle sprain that required surgery, it represented a major blow to the offensive line.

Bill O'Brien confident in Texans rookie D.J. Reader - Houston Chronicle

Although the Texans haven't ruled out veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, they are getting rookie D.J. Reader ready to start in case Wilfork is sidelined with a groin injury.

Texans' Jonathan Grimes sidelined with illness - Houston Chronicle

Texans reserve running back Jonathan Grimes didn't practice Thursday due to an illness as he was added to the injury report for the first time since returning from a cracked fibula.

NFL News

Browns vs. Ravens 2016 final score: Cleveland is one step closer to the No. 1 draft pick after 28-7 loss -
Early in the game, it looked as though the Browns might actually get a win, but that changed in the second half.

Browns OL used the Mannequin Challenge as a blocking technique and it got his QB crushed -
It’s not a good time for the Mannequin Challenge, buddy.

NFL panic index, Week 10: The Cowboys are winning, but they’re not beating good teams -
Elsewhere, the Steelers can’t buy a win and the 49ers are setting records (and not the good kind).

Seahawks continue their feud with Jimmy Fallon by mocking another ‘Tonight Show’ segment -
Marshawn Lynch is back!

Roger Goodell says Donald Trump’s comments on women make the NFL’s job more difficult -
"I think our country has to have more respect for one another."

Houston & Collegiate News

MLB GM Meetings: Astros linked to Miguel Cabrera and Brian McCann - The Crawfish Boxes
Wait, Jeff Luhnow is talking about trades? Word?

James Harden is leading the Rockets offense in unprecedented ways - The Dream Shake
In today's Rocket Fuel: James Harden believes he is the best player in the world, and while the Rockets offense is humming along, the defense is still severely struggling.

Kris Boyd, John Bonney leading improving Texas secondary - Burnt Orange Nation
The gamble is paying off for the Longhorns head coach.

TCU Baseball got custom-made gloves and they’re so pretty! - Frogs O' War
New gloves! Woo!

Live Stream of "Bears for Leadership Reform" Presser at Texas Sports Hall of Fame - Our Daily Bears
A group of Baylor donors, fans, and other supporters have convened a press conference today at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

VTM Staff Predictions: Texas Tech at Oklahoma State - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders are in a tight spot, can they win in Stillwater?

Guess the score: Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss - Good Bull Hunting
Aggies vs. Rebels at Kyle Field.

The Week That Will Be: Strike a Pose - Barking Carnival
D'Onta Foreman ran into the record books against Texas Tech...might there be more?

FAU vs UTEP Q&A With Miner Rush - Underdog Dynasty
Get to know FAU’s upcoming opponent UTEP!

Take Note Dynamo: This is how a club should react - Dynamo Theory
Bmuras292 wants the Dynamo to follow the Crew's reaction foot steps.

Texans vs Jaguars coverage