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Houston Texans News: December 14, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Texans' Mistake Looming Larger as Playoffs Near | Bleacher Report
You are the Houston Texans. Your defense is fast and talented. You have a solid running game. Your offensive line isn't bad. You have (or had) one of the best wideouts in football. In many ways, overall, you're not a bad football team.

Texans place Braxton Miller on IR | ProFootballTalk
The Texans placed rookie wide receiver Braxton Miller on their injured-reserve list Tuesday. A third-round pick last April, Miller played in 10 games and started six.

DeAndre Hopkins-Jalen Ramsey a matchup to watch in Texans-Jaguars - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Texans have been trying to get WR DeAndre Hopkins untracked, but going against the Jaguars and Jalen Ramsey might not be the best way to do that.

Jaguars First Look: Texans look to make it six straight wins in series | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment |
1. Houston and Tennessee are tied atop the AFC South at 7-6. Which team has the division in its hands?

Texans unofficial depth chart vs. Jacksonville
The Texans released the unofficial depth chart for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Breakfast: 2016 Shop with a Texan
As part of the Houston Texans annual "Shop with a Texan" event, each kid was given $200 to spend on whatever they please in just 35 minutes, but with such a task, they were each given a trusty steed: a Texans rookie.

Ex-Texans corner Charles James joins Colts - Houston Chronicle
The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Texans cornerback and special-teams contributor Charles James.

NFL News

John Fassel is the right man at the right time for the Rams -
After firing head coach Jeff Fisher on Monday, the Rams need an interim who can light a spark for the team.

Vic Beasley is one of the NFL’s best pass rushers, and people thought he was a bust -
Not double-teaming Vic Beasley was Jeff Fisher’s last terrible decision as Rams head coach.

Marquette King's unsportsmanlike penalties are a problem for the Raiders, but not his celebrations -
He added that King "can’t have another penalty."

Ryan Tannehill's injury hurts the Dolphins, but they can lean on Matt Moore -
Miami also signed free agent quarterback T.J. Yates.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

White Sox wanted 3 of the Astros top prospects for Jose Quintana - The Crawfish Boxes
Is Quintana worth worth Musgrove, Tucker, and Martes?

Patrick Beverley has become the ultimate role player - The Dream Shake
Meet the backcourt Draymond Green.

Big 12 reveals the 2017 Texas conference football schedule - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns once again only have one bye week.

TCU gains commitment from JUCO linebacker Alex Bush - Frogs O' War
The Frogs have received three commitments in three days.

Staff Update — #LetitSnowinWaco and #TexasTies - Our Daily Bears
New Head Coach Matt Rhule continues building his staff in Waco.

The Pros and Cons of Texas Tech’s 2017 Schedule - Viva The Matadors
What to watch for next season...

Texas A&M safety Armani Watts returning for senior season - Good Bull Hunting
Return of #23 is a huge boost for 2017 defense.

Hey Coach Herman. Want to Win Ten Games Next Year? - Barking Carnival
Simple, just follow the advice from your friends at Barking Carnival and it is in the bag.

Applewhite Shouldn’t Worry About Getting Fired for an 8-4 Season - Underdog Dynasty
Major Applewhite knows what is expected of him and should not read into the tongue-in-cheek comments made by the school president.

Collen Warner taken by Minnesota United FC in MLS Expansion Draft - Dynamo Theory
Houston Dynamo lose Collen Warner in Expansion Draft.

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