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Houston Texans News: December 15, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Breakfast: Texans newest wide receiver
For Wendall Williams, it’s a dream come true.

December "what it's all about" for Texans
The Texans are excited about playing meaningful games in the month of December.

Texans, Lamar Miller embrace smash-mouth approach - Houston Chronicle
Smash-mouth football is back in vogue with the Texans, a run-first approach built around a punishing offensive line and the elusiveness of running back Lamar Miller.

Texans can't afford letdown against struggling Jaguars (Dec 18, 2016) | FOX Sports
HOUSTON -- Despite notching a win that to an extent salvaged their postseason hopes, the Texans haven't yet found themselves in position to rest on their laurels.

Texans' Chris Clark fined, will appeal - Houston Chronicle
Texans offensive tackle Chris Clark was fined $9,115 by the NFL for his facemask penalty against the Indianapolis Colts.

Texans value fullback Jay Prosch - Houston Chronicle
Texans fullback Jay Prosch is part of a shrinking fraternity, a rugged lead blocker in a league that no longer employs many fullbacks.

The Sports Update: John McClain previews Texans-Jaguars - Houston Chronicle
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain previews the Texans' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

NFL News

NFL panic index, Week 15: Broncos are in danger of getting bounced from the playoff picture - SBNation.com
Injuries are starting to catch up to several NFL teams trying to make runs in January.

Giants are tormenting young NFL quarterbacks with devious pressure packages - SBNation.com
An NFL offensive lineman explains why dealing with defensive pressure is so much harder in the NFL than in college, and why the Giants are among the best pressure teams in the league.

NFL picks 2016, Week 15: Experts expect Cowboys to bounce back, Steelers to keep rolling - SBNation.com
The NFC North race could get a little tighter if the Packers win as predicted.

Tom Brady is having a great season, but he’s not the NFL MVP - SBNation.com
If Brady is MVP, Belichick must be Coach of the Year.

Houston & Collegiate News

Houston Astros Top 20 prospects for 2017 - Minor League Ball
The Houston Astros system maintains very impressive depth.

Rockets cruise to eighth straight win by dismantling Kings 132-98 - The Dream Shake
James Harden messed around and got another triple double in the Rockets’ blow-out victory.

Texas Longhorns commits weekly preview: State Championship edition - Burnt Orange Nation
Temple’s Taquon Graham aims to be the latest in a long line of future Longhorns to win a high school football state championship ring.

TCU News: Two more commit to Frogs - Frogs O' War
Here are your morning links!

Red Raiders Add Depth on JUCO Signing Day - Viva The Matadors
Junior college transfer players can sign today, and the Red Raiders picked up a couple new faces

Baylor defeats Southern 89-59 - Our Daily Bears
Baylor moves to 9-0!

Daily Bull 12.14.16 - Fightin' Texas Browns - Good Bull Hunting
Putting Aggie football seasons in perspective for over 50 years.

Las Vegas Bowl Q&A With Mountain West Connection - Underdog Dynasty
Learn about the San Diego State Aztecs before they play Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Nahlin’ It: The BC Unplugged Podcast - Barking Carnival
On a Very Special Episode of the Barking Carnival Unplugged Podcast, Eric Nahlin of Inside Texas teaches nobis60 and KipsBigBoy about the true power of friendship...well, not really. The wayward...

Houston Dynamo trade Sheanon Williams to Vancouver - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo trade defender for GAM.

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