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Houston Texans News: December 16, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, December 16, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans aim for repeat performance of ground game vs. Jaguars - AFC South- ESPN
The Texans managed 5.5 yards per carry in their Week 10 victory over the Jaguars, something coach Bill O'Brien wants to continue down the stretch.

Texans' wideout goes from delivering bread to making NFL roster | FOX Sports
Wendall Williams' road to the big leagues has been anything but direct.

Keith Mumphery's role increasing with Texans - Houston Chronicle
Texans wide receiver Keith Mumphery's opportunities are increasing as injuries mount for the Texans' offense.

Texans' Duane Brown praying for ailing ex-teammate Brandon Brooks - Houston Chronicle
For the past two seasons, former Texans offensive guard Brandon Brooks has been dealing with anxiety that's severe enough that it's caused uncontrolled vomiting before games.

Texans report: Whitney Mercilus has knack for getting to the ball - Houston Chronicle
There's a skillset to recovering fumbles, one that Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus has mastered.

Ex-truck driver Wendall Williams grateful for shot with Texans - Houston Chronicle
For speedy Texans rookie wide receiver Wendall Williams, his promotion to the active roster represents a huge personal milestone.

NFL News

Rams vs. Seahawks 2016 final score: Seattle clinches NFC West with 24-3 win -
The Rams fall to 4-10 with the loss.

NFL playoff picture 2017: Standings, scenarios, who's in, who's out -
The Cowboys and Seahawks are the first two teams in the 2017 NFL playoffs.

Richard Sherman yelled at coaches because he didn't want Seahawks to pass from 1-yard line again -
Sherman remembers clearly how that turned out in Super Bowl XLIX.

Jared Goff in concussion protocol following ‘Thursday Night Football’ loss to the Seahawks -
Goff left the game in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a concussion.

Giants under investigation by NFL for Ben McAdoo’s walkie-talkie use vs. Cowboys -
New York resorted to a walkie-talkie when Eli Manning’s headset malfunctioned during Sunday night’s win over the Cowboys.

Rams losing Thursday is some 7-9 B.S. for NFL interim head coaches -
7-9 is a way of life.

Houston & Collegiate News

Houston Astros Draft Production Since 1995 - The Crawfish Boxes
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The Rockets are done with Donatas Motiejunas for good - The Dream Shake
He’ll be an unrestricted free agent.

Tom Herman pursuing alignment with Texas coaching search - Burnt Orange Nation
The new Longhorns head coach is not making the same hiring mistakes as his predecessor. Here’s why.

TCU Football Announces Home & Home with North Carolina - Frogs O' War
The Frogs and Tar Heels will play in 2025 and 2026.

Jake Lindsey’s Crucial Role - Our Daily Bears
Lindsey’s talent is a big reason the Bears are a contender.

Texas Tech’s Path to the Postseason 12.15 - Viva The Matadors
A look at Texas Tech’s postseason prospects...

Tyler Davis named SEC Player of the Week - Good Bull Hunting
Davis averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds during this 3-0 week, and he did it on 73% shooting.

The UTSA Timeline: 5 Days That Led to the Program’s First Bowl Game - Underdog Dynasty
A time lapse of the Roadrunners’ most defining moments.

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