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Houston Texans News: December 20, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Overreactions: Savage is the man for Texans
Tom Savage is the quarterback the Houston Texans needed all along.

Tom Savage opens possibilities for Texans' offense - NFL.com
Sporting an easy, natural throwing motion with a stronger arm and a softer touch, Tom Savage re-opened possibilities outside the numbers and down the field for the Houston Texans.

Texans owner Bob McNair on Jadeveon Clowney: 'Pretty spectacular' - Houston Chronicle
Jadeveon Clowney was amused last Friday when asked about chasing around quarterback Blake Bortles, expressing confidence that he would bring down the elusive Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback.

Tom Savage is the Texans’ new starting quarterback. Who exactly is Tom Savage? - The Washington Post
You'd be forgiven for wondering, because the third-year player took a roundabout route to his first NFL start.

NFL Week 15: Texans 21, Jaguars 20 — 4 Winners, 4 Losers | Houston Press
The Texans remained in first place in the AFC South, and may have found a better solution at quarterback in the process.

Texans confirm Tom Savage will start vs. Bengals | ProFootballTalk
Benching Brock Osweiler was not a one-game decision. Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed today that Tom Savage, who replaced Osweiler in Sunday's comeback win over the Jaguars, will remain Houston's starter when the Texans face the Bengals on Saturday night.

Breakfast: Texans defense ranked No. 1
After their Week 15 performance, the Texans defense is the best in the NFL, allowing just 306.5 yards per game.

Texans stick rookie teammate with $16,000 dinner bill - SBNation.com
$7,700 on Hennessy?!

NFL News

Panthers vs. Washington 2016 final score: Cam Newton and Carolina get best of Josh Norman in reunion - SBNation.com
Newton had a good showing in Washington.

Cam Newton made a tribute to Craig Sager with his outfit before ‘Monday Night Football’ - SBNation.com
It’s a great hat, if purple is your color.

2017 NFL mock draft: Alabama players dominate first round - SBNation.com
Six Crimson Tide players, including three of the top six, are among the top 32.


Houston & Collegiate News

Astros sign catcher Juan Centeno to a minor league contract, invite to Spring Training - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros add another catching option for Spring Training.

Clint Capela has a broken fibula, will miss 6 weeks - The Dream Shake
One of the Rockets’ most important players is on the shelf.

Five Horned Frogs earn preseason All-American honors - Frogs O' War
TCU baseball is loaded.

4-star RB Toneil Carter commits to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The four-star in-state running back decommitted from Georgia today.

Texas A&M’s bowl uniforms are more Texan than yours - Good Bull Hunting
We heard Texas A&M was playing in the Texas Bowl in Texas so we gave Texas A&M Texas uniforms to play in the Texas Bowl in Texas.

New Mexico Lobos Win New Mexico Bowl, 23-20 - Underdog Dynasty
UTSA’s offense couldn't capitalize when New Mexico gave them opportunities to win the game.

Five MLS free agents the Dynamo should consider signing - Dynamo Theory
It’s been a quite offseason this far for the Dynamo. Here are five free agents they should look at.

Bengals vs Texans coverage