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Houston Texans News: December 21, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Clowney is a hugger — a tackle for loss kind of hugger.
Clowney is a hugger — a tackle for loss kind of hugger.
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Houston Texans News

First look: Bengals vs. Texans
First look: Bengals vs. Texans

Tom Savage's new role with Texans full of playoff pressure - Houston Chronicle
Of the 10 quarterbacks who have been on the Texans' roster in coach Bill O'Brien's three seasons, their only draft choice has an opportunity to lead them to a second consecutive AFC South title.

Texans unofficial depth chart vs. Cincinnati
The Texans released the unofficial depth chart for Saturday night's game against the Bengals.

Texans QBs: Where are they now? - Houston Chronicle
The Texans seemed fine at quarterback in 2012 when they went 12-4 and Matt Schaub started all 16 games and was a Pro Bowl selection.

Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney named to 1st Pro Bowl
Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today.

NFL News

NFL picks 2016, Week 16: Experts say Steelers win AFC North, Giants and Chiefs clinch playoff bids - SBNation.com
The playoff field will get a little more crowded, if SB Nation’s experts are correct.

Matthew Stafford, Sean Lee lead list of 2017 Pro Bowl snubs - SBNation.com
Stafford and Lee are joined by a handful of others who certainly deserved to be named to the Pro Bowl this season.

The Cowboys unleashed a pass rusher they didn't know they had against the Buccaneers - SBNation.com
Injuries forced the Dallas Cowboys to move David Irving outside, where the Buccaneers had no answers for the pressure he brought.

2017 Pro Bowl rosters: Ezekiel Elliott and Matt Ryan lead the NFC - SBNation.com
The Falcons led with six players selected for the NFC.

Pro Bowl 2017 rosters: Tom Brady and Antonio Brown headline the AFC squad - SBNation.com
A return to the AFC-NFC format will see many rivals suiting up for the same team.

Jon Gruden coaching rumors are back, and this time they're kind of worth paying attention to - SBNation.com
Could the Rams finally persuade Gruden to leave the broadcast booth and return to the sidelines? Maybe! They're pretty desperate.

Houston & Collegiate News

St. Louis Cardinals Draft Production - A Glimpse into the Future - The Crawfish Boxes
Photo Credit: MLB.com If you were anything like me, throughout the early 2000's, you loathed the St. Louis Cardinals. They were always one step ahead of the Astros and were often the hurdle...

The streak is over, Rockets lose tight one to Spurs 102-100 - The Dream Shake
The Rockets fell apart down the stretch in a tough loss to their rivals from San Antonio.

Dual-threat-QB-turned-catcher Cam Constantine commits to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The 2019 in-state product is another big grab for the Texas baseball team.

TCU sprinter holds fastest 60-meter time in NCAA - Frogs O' War
TCU sure is good at this whole "being fast" thing.

Baylor RB Shock Linwood to Sit Out of Cactus Bowl vs. Boise State - Our Daily Bears
The Baylor playing career of our all-time leading rusher is over.

Davis Martin Named to Preseason All-America Team - Viva The Matadors
This sophomore pitcher is getting some preseason accolades.

Texas A&M coaches and players address media prior to Texas Bowl - Good Bull Hunting
Sumlin talks stability, Garrett is a saint.

Pretend We’re Football 12.20.16: Arkansas, Nintendo, & Dead Cats - Barking Carnival
We’re getting better! Kinda. I guess.

Western Kentucky blows out Memphis 51-31 to win Boca Raton Bowl - Underdog Dynasty
It was a contest that really looked like a Conference USA game, and it went exactly how you thought it would if WKU was involved.

Dynamo Sign Honduran Forward on Loan from Monterrey - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo Sign Forward Honduran Alberth Elis on Loan from Monterrey.

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