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Houston Texans News: December 29, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, December 29, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the Texans Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt offers an inside look at the Houston Texans with John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Texans' Corey Moore tackles job as starting free safety - Houston Chronicle
Without fanfare or much recognition, former undrafted free agent Corey Moore has emerged as the starting free safety for the top-ranked defense in the NFL.

Analyzing the Texans Potential First Round Foes | FOX Sports
The Texans are in the playoffs and have locked up the four seed. There are three different teams that the Texans could see in the first round.

Texans’ Whitney Mercilus manufactures another strong season - Houston Chronicle
Although Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus didn't make the Pro Bowl one year removed from recording a career-high dozen sacks, he still manufactured a strong season.

Texans tight end Ryan Griffin having career season - Houston Chronicle
C.J. Fiedorowicz isn't the only Texans tight end having a breakthrough season.

Texans' Lamar Miller, Jadeveon Clowney not practicing - Houston Chronicle
As the Texans prepare for a relatively meaningless game against the Tennessee Titans, a trio of key players didn't practice Wednesday.

Yes, Miami Dolphins, you want the Texans, not the Steelers | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins beat up the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-15, in Week 6. So the Dolphins will certainly feel they have a chance if they open the playoffs at Pittsburgh on Jan. 7 or 8. But there is no doubt that their odds would be better in a game at the Houston Texans.

NFL News

Panthers and Broncos must look toward the future, and it starts this week -
Last year’s Super Bowl teams have been eliminated from playoff contention, and it’s time to focus on 2017.

Should an NFL team rest its starters in Week 17? 5 things to consider. -
Even with a playoff spot locked up, there are some situations where it makes sense to play the starters. NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains.

NFL panic index, Week 17: 4 playoff teams have QBs with no postseason experience -
There are plenty of unprovens in this winter’s playoff race.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Dallas Keuchel Tweets He's Throwing Pain-Free - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel didn't pitch after August 27 last season due to shoulder inflammation. Tuesday, he took a big step towards returning to the mound.

Rockets will retire Yao Ming’s jersey February 3 - The Dream Shake
The team moved up the ceremony to halftime against Chicago.

Texas WR target Jordan Pouncey decommits from Notre Dame - Burnt Orange Nation
Things continue to fall apart in South Bend.

Liberty Bowl Preview: TCU Defense Takes the Podium - Frogs O' War
Coach Chad Glasgow and several players talked what it will take to stop a dangerous Georgia attack.

K.D. Cannon Declares for NFL Draft - Our Daily Bears
After a phenomenal performance in the Cactus Bowl, the Baylor receiver is headed to the NFL

December 29, 2006: Texas Tech Sets NCAA Record and a Dictator Dies - Viva The Matadors
A look back at a historic evening one decade ago...

Aggies end the year by dropping a close one to Kansas State.

Tom Herman on The Herd - Barking Carnival
Silly radio guy shit aside, some good stuff in here.

Texans vs Titans coverage