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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, December 30, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Savage-Osweiler likely will be 1-2 on the Texans depth chart in 2017 | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have benched quarterback Brock Osweiler, replacing him with third-year former fourth-rounder Tom Savage. Barring injury, it will last for at least the rest of the season.

NFL Week 17: Texans-Titans — Four Things To Watch For | Houston Press
There's one game left in the 2016 season, and it means nothing in the standings.

Why the Texans want to be 6-0 in AFC South
For the first time in franchise history, the Texans could finish with a perfect 6-0 record in AFC South.

Houston Texans CB A.J. Bouye having career year ahead of free agency - AFC South- ESPN
A.J. Bouye's commitment to improving last offseason has benefited Houston's No. 2-ranked pass D and should help him land a hefty free-agent deal, too.

Texans rookie Will Fuller adjusting to rigors of NFL - Houston Chronicle
Texas rookie wide receiver Will Fuller's adjustment to the NFL has involved dealing with knee and hamstring injuries and grappling with bigger, stronger defensive backs.

Texans playoff tickets to go on sale Friday - Houston Chronicle
Tickets for the AFC wild-card game at NRG Stadium will go on sale Friday, Dec. 30 at 10 a.m.

Even when nicked, Texans' Nick Novak getting his kicks in - Houston Chronicle
Drilled in the knee by Indianapolis Colts rookie safety T.J. Green three games ago, Texans kicker Nick Novak grimaced in obvious pain while maintaining his concentration on his form despite the collision.

Texans' Lamar Miller sidelined again - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran running back Lamar Miller worked on the side with trainers, not practicing for the second consecutive day.

NFL News

Here are our best NBA stories of 2016 - SBNation.com
Good morning. Our year-end NBA newsletter has lots of reading material.

Why the Packers are glad they got written off this season - SBNation.com
When Green Bay fell to 4-6 in November, they looked inward. They’ve been in playoff mode, winning their last five and playing for a division title this week.

Dak Prescott will start, but Mark Sanchez expected to get most reps in Cowboys vs. Eagles - SBNation.com
Darren McFadden should expect some burn, too.

Antonio Brown reminds Brandon Marshall that he owes him a Porsche - SBNation.com
It’ll probably end up going to a great cause.

Chiefs’ doinked field goal win vs. Broncos put both teams on different paths - SBNation.com
Kansas City’s overtime win in Week 12 altered the entire AFC West.

Dak Prescott heats up prank war with Ezekiel Elliott by filling his locker with M&M’s - SBNation.com
Dak Prescott responded to Ezekiel Elliott’s Wednesday shenanigans with a prank of his own.

Houston & Collegiate News

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to keep the Los Angeles Clippers at bay in the race for a top 3 seed in the Western Conference.

4-star SDE Ryan Johnson includes Texas in Top 6 - Burnt Orange Nation
Tom Herman and his staff face the tall task of luring the Alabama product out of state.

TCU News: Game Day x 2 - Frogs O' War
TCU and Georgia face off in Memphis followed by the Frogs and Jayhawks in Fort Worth.

Daily Bears Report 12/30 - "We still suck." Hype Video. - Our Daily Bears
Lady Bears breeze past Kansas State 87-57. Men’s basketball begins conference play today.

Former Texas Tech Running Back Named Bills Interim Head Coach - Viva The Matadors
Buffalo is calling on a Red Raider to lead their team!

Aggies fall to the Volunteers 73-63 - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies needed the easy win at home. Instead, they look completely lost.

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