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Houston Texans News: December 6, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans waive cornerback Charles James - Houston Chronicle
The Texans placed cornerback Charles James on waivers Monday and replaced him with Al-Hajj Shabazz, who was claimed on waivers from Pittsburgh.

Texans owner says Brock Osweiler was as good as Aaron Rodgers in Week 13 -
Do you believe him?

'Hard Knocks' star gets sent packing by Texans -
Bad news for a respected member of the Hard Knocks alumni.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins bounces back from uncharacteristic drops - Houston Chronicle
It wasn't exactly a sterling performance by Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins against the Green Bay Packers.

With inconsistent offense, Houston Texans have small margin for error - AFC South- ESPN
As the stakes get higher, Texans coach Bill O'Brien notes his team needs to take particular care to play mistake-free football.

NFL News

NFL power rankings Week 14: It’s time to believe in the Chiefs and Lions -
Everything is coming together for some teams, while others were exposed as frauds in Week 13.

Colts vs. Jets 2016 results: Indianapolis wins in dominating fashion over New York, 41-10 -
The Jets had a nightmare showing in primetime.

2017 NFL mock draft: What if the QBs just aren’t that good? -
It’s no sure thing quarterbacks go in the top 10. In this week’s mock, we look at what happens if they don’t.

Ezekiel Elliott hasn't lost an away game since his freshman year of high school -
The rookie running back hasn’t been on the losing end of an away game since his freshman year of high school.

Jonez on Jonez: Jeff Fisher always comes out on top, even when he loses -
There was something especially fitting about Tom Brady getting his 201st win against the coach who’s soon to be the NFL’s biggest loser. Dragonfly Jonez recaps Week 13.

Kevin Harlan did play-by-play of fans on the field again and it was brilliant -
This is the best part of the NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros claim LHP Ashur Tolliver off waivers - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros 40-man roster is now full.

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 28: Quarterly report card - The Dream Shake
Ryan and Ethan take a look at the Rockets’ start to the season.

Report: 4-star Georgia RB commit Toneil Carter could take OV to Texas this weekend - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns could be back in the mix for the top-10 running back.

TCU Basketball ‘receiving votes’ in latest AP Poll - Frogs O' War
The Frogs’ 8-0 start has gotten people’s attention.

Baylor Basketball Rises to #4 in AP Poll - Our Daily Bears
Scott Drew's squad has its highest national ranking since 2012

Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings - Viva The Matadors
Who’s up, who’s down?

Instant Reaction: Texas A&M defeats TAMU-CC 86-69 - Good Bull Hunting
It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective. Tyler Davis led all scorers with 25 points, a new career high.

Texas State Falls 36-14 to Arkansas State - Underdog Dynasty
Red Wolves Claim Share of Sun Belt Title; Texas State finishes winless in Sun Belt

Sorting through the US national team’s 55-player pool - Dynamo Theory
A full list of the 55 players in the USMNT’s current player pool, plus 32 others in contention.

Texans vs Colts coverage