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Houston Texans News: September 16, 2016

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Houston Texans News

Texans pass rush: Jadeveon Clowney as DE
Romeo Crennel’s decision to move Jadeveon Clowney was based on the third-year linebacker being mentally and physically ready for the extended role.

Thursday Injury Report: Texans vs. Chiefs
Get the latest injury update.

Texans injury report: J.J. Watt downgraded to limited - Houston Chronicle
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was downgraded to limited participation in practice one day after participating fully.

Madden Matchup: Texans vs. Chiefs
Using the game Madden 17, we preview Sunday's matchup against Kansas City.

Texans different team than in playoff loss to Chiefs | Lexington Herald-Leader
The Houston Texans certainly aren't dwelling on their 30-0 wild-card playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs as they prepare to face them again Sunday.

Texans' Benardrick McKinney gets helmet device with Brian Cushing out - Houston Chronicle
The sprained medial collateral ligament suffered by middle linebacker Brian Cushing impacts more than the Texans' defensive personnel with the subtraction of an experienced veteran contributor.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins says he was fined for wearing Yeezy cleats
DeAndre Hopkins had to pay up for a uniform violation.

Breakfast: Texans Snapchat filters are here
The Texans will have two permanent snapchat filters at every home game this season.

Texans counting on Kevin Johnson on defense, special teams - Houston Chronicle
The Texans are counting on cornerback Kevin Johnson as he enters his second NFL season.

NFL News

The Bills proved they could connect on long touchdowns, but not much else in 37-31 loss to New York -
The Jets were methodical, and the Bills were not.

Jets WR Brandon Marshall injured, but returned to the game almost immediately -
Marshall went down with a knee injury in the second quarter of the Jets’ matchup against the Bills, but didn't stay out for long.

Referee sends Tyrod Taylor into concussion protocol after illegal hit despite his objections -
The Bills quarterback was off the field for two plays and then returned at the end of the third quarter.

Rex Ryan isn't doing much to help the Bills -
Just how warm is his seat after dropping to 0-2 to start the season?

Adrian Peterson at quarterback is an experiment worth watching -
Adrian Peterson told reporters he’s taking snaps at quarterback and we want to see it..

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros Pitchers Helped By Elite Defense - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros have faced some pitching disappointments this season, but where would they be without high ranked defense?

What the Rockets should expect from Nene this season - The Dream Shake
The veteran big man will fit right in in H-town.

PFF ranks Texas QB Shane Buechele No. 2 nationally at his position - Burnt Orange Nation
It’s only been two weeks, but those two weeks have been pretty magical. Unbelievable even.

Texas Tech Fans: Our Season Isn’t Over - Viva The Matadors
As we all know, Saturday night wasn’t fun to watch. It was hard to watch our offense trying to fight and scratch their way back into the game, when our defense wasn’t helping out much. When you...

Frogs O’ War Radio Show: Previewing Iowa State - Frogs O' War
Jamie and Melissa chat about what TCU needs to do to come away with a win over Iowa State on Saturday.

The Big 12 Seems Unlikely to Expand - Our Daily Bears
Few things change as often as whether the Big 12 will expand or not. Early it looked like the league would never expand. Then it sounded like the league might, only to hear it wouldn’t again.

Film Review: Texas A&M’s 2-0 Start - Good Bull Hunting
A look at some of the offensive execution from the first two games.

Texas Pregamer: Cal - Barking Carnival
Take a bow Horns! Wait, no. Don't. That's a 15 yard penalty in these parts. Maybe a twerk or three instead? It’s not the NFL, so what can go wrong? On a...

Houston beats Cincinnati 40-16 in a wild one - Underdog Dynasty
Let’s just forget the first three quarters, but the fourth was tons of fun.

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