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Houston Texans News: January 18, 2017

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's deal set to expire
The contract of Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is set to expire next week and the team hasn't yet started contract talks with him, a source told ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Texans don’t want to lose Romeo Crennel | ProFootballTalk
The Texans allowed the least yards of any team in the NFL during the regular season, which was the main reason why they were able to win the AFC South and a playoff game despite shoddy quarterback play and the 28th-most points in the league.

John McClain's year-end Texans report card - Houston Chronicle
After each Texans game, the Chronicle's John McClain gives each position group a grade, and he isn't always such a nice grader. Brock Osweiler even earned an F-minus at least once this season. Not just an F, but an F-minus. That's rough.

Texans to pick 25th in 2017 NFL Draft
The Texans own the 25th pick of the 1st round in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Texans' D.J. Reader ready to graduate after Vince Wilfork's lessons - Houston Chronicle
The apprenticeship is basically over for Texans nose tackle D.J. Reader, save for any last-minute tips from veteran Vince Wilfork.

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien: 'We want A.J. Bouye back' - NFL Nation- ESPN
Cornerback A.J. Bouye was a pleasant surprise this season, but the pending free agent might have played himself out of the Texans' price range.

How the Houston Texans have made it a game against New England
Big underdogs use turnovers, spirited defense to stay with Patriots.

NFL News

Aaron Rodgers' game-saving throw as seen from inside the huddle -
Geoff Schwartz went inside the huddle to get the inside story on the most incredible throw of the NFL playoffs so far.

Jonez on Jonez: Cowboys did everything to make loss to Packers as painful as possible -
The four QBs remaining are proof that natural selection is real in the NFL playoffs.

Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers' top target, is well prepared to be a head coach -
The Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator has made a strong case for consideration as a head coach this season.

Mike Tomlin apologizes for 'regrettable' video, but makes it clear Antonio Brown will be punished -
Ben Roethlisberger also said he was "a little disappointed" in Brown.

Aaron Rodgers makes the spectacular look routine -
Whether you’re an opponent or a fan, all you can do is shrug your shoulders and acknowledge that the Packers quarterback can do what nobody else can.

An appreciation for the 15 players who will fall off the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot this year -
These 15 players will fall off the Hall of Fame ballot after just a single appearance. Let’s appreciate them a little bit.

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros’ Alex Bregman to play for Team USA in World Baseball Classic - The Crawfish Boxes
Bregman is one of six Astros confirmed to play in the WBC.

Rockets melt in Miami, lose to Heat 109-103 - The Dream Shake
The Rockets are leaving Miami officially in a slump.

TCU Baseball sits atop three preseason polls - Frogs O' War
The national expectations for TCU couldn’t be higher.

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

Baylor Crushes Texas 74-64 - Our Daily Bears
The Bears move to 17-1.

Texas A&M Basketball loses to Arkansas 62-60 - Good Bull Hunting
Another late scoring drought saw the Aggies cough up a second half lead and drop to 1-5 in SEC play.

Clanking From the Corner: Baylor 74, Texas 64 - Barking Carnival
Well, it was fun for most of a half.