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Houston Texans News: January 19, 2017

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Houston Texans News

Ideas for the QB-needy: Trubisky to Browns? Romo to Texans? -
Could Tony Romo turn the Texans into Super Bowl contenders? Should the Browns roll the dice on Mitch Trubisky? Gil Brandt provides a path forward for eight QB-needy teams.

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien to call plays on offense in 2017
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will call plays on offense next season, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Texans' Joel Heath won't require surgery - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie defensive lineman Joel Heath won't require surgery for a knee injury suffered during an AFC divisional-round playoff loss to the New England Patriots, a magnetic resonance imaging exam determined.

Houston Texans CB Kevin Johnson recovering from broken foot - AFC South- ESPN
Cornerback Kevin Johnson missed most of the Texans' season with a broken foot, but the former first-rounder is excited to get back to playing again.

John McClain ranks Texans' top 50 players on roster - Houston Chronicle
The Houston Texans had another 9-7 season, but it also won another AFC South title and this time managed to win a playoff game.

Texans defense excited for 2017 possibilities
The Texans defense is excited about the possibilities of the 2017 season with the return of J.J. Watt and other key starters.

NFL News

Falcons built the one offense that can keep pace with the Packers -
It’s tough to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and co., but if any team can do it, it’s the Falcons.

James Harrison brought down the Chiefs and sacked Father Time -
James Harrison made way more plays than the one that got Eric Fisher called for holding on a two-point conversion, but he deserves credit for that, too.

Devin Hester, the greatest of all time, gave us one last thrill -
Devin Hester was once a scintillating player. By the end he was an anachronism, but there’s no question he’s the greatest of all time.

Micah Hyde's small-town roots have come up big for the Packers -
The Packers cornerback has been the right man in the right place at the right time during Green Bay’s incredible eight-game winning streak.

Houston & Collegiate News

Jeff Bagwell elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame - The Crawfish Boxes
Former Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell will be part of the 2017 Hall of Fame Class with Tim Raines.

Rockets back on track with blowout of Bucks - The Dream Shake
The Rockets bust out of their slump with a big win at home against Milwaukee.

3-star DE Max Cummins commits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
The Dallas-area recruit replaces Lagaryonn Carson in the class.

Frogs Lose a Close One to Texas Tech 75-69 - Frogs O' War
After a rocky start, the Frogs hit their stride but lose a close one against Texas Tech in Lubbock.

Baylor Football Recruiting Notes (updated 1/10) - Our Daily Bears
Recruiting is picking up!

The Air Raid Podcast: NSD ‘17 Preview - Viva The Matadors
Previewing the 2017 Football Class.

#GBhBusGiveaway Is Over! - Good Bull Hunting
When we first decided to give away our bus in a contest, we actually had some concerns that no one would be interested. We think she is beautiful, but we look at her with parents' eyes and can see...

Three Needs UTSA Seeks to Fill in Their 2017 Recruiting Class - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners are seeking to turn their first bowl appearance into long term momentum. Here are the spots they’ll need to fill with impact players to see future success.