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Houston Texans News: January 4, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Oakland Raiders Look To Reignite Run Game Against Houston Texans
The Silver and Black will look to reignite the run game Saturday afternoon when they square off against the Houston Texans.

Texans unofficial depth chart vs. Raiders
The Texans released the unofficial depth chart for Saturday's game against the Raiders.

Doctor says Texans followed concussion protocol with Tom Savage - Houston Chronicle
Although there's been some confusion about how the NFL concussion protocol was handled with quarterback Tom Savage, a former NFL team doctor dispelled the notion that there was any negligence with the injured Texans quarterback.

Texans' Vince Wilfork considering retirement - Houston Chronicle
If nose tackle Vince Wilfork decides to retire after his second season with the Texans, his career could end in the same place where it began.

Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson had foot surgery - Houston Chronicle
Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson recently underwent foot surgery to aid the healing process after breaking a bone in his foot suffered in October against the Indianapolis Colts.

With Jadeveon Clowney, Texans' D fully powered -- even minus J.J. Watt - NFL Nation- ESPN
No doubt, the Texans have missed J.J. Watt in 2016. But led by the athletic ability of Jadeveon Clowney, Houston still led the NFL in total defense.

Texans' Lamar Miller happy he's not feeling rundown - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans' coaching staff first broached the idea to running back Lamar Miller that he should be held out of the final two games of the regular season to get him fully healthy for the playoffs, it didn't hit him the right way.

Texans finish with NFL's No. 1 defense - Houston Chronicle
Although the Texans are the fourth seed in the AFC playoffs, they rank first in total defense.

NFL News

Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017 finalists: LaDainian Tomlinson headlines list of 15 -
We’re getting closer to a new group of inductees.

J.J. Watt makes good on Twitter promise and brings new jersey to boy hit by car -
What a great gesture by Watt.

Devin Hester signing with Seahawks for NFL playoffs -
Seattle has decided to bring on the former Baltimore Raven as it heads into the postseason.

Arizona's Markus Golden was last week’s best pass rusher, and you probably didn't even notice -
The Cardinals linebacker doesn’t make the kind of splashy plays that wind up on highlight reels, but he’s been finding a way to get to quarterbacks all season.

Eli Manning tells the most dad joke ever when asked about Giants' boat photo -
We wouldn’t expect any different, either.

Houston & Collegiate News

La Pelota Cubana: Volume 7, La Esquina Caliente - The Crawfish Boxes
Put on your gloves, as we take to the field and discuss Cuban defensive play.

Perfect Week has Rockets Among NBA Elite - The Dream Shake
The Rockets went 4-0 last week and have established themselves as a top-5 team.

Texas hires Stan Drayton as associate head coach/run game coordinator - Burnt Orange Nation
Another ex-Buckeyes assistant looks like the final addition to Tom Herman’s Longhorns staff.

TCU Survives Scare from Oklahoma 60-57 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs took the lead late and held on for their first Big 12 win of the season.

Baylor Hires Jeff Nixon and Matt Lubick as Co-Offensive Coordinators - Our Daily Bears
The Bears have made two big hires.

Texas Tech Defeats #7 West Virginia In Overtime, 77-76. - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders are now 12-2 (1-1).

Instant Reaction: Kentucky defeats Texas A&M 100-58 - Good Bull Hunting
It was a blowout from the word go. Billy Kennedy has some uncomfortable questions to answer, and the Aggies are in real danger of letting this season spiral out of control.

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