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Houston Texans News: October 11, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Report: Lamarr Houston, Kendall Langford signing with Texans – ProFootballTalk
The Houston Texans were in desperate need of reinforcements in their front seven after losing Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt so season-ending injuries on Sunday night.

Texans claim Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets – ProFootballTalk
The Texans claimed cornerback Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. They cut cornerback Johnthan Banks. The Texans originally signed Williams in 2014 as an undrafted rookie out of North Dakota State, but he failed to make the roster.

Texans work out QB Connor Shaw, 10 others - Houston Chronicle
The Texans worked out former Chicago Bears quarterback Connor Shaw, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

Unofficial Depth Chart: Texans vs. Browns
The Houston Texans (2-3) will host a third straight home game when they take on the Cleveland Browns (0-5) in Week 6.

NFL - Kansas City Chiefs-Houston Texans game decides Sunday for sportsbooks
The undefeated Kansas Chiefs outlasted the Texans 42-34, sending the Las Vegas sportsbooks that took the big bets on Houston to a winning day. Others books weren't as lucky and found themselves needing the Texans to secure a positive Sunday.

Houston Texans release Johnthan Banks, workout 11 players
The Houston Texans worked out a bunch of players on Tuesday as they look for potential reinforcements with all of the injuries they've suffered.

Texans' Deshaun Watson sets NFL rookie five-game TD record - Houston Chronicle
The torrid start of Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has earned him a place in the NFL record book.

Houston Texans Claim Marcus Williams off of Waivers from the New York Jets
The Houston Texans claim a familiar face off of waivers in Marcus Williams from the New York Jets.

Texans to work out ex-Bills corner Marcus Sayles - Houston Chronicle
The Texans are bringing in former Buffalo Bills cornerback Marcus Sayles for a workout Tuesday, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

NFL News

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers need to get on the same page again -
Roethlisberger’s recent comments and the ongoing drama in the locker room aren’t doing the struggling Steelers any favors. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains.

Adrian Peterson trade: Cardinals can give him more opportunities, but it won’t matter -
AP is a shadow of himself, and now he moves from one bad situation to another.

For Jerry Jones, prohibiting protests is all about maintaining control -
"We're going to respect the flag and I'm going to create the perception of it."

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

On the Astros: A.J. Hinch wasn’t managing for a Game 5 and that is OK - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros manager pulled out the big guns in game 4...maybe too early.

Rockets 2017-18 player previews: Luc Mbah a Moute - The Dream Shake
Another new face for Houston.

Tom Herman defends Texas 4th-down call against Kansas State - Burnt Orange Nation
Would the Longhorns head coach go for it on 4th and goal from the three-yard line given another opportunity? He sure would.

Kouat Noi is the top Australian Freshman in the NCAA - Frogs O' War
TCU’s redshirt freshman forward is getting lots of pre-season love.

Baylor Lady Bears Land Two Elite Recruits - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em!

Red Raider Nation hit by tragedy Monday night - Viva The Matadors
How you can help Officer Floyd’s family in this time of despair

Scattershooting Week Six - Good Bull Hunting
Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Stonie Clark...

This season was always going to be judged on the second half. If the Ags had been undefeated (and lets just ignore for a few...

2017 ATVS - Geaux Show Pick’em Challenge - Week 7 - And The Valley Shook
A 7-5 week is nothing to write home about, but it did feel like a really weird weekend of spreads. Even though Vegas went as far as having LSU a 5 point road favorite over the Gators just before...

Chalk Talk: Longhorn D Versus K-State - Barking Carnival
On the heels of three straight stout performances, the Longhorn defense seemed to take a step or two back against the Wildcats on Saturday night. There was plenty of good in the mix, but Texas...

AAC Power Rankings: Week 7 - Underdog Dynasty
Who’s a contender versus a pretender? The next month of AAC football should tell us.

Houston Dynamo look to keep playoff hopes alive against travelling Sporting Kansas City - Dynamo Theory
Houston will look to keep their place in the standings in a huge Western Conference matchup against rivals Sporting Kansas City