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Houston Texans News: October 17, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans linebacker Dylan Cole has Grade 2 hamstring injury - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie inside linebacker Dylan Cole suffered a Grade hamstring strain against the Cleveland Browns while returning an interception, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

John McClain grades the Texans in rout of Browns - Houston Chronicle
The Texans were big favorites to dismantle the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium on Sunday, and they did just that.

Texans' Hopkins: 'Anything is possible' with Watson -
The Houston Texans head into their bye week with a share of the AFC South lead and the most impressive rookie quarterback in the NFL.

21 observations: Texans defeat Browns
The scoreboard showed a satisfying 33-17 victory for your Texans on Sunday against the winless Cleveland Browns, yet the final score didn’t tell the full story of this win.

Texans owner is bullish on team's start, future - Houston Chronicle
Count owner Bob McNair among those who are amazed at the Texans' metamorphosis into a big-play, high-scoring offense that could become even more explosive as long as rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson stays healthy.

Texans defense adjusts to big-name absences - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' defense has undergone radical change in personnel from last season when it finished first in yards allowed, but through six games, there's not a big difference in yards or points.

Marcus Williams Returns to the Houston Texans to Provide a Needed Boost in the Secondary
Marcus Williams returns to the Houston Texans to provide some much needed help in the secondary on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Video: John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss Texans' victory - Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle sports columnists Brian T. Smith talks with sports writer John McClain about the Houston Texans win over the Cleveland Browns by 33-17 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Texans coach Bill O'Brien sporting Astros cap - Houston Chronicle
During his weekly Monday press conference, Texans coach Bill O'Brien was sporting a new look.

The veteran NFL coach was wearing an Astros ball cap.

NFL News

Colts vs. Titans: 7 things we learned in Tennessee’s 36-22 win -
Marcus Mariota wasn’t 100 percent, but he was healthy enough to lead the Titans to victory.

NFL power rankings 2017: Tracking where teams are entering Week 7 -
The Chiefs are no longer undefeated, but who’s left on top in the power rankings?

Saints' invigorated defense makes the NFC a more interesting place -
Plus, a different Packers team with Brett Hundley, and exciting young QB in Houston and more of the same in Cleveland.

NFL to formally endorse criminal justice reform bill -
The endorsement comes the week NFL owners are to meet in New York to discuss a rule that would require players to stand for the national anthem.

Read the Congressional Black Caucus’ letter to the NFL about police brutality -
Monday morning, the Congressional Black Caucus — the federal government’s black arm — sent Roger Goodell a letter supporting protesting athletes.

NFL Week 6: Giants win, Adrian Peterson looks good and 7 other surprises -
Not even Tony Romo could predict everything that happened this week.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Yankees 8, Astros 1: Frazier, Judge bring Astros back to earth - The Crawfish Boxes
Offense still can’t find a spark while Yankees get a lot of breaks.

Isaiah Taylor signs with Hawks - The Dream Shake
The former Rocket is bidding adieu.

Texas WR commit Rondale Moore set to officially visit ‘Horns - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns lone slot commit with be on the Forty Acres this weekend.

Quick Look: Kansas Jayhawks - Frogs O' War
TCU’s next opponent is Kansas, who, despite being awful, always give the Frogs a run for their money.

Daily Bears Report 10/17/2017 - Joy & Lady to attend volleyball match. - Our Daily Bears
Homecoming week, football press conference today and other Baylor sports news.

Offensive player of the week: TJ Vasher makes a statement - Viva The Matadors
He only had two catches, but boy did he make them count.

Scattershooting Week 7 - Enjoy The Bye Week - Good Bull Hunting
CFB Carnage, B1G Trophies, and Stress Free Saturdays.

Competition Tuesday Says Enough With the Loser Talk - And The Valley Shook
Don’t sing it, bring it.

Pre-Order Smart Texas Basketball 2017 Now - Barking Carnival
STB 2017 comes out 10/23/2017.

Around the Dog Park: Three AAC Teams Ranked, Week 7 Recaps - Underdog Dynasty
The "Power 6" is the only G5 conference with ranked teams, plus recaps and what we learned from each conference in Week 7.