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Houston Texans News: October 4, 2017

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

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Houston Texans News

Texans GM pulled out the stops to land coveted QB Deshaun Watson - Houston Chronicle
The euphoria created by Deshaun Watson in his first three starts for the Texans is unprecedented for a rookie quarterback in Houston.

Week 5 NFL picks straight up: Chiefs edge Texans; Raiders handle Ravens | NFL | Sporting News
Going into Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season, here are some fun facts after hot starts. Well, it may not be that much fun for the team to the hottest start.

Houston Texans Set to Sign Safety Marcus Cromartie
The Houston Texans are set to sign free agent safety Marcus Cromartie.

Breno Giacomini Pleased with the Progress of the Houston Texans
Breno Giacomini was embraced by the Houston Texans performance in week one and now he likes the work they have put in to correct it.

Texans back atop AFC South as all other teams lose |
The Houston Texans entered Sunday’s action tied with the Indianapolis Colts at the bottom of the AFC South standings. They left Week 4 in a three-way tie for first place thanks to the 57-14 destruction of Tennessee.

Houston Texans to sign free agent safety Marcus Cromartie
The Houston Texans will be adding safety Marcus Cromartie to their 53-man roster after working out a total of eight players on Tuesday.

Texans assistant Wes Welker to be profiled in NFL Network documentary - Houston Chronicle
Wes Welker's improbable journey to NFL stardom will be profiled in a documentary this week.

Titans add former Texans quarterback Brandon Weeden - Houston Chronicle
Former Texans quarterback Brandon Weeden has agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Texans pleased with kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans went with young kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn as the replacement for Nick Novak, they hoped that the former Lou Groza award winner would provide accuracy and a strong leg.

NFL News

Kareem Hunt is making the Chiefs appointment television -
Four games into a fledgling career, Hunt may already be the most exciting player in football.

NFL Panic Index: Eli Manning’s team lead in rushing TDs is a GIANT problem -
Seattle’s snakebit on running backs. Eli Manning leads the Giants in rushing TDs. Matt Ryan doesn’t look like an MVP. There’s plenty to panic about in Week 5.

NFL picks 2017, Week 5: Experts expect win streaks to continue for Eagles, Steelers -
Can't-miss picks for every game this week!

The Jets aren’t very good at tanking -
Riding a two-game win streak, the Jets were supposed to be tanking this year. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains why that’s almost impossible to do in the NFL.

2017 NFL celebration rankings: Taco Charlton leads the pack -
Charlton’s taco-making celebration had top honors heading into Week 4, but we’ve got a new leader.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

On The Astros: Inside The 2017 AL MVP Race - The Crawfish Boxes
It’s a two-horse race. Or is it?

James Harden, Chris Paul, defense send Rockets over Thunder - The Dream Shake
Houston’s two stars and some cranked-up D gave the Rockets a win in the first preseason game.

The Longhorn Republic podcast tries to make sense of the win over Iowa State - Burnt Orange Nation
An ugly win is still a win, but Texas needs to keep the momentum going against Kansas State.

State of Texas Power Rankings: Week Five - Frogs O' War
Oh no, we have made people #MadOnline.

Rhule Confirms: Baylor Football Dismisses OL Ish Wilson and DB Jourdan Blake - Our Daily Bears
We’re now down our starting punter due to injury and two more due to dismissal during the bye week.

Late game heroics from Amendola again - Viva The Matadors
Danny Amendola continues to be Mr Clutch.

Kyle Field Hotel Roast - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M is currently building a 250-room hotel with views of Kyle Field. The hotel should be ready to go by the 2018 football season. (your corporation here) Hotel is expected to be a profit...

You Tell 'Em Uncle Phil - And The Valley Shook
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Chalk Talk: A Grounded Ground Game - Barking Carnival
You bastards made me do it.

Here’s a look at every run the Longhorns attempted against Iowa State. It ain’t pretty, but in the immortal words of C-3PO, "That’s funny - the damage doesn’t look as...

AAC Power Rankings: Week 6 - Underdog Dynasty
A new leader emerges, and the gap between the top and bottom halves of the conference widens.

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United Final Score: Three points, two assists and one panther mask as Dynamo get win over Loons - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo unleash secret weapon, Vicente Sanchez, to beat the Loons.