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Houston Texans News: November 1, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' Jadeveon Clowney on Duane Brown trade: 'Of course, everybody was upset' - Houston Chronicle
The trade of offensive tackle Duane Brown to the Seattle Seahawks reverberated emotionally in the Texans' locker room.

Jadeveon Clowney Dresses As Inmate To Texans Halloween Party (UPDATE) |
A rep for the Texans says Clowney insists there "was no hidden meaning behind his Halloween costume. He was not taking a 'shot' at anyone. It was just that – a costume at a Halloween party," according to the Houston Chronicle.

Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones: Texans owner Bob McNair is a high-quality individual; his 'inmates' comment was not about NFL players | SportsDay
Jerry Jones was in the room earlier this month when Houston Texans owner Bob McNair made a comment about the inmates running the prison.Jones is...

Jerry Jones: Texans owner Bob McNair wasn't calling players 'inmates' - Houston Chronicle
Texans owner Bob McNair has issued two statements saying he wasn't referring to players when he made his "We can't have the inmates running the prison" comment at the NFL owners meetings.

NFL News

Which 2017 NFL teams are contenders and which are pretenders? -
Heading into Week 9, 16 teams have a winning record. Which ones are for real?

NFL Panic Index 2017, Week 9: Winners and losers from trade deadline -
Now that the deadline has passed, who should be worrying about the trades that were made — and the ones that weren’t?

Broncos vs. Eagles: Brock Osweiler will start at quarterback in Week 9 -
Trevor Siemian’s steep decline has forced the Broncos’ hand.

2017 NFL midseason awards: Who’s getting trophies in November? -
SB Nation’s 32 team sites voted on the best players and teams in the NFL so far this season. These are the results.

NFL trade deadline 2017: Grades for every move -
The Seahawks got a left tackle, and the 49ers found a franchise quarterback. And that’s just the start of the wheeling and dealing. We’re grading all the moves as they happen.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Dodgers 3, Astros 1: No one said it was going to be easy - The Crawfish Boxes
It only seems right that this series would go seven games.

Clint Capela is the Rockets’ next great big man - The Dream Shake
How Houston’s big man grabbed an opportunity the way he snags rebounds — with both hands.

Thoughts and observations from Texas basketball’s open practice - Burnt Orange Nation
A few tidbits and takeaways from the Longhorns open practice on Tuesday, such as the defense’s elite potential.

The Polls Are Bad, Vol. 1 - Frogs O' War
Well, not this week. But they will be!

What If Wednesday: Is Iowa State the Model for Baylor Moving Forward? - Our Daily Bears
I don’t think it’s unreasonable at this point in the season to say that many Bears fans are becoming frustrated with the team and system.

The Anti-Preview: Texas Tech vs. Kansas State - Viva The Matadors
The 11am bonanza!

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Auburn - Good Bull Hunting
Welcome to November, sports fans. Time to get our turkeys roasted at THE TAILGATE.

Playin’ Nice: Roll Bama Roll - And The Valley Shook
Erik of Roll Bama Roll fills us in on No. 1 in advance of Saturday.

Chalk Talk: The Dirty Dime Does In Baylor - Barking Carnival

Even though it was a second straight week against a sub-par OL, the Longhorn D added to the body of evidence that it can play credible - and often outstanding - run defense from its...

How Group of 5 Teams Could End Up in Power 5 Bowls this Season - Underdog Dynasty
If the P5 conferences can’t fill all of their bowl bids, which ones might the G5 be able to raid?

RGVFC Post Season Player Evaluation: Goalkeepers - Dynamo Theory
To begin the year-end player evaluations, we look at the Toros goalkeepers.