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Houston Texans News: November 9, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, November 9, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

T.J. Yates gets some work with Texans’ first-string offense – ProFootballTalk
Texans coach Bill O'Brien has been known to have a quick hook with his quarterbacks, so the news that backup T.J. Yates was getting some work with the first string on Wednesday is eye opening.

Houston paying only lip service to idea of Colin Kaepernick
The Texans want to pretend that they have an evaluation system that keeps finding players more suitable than Kaepernick. That same system gave them Matt McGloin who they then immediately realized was incapable.

Texans could solve their quarterback problem, end a saga, by signing Kaepernick -
As each quarterback not named Colin Kaepernick gets signed, the worse the league looks.

Why Colin Kaepernick makes football sense for Houston Texans - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Bill O'Brien often says winning is all that matters in the NFL. If that's true, then Kaepernick is the best available replacement for Deshaun Watson.

Texans' Chunky Clements on his nickname: 'I was a fat baby' - Houston Chronicle
Growing up in Ohio, Texans defensive lineman Chunky Clements earned his awesome nickname the old-fashioned way.

Texans Cut Matt McGloin, Sign Josh Johnson | Houston Press
The Texans signed a mobile quarterback, but not the one that some fans were expecting.

How Texans finish season depends on QB Tom Savage - Houston Chronicle
Imagine what it's like this week at NRG Stadium, where the Texans are trying to figure out ways to rebound from the loss to Indianapolis and trying to win on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.

Deshaun Watson, Zach Cunningham at head of Texans' rookie class - NFL Nation- ESPN
The rookie quarterback and linebacker have stepped into starring roles in Houston and found success right away.

Texans' D'Onta Foreman's court date in Austin delayed again - Houston Chronicle
Texans running rookie back D'Onta Foreman may have to wait a few more months before his legal problems in Austin can be resolved.

NFL News

Jabaal Sheard's incredible walk-off sack gave the Colts a little ray of hope for the season -
But that wasn’t the only big play from the Colts pass rusher last week. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White hands out his Hoss award for Week 9.

Eagles are right on track to lose the Super Bowl. NFL Panic Index, Week 10 -
Will the third time be the charm for an Eagles Super Bowl?

Baltimore Ravens’ onside kick troubles: This is very bad -
Gramatica Errors Week 9: The Hunt for Red Oc-toe-ber.

Jerry Jones threatens to sue NFL over Roger Goodell’s extension, per report -
Jones may hate Goodell more than anyone else in the league.

NFL picks 2017, Week 10: Experts see Bears and Steelers as locks -
A lot of lopsided matchups this week.

Eagles tackle Lane Johnson gave a clinic on how to block Von Miller -
The best part of having a platform after playing is being able to teach about offensive line play. It’s a position that’s vastly misunderstood, and with the rise of social media, it’s gotten more...

Houston & Collegiate Sports

World Series 2017: Astros vs. Dodgers was the best series of all time - The Crawfish Boxes
The 2017 World Series between the victorious Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers has a strong argument to be the greatest series of baseball in the entire one hundred and fifty year history...

Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game preview - The Dream Shake
Me earlier this season: Why do the Rockets never get a day off? All we do is play back-to-backs!

Me this week: Why do we have so many days off in a row? I hate this!

There is no such thing as a...

Texas CB Holton Hill suspended for remainder of season - Burnt Orange Nation
The school indicated that the junior standout violated team rules.

Football Food Feeds Fort Worth Homeless - Frogs O' War
TCU is putting its Saturday night leftovers to good use around the city.

Baylor Basketball 4,000 Word Mega Preview: Predictions and Takes! - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em.

Red Raiders in the NFL: A down week across the board - Viva The Matadors
No TDs and only 54 combined yards from scrimmage.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs New Mexico - Good Bull Hunting
Nothing like getting bowl eligible in November, folks.

Playin’ Nice: Arkansas Fight - And The Valley Shook
Arkansas Fight’s Eric Harris gives us the fresh slop on the Hogs.

Shooting From The Hip: TCU 24, Texas 7 - Barking Carnival

Kick In For Houston moved to December 16 - Dynamo Theory
Hurricane Harvey fundraiser has been moved back one month.