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Houston Texans News: December 11, 2017

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

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Houston Texans News

Texans under fire after QB Tom Savage returns to field after hit, twitching | Fox News
The Houston Texans were criticized after quarterback Tom Savage was allowed to re-enter Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers after sustaining concussion.

Houston quarterback Tom Savage showed all signs of concussion
There’s no good reason for the lapse. The Texans sideline has video review capabilities. There is also a trained spotter in the press box at every game.

With playoff hopes dashed, Texans' focus has to turn to 2018 - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Sunday's defeat guarantees the Texans a losing season for the first time under head coach Bill O'Brien.

Memes make fun of Texans, Browns' awful losses - Houston Chronicle
With Sunday's 26-16 bludgeoning at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, the Texans fall to 4-9 on the season — ensuring that Houston finishes the season with a losing record.

Looking ahead to Texans at Jaguars - Houston Chronicle
The Jaguars (9-4) are coming off a 30-24 win over Seattle. They have won six of seven games and lead the AFC South. The first time the Texans played the Jags, they were humiliated 29-7 in the season opener. The Texans will try to avoid getting swept by the Jaguars for the first time since 2013.

Houston native Simone Biles tries out cheerleading for Texans
The most decorated athlete in Houston was on the sideline during the Texans game.

Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz may reportedly retire amid concussion concerns - CBSSports.com
Fiedorowicz has suffered at least three concussions this season.

Breaking down the Texans' loss to the 49ers by the numbers - Houston Chronicle
Breaking down the Texans' loss to the 49ers on Sunday by the numbers.

Hit that left Texans’ Tom Savage shaking will bring scrutiny to the NFL’s concussion protocol - The Washington Post
The quarterback returned after leaving only briefly.

Texans: Reasons for optimism after loss to 49ers - Houston Chronicle
Five reasons Texans fans should remain hopeful despite a loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Texans: Reasons for pessimism after loss to 49ers - Houston Chronicle
Five reasons Texans fans should feel dismal after a loss to the 49ers on Sunday.


NFL News

Snow can’t keep Bills fans away, plus 5 things we loved from Week 14 - SBNation.com
Carson Wentz left it all out on the field, Eli Manning got his job back, and Josh Gordon is still amazing.

Carson Wentz injury update: Eagles concerned QB has a torn ACL - SBNation.com
Backup Nick Foles replaced Wentz in Philadelphia’s road win at Los Angeles.

Seahawks-Jaguars fight video: Scuffles erupt after questionable move ends game - SBNation.com
The Jaguars just needed to kneel down to end the game, but chaos erupted instead.

Ryan Shazier celebrated with his Steelers teammates over FaceTime from the hospital - SBNation.com
This is so great to see.

Carson Wentz injury update: Eagles have a plan, but do they have hope? - SBNation.com
The Eagles believe they have what it takes for a deep run in the playoffs, even without their star QB.

NFL playoff picture 2017: Where teams stand during Week 14 - SBNation.com
The Eagles and Steelers locked up playoff spots Sunday.


Houston & Collegiate Sports

Hakeem Olajuwon honored before Texans game - Houston Chronicle
Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon - wearing a red Houston Texans jersey emblazoned with his famed No. 34 and his name on the back - was introduced before Sunday's game against the 49ers as the Texans' homefield advantage captain.

Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans game preview - The Dream Shake
After an odd 3-game road trip that took them on the road for two weeks, the Houston Rockets return to the confines of the Toyota Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans.

Texas hires Chris Del Conte as AD - Burnt Orange Nation
In a move that didn’t seem possible, the ‘Horns now have a long-term answer to lead the athletic department.

TCU reportedly tabs Associate AD Jeremiah Donati as new Athletic Director - Frogs O' War
Donati has also Associate Athletic Director for Development since 2013.

Five Things I Like and Dislike about Baylor Basketball’s Play - Our Daily Bears
A few takes on Baylor basketball.

Texas Tech receivers shine after a roller coaster season - Viva The Matadors
The final grades for the Red Raider offense.

Bring Back The Hate - Good Bull Hunting
The time has come to bring back the A&M / Texas football rivalry, and an organization is working on just that.

POSTGAME: LSU 97, UNC-Wilmington 84 - And The Valley Shook
Duop Reath has a career night in Tigers win.

Texas Hooks Horned Frogs AD - Barking Carnival
Del Conte will need to learn to raise up a couple more fingers.

A brief history of North Texas bowl games - Underdog Dynasty
In addition to the newest, could this year also be the best?

Houston Dynamo trade for Arturo Alvarez - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo add veteran midfielder to the roster.