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Houston Texans News: December 12, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

2018 NFL Draft: Houston Texans team needs, draft picks, prospects to watch -
With their 2017 season basically over, it's time for Texans fans to turn their attention to the draft.

NFLPA Reviewing Tom Savage's Concussion; Bill O'Brien Says He Didn't See Video | Bleacher Report
The NFL Players Association will be investigating the concussion suffered by Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage on Sunday and the team's handling of the situation, according ...

Houston Texans Bill O'Brien says if he had seen Tom Savage video, QB out
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that if he had seen the video of QB Tom Savage shaking after a hit, he wouldn't have let him play.

Simone Biles Debuts as Honorary Houston Texans Cheerleader |
The gymnast was named the first-ever honorary Houston Texans cheerleader and performed with the squad at NRG Stadium on Sunday.

Texans' Zach Cunningham excels - Houston Chronicle
The strong return of Brian Cushing from a 10-game performance-enhancing drug suspension Sunday was a highlight for the Texans’ linebacker corps.

Texans QB Tom Savage ruled out with concussion vs. 49ers |
Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage exited Sunday afternoon's game in the second quarter with a concussion after a brutal hit left him shaking on the ground.

NFL News

NFL Week 14: 17 biggest stats that define a chaotic week -
Carson Wentz joins an exclusive club no one wants to be part of (boo), but Snowmageddon (yay). What a week.

Patriots vs. Dolphins: 5 reasons Miami was able to pull off the upset -
This 27-17 win for the Dolphins came out of nowhere.

Sports stopped making sense in 2017
The sports world turned upside down this year.

NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk and 2 others following sexual harassment lawsuit -
Faulk, Heath Evans, and Ike Taylor are suspended from the network, pending further investigation.

NFL coaching mistakes: Dan Quinn almost blew Falcons win vs. Saints -
There were some big coaching gaffes this week, but the Saints-Falcons rivalry takes top honors.

NFL power rankings 2017 Week 15: Steelers No. 1 before Patriots matchup -
Pittsburgh takes over the top spot in the power rankings after a chaotic week shook up the top.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

On The Astros: A Yelich-us For The Rest Of Us? - The Crawfish Boxes
A fan’s amateur look at the feasibility and machinations of a potential Christian Yelich trade for the Astros.

Rockets win shootout over Pelicans for tenth straight victory - The Dream Shake
Houston’s two stars led a comeback against a hot Pelicans team.

Why new AD Chris Del Conte is the perfect fit for Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The former TCU athletic director checks all the boxes.

Weekly Warzone: Around the conference in Big 12 Hoops - Frogs O' War
With the football season down to its final few games, it’s time to turn our attention to the hardwood.

Baylor Makes Top Four for 2018 Big Man Florent Thamba - Our Daily Bears
Baylor has made the top four for 2018 big man Florent Thamba. He’s a 4-star on ESPN and plays high school basketball in Virginia.

Red Raiders in the pros: Jakeem Grant comes up big - Viva The Matadors
Lynn’s Chargers keep rolling.

Tim Brewster hire helps Fisher’s offensive staff take shape - Good Bull Hunting
<insert joke about Dickey heading up an offensive staff>

Competition Tuesday: LSU Opens Bowl Prep - And The Valley Shook
Bowl practices are about more than just the game itself.

BWG Invades Your Earholes 12.9.2017 - Barking Carnival
In this week’s edition of Pretend We’re Football, Tim, Will, and I discuss our greatest fears, the need for bathroom privacy, and also a bit of basketball.

UTSA lands quarterback Jordan “JoJo” Weeks for 2018 recruiting class - Underdog Dynasty
It took the Roadrunners a while but they finally have a signal caller committed to join the program.

Dynamo protect eleven players ahead of tomorrow's Expansion Draft - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo announce protected players ahead of LAFC Expansion Draft.