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Houston Texans News: December 6, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans sign DeAndrew White for active roster | AL.com
Former Alabama wide receiver DeAndrew White could play in his first NFL game in more than two years when the Houston Texans take on his first NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, on Sunday.

Houston Texans place C.J. Fiedorowicz and Bruce Ellington on injured reserve
Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz suffered his third concussion since training camp Sunday against Tennessee. He was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, along with wide receiver Bruce Ellington, who has a hamstring injury.

J.J. Watt of Houston Texans, Jose Altuve of Houston Astros named SI's Sportspersons of Year
Sports Illustrated named Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Astros second baseman Jose Altuve its co-Sportspersons of the Year.

Unofficial Depth Chart: Texans vs. 49ers
The Houston Texans (4-8) will return home to face the San Francisco 49ers (2-10) in Week 14.

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, WR Bruce Ellington done for the year - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' hard-luck season took another rough turn Tuesday when a third concussion forced starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz to be placed on injured reserve.

16 observations: Texans fall to Titans
There have been some gut punch losses this season; I’m not breaking any news whatsoever.

Houston Texans Sign Devin Lucien and Josh Thornton to the Practice Squad
The Houston Texans shuffle their practice squad adding Devin Lucien and Josh Thorton.

Texans WR Braxton Miller improving each week - Houston Chronicle
The transition to wide receiver hasn't always been a smooth one for former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller.

Houston Texans Brennan Scarlett's Season Comes to an End After Being Placed on the Injured Reserve
The Houston Texans have placed outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett on the injured reserve.

Texans activate middle LB Brian Cushing - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran middle linebacker Brian Cushing took an important step toward rejoining his teammates on the field as soon as Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.


NFL News

NFL picks 2017, Week 14: Experts divided over Eagles, Vikings games - SBNation.com
Can’t miss picks from our expert panel for every game this week.

NFL playoffs are finally going to look a little different, maybe - SBNation.com
Sure, the Patriots, the postseason’s unkillable villain, will be there, but so will a bunch of new faces.

Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers LB hospitalized with spinal injury - SBNation.com
Shazier is still being monitored.

Rams punter Johnny Hekker had a 71-yard punt against the Cardinals - SBNation.com
Johnny Hekker is the Mike Trout of punting a football.

Beyonce surprised Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award - SBNation.com
"With or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people."

JuJu Smith-Schuster suspended 1 game for hit that injured Vontaze Burfict - SBNation.com
The NFL called Smith-Schuster’s actions "dangerous and unsportsmanlike."


Houston & Collegiate Sports

James Harden wins Western Conference Player of the Week - The Dream Shake
That’s the third time The Beard has won the award this season.

Texas salvages Shaka Smart’s homecoming, escapes with 71-67 win over VCU - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas refused to cruise to a win, but escaped on the right side of the scoreboard, nonetheless.

TCU 94, SMU 83: Frogs down Mustangs in key early-season matchup - Frogs O' War
Kenrich Williams led the Frogs to one of their more efficient shooting nights, as the Frogs improved to 9-0.

Baylor Defeats Sam Houston State 84-56 - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em!

Red Raiders look to hand No. 22 Nevada first loss of the season. - Viva The Matadors
No. 22 Nevada travels to Lubbock to take on the Red Raiders on Star Wars night.

#7 Aggies fall 67-64 to Arizona - Good Bull Hunting
Tyler Davis dominated the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a cold shooting night.

Six Tigers Named All-SEC by Associated Press - And The Valley Shook
Four players selected to the first team.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas 71, VCU 67 - Barking Carnival
641 days.

That’s how many days have passed since I have been able to type the following sentence: the Texas Longhorns have won a road game. In the last 641 days, we have elected a president,...

Houston Dynamo to play 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup preseason tournament - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo will head to Arizona once again for preseason.