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Houston Texans News: December 7, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, December 7, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' Tom Savage ranks high in one positive category - Houston Chronicle
Guess who has the NFL's sixth-best passer rating throwing outside the pocket.

49ers' Kyle Shanahan wary of Texans' Jadeveon Clowney - Houston Chronicle
When first-year San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan studies tape of his former team, the Texans, one player in particular stands out on defense.

Texans' Brian Cushing says banned substance was for mental health - Houston Chronicle
Surrounded by cameras inside the Texans’ locker room, a contrite Brian Cushing got choked up as the veteran linebacker discussed the 10-game suspension he served for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy.

49ers-Texans Capsule
SAN FRANCISCO (2-10) at HOUSTON (4-8)

49ers-Texans TV schedule: Broadcast maps in United States, international - Niners Nation
The 49ers and Texans square off in a Week 14 matchup at NRG Stadium in Houston. We take a look at where the game will be broadcast on television in the United States, Mexico, the UK, and several other spots around the globe.

What Texans players looked like as kids - Houston Chronicle
The Texans are not having the type of year many people expected after three straight 9-7 seasons. At 4-8, the Texans are pretty much just playing out the string for the final four weeks of the season.

Texans WR Will Fuller 'excited to be back' - Houston Chronicle
For the first time since cracking his ribs against the Los Angeles Rams, Texans starting wide receiver Will Fuller is practicing with his teammates.

Texans LB Brian Cushing says unapproved prescription drew 2nd violation | abc13.com
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said Wednesday that his 10-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers stemmed from the use of an unapproved prescription to treat a mental issue.


NFL News

Browns fire GM Sashi Brown but will keep coach Hue Jackson. Here’s why. - SBNation.com
Cleveland has won just a single game since Brown took over personnel decisions.

Saints vs. Falcons: 5 reasons to watch the NFL’s best rivalry on Thursday - SBNation.com
This week’s poopfest is the greatest NFC South matchup of them all.

Can Steve Spagnuolo stop the Giants’ free fall? - SBNation.com
Spaguolo has to rebuild his team’s shattered confidence before he think about the head coaching job next year.

New York Jets aren’t tanking in 2017, due to Josh McCown’s career year - SBNation.com
Behold the McCownaissance: At age 38, Josh McCown is proving he’s a viable NFL quarterback.

Steelers' Mike Mitchell calls out fellow NFL players for current CBA - SBNation.com
If players want anything to change, they’re going to have to be willing to strike for it when the next agreement is negotiated.


Houston & Collegiate Sports

Chris Paul’s Presence Is Pushing Rockets Three Point Shooting To New Levels - The Dream Shake
Chris Paul’s return has helped four Rockets improve their three point shooting by over 10 percentage points.

Report: Texas DC Todd Orlando is a candidate for SMU job - Burnt Orange Nation
So it begins.

TCU Football Recruiting: Where the 2018 class stands - Frogs O' War
Closing in on the 2017 early signing period, here’s where the class of 2018 currently stands.

Daily Bears Report 11/7/2017 - Motley Called up to Dallas Mavericks - Our Daily Bears
Matt Rhule being considered for NY Giants head coach job?

2017 Tech football rankings: 15. Vaughnte Dorsey - Viva The Matadors
As another regular season is in the books, we take a look at the top performers this season.

Texas A&M ugly Christmas sweaters 2017 - Good Bull Hunting
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but enough about coaching rumors, I’m here to talk about ugly Texas A&M Christmas sweaters.

First Look at Notre Dame with One Foot Down - And The Valley Shook
A Q&A with One Foot Down’s Patrick Sullivan set the story on LSU’s Citrus Bowl opponent.

Deshon Elliott signs with agent - Barking Carnival
If you thought there was a chance...

2017 AAC All-Conference Teams - Underdog Dynasty
2017 American Athletic Conference All-Conferences Teams.

Echeverry named third coach in RGVFC history - Dynamo Theory
Former Seton Hall head coach Gerson Echeverry was announced as the new Toros manager.