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Houston Texans News: December 8, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, December 8, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Tom Savage wants to “take advantage” of audition for the rest of the league – ProFootballTalk
Tom Savage's 2017 season started with the hope that he'd be able to establish himself as a capable NFL starter for the Texans and that he could parlay that into a job somewhere else once the Texans turned to first-round pick Deshaun Watson.

Brian Cushing's best move? Don't get back on the field - Houston Chronicle
I am sure most of you already have made up your mind about Brian Cushing as a Texan.

Savage looks to limit mistakes as Texans host 49ers | FOX Sports
HOUSTON (AP) Tom Savage threw for a career-high 365 yards last week before the Houston Texans were once again done in by one of his turnovers in a loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Houston Texans Tom Savage playing for his NFL future - AFC South- ESPN
Tom Savage is nearing the end of his rookie deal, and the Texans quarterback is looking to secure another job, in Houston or elsewhere, next year.

Mike Vrabel focused on Texans, not other jobs - Houston Chronicle
Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel has grown accustomed to finding his name linked to head-coaching vacancies.

DeAndrew White embracing job with hometown Texans - Houston Chronicle
For Texans wide receiver DeAndrew White, these are heady times.

Banged-up Texans host Garoppolo, 49ers | FOX Sports
The Houston Texans' postseason aspirations have been inversely proportional to their number of bodies on the injured reserve list

Texans QB Tom Savage: I'm not a 'turnover machine' - Houston Chronicle
Starting Sunday against San Francisco, quarterback Tom Savage will be on a mission to prove he's not "Turnover Tom" during what is expected to be his last four games with the Texans.

NFL News

Falcons vs. Saints: 4 things we learned from Falcons’ 20-17 win -
The Falcons keep their playoff hopes alive with a gutsy win over their NFC South rivals.

Saints vs. Falcons 2017 live results: Score updates and highlights -
Atlanta prevailed thanks to a wild finish against their NFC South rivals.

Alvin Kamara injury update: RB suffers concussion vs. Falcons -
The rookie running back suffered the injury on the Saints’ first drive.

Why the Browns aren't being impatient this time by firing Sashi Brown -
For now, this isn’t another case of the Browns pushing the reset button.

Who are the NFL’s best head coaching candidates? -
Our team sites weighed in on the assistants who could be head coaches soon.

Steelers betting favorites over Ravens for Sunday night -
The sportsbooks have given a clear edge to Ben Roethlisberger and Co. for Sunday's prime-time matchup as they square off against their AFC North rival.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Chris Paul’s double-double propels Rockets over Jazz - The Dream Shake
Eight straight for the Rockets.

Texas P Michael Dickson wins the Ray Guy Award - Burnt Orange Nation
Michael Dickson is now the first Ray Guy Award winner in school history!

Quick Look: No. 13 Stanford Cardinal - Frogs O' War
TCU will face Stanford in the Valero Alamo Bowl on December 28th.

What If Wednesday: Is the Big 12 the Best Basketball Conference Again? - Our Daily Bears
It’s that time of year again, the time when basketball nonconference is starting to reach its conclusion and teams begin looking towards conference play. Over the past few seasons, the Big 12 has...

The Air Raid Podcast #113: Basketball Edition - #22 Nevada - Viva The Matadors
Recapping Tech’s win over Nevada and looking ahead to the throwback game.

Big Tackle Barada Traore Commits! - And The Valley Shook
LSU lands (literal) huge junior college tackle.

Michael Dickson Wins the Ray Guy Award - Barking Carnival
Well-deserved. One of the most amazing punters I’ve ever seen. He’s come a long way from that fumbled snap against Cal in 2015.

Chad Morris departs SMU for Arkansas - Underdog Dynasty
This may not be his dream job, but it is a solid one nonetheless

Houston Dynamo complete full transfer for Juan David Cabezas - Dynamo Theory
After spending 2017 on loan, Dynamo sign Colombian midfielder.