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Houston Texans News: September 12, 2017

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

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Houston Texans News

Regardless of quarterback, Texans need Duane Brown – ProFootballTalk
As the holdout of Texans left tackle Duane Brown lingers, it makes sense for now to play rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, given (as coach Bill O'Brien noted after Sunday's loss to the Jaguars) Watson's ability to escape the pocket.

Bill O'Brien says five players in concussion protocol unlikely to play in Houston Texans' Thursday night game
Bill O'Brien said it would be tough for any of the five Texans players currently in the concussion protocol to play on Thursday night against the Bengals because of the short turnaround.

Texans ready to go with Deshaun Watson, if healthy -
Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson impressed after taking over for Tom Savage and the Texans want to make him their starter. But an ankle injury could delay that development.

Texans starting rookie Deshaun Watson against Bengals on Thursday night -
Houston is going with the rookie quarterback over Tom Savage.

Unofficial Depth Chart: Texans vs. Bengals
The Houston Texans (0-1) will travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday Night Football in Week 2.

Texans rookie Deshaun Watson limited with ankle injury - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson was limited Monday with an ankle injury.

How Texans defense can bounce back
The Texans discuss how their defense needs to improve for Thursday night's game at Cincinnati.

Texans look to boost run game
Bill O'Brien discusses Week 2 expectations of the Texans run game.

20 observations: Texans vs. Jaguars
There’s not much good to say about this one, so I’m just going to fire comments down until I get tired of it all.

NFL News

5 winners and 4 losers from the Vikings’ 29-19 win over the Saints -
Sam Bradford looked like a killer against the Saints.

Broncos vs. Chargers: Denver defense still legit despite 4th quarter -
Denver nearly had a total collapse, but came through in the end to preserve the victory over the Chargers.

Who is Sergio Dipp, ‘Monday Night Football sideline reporter? -
More Dipp, please.

Saints vs. Vikings: Adrian Peterson gave Sean Payton a death stare -
Peterson insisted he has nothing but respect for his coach, though.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Worried about the Astros in the Playoffs? Stop. - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros just got swept by the last place Oakland Athletics, largely due to a pitching staff so tepid that it allowed its opponents to score forty one runs over four games.

That’s pretty bad.

Texas OG Patrick Hudson out for season with torn ACL - Burnt Orange Nation
The offensive line took another hit on Monday.

Sideline Pass: TCU vs Arkansas Drive of the Game - Frogs O' War
What was the moment that won the game for the Frogs in Fayetteville? Let’s break it down.

Breaking News: QB Zach Smith to Start Against Duke on Saturday - Our Daily Bears
Coach Rhule just confirmed this in his Monday morning presser.

AP top 25: the Sooners break into the top 3 - Viva The Matadors
Alabama’s always in first position, but there’s a new chaser.

First Glance: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Can any team be considered a cupcake these days?

Real Talk With Mike VII - And The Valley Shook
Our new Tiger has a few thoughts after his first gameday.

USC Has Never Lost to Texas - Barking Carnival
per the USC media guide and SID.

Around The Dog Park: Houston, UTSA Record Wins Over P5 Programs; Week 2 Review - Underdog Dynasty
The top Texas’ programs are G5 schools and three things we learned from each conference in Week 2.

Houston Dynamo 0, Colorado Rapids 1: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts - Dynamo Theory
How do you think the Dynamo players performed in their 0-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids?