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Houston Texans News: September 14, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, September 14, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans’ Brian Cushing suspended 10 games for PED use - The Washington Post
'It is with the deepest remorse that he humbly apologizes to his fans, teammates and coaches,' lawyer for the veteran linebacker said.

Texans' Brian Cushing suspended 10 games for PEDs - NFL.com
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended 10 games by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

PED suspension opens playing time for Pinson Valley's Zach Cunningham with Houston Texans | AL.com
The Houston Texans drafted former Pinson Valley High School standout Zach Cunningham in the second round on April 28 as the eventual replacement for eight-year veteran Brian Cushing at inside linebacker. Cushing may have hastened that timetable by getting suspended for 10 games by the NFL on Wednesday.

NFL: Texans LB Cushing suspended for 10 games
The Houston Texans' Brian Cushing has been banned for 10 NFL games.

Texans In Early "Must Win" Spot In Cincy | Houston Press
The Texans have dominated the Bengals in recent years, and they'll need one of those performances on Thursday night.

What to watch for in Texans-Bengals on 'TNF' - NFL.com
Deshaun Watson is set to make the first start of his career against Andy Dalton and Co. Here's what to watch for as the Cincinnati Bengals host the Houston Texans.

I re-watched the Texans game and there's no way to justify Tom Savage's benching - CBSSports.com
Thirteen pass attempts. He got 13 friggin' pass attempts behind THAT o-line.

Texans QB Tom Savage's agent sounds off on benching - Houston Chronicle
Texans quarterback Tom Savage's agent took to the media Wednesday to defend his client after the signal caller's abrupt benching in the team's season opener.


NFL News

NFL kicker of the week: Younghoe Koo, it wasn’t your fault - SBNation.com
Welcome to Gramatica Errors, your guide to everything feet in the NFL.

Best NFL blocks of Week 1: Rodney Hudson knocked down his man TWICE on the same play - SBNation.com
Trent Williams, Mitch Morse, and Hudson did some VERY disrespectful blocking last week. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz runs down the list.

NFL Panic Index 2017, Week 2: Giants can’t win without Odell Beckham Jr - SBNation.com
After one week, is Kirk Cousins already in trouble? And do the Falcons have a Super Bowl hangover?


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Angels 9, Astros 1: Astros unable to dig out Fiers’ hole - The Crawfish Boxes
Mike Fiers gives up 6 runs in the first inning.

Ryan Anderson, Trevor Ariza appear in ESPN’s Top 100 - The Dream Shake
Two Rockets kick off ESPN’s annual countdown.

Report: Shane Buechele, Sam Ehlinger, Jerrod Heard all available vs. No. 4 USC - Burnt Orange Nation
It appears the Longhorns will have all hands on deck on Saturday against USC.

Midweek Musing: When Coaches Attack - Frogs O' War
Dang it Urban, you made me agree with you.

What If Wednesday: 0-12 Season? - Our Daily Bears
Usually, "What If Wednesday" will focus on exploring hypotheticals of the past. However this week, given the state of affairs, I think it’s prudent to ask, "What if the Bears go 0-12 this season?"...

Press conference: Arizona State is a good challenge - Viva The Matadors
Field position and special teams will be the keys to beat the Sun Devils.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs ULaLa - Good Bull Hunting
Back to the drawing board on offense, but thankfully back to Kyle Field for THE TAILGATE

Playin’ Nice: For Whom the Cowbell Tolls - And The Valley Shook
Evan Ertel of FWtCT fills us in on CLANGA.

BC Unplugged Podcast: Enjoying A Win - Barking Carnival
A technical SNAFU or two delayed the posting of our post-victory celebration podcast.

Rivalry Renewed: Why the Houston Cougars are Playing the Rice Owls - Underdog Dynasty
Houston faces a familiar foe this weekend, and it has been well received by its fans.

The Bull & Its Horns: Dynamo Reinforcements Can’t Get The Toros A Win - Dynamo Theory
With key players coming down from the first team, RGVFC still couldn’t end their winless run.