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Houston Texans News: September 20, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Johnthan Banks expected to sign with Houston Texans
The short-handed Houston Texans are likely to sign CB Johnthan Banks after losing two corners to injury in last week's game, ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports.

Texans reportedly will sign Johnthan Banks – ProFootballTalk
The Texans are expected to sign cornerback Johnthan Banks, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Houston also worked out defensive backs Stanley Jean-Baptise, Corey White, Josh Thornton and B.W. Webb on Tuesday.

Jaguars claim former Texans wideout Jaelen Strong -
Jaelen Strong will remain in the division. The Jaguars announced that they have claimed the wideout on Tuesday.

Unofficial Depth Chart: Texans vs. Patriots
The Houston Texans (1-1) will travel to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots (1-1) at Gillette Stadium in Week 3.

Texans ending woes against Patriots starts with containing Tom Brady - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Patriots have been a particularly annoying nemesis to the Texans in recent years thanks in large part due to New England's superstar quarterback.

Texans surprise Kingwood football players |
A visit from a couple of Houston Texans meant a lot to kids who had lost so much.

Texans cut tight end Evan Baylis - Houston Chronicle
The Texans cut rookie tight end Evan Baylis from the active roster.

Will D'Onta Foreman overtake Lamar Miller as Houston Texans' starting RB
D'Onta Foreman has looked pretty good for the Houston Texans, but I wouldn't expect Lamar Miller to lose carries going forward this season.

NFL News

NFL picks 2017, Week 3: Experts see Cowboys and Packers winning again -
Our panel thinks the Cowboys, Packers, and a few others are locks this week, but there’s no consensus about the Raiders.

Dallas Cowboys got exposed by the Denver Broncos. Is it time to panic? -
Can the Cowboys hang with the NFL’s best teams? Here’s everything you should and shouldn’t panicking about in Week 3.

Kansas City Chiefs defense: Chris Jones was a one-man wrecking crew against the Eagles -
With three sacks, two forced fumbles and a game-changing interception, Chris Jones earned retired NFL defensive end Stephen White’s Hoss of the Week award.

Lions vs. Giants: Big Blue’s failures belong to Ben McAdoo -
McAdoo was hired to give the Giants an offense that could score 30 points a game. Now in his second season, they’re nowhere close to being that team.

Is Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey the best player on the team? -
Gramatica Errors Week 2: THE KICKENING.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 3, White Sox 1: McHugh, bullpen sharp in Astros win - The Crawfish Boxes
Altuve goes oppo for his 24th home run.

Carmelo Anthony joins James Harden and Chris Paul for a pickup game - The Dream Shake
It’s been a little dry on the Melo rumor front. Not anymore.

Podcast: Longhorn Republic - September 19, 2017 - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas nearly pulled off the upset against USC, so what can the ‘Horns do to build on that momentum?

State of Texas Power Rankings: TCU in top spot; Houston, Tech climbing - Frogs O' War
There is only one FBS team in the state of Texas off to a 3-0 start. But they have some competition brewing for that top spot.

ODB Picks Against the Spread- Week Four - Our Daily Bears
We’re trying to keep this up.

Offensive player of the week: Keke Coutee’s double-digit receptions carry Tech to win - Viva The Matadors
We can’t ignore Nic Shimonek’s brilliance, though.

Texas A&M Football, Week 3: What We Learned, What We Can Hope For - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies [finally] woke up. Is it enough?

2017 ATVS - Geaux Show Pick’em Challenge - Week 4 - And The Valley Shook
I went 8-5 in the pick’em. It moved me up into a tie for fourth overall. I feel nothing. Life is an infinite struggle that we will all ultimately fail.

BC Unplugged Podcast: The Good, The Bad, The WTF - Barking Carnival
On the post-USC edition of the Barking Carnival Unplugged Podcast:

We take a full tour of the good (Malik, Poona, Omenihu, Elliott and the rest of the Longhorn defense taking no prisoners; Collin...

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the San Jose Earthquakes - Dynamo Theory
See how the Houston Dynamo players performed against the San Jose Earthquakes.