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Houston Texans News: January 9, 2018

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

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Houston Texans News

Report: Browns were willing to give up ‘[Texans] first round pick plus other goodies’ for Jimmy Garoppolo - Niners Nation
Something is amiss with the Patriots and the Jimmy Garoppolo trade.

Breakfast: The Texans Dream Team
Drew Dougherty pinpointed which Texans would comprise the franchise's all-time Dream Team.

Texans GM search: Brian Gaine the favorite - Houston Chronicle
The Texans can make a smooth transition from Rick Smith to his replacement as general manager by hiring Brian Gaine or Jimmy Raye III because of their familiarity with the organization.

Texans who've played for a national championship
The opportunity to play for a national championship was something a handful of 2017 Texans had in their college careers.

Johnathan Joseph's status with the Houston Texans
Cornerback Johnathan Joseph is set to become a free agent. Will the Houston Texans bring him back or decide to go in a different direction?

Texans should say goodbye to LB Brian Cushing | Texans Wire
Texans should say goodbye to LB Brian Cushing.

Texans open with optimistic 20/1 odds for 2019 Super Bowl | Texans Wire
Texans open with optimistic 20/1 odds for 2019 Super Bowl.

Why the Houston Texans will be successful in 2018
The 2017 season did not go according to plan for the Houston Texans. However the 2018 season will be more successful in Houston.


NFL News

2018 NFL mock draft: The Browns’ rebuild continues - SBNation.com
Surely even Cleveland can’t screw up five picks in the first two rounds, right?

NFL referees made plenty of ‘forward progress’ screwing up on Wild Card Weekend - SBNation.com
The refs got quite a few things wrong in this week’s games.

Philadelphia a home underdog for Divisional matchup - SBNation.com
The Philadelphia Eagles will try to pick up their first postseason win since 2008 on Saturday as they face the Atlanta Falcons as playoff betting underdogs.

5 potential teams Alex Smith could play for in 2018 - SBNation.com
Alex Smith’s days with the Chiefs may be over, but the NFL’s highest-rated passer is still a starter.

Who is Tua Tagovailoa? Meet Alabama’s backup QB - SBNation.com
Tagovailoa gave Alabama’s offense some life early in the second half. Then won it in overtime.


Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Top First Base Prospects For 2018 - The Crawfish Boxes
The top three prospects at the first base position.

Rockets beat Bulls 116-107 after second-half scare - The Dream Shake
Gerald Green, Chris Paul, and Eric Gordon kept the Rockets from turning a lead into a loss.

Major Applewhite makes shameful decision to hire ex-Baylor assistants Kendal Briles and Randy Clements at Houston - Burnt Orange Nation
Eh tu, Major?

Way Too Early Big 12 QB Power Rankings - Frogs O' War
There will be a ton of new faces under center this fall - let’s take a look at the best of the bunch, old and new.

Baylor Mauls Texas 69-60 - Our Daily Bears
Sic ‘Em!

Monday Morning Matador: Red Raiders ball out, Tech parts with a coach and a commit - Viva The Matadors
Basketball school, basketball school, basketball school.

Defining College Football Economics - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M will be the definitive test of college football economic theory.

The Most Overpaid Offensive Coaches in College Football: 2017 - And The Valley Shook
Each year, USA Today releases their annual publicly available coaching salaries database. Around these parts, we’re all pretty well versed in the rapidly escalating coaching salary scale,...

Houston hires Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator - Underdog Dynasty
The controversial coach comes back to the state of Texas after holding the same position at FAU.