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Clowney will be limited to third downs if he plays, Crennel say…

Clowney will be limited to third downs if he plays, Crennel says

chron.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated 13 hours ago
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney works with linebackers coach Mike Vrabel during practice on Thursday. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) Rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will likely be limited to third downs if he plays Sunday at the Tennesse…
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  • Brian Cushing is day-to-day, will travel to Nashville, O’Brien …

    Brian Cushing is day-to-day, will travel to Nashville, O’Brien says

    Brian Cushing is the Texans’ leading tackler with 50 tackles. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) Texans coach Bill O’Brien said that linebacker Brian Cushing is day-to-day, making progress and will travel with the team to Nashville, Tenn., for an AFC Sout…
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  • Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    dimemag.com 14 hours ago
    Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teamm…
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  • New Titans QB Mettenberger: 'My team now'

    New Titans QB Mettenberger: 'My team now'

    ESPN.com chron.com 16 hours ago
    Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans against the visiting Houston Texans, coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Thursday.
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  • In Pro Bowl form, Texans’ Foster says he loves ‘this sport’

    In Pro Bowl form, Texans’ Foster says he loves ‘this sport’

    chron.com 16 hours ago
    Before the 2014 season, Arian Foster acknowledged that he considered retirement following season-ending back surgery in 2013. Seven games into a new year, Foster is in Pro Bowl-form, ranking second in the NFL in rushing yards (615), yards per game (102.…
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  • Ryan Mallett on starting: ‘If it happens, it happens. I’ll be r…

    Ryan Mallett on starting: ‘If it happens, it happens. I’ll be ready’

    chron.com 16 hours ago
    Ryan Mallett has appeared in five games in his four-year NFL career. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle) Texans coach Bill O’Brien recently credited backup quarterback Ryan Mallett with putting in noticeable extra work. Mallett acknowledged he’s been spend…
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  • Dallas Keuchel named finalist to win AL Gold Glove

    Dallas Keuchel named finalist to win AL Gold Glove

    chron.com 17 hours ago
    Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel said in August he had a goal of winning a Gold Glove award. Now he’s one step closer. Keuchel was announced Thursday as one of three finalists in the running for the Rawlings Gold Glove award as an American League pitche…
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  • Andre Johnson rides to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s defense

    Andre Johnson rides to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s defense

    When Texans receiver Andre Johnson was staying away this offseason, amid reports he was disturbed about the team’s rebuilding phase, it was natural to assume he wasn’t happy with the quarterback, or lack thereof. But even as coach Bill O’Brien said Ryan…
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  • Texans vs. Titans preview

    Texans vs. Titans preview

    ESPN.com chron.com 22 hours ago
    They are two teams with new head coaches trying to install big changes. The Houston Texans are only 3-4, but it’s a mark that has them in second place in the AFC South. The Tennessee Titans could pull even with the Texans with a win Sunday at LP Field. …
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  • NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard…

    NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard In Survey

    dimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Houston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way …
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  • Brent Strom setting the standards for Astros pitchers at all le…

    Brent Strom setting the standards for Astros pitchers at all levels

    chron.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Brent Strom is more than just a pitching coach for the Astros. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Only two days after his 66th birthday, Astros pitching coach Brent Strom was back in Houston last week. He spent two days in meetings with the Astros’ fr…
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  • Alfred Blue showing signs he can be a complete back

    Alfred Blue showing signs he can be a complete back

    chron.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Alfred Blue kept the ball after scoring a TD on Monday night. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) Rookie running back Alfred Blue scored his first NFL offensive touchdown Monday when he caught the 11-yard pass to finish the Texans’ longest drive of the sea…
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  • Joseph: Texans have to put Monday’s meltdown behind them

    Joseph: Texans have to put Monday’s meltdown behind them

    chron.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    The Texans have surrendered 13 touchdown passes. Only four teams have allowed fewer. The Titans, who host the Texans on Sunday, have thrown only nine touchdown passes. They’ve scored more than 17 points only once in their last six games. Quarterback Jak…
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  • Video - Inside Edge: Texans-Titans 00:32

    Inside Edge: Texans-Titans

    Oct 23
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Houston at Tennessee.
  • Video - Rockets Rally To Edge Magic 00:44

    Rockets Rally To Edge Magic

    Oct 22
    James Harden scored nine points in the Rockets' 90-89 win over the Magic.
  • Video - Weighing Hypothetical Tom Brady Deal 03:08

    Weighing Hypothetical Tom Brady Deal

    Oct 22
    Mark Schlereth breaks down the hypothetical trade deadline deal, in which the New England Patriots would trade QB Tom Brady for Texans WR Andre Johnson and Houston's 2015 first-round draft pick.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Texans-Titans 00:57

    NFL Live Prediction: Texans-Titans

    Oct 22
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Houston at Tennessee.

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