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  • Texans vs. Eagles preview

    Texans vs. Eagles preview

    ESPN.com Updated 3 hours ago
    DeMeco Ryans had to get about 20 tickets for friends in Houston for Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans. This, after all, used to be home. "It’s going to be special going back to where I started playing," Ryans sai…
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  • Six key Texans miss practice Wednesday

    Six key Texans miss practice Wednesday

    ESPN.com chron.com 18 hours ago
    HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans' bye week following this week's game against the Eagles will come at a time when a lot of players need some rest. Seven players did not practice Wednesday, including Jadeveon Clowney, who coach Bill O'Brien said came out of…
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  • Several key Texans sit out Wednesday’s practice session

    Several key Texans sit out Wednesday’s practice session

    chron.com 18 hours ago
    Seven Texans didn’t participate in practice today. Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), running back Arian Foster (knee), receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), outside lineback…
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  • After breakout 2013 campaign, Eagles QB Nick Foles ‘more human-…

    After breakout 2013 campaign, Eagles QB Nick Foles ‘more human-like’ this season

    chron.com 19 hours ago
    If the Texans are going to upset Philadelphia, the defense will have to play well against quarterback Nick Foles, the Austin native who’s helped the Eagles compile a 5-2 record, one-half game behind Dallas in the NFC East. In his second season playing f…
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  • Bill O’Brien and Chip Kelly go way back

    Bill O’Brien and Chip Kelly go way back

    chron.com ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    Texans coach Bill O’Brien and Eagles coach Chip Kelly met more than 20 years ago. O’Brien was at Brown University. Kelly was an assistant at New Hampshire. They’ll be on opposite sidelines Sunday when the Texans play the Eagles at NRG Stadium. “We met a…
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  • O’Brien hopes to reach Texans’ TEs, slot WR more in second half

    O’Brien hopes to reach Texans’ TEs, slot WR more in second half

    chron.com 19 hours ago
    Coach Bill O’Brien was expected to regularly utilize tight ends and a slot receiver in the Texans’ new offense. While Arian Foster, DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson have excelled this season, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s game-managed passing has ofte…
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  • Ex-Texans Barwin, Ryans discuss Houston return, Watt, Foster

    Ex-Texans Barwin, Ryans discuss Houston return, Watt, Foster

    chron.com 20 hours ago
    Former Texan DeMeco Ryans is in his third season with the Eagles. (Matt Rourke/AP) Demeco Ryans was drafted by the Texans in 2006 and spent six years in Houston. Connor Barwin was also drafted by the Texans (2009) and spent four years in Houston. The du…
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  • Texans’ Watt, Brown say there’s a big difference between 5-4, 4…

    Texans’ Watt, Brown say there’s a big difference between 5-4, 4-5

    chron.com 21 hours ago
    The difference between being 5-4 and 4-5 heading into a bye week? Big, said the Texans’ Duane Brown and J.J. Watt. Not season-changing big. But definitely big. “It’s a huge game for us,” Brown said Wednesday at NRG Stadium. “Philly is a great team; they…
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  • Diles on return to Texans: ‘No place I’d rather be’

    Diles on return to Texans: ‘No place I’d rather be’

    Zac Diles spent the first four seasons of his career with the Texans. (Karen Warren/Chronicle) Zac Diles is back with the Texans and delighted to be here. “No place I’d rather be,” said the well-traveled eight-year veteran linebacker, a seventh-round dr…
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  • Texans’ offense hopes to control tempo, keep Eagles’ offense of…

    Texans’ offense hopes to control tempo, keep Eagles’ offense off the field

    chron.com 21 hours ago
    Arian Foster and the Texans gashed the Titans on Sunday. (Smiley N. Pool/Houston Chronicle) Texans center Chris Meyers said the guys on his side of the football have to share the load with the defense in keeping the Eagles’ rapid-fire attack under wraps…
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  • Kelly says decision on Kelce will be made Saturday

    Kelly says decision on Kelce will be made Saturday

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    Eagles center Jason Kelce has been out of action for more than a month since suffering a sports hernia against Washington in Week Three. Coach Chip Kelly told reporters on Wednesday that a decision about his future will be made before the team’s Week Ni…
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  • Texans’ David Quessenberry to present Lombardi Award

    Texans’ David Quessenberry to present Lombardi Award

    chron.com 22 hours ago
    The Texans selected David Quessenberry, right, in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry has been asked to present the 2014 Lombardi Award, which is hosted by the Rotary Club of Ho…
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  • Andre Brown suspension over, eligible to sign as a free agent

    Andre Brown suspension over, eligible to sign as a free agent

    profootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    Teams in search of help at running back now have a new option to evaluate. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the eight-game suspension of free agent running Andre Brown has elapsed and he is now free to sign with any interested team. Brown spent time wi…
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  • Houston Texans release Elbert Mack

    Houston Texans release Elbert Mack

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (yesterday)
    HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans didn't make any trades at the trade deadline, but announced some shuffling Tuesday at the bottom of the roster. Houston released cornerback Elbert Mack off the active roster and cornerback Kendall James off the practice squ…
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  • Ex-Texan Case Keenum released by Rams

    Ex-Texan Case Keenum released by Rams

    chron.com Oct 28 (yesterday)
    Case Keenum is out of a job again. The former Texans and UH quarterback was released by the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday. The Texans cut Keenum on Aug. 31 to make room for backup QB Ryan Mallett. Keenum was claimed off waivers the next day by the Rams. Kee…
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  • Zach Mettenberger laughs off J.J. Watt’s selfie sack dance

    Zach Mettenberger laughs off J.J. Watt’s selfie sack dance

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Oct 28 (yesterday)
    Texans defensive end J.J. Watt took offense, and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made it clear that he expected quarterback Zach Mettenberger to show more social media restraint. But Mettenberger smiled Tuesday, saying he didn’t mind when he saw Watt going …
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  • Eagles RB Sproles expects to play vs. Texans

    Eagles RB Sproles expects to play vs. Texans

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (yesterday)
    Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles told reporters Tuesday that he expects to play against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
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  • Arian Foster by the numbers

    Arian Foster by the numbers

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (yesterday)
    Eight weeks into the season, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is having one of his best seasons and one of the best seasons any running back has had in the past 10 years. When last we reviewed Foster's numbers, he was still working through an in…
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  • Photos: J.J. Watt delivers pizzas for Papa John’s

    Photos: J.J. Watt delivers pizzas for Papa John’s

    chron.com Oct 28 (yesterday)
    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is making good on a deal with sponsor Papa Johns today, making and delivering pizzas. Watt is going back to his college years when he delivered pizza. Keep an eye on the stream below for updates throughout the afte…
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  • Arian Foster to Hannah Storm: ‘You can’t let anybody define you…

    Arian Foster to Hannah Storm: ‘You can’t let anybody define your path’

    chron.com Oct 28 (yesterday)
    Texans running back Arian Foster will be among five NFL players interviewed on tonight’s episode of “NFL Face to Face with Hannah Storm” at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Interview subjects in addition to Foster are Alshon Jeffrey of the Bears, Luke Kuechly of the Pa…
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  • The Film Don't Lie: Texans

    The Film Don't Lie: Texans

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    A weekly review of what the Houston Texans must fix: As the Texans get ready to face the Philadelphia Eagles at home this weekend, they need to improve their production at the tight end position. It's been a problem all season, and Texans coach Bill O'B…
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  • The Week 8 Mailbag: This week on The MMQB we’re rolling out our…

    The Week 8 Mailbag: This week on The MMQB we’re rolling out our Mid…

    CNNSI.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    This week on The MMQB we’re rolling out our Midseason Report, looking back on the first eight weeks of the 2014 season and forward to the second half of the season, the playoffs and the Super Bowl. Greg Bedard kicks things off today with his reflections…
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  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Eagles-Texans 00:54

    NFL Live Prediction: Eagles-Texans

    Oct 29
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Philadelphia at Houston.
  • Video - Face To Face: Arian Foster 06:37

    Face To Face: Arian Foster

    Oct 28
    Texans RB Arian Foster shows us his offseason workout routine and takes us inside his personal music studio.
  • Video - Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt tries his hand at pizza making 02:13

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt tries his hand at pizza making

    Oct 28
    Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt can get it done on the football field, but does he have what it takes to make it in the pizza kitchen?
  • Video - Bill O'Brien Wants Better Return Play 01:05

    Bill O'Brien Wants Better Return Play

    Oct 28
    ESPN Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discusses the return team performances on special teams and how coach Bill O'Brien would like to see improvement from those units.

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    Oct 29
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    Oct 28
    John Clayton's mailbag: Teams' unwillingness to part with draft picks kept the market tepid and led to an uneventful deadline.
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    Oct 28
    Read Peter King’s On Further Review column, with five takeaways from Monday’s dramatic Dallas-Washington overtime game. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
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    Oct 28
    In the Tuesday Mailbag column, Peter answers your questions about the J.J. Watt-Zach Mettenberger flap, the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning debate and whether Mike Smith is to blame for the Falcons’ woes. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive t…