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Sources: Welker not expected back vs. Texans

Sources: Welker not expected back vs. Texans

ESPN.com Updated Dec 19, 2013
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is making progress in the NFL's concussion protocol, but is still expected to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, sources told ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold.
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  • J.J. Watt understands fan frustrations

    J.J. Watt understands fan frustrations

    chron.com Dec 19, 2013
    As a fan, no matter how disappointed and frustrated you are with the Texans’ 2-12 record, the players feel the same way. “I think I understand that our fans have frustration and disappointment in this season,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “I’m not goin…
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  • Former Oilers TE to host Christmas for inner-city kids

    Former Oilers TE to host Christmas for inner-city kids

    chron.com Dec 19, 2013
    Former Oilers tight end Mike Barber – a frequent visitor to Texans training camp and practices — and his son, pastor Brandon Barber, are hosting on Saturday afternoon their annual Christmas event that provides 2,000 free toys for inner-city children. Th…
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  • Texans’ sports medicine staff named best in NFL

    Texans’ sports medicine staff named best in NFL

    chron.com Dec 19, 2013
    The Texans may be the worst team in the league, but their sports medicine staff has been voted best in the NFL. The Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society selected Geoff Kaplan (head athletic trainer), Roland Ramirez (assistant athletic trainer) and A.J…
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  • Wade Phillips brings back Manning memory

    Wade Phillips brings back Manning memory

    chron.com Dec 19, 2013
    With the Texans preparing to play against Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, interim coach Wade Phillips told a story about playing defense at the University of Houston and knocking Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning out of a game. “We played against A…
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  • Texans interview Lovie Smith for head-coaching spot; others on …

    Texans interview Lovie Smith for head-coaching spot; others on their short list

    The Houston Texans have an advantage on the competition for teams that will be looking for head coaches this offseason. They have already fired theirs. When the Texans became the first team to fire their head coach this season, letting Gary Kubiak go in…
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  • Texans could be without Graham again

    Texans could be without Graham again

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2013
    HOUSTON -- Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham missed practice again on Thursday, making this week look a lot like last week. Consequently, head coach Wade Phillips said he isn't optimistic about Graham's chances to play this weekend against the Den…
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  • Little Green Apples….with OneTexFan

    Little Green Apples….with OneTexFan

    chron.com Dec 19, 2013
    This entry was submitted before Case Keenum’s injury was known. strong>Little Green Apples…with OneTexFan God didn’t make little green apples, and the Houston Texans don’t win in Indianapolis in the Wintertime. We’ve seen our Texans fall, fail, plung…
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  • Wade Phillips: Peyton Manning is having the best QB season ever

    Wade Phillips: Peyton Manning is having the best QB season ever

    profootballtalk.com Dec 19, 2013
    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is having an MVP season and may break the records for passing yards and passing touchdowns this season. But Texans coach Wade Phillips says Manning is having more than just a great season. He’s having the greatest seas…
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  • Video - Texans Interview Lovie Smith 01:04

    Texans Interview Lovie Smith

    Dec 19
    Adam Schefter discusses the report that Lovie Smith has interviewed with the Houston Texans for their coaching vacancy.
  • Video - Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans 02:44

    Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

    Dec 19
    NFL Films previews the Week 16 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Broncos at Texans 00:51

    Inside Edge: Broncos at Texans

    Dec 19
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make a pick for Denver at Houston.

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    Dec 19
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    Dec 19
    John Clayton's First and 10: Likely finale at iconic Candlestick Park, Indy-K.C. potential playoff preview highlight Week 16 action.