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Texans' Jeff Allen excused from practice for birth of child
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Published in 30-12-2016
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His wife, Marissa, is giving birth to a baby boy. The Allen family also has a young daughter.

Reference: www.chron.com
Bill O'Brien on Benardrick McKinney: 'Very instinctive player'
Sports
Published in 30-12-2016
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McKinney leads the Texans with a career-high 128 tackles, the eighth-highest total in franchise history. He ranks eighth in the NFL in tackles.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans rookie Will Fuller adjusting to rigors of NFL
Sports
Published in 30-12-2016
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Following a fast start to the season with 19 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns through his first four games, the speedy first-round draft pick's production has slowed down while working in tandem with Pro Bowl alternate wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans hope to shut down Titans running game again
Sports
Published in 30-12-2016
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The Texans are first in defense, including 13th against the run (99.5). After seven games, the Texans were 29th against the run (135.4). Over the last eight games, they've surrendered only 68 a game, the fewest in the league.

Reference: www.chron.com
Romeo Crennel praises Jadeveon Clowney for Pro Bowl honor
Sports
Published in 23-12-2016
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It was the first time reporters were able to ask Crennel about defensive end Jadeveon Clowney being voted to his first Pro Bowl this week. It was Crennel who moved Clowney from outside linebacker to end this season.

Reference: www.chron.com
Without Clint Capela, Rockets try to pick up rebounding slack
Sports
Published in 23-12-2016
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The Rockets centers have not, however, made up for Capela's rebounding. Nene had just two rebounds in Phoenix, Harrell three. But Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he was not concerned with that, as long as someone on the Rockets gets the rebounds as guard Pat Beverley and James Harden have picked up the slack.

Reference: www.chron.com
Major Applewhite hires UH football assistants
Sports
Published in 23-12-2016
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Applewhite has hired co-defensive coordinator/secondary coach Clay Jennings and defensive line coach AJ Blum and promoted James Casey to tight ends coach.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans prepping for tough assignment in Bengals' Geno Atkins
Sports
Published in 23-12-2016
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The Texans' blocking attention will be focused heavily on trying to contain Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins, a quick, gap-shooting presence who leads all interior defensive lineman with 7 ½ sacks this season.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans' Johnathan Joseph 'trending in right direction'
Sports
Published in 23-12-2016
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After practicing all of this week and once last week, though, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback is upbeat about his prospects of returning this week.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans' Whitney Mercilus has knack for recovering fumbles
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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For the season, Mercilus is tied for the NFL lead with four fumble recoveries. For his career, Mercilus has seven fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles and 35 ½ sacks.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans' Brennan Scarlett on IR-designated for return
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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Rookie outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett returned to practice Thursday and remains on injured reserve, but was designated for return.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans' Whitney Mercilus sidelined with back injury
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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Mercilus was limited in practice Wednesday. At this point, Mercilus isn't considered to be in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texans' Duane Brown praying for ailing ex-teammate Brandon Brooks
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in March to a five-year, $40 million free agent deal, Brooks told Philadelphia reporters this week that his anxiety was caused by an "unhealthy obsession" to be perfect on the field. Brooks said he's now taking medication to address the situation.

Reference: www.chron.com
Keith Mumphery's role increasing with Texans
Sports
Published in 16-12-2016
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Mumphery is expected to remain in the lineup as the third receiver with Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong out for the season on injured reserve. Mumphery has four receptions for 18 yards this season.

Reference: www.chron.com
NCAA College Cup: Get to know the teams
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Published in 9-12-2016
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The semifinal winners will meet with the NCAA championship on the line at 1 p.m. Sunday. Here is a closer look at the four remaining teams.

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