Texans morning huddle: Clowney practices, Mercilus steps up


It’s finally Friday morning Texans fans! Another game day is just around the corner and thanks to the win last weekend, and the fact that the Dolphins have never beat the Houston Texans, this looks to be a good weekend.

In order to get through the day and keep up with the team you love, we bring you our daily news links of things you need to know. Enjoy;

Texans Vs. Dolphins: NFL Predictions, ATS Betting Preview And Week 7 Picks – by Abraham Gutierrez, CBS Miami

"Hoping to rain on the Miami Dolphins parade, the Houston Texans invade Sun Life Stadium with plenty to feel good about entering their Week 7 matchup. That’s because if recent ATS (head-to-head) statistics are correct, the Texans are destined to cover the spread one way or the other."

Jadeveon Clowney back at practice, looking “ok” for Sunday – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com

"Jadeveon Clowney was back at work on Thursday.The outside linebacker, who missed last Sunday’s win at Jacksvonville because of an ankle injury, returned to the field at the Houston Methodist Training Center.When asked whether or not the 2014 first overall pick would suit up at Miami this Sunday, head coach Bill O’Brien said Clowney “looked okay”."

Whitney Mercilus stepping up – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com

"“Whitney probably played his best game last week, and just needs to be consistent with that,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “Whitney did a good job last year, at times this year has done a good job, at other times not so good. I think last week’s game was a good game for him and now hopefully that gives him a little bit of a springboard here to keep playing well.”"

Vince Wilfork seeks justice for friend killed by police officer in South Florida – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork has an important message this week, and it has nothing to do with the Texans’ upcoming game against the Miami Dolphins. This weekend he’ll be returning home with a heavy heart.When he goes to South Florida, his home state, he’ll first visit the family of Corey Jones, a close friend who was killed by a plainclothes police officer on Sunday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida."

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