Here are your daily Texans stories for Saturday, December 19th:
Jadeveon Clowney wins Ed Block Courage award by Houstontexans.com
"The Houston Texans have selected OLB Jadeveon Clowney as the 2015 Ed Block Courage Award winner. Recipients are selected by a vote of their teammates to recognize extra efforts both on and off the field and their ability to overcome great adversity.Clowney dealt with numerous injuries during his rookie year, including a sports hernia, concussion and a major knee injury that caused him to undergo microfracture surgery. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, was injured in his first NFL regular season game against the Washington Redskins. He was placed on Injured Reserve on Dec 10, 2014 after recording just seven tackles in four games."
"Here we are Houston Texans fans.It’s Week 15 and our team is still in the hunt for playoff contention which is quite a feat considering the trails and tribulations that this team has gone through this season.But with each setback this team has had, they’ve learned a bit from it and tried to improve as a result."
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Charlie Whitehurst might have to beat Houston by Mike Weiss, ESPN
"Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he believes veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will play in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans despite the quarterback wearing a sling on his left arm during practice Wednesday."
Why Blue didn’t start last week by Deepi Sidhu, Houstontexans.com
"It’s no secret the Texans have been using a running back by committee approach since Arian Foster landed on injured reserve on Oct. 27.However, Alfred Blue disappeared from the starting lineup on Sunday night against New England. More surprising was the fact that Blue did not get a single carry in the 27-6 loss. Blue’s absence on offense wasn’t a performance-related decision, head coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday."