The morning huddle has all the news links you need in order to keep up with your Houston Texans
Good morning Texans fans, here is all the news you need to know as we all prepare to enjoy some Houston Texans playoff football this weekend! Enjoy;
Similar paths to playoffs for Texans, Chiefs – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com
"As the Texans and Chiefs prepare for Saturday’s AFC Wild Card game, the path to the postseason has had its share of similarities for both this year.More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie SmithBoth had slow starts to the season, Houston at 2-5 and Kansas City at 1-5.Both dealt with losing their star running back in the first half of season. The Texans placed Arian Foster on injured reserve after he tore his Achilles on Oct. 25 at Miami. Jamaal Charles’ season ending on a torn ACL suffered a few weeks earlier against Chicago."
Texans sign Devon Still to a futures contract – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"After a workout last month, the Houston Texans have signed defensive tackle Devon Still to a futures contract.Still hasn’t played since the Bengals released him in September. He became well known for his daughter’s inspirational battle with cancer. Leah Still is in remission.J.J. Watt wins Deacon Jones Award – HoustonTexans.com“An individual award is never individually earned,” said Watt, whose accomplishments will be recognized as part of NFL Honors, the NFL’s primetime awards show on CBS at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday night, February 6. “This honor is a testament to my teammates and coaches for helping me to be successful each week. I am humbled and honored to receive the Deacon Jones Award and I will always continue to strive toward new heights of greatness.”"
3 reasons the Houston Texans can win the Super Bowl – by Alex Marvez FOX Sports
"After leading the NFL in sacks with 17.5, Watt appears likely to join Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who is the only three-time winner of the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award. Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (12 sacks) helped pace the Texans to a franchise-record 45 sacks this season. Houston will get another pass-rush boost if Jadeveon Clowney is able to return from a foot injury that sidelined him for the Week 17 finale against Jacksonville."