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Charean Williams’ NFL Insider: My five cents

Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) loses control of the football for a fumble during the second half against the Denver Broncos on Monday. The Texans may be having a case of buyer’s remorse with Osweiler.
Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) loses control of the football for a fumble during the second half against the Denver Broncos on Monday. The Texans may be having a case of buyer’s remorse with Osweiler. AP

My five cents

1 If Brock Osweiler thought he heard boos at Denver last week, he likely hears more at home this week. The Texans surely are having buyer’s remorse after signing Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract, with $37 million guaranteed, in March. His 71.9 passer rating ranks 30th in the league, below three rookies, and Osweiler has eight touchdowns and eight interceptions and an NFL-low average gain of 5.72.

2 After the Oakland Raiders defeated the Jaguars in Jacksonville on Sunday, they flew to Sarasota, Fla., and checked into a four-star hotel. The Raiders spent last week practicing at IMG Academy in Bradenton in preparation for their game in Tampa on Sunday.

3 The Washington Redskins made a huge error in letting Alfred Morris walk in free agency, handing Matt Jones the starting job. Jones fumbled twice last week, once inside the 5-yard line, and he is averaging a fumble every 30.4 carries. The second-year back has 99 carries for 460 yards and three touchdowns.

4 Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews meets his cousin, Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews, on Sunday. The two met on Monday Night Football in 2014, and Clay Matthews had a sack at the expense of Texas A&M alum Jake. Clay Matthews has three sacks this season, while Jake Matthews has allowed two sacks.

5 Falcons receiver Julio Jones leads the league with 830 yards on 40 catches, putting him on pace for 1,897 this season. Defensive backs have resorted to holding and grabbing Jones. For the second consecutive week, the Falcons sent a play to the league for review for interference that wasn’t called.

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