Houston Texans News: February 17, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 17, 2014.

Houston Texans News

QB guru Whitfield strives to make Manziel NFL-ready - Houston Chronicle
In the summer before the 2012 college football season, quarterback Johnny Manziel had not taken a snap at Texas A&M.

Swearinger pushing for Clowney as first pick | CSN Houston
Texans safety D.J. Swearinger says he talks to his former South Carolina teammate Jadeveon Clowney just about every night.

Around the League

Franchise tag primer: Predictions for all 32 NFL teams - NFL.com
To tag or not to tag? Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is a tough call when it comes to a franchise-tag designation. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the decisions facing all 32 NFL teams.

Scouting the 2014 NFL Draft: The 3-4, the 4-3, and the 'tweener' - SBNation.com
They aren't traditional down linemen or standup linebackers, but they can still play football. Danny Kelly explains what exactly a "tweener" is, and how smart defenses utilize these hybrid players.

Quarterback birthdays: RGIII isn't the only one with historical brethren - SBNation.com
RGIII wants you to know that he's got more in common with Abe Lincoln than just being born on Feb. 12. But he's not the only quarterback who shares a birthday with someone who's historically similar.

American football could be Olympic sport by 2024 - SBNation.com
Seven-on-seven is the most likely style of play.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs agrees to extension with Ravens - Baltimore Beat Down
Will be a cap-friendly, multi-year deal.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Boxes Podcast: Open Your Mind - The Crawfish Boxes
Jarred Cosart again and favorite podcasts and books.

Texas Splits Series At Cal - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas baseball rebounded from rough losses on Friday and Saturday afternoon with strong wins Saturday night and Sunday. The Horns return to Austin for a midweek game Tuesday and series with Stanford next weekend.

Texas Tech Morning Links | Baseball Wins Indiana Series; Football Power Rankings - Viva The Matadors
The Lady Raiders continue to struggle and lose another against Kansas St. The baseball team won the Indiana series 3-1. It's February, that means it is time for Big 12 power rankings.

Baylor Baseball Weekend Recap - ASU - Our Daily Bears
A mixture of success and failure met the Bears in Arizona, but there were plenty of bright spots to be found.

Aggie Basketball Update: Old Habits Die Hard - Good Bull Hunting
Familiar mistakes doom Aggie Basketball in a very winnable game at Vanderbilt.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Bill O'Brien is at the Horns-WVU basketball game. Does this mean the #Texans are going to pass on Manziel in favor of Case McCoy? #TTTQ

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