Houston Texans News: March 5, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Houston Texans News

Report: Packers to Pursue TE Garrett Graham in Free Agency - Acme Packing Company
According to a report by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Packers could pursue tight end Garrett Graham if he makes it to free agency.

Houston Texans hope to re-sign Garrett Graham - NFL.com
The Houston Texans hope to work out a new deal for Garrett Graham, Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. If the tight end hits free agency before that happens, look for the Packers to come calling.

Texans re-sign OLB Ricky Sapp
The Texans re-signed outside linebacker Ricky Sapp on Tuesday, according to an official team release.

Offseason Blueprint: Houston Texans - ESPN
In 2011, with a Swiss cheese secondary, the Houston Texans stepped out in free agency and brought in two big veteran additions.

2014 NFL Draft: Texans, 49ers work out Garoppolo - CBSSports.com
Quarterback-minded head coach Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans was in Evanston on Tuesday to work out Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, NFLDraftScout.com's fifth-ranked passer.

Ryan Griffin: "I’m ready to get the season started"
Ryan Griffin found common ground with his new coaches and is excited about the upcoming season.

10 interceptions: One pick-six becomes two - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The finish line is near as we count down 10 plays that defined the Texans' 2013 season. This project began much broader in an effort to identify the...

Around the League

Draft Numerology, AFC South - SBNation.com
Forget the mock drafts and ignore what anonymous scouts are saying. There's only way to get ready for the NFL Draft and that's with numbers. The Internet's Celebrity Hot Tub walks us through the AFC South and its sad history.

The Notebook: Aaron Donald, master of technique - SBNation.com
Pitt's Aaron Donald may not be as well known as some of the other defensive prospects in this year's NFL Draft, but that's going to change. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look at one of the draft's best defensive linemen.

Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: Cowboys Want To Re-Do DeMarcus Ware's Deal - Blogging The Boys
Latest Cowboys headlines: The Cowboys want DeMarcus Ware to take pay cut; Jason Witten believes Tony Romo will return better than ever; Aaron Donald is shooting up the draft boards.

Buffalo Bills won't play in Toronto in 2014, per report - Buffalo Rumblings
We're still not quite sure what to expect regarding the future of the Bills in Toronto Series, but The Buffalo News is reporting that, at minimum, the Bills won't play a home game north of the border in 2014.

Eagles Release Jason Avant - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles have released veteran wide receiver Jason Avant.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

That Wonderful Summer: The 1994 World Cup changed soccer in America forever. The men from the U.S. team remember how it all happened. - SBNation.com
The men who ushered in the modern era of American soccer in 1994 remember how it all happened.

Rockets Edge Heat in Thriller, 106-103 - The Dream Shake
Houston technically "beat the Heat" wire-to-wire despite a back and forth game. After a blistering Houston start, Miami patiently and created opportunities and kept it close but could never gain a lead. Houston extends its home winning streak to six.

Spring training 2014: Jon Singleton opens up about last year's struggles - The Crawfish Boxes
Dealing with addiction, help and Jon Singleton.

Texas Returns Home For Valparaiso - Burnt Orange Nation
After a 4-0 week the Horns return home where they'll play 13 of their next 14 games. First up: Valparaiso.

Red Raider Gridiron | Preview of the Bandit with Robertson - Viva The Matadors
The Bandit OLB spot is the final position for the LAJ to review, plus links on a Baylor investigation and major storylines as Texas Tech starts spring practice.

Cory Jefferson and Brady Heslip lead Baylor to 74-61 win over #16 Iowa State - Our Daily Bears
Powered by the combination of Jefferson and Heslip, the Baylor Bears had a Senior Night to remember, beating #16 Iowa State at home to virtually secure a NCAA Tournament bid.

Behind the Mascot: 1980s Ol' Sarge - Good Bull Hunting
The sort-of-real story of what happened to the 1980's Ol' Sarge live mascot. "OL' SARGE" is back, for better or worse. It's time to talk.

The Texas Recruiting Challenge: Restoring the Texas Longhorns Football Brand - Barking Carnival
Less than 1/3rd of the state's top 2015 prospects made it in for either Texas junior day. That doesn't mean Signing Day 2015 is already fait accompli, but it's clear that Strong and company are...

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Who will be the #Texans' nickel corner this year? #TTTQ


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