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Houston Texans Newswire: Cheerleaders And Sharknado!

Where in the world is J.J. Watt, the NFL cracks down on pads, Sharknado, and more in this edition of the Newswire.

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Thomas B. Shea

Houston Texans News

Where in the world is J.J. Watt?

J.J. Watt checked in from the Southern California campus yesterday. Where will we find Watt next? [Insert Carmen Sandiego joke here]


It's Time for Another Calendar.

The Texans Cheerleaders unveiled the cover the 2013-14 calendar. These nice, young ladies are the only thing keeping the calendar business afloat.

Around the League


The 2013 edition the NFL Supplemental Draft was much like the Packers' offense--full of passes. 224 draft picks were passed on, sending six players into the free agent wilderness.


Gotta Love Loopholes.

Speaking of the Supplemental Draft, I present Michael Bamiro, a 6-foot-8, 335-pound defensive lineman out of Stony Brook University. Bamiro was first-team FCS All-America this past season and was projected to be drafted in fifth round or later had he entered. Lo and behold, Bamiro was informed that he was no longer eligible for another season at Stony Brook because of a previous year at Pittsburgh. He is also not an underclassman, so he couldn't enter the Supplemental Draft. Thus, he went straight to being a free agent. Loopholes are fun, right?


Geno Grounded from Jets West Camp.

Geno Smith was either not invited or chose not to attend Mark Sanchez's annual "Jets West" Camp. Too bad. The swag bag alone makes it worth going.


Grand Theft Auto: Foxboro.

"The Patriot Way" has taken a hit or two these past few weeks. Alfonzo Dennard was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Dennard was another high-risk, high-reward guy with a laundry list of previous run-ins with the law. Deadspin put out a breakdown of the crime level for NFL players compared to average Americans.


No Pads, No Play.

The NFL is instituting a rule that will force players to wear proper padding during games. Instead of a fine, players will not be allowed to play until the padding is corrected. BRB, what are your thoughts on the change?


While We Are Here...


If you missed it, Sharknado was a hilarious disaster of a movie on the SyFy channel last night. Let me sum up the movie in one Vine.