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Houston Texans News: February 12, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans 2014 NFL offseason preview -
A look at the Texans 2013 season, their impending free agents, what they'll do in the draft and what they could do in 2014.

Houston Texans' J.J. Watt flashes his sick hockey skills on Instagram (Video) - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 240+ Sites
Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) yells as he is introduced prior to the game against the New England Patriots at...

Opening Rant: 2/11 - ESPN
Colin Cowherd shares his thoughts on the importance of anonymous sources, why the Texans should select Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and more.

Around the League

Factors: Jacksonville Jaguars Cap/FA Situation | The Three-Cone Drill
Cap Space as of today: A little under $50 million. (All monetary figures courtesy of Over The Cap.) Unrestricted Free Agents (10): Maurice Jones-Drew, Will Blackmon, Brandon Deaderick, Clay Harbor, Chad Henne, Kyle Love, Taylor Price, Brad Meester, Delone Carter, Sam Young Let's get the known quantities out of the way first: Brad Meester will be retiring. Judging by what I saw of…

Factors: Tennessee Titans Cap/FA Situation | The Three-Cone Drill
Cap Space as of today: A little under $7 million. (All monetary figures courtesy of Over The Cap.) Unrestricted Free Agents (16, via Rusty Smith, Jackie Battle, Leon Washington, Kenny Britt, Marc Mariani, Kevin Walter, Damian Williams, Mike Otto, Kevin Matthews, Chris Spencer, Rob Turner, Antonio Johnson, Ropati Pitoitua, Zac Diles, Alterraun Verner, Bernard Pollard The priority…

2014 NFL free agency: Picking the ideal target for all 32 teams -
The 2014 NFL free agency period is on the horizon, and it's time to start speculating who will land where.

The Daily Win: Turmoil in Cleveland - and reasons for hope -
Can the turmoil in the Browns' front office possibly be a change for good?

2014 NFL Draft: Evaluating Michael Sam on the field -
The former Missouri defensive end has speed, but is that enough to make it in the NFL?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

From the archives: The end of an era, or the Houston Astros and loyalty - The Crawfish Boxes
Remembering Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt for their lost Era of Astros Baseball.

Nolan Ryan to join Astros' front office - The Crawfish Boxes
The Ryan Express returns to Union Station; Nolan Ryan to service as advisor to owner Jim Crane, General Manager Jeff Luhnow and team President Reid Ryan.

How the Rockets should solve the Chandler Parsons conundrum -
Houston can decide to pay Chandler Parsons this summer, or keep him cheap for one more year but risk losing him in free agency. What should the Rockets do?

Texas Basketball Rips Oklahoma State, 87-68 - Burnt Orange Nation
Behind 27 points from Javan Felix, the Longhorns improved to 19-5 overall and 8-3 in the Big 12, just one game behind Kansas.

Greatness is in the details: An interview with ST Coach Chiaverini - Viva The Matadors
Darrin Chiaverini has only been on Coach Kingsbury's staff for a couple of weeks but he's already made a huge impact on the recruiting trail. After our interview it's also obvious he's going to have a huge impact on Tech's special teams as well.

The State of Baylor Sports Right Now ... In GIFs! - Our Daily Bears
Because you need something to keep you going right now.

Who will design Texas A&M's 2014 uniforms? - Good Bull Hunting
Nike and Under Armour aren't the only ones vying for the Texas A&M apparel contract.

Aggie Baseball Preview Part 2: Returning Players & Season Outlook - Good Bull Hunting
In the 2nd and final part of our 2014 Aggie Baseball preview, we'll look at what players return to the team from last year, important dates on the schedule, and make some predictions for the season.

Texas Longhorns 87, Oklahoma St. Cowboys 68: Post-Mortem - Barking Carnival
Domination station.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Assuming they're different, should the #Texans draft the best player on their board or the best QB on their board with the first pick? #TTTQ