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Houston Texans News: February 19, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

10 players to watch in 2014 Combine | CSN Houston
The NFL Combine, which starts on this week, will go a long way in determining the way the draft shakes out.

Blake Bortles excited to throw at combine - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Quarterbacks handle predraft analysis in different ways. Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is taking a more controlled route, not throwing...

MacPherson: Manziel right pick for Texans - Your Houston News: Sports
Johnny Manziel said last week that if the Houston Texans don’t select him with the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, that he’d have a chip on his shoulder.

Texans seem unlikely to use franchise tag in 2014 | CSN Houston
The NFL saw just eight franchise tags used in 2013, a dropoff from 21 in the previous season.

Around the League

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins rise in pre-combine prediction -
Here's one final guess at the 2014 NFL Draft before the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL free agency 2014: Predicting the contracts of the top players on the markets -
We use the recent contracts of similar players to predict the value of the upcoming contracts for some of the top free agents at each position.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

How to watch 2014 Winter Olympic hockey online, TV schedule and more -
Four teams will be going home after the men's hockey games on Wednesday.

If I had a vote: Preseason AL Cy Young watch list - The Crawfish Boxes
We did it for Rookie of the Year. Now let's do it for the Cy Young award.

NBA Trade Deadline 2014: Rockets look to trade Omer Asik again, reports say - The Dream Shake
The trade deadline is less than 48 hours away, and the Rockets are reportedly jumping back on the trade Omer Asik train.

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Horns fall in Hilton 85-76 - Burnt Orange Nation
Melvin Ejim, DeAndre Kane, and Georges Niang combined to score 67 of Iowa State's 85 points. Texas stuck with the Cyclones until the last ten minutes, but the Longhorns couldn't get stops on D when they were needed.

"The Turnaround" - Baylor Men's Basketball Deserves a Hype Video - Our Daily Bears
And I'm here to deliver.

Aggies in the SEC, Longhorns in the Big 12: A tale of two programs - Good Bull Hunting
Let's see how things are stacking up for the in-state foes.

Iowa St. Cyclones 85, Texas Longhorns 76: Post-Mortem - Barking Carnival
A statistical good, bad & ugly.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - How many QBs will be taken in the first 10 picks of the 2014 NFL Draft? #TTTQ

Yes that is a U2 reference, let that sink in.