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Houston Texans News: February 21, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, February 21, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

GM's take on NFL's middle-class 'squeeze' - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Texans aren't in an enviable salary-cap situation, with $121,864,346 committed against next year's cap. They aren't alone in the...

Doug Marrone talks Bill O'Brien's intensity - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
INDIANAPOLIS -- Doug Marrone tripped on the word probably. I began a question during his podium session today at the combine by noting that he was...

Rex Ryan praises Romeo Crennel
Rex Ryan and brother Rob have both crossed paths with Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. Add

Rex Ryan praises Romeo Crennel
Rex Ryan and brother Rob have both crossed paths with Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
INDIANAPOLIS -- What's been talked about a lot regarding this draft is how deep it is. Part of the reason for that depth is the record number of...

Jake Matthews high on Johnny Manziel's work ethic - ESPN
INDIANAPOLIS -- Texas A&M is quickly turning into O-Lineman U (or some other more clever version of that) with its latest offering: left tackle...

Ron Cook: NFL teams would be wise to steer clear of 'Johnny Football' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Will Johnny Manziel be the next Russell Wilson or the next Tim Tebow?

Former O’Brien Quarterback Tutors Manziel " CBS Houston
Kevin O’Connell starred in college as a quarterback with San Diego State. He played in the NFL, backing up the likes of Tom Brady and Mark Sanchez. He has knowledge and experience to share. He might also be molding the potential number one pick in the NFL and the future of the Houston Texans.

Ultimate Texans " Jaguars to meet with top-three QB prospects; GM intrigued by Manziel
With Texans coach Bill O’’Brien and general manager Rick Smith scheduled to speak Friday during the annual NFL draft scouting combine, the Texans were barely involved publicly in Thursday’’s media session.

Ultimate Texans " UH punter Leone ready for next stage at NFL draft combine
Former Houston Cougars punter Richie Leone once bought tickets for an Oakland Raiders game, just so he could watch NFL punter Shane Lechler up close.

Around the League

NFL Scouting Combine Day 1 recap: Taylor Lewan's strange comments, Vikings hunting for QBs & more -
Highlights from the first day of the combine.

You have to give Joe Philbin credit for taking responsibility, says Joe Philbin -
Philbin takes responsibility for all the Dolphins' failings in the player-harassment scandal, kind of.

Buccaneers reveal new logo, helmets -
Tampa Bay has a new logo and helmet for the first time since 1997, when the uniforms were changed for the first time.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros place 6 on Baseball America Top 100 prospects list - The Crawfish Boxes
Carlos Correa headlines a good bunch on BA's annual list.

Warriors edge Rockets 102-99 in Overtime - The Dream Shake
Rockets fall in overtime to crazy antics.

Remolding the Texas Fanbase - Barking Carnival
Quandre Diggs is speaking truth, and Steve Patterson should listen up.

Good Bull Hunting for Student Body President! - Good Bull Hunting
A list of our campaign promises to the Texas A&M student body.

Baylor Bears at the 2014 NFL Combine -- Links, Info, Schedule - Our Daily Bears
The NFL's Draft Combine formally began yesterday in Indianapolis, and this year, Baylor is sending a Big 12-leading 6 players to the event.

Red Raider Gridiron | Bielema Using Death of Player for HUNH; Tackle Competition to Arrive in Summer - Viva The Matadors
Arkansas Bret Bielema is using the death of a player to push through the 90 second defensive substitution rule. The true tackle competition might not arrive until this summer for Texas Tech. Jace Amaro at the NFL Combine.

The Recruiting Saga of an American Football Star in Japan - Burnt Orange Nation
High school senior Jarrett Mitchell has spent three years chasing the dream of a Division I football scholarship, but his recruitment has been hindered by the fact that he lives and attends school on Okinawa Island.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - How much, if any, will Combine results affect who you think the #Texans should draft? #TTTQ