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Houston Texans News: March 11, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

A look back at Texans free agent signings
Before the start of free agency, we look back at notable additions in the past five years of Texans franchise history.

Houston Texans DE Antonio Smith lines up free-agent visits - ESPN
Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith felt optimistic about returning to the team after talking with head coach Bill O'Brien last month. He had...

Breaking down Houston's cap situation - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
When considering the Houston Texans' free agent negotiations, their salary cap situation is important to note. It's also important to note that enough.../p>

Top free-agent roundup: AFC South - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
With the 2014 free-agency period starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, here is a look at top free agents in the AFC South as compiled by reporters Tania Ganguli.

Texans linked to past and current Patriots’ quarterbacks
Media reports around the country continue to try to connect Texans coach Bill O’Brien with current or former New England quarterbacks.

Money isn't everything to Texans free agent Garrett Graham - ESPN
Approaching what could be his first stint as an unrestricted free agent, Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham didn't want to reveal too much. I...

Career timeline: The best and worst of Matt Schaub
Matt Schaub’s roller-coaster, bittersweet seven-year tenure with the Texans is in limbo as the NFL’s new season begins on Tuesday with free agent signings, trades and player cuts to open salary cap space. A look at his time with the Texans...

Texans’ Owen Daniels open to restructuring contract
Tight end Owen Daniels is open to restructuring his contract, if necessary, to remain with the Texans.

Around the League

The state of football stats: How to build a better Sloan, and improve the conversation about analytics -
How to build a better Sloan, and improve the conversation about analytics.

2014 NFL free agency: Your one-stop shop for news, updates, analysis and more -
Get all your NFL free agency info, analysis and coverage in one place.

PFT Commenter's top 5 free agents -
Who are the grittiest receivers, quarterbacks and fitness models worth spending your salary cap on?

NFL free agent news: LaMarr Woodley released, Michael Bennett re-signs with Seahawks -
Free agency doesn't kick off until Tuesday, but there was plenty of activity on Monday including one of the top free agents coming off the market.

NFL free agency: The most & least valuable QB, RB & WR signings -
Free agency is a crap shoot, especially when it comes to signing offensive skill players. Which teams got the most value out of their additions? Which ones got burned? And what can we learn for this year's free agent class? Jason Chilton has a look.

SB Nation selects ... Mel Kiper vs. Bill Tobin slap fight -
It was a slap fight for the ages. Mel Kiper and Bill Tobin had it out in 1994.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Debunking the myth of the "Houston Refkets" - The Dream Shake
User dismalscientist takes a look at Houston's free throws as a byproduct of their roster and play style. Are the Rockets favored by refs or is their play designed to reap a certain outcome?

The Many GIFs of Scott Feldman - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros starting pitcher Scott Feldman in all his GIF glory.

Spring training 2014: Astros announce second wave of cuts - The Crawfish Boxes
Four players on the 40-man roster are optioned to the minors

Texas 2010 recruiting class defined by lack of championships - Burnt Orange Nation
Under Armour All-American defensive tackle Taylor Bible predicted four national championships for the Texas Longhorns in his time in Austin, but Bible himself and the lass as a whole never came close to meeting those expectations.

Big 12 Hoops | Final Power Rankings - Tournament Time - Viva The Matadors
The final power rankings for the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball teams. The conference tournament is taking place this week and it’s up for grabs on who will walk away as champs.

Lady Bears Win the Big 12 Championship! - Our Daily Bears
Niya Johnson sets a new career high in helping assist the Baylor Lady Bears to a championship. Baylor now 29-4 on the seasons turns their sights on winning another National Title.

MEME IT: Justin Bieber and Rick Barnes - Good Bull Hunting
You knew this was coming as soon as you saw the photo posted by LHN.

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