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Houston Texans News: March 17, 2014

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Houston Texans News

Coaches break down Bridgewater, Bortles, Manziel on film
Two local college defensive coordinators – who have more than 50 combined years of coaching, including stints in the NFL, Southeastern and Big 12 conferences – recently opened their film rooms to the Houston Chronicle, providing a detailed look at how they countered, attacked and mostly tried to survive quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel.

Arian Foster: I'm medically cleared for Houston Texans -
Arian Foster took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that he's been medically cleared following November back surgery. But he left out if this was the go-ahead for football activities or just running.

Source: Texans And Raiders In Serious Trade Talks For Matt Schaub " CBS Houston
The Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders are talking about a possible deal involving Matt Schaub, according to a source of SportsRadio 610.

Bell: Bridgewater, Bortles, Manziel prep for auditions
LOUISVILLE — It would be a bit much to say Teddy Bridgewater's performance during Louisville's pro day will be his ultimate make-or-break moment for the upcoming NFL draft. Yet it might feel that way.

Former Texan, Antonio Smith, inks deal with Raiders
When the Texans visit Oakland next season, they’ll find the Ninja Assassin in the Black Hole.

Former Texans running back signs with Browns
Former Texans running back Ben Tate wanted more money and a chance to start, and he got both Saturday when he signed a two-year contract with Cleveland.

Around the League

NFL free agency 2014: The best and worst moves so far -
Some teams have landed major targets at bargain prices. Others have blown big money on mediocre talent. We take a look at the best and the worst of free agency's first week.

NFL free agency 2014: A look back at Day 4 -
A lot of the big names came off the board during the first two days, but that didn't mean there wasn't plenty of free agent action on Friday. Once again, there was some good, some bad and some ... bizarre.

NFL free agency news: Emmanuel Sanders' contract drama, Patriots sign Edelman, LaFell -
Roundup of news around the league.

Packers finally spend money in free agency, improve defense with Julius Peppers -
The Green Bay Packers don't usually spend a lot of money in free agency, but they were active on Saturday, signing Julius Peppers to a three-year deal.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

March Madness 2014 Bracket -

Five More Spring Cuts - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros Move Five More Players To Minor League Spring Camp.

Late collapse in Miami halts Rockets comeback - The Dream Shake
The Rockets comeback attempt against the Heat was halted late in the fourth quarter. Miami used a 15-0 run on route to a 113-104 win. James Harden led Houston with 30 points, Dwight Howard notched another double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

NCAA Tournament: Texas Longhorns Earn No. 7 Seed, Draw No. 10 Arizona State - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns will open up the NCAA Tournament with a Thursday match up in Milwaukee against the Sun Devils.

NCAA Tournament 2014 | Baylor draws #6 seed in West Region - Our Daily Bears
A month after appearing totally dead in the water for postseason play, the Baylor Bears' turnaround was rewarded with the #6 seed in the West Region of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

The Aggie Mount Rushmore is Complete - Good Bull Hunting
Here they are. The four Aggie heroes forever cast in stone, in a photo, on a blog.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - If the #Texans manage to get something in trade for Matt Schaub, I will _________.#TTTQ