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Houston Texans News: March 21, 2014

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

Houston Texans News

Ryan Fitzpatrick signs two-year deal with Houston Texans - ESPN
In a transaction that appears to make Matt Schaub more expendable, the Houston Texans have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year contract.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick signs with Texans
Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with the Texans on Thursday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick signs with Houston Texans -
Ryan Fitzpatrick is the newest member of the Houston Texans. Does the former Titans and Bills quarterback shape up as more than a placeholder for new Texans coach Bill O'Brien?

What the Houston Texans would get with Ryan Fitzpatrick - ESPN
When the Tennessee Titans cut quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last week, our Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky predicted Fitzpatrick would have a job by Monday...

Report: Panthers to meet with Texans WR Lestar Jean | ProFootballTalk
As job opportunities go, this looks like a good one for Lestar Jean. The 26-year-old wide receiver, who was non-tendered as a restricted free agent by the Texans, will visit the Panthers on Thursday and Friday, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported.

RTC: Eric Winston on heading NFLPA - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... The NFL Players Association elected as their new president former Houston Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston.

Ex-Texan Winston elected NFL players union president
Veteran tackle Eric Winston has been elected president of the NFL players union.

Can the Texans afford to let a QB develop? - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Yes. Absolutely. In a nutshell, that has always been my view on any team's ability to be patient with a quarterback. It doesn't always work out this

Is Texans QB Matt Schaub still an option for the Cleveland Browns?: Hey Mary Kay! |
Will the Browns still pursue quarterback Matt Schaub? Will they draft a running back? These and other questions are answered in this week's edition of Hey Mary Kay!

Jadeveon Clowney ready for draft uncertainty to conclude
Jadeveon Clowney is tired of waiting.

Around the League

The best first tweets in NFL history -
Or the time the Dallas Cowboys weren't sure about this whole social media thing.

PFT Commenter's 2014 NCAA bracket prediction -
Basketball is stupid but if your going to waste your time, you might as well beat the President at something.

Richie Incognito wants another chance with the Dolphins -
The lineman who was at the center of so much controversy last season wants a second chance.

2014 NFL free agent rankings: Top remaining free agents at each position -
With a majority of the big names off the board, free agency "second phase" is underway with several talented player still looking for homes.

2014 NFL free agency: Grading the second wave signings -
The most important moves in free agency happen during the second wave. So which teams made the kind of moves that will pay off in January? Jason Chilton looks at the best and worst and everything in-between from the second wave.

NFL free agency: Cardinals sign Antonio Cromartie, adding more weapons to NFC West arms race -
Hoping to make the playoffs in 2014, Arizona made a good free agent signing on Thursday. But will it be enough in the NFL's toughest division?

NFL pro day results: Kony Ealy, Michael Sam impress at Missouri -
Kony Ealy, Michael Sam and Derek Carr are among the notable names working out on Thursday.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros win 2-0 over Nats; The Astros' future flashes before our eyes - The Crawfish Boxes
Jarred Cosart and Mike Foltynewicz's efforts are overshadowed by Carlos Correa hit-by-pitch.

Spring training 2014: The Astros and their George Springer problem - The Crawfish Boxes
it's always all about the money, even when it comes to George Springer.

George Springer contract: TCB writers react to the story - The Crawfish Boxes
Another crazy-long email thread as the Springer news breaks late Wednesday night.

Rockets Lambaste Timberwolves 129-106 - The Dream Shake
Gentle Reader, Read An Account of Lambasted Timberwolves at The Dreamshake Web Log.

Texas vs Arizona State Final Score: Longhorns Win 87-85 On Buzzer Beater - Burnt Orange Nation

Building a Monster: Tubby's Magic with Recruiting - Viva The Matadors
There was much debate before the season about the hire of Tubby Smith over Chris Walker. Here's why Tubby was the right choice in the recruiting aspect.

NCAA Tournament 2014 | Q&A with Corn Nation - Our Daily Bears
Fraternizing with the enemy.

The First Tweet is the Deepest - Good Bull Hunting
A collection of first tweets that are nearly interesting.

Texas Longhorns 87, Arizona State Sun Devils 85: Celebration Thread - Barking Carnival
Texas 87, Arizona St 85.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - I reacted to the news that the #Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick as follows: _________. #TTTQ

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