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Houston Texans News: March 3, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, March 3, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Connor Barwin's insight into Texans' locker room - ESPN
The Houston Texans spent the 46th pick in the 2009 draft on a guy who played a good share of tight end and basketball during his college career.

Texans should consider Sidney Rice - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The Houston Texans don't have much salary cap room and aren't expected to be very active in free agency, but a move the team should at least consider...

Houston Texans likely to be thrifty in free agency - ESPN
Unlike their counterparts in the AFC South, Indianapolis and Jacksonville, the Houston Texans will not be big spenders on the market once free agency...

Johnny Manziel should be Houston Texans' man - ESPN
Johnny Manziel isn't perfect, but there are plenty of reasons he's the best choice for the Texans with the No. 1 pick, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Could the Houston Texans cut Johnathan Joseph? - Cincy Jungle
Johnathan Joseph is set to make $11.25 million in 2014. Houston, do we have a problem?

Ultimate Texans " Baylor’s Demetri Goodson adds to story with strong NFL combine
Baylor’s Demetri Goodson adds to story with strong NFL combine.

Around the League

NFL news: Darrelle Revis trade rumors; non-exclusive tag for Jimmy Graham and more - SBNation.com
The Darrelle Revis trade rumors continue to circulate, Jimmy Graham was given the non-exclusive franchise tag and more you might have missed from Saturday in the NFL.

Buffalo Bills, Jairus Byrd likely to part ways, per report - Buffalo Rumblings
With 28 hours left until the NFL's franchise tag deadline hits, the tea leaves say that the Buffalo Bills are leaning toward letting Jairus Byrd hit unrestricted free agency, rather than tagging him for a second straight year.

The Notebook: Khalil Mack is smooth, polished and ready to wreak havoc - SBNation.com
His ceiling might not be as high as Jadeveon Clowney's, but Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is one of the most polished pass rushers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White put Mack under the microscope for his latest Notebook.

A modest proposal for NFL locker rooms - SBNation.com
PFT Commenter is a solutions type guy, and he's got an idea for the group shower.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Sunday Shootaround: Rockets soaring with best of the West - SBNation.com
After dealing with plenty of early-season injuries, Houston is right on track to disrupt the postseason in the West.

Re-assessing potential future Longhorn RB Kirk Johnson - Burnt Orange Nation
Can San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back Kirk Johnson play running back in college? Tackling that question again with the help of greater context.

QB Michael Brewer to Transfer to Virginia Tech - Viva The Matadors
Former Texas Tech quarterback visited Virginia Tech over the weekend and has decided to transfer to the Hokies.

Baylor Football Spring Practice: All-Access #1 - Our Daily Bears
The fine folks over at @BaylorSESP gave us a great look at the first day of 2014 Spring Practice. Hopefully it is the first of many.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - If the #Texans draft Blake Bortles with the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, I will ___________. #TTTQ