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Houston Texans News: March 4, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

10 interceptions: Brian Cushing's knockout - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Week two of our interception countdown begins much like Week 1 did: with a nod to defense. We examined five interceptions last week: Johnathan Joseph...

Second annual Texans Care Volunteer Day to take place
The second annual Texans Care Volunteer Day will take place Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. – noon CT at six locations across the city of Houston.

Video: Who do the Texans take 1st overall? | Houston
It is the question that has dominated the sports conversation in Houston since the end of the 2013 NFL season…who will the Houston Texans select with the 1st overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft?

Questions about 2014 NFL draft? John Harris has answers
Looking for something different than the same-old, same-old draft talk? From someone who watches an insane amount of tape? Me too.

Chris Mortensen, NFL - ESPN
ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen weighs in on Peyton Manning's neck exam, why the Saints used their non-exclusive franchise tag on Jimmy Graham, who the Texans will draft first and more.

Around the League

Know the 2014 NFL free agents: Texans DL Antonio Smith - Arrowhead Pride
We're asking various experts from around the SB Nation network about players to gain more insight as possible free agent additions for the Chiefs. Up today, Texans DL Antonio Smith.

A new view of NFL free agency: Searching for surplus value among the offensive tackles -
Jason Chilton introduces the Dollar Value Performance method of answering that timeless question about the worth of a player's contributions on the field, starting with the offensive tackles.

2014 NFL mock draft: Falcons trade up for Jadeveon Clowney -
A few trades could shake up the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft, and it all starts with the South Carolina pass-rushing phenomenon.

NFL franchise tag 2014: Jimmy Graham, Greg Hardy among the players tagged -
Four NFL teams used their franchise tag by the deadline on Monday while a pair of others opted to use the transition tag. We round up everyone who was tagged and a few notable players who weren't.

Daily Win: The NFL and awful uniforms -
Dan Rubenstein breaks down the biggest visual missteps of recent NFL fashion.

Future Consideration: 2014 NFL Mock Draft, top defensive ends, AFC North team needs -
On the latest episode of Future Consideration, Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford react to a post-Draft Combine mock draft, rank the top defensive ends in the 2014 class, and the draft/free agency...

Peyton Manning cleared for 2014 after Broncos physical -
NFL MVP Peyton Manning will be back for another season, as doctors found no issues with his neck that would prevent him from playing in 2014.

Bills fan sports Wide Right Scott Norwood jersey -
Get it? Get it? In other news, these dudes have special teams jerseys.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Spring training 2014: The Perils of Evaluation: the Brett Wallace story - The Crawfish Boxes
Maybe being inside baseball would be fun. But, RedHawks First Baseman proves just how awful that experience may be.

DISH Network adds Longhorn Network - Burnt Orange Nation
The carrier's 14 million subscribers will now be able to watch programming on the Texas-specific channel.

Red Raider Gridiron | Thoughts on the Safety Spot and Saban on HUNH Rule - Viva The Matadors
We get a look at the safety position and there aren't a lot of names to choose from. Nick Saban is concerned about the competitive imbalance of the hurry up no huddle rule.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - The thought of Brock Osweiler being the next QB for the #Houston #Texans is _________. #TTTQ