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Houston Texans News: March 7, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, March 7, 2014.

Joe Robbins

Houston Texans News

Texans considering top 3 quarterback prospects for No. 1 overall pick | ProFootballTalk
The Houston Texans were considered to be a potential Super Bowl threat in the AFC last season up until Matt Schaub's bubble burst. Schaub fell apart as the team's starting quarterback and lost his job to Case Keenum as the Texans plummeted to the worst record in the league.

Rumor: Johnny Manziel not a fit for Texans? | FOX Sports on MSN
According to one NFL Draft expert, rumor has it the Texans don't think Johnny Manziel is a fit for the team.

Houston Texans should not draft Khalil Mack with No. 1 pick -
Buffalo's Khalil Mack is among seven players who could be the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans, but Gil Brandt explains why he doesn't think Mack should be drafted that high.

2014 NFL Draft: Blake Bortles to meet with Texans, Jaguars -
Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles will meet with the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars, likely before his March 19 pro day in Orlando.

10 interceptions: The San Francisco hat trick - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
We are nearing the end of this sordid series (with the exception of the two Monday posts it included). As you know by now, it began as a chance to...

Texans 'On the Clock': Jake Matthews
A profile of Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews.

Houston Texans, Matt Cassel have mutual interest … could they pass on QB at No. 1? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: On Thursday, word leaked out that O'Brien and the Texans might be interested in free-agent to be quarterback Matt Cassel, and that he in turn might, you know, like them too.

Houston Texans fan sues Reliant Stadium after tailgating accident | Houston
A Houston Texans fan said his life was changed after he left a game in 2012 and went to a tailgate party in the Reliant parking lot.

Todd McShay, NFL - ESPN
ESPN NFL draft Insider Todd McShay talks about his latest mock draft, whether the Texans will select Blake Bortles with the No. 1 pick, potential elite players and more.

Around the League

Not just throwing darts: A behind-the-scenes look at the NFL scouting process, and how players ultimately land on each team's draft board -
Risers, fallers, winners, losers, sleepers, reaches and busts. The feats and fiascos by front offices during the three-day spectacle that is the modern NFL Draft has become the stuff of legend and infamy. But what is the real process like?

Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas on Saints trade block, per report -
The Saints are skirting the 2014 salary cap, and if Jimmy Graham gets his way and is reclassified as a wide receiver, the team may be forced to cut ties with key pieces of its 2013 offense.

NFL free agency 2014, NFC roundup: Devin Hester bids farewell to Chicago, Michael Vick likely to do same in Philly -
Plus, B.J. Raji's future with the Packers and the Falcons asking a veteran player to take a pay cut for next season.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Are Major League Baseball Teams Deploying Their Scouts Efficiently? - The Crawfish Boxes
Texas, California, and Florida lead the nation in draftees, and not coincidentally, in scouts. But is the way the scouting community is currently situated the best way?

Jonathan Singleton, pot, and MLB's questionable priorities -
Major League Baseball's rules don't care about Jonathan Singleton's problems any longer, all because of a promotion.

MLS Season Preview -
Major League Soccer's 19th season kicks off this weekend. Get ready with SB Nation's comprehensive preview.

Texas offensive brain trust working as a committee - Burnt Orange Nation
Who will be calling plays on offense for the Texas Longhorns in 2014? It's not as clear as head coach Charlie Strong made it out to be in January.

Texas Tech Football Position Preview | The Receivers - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech loses it's top two receivers from 2014 in Jace Amaro and Eric Ward, who will replace them and what does the rest of the depth chart and eligibility remaining look like.

Corey Coleman and the Offense Dominate First #SpringBU Scrimmage - Our Daily Bears
I'm beaming like a proud papa tonight on the news that sophomore WR Corey Coleman ripped the defense to shreds in the first scrimmage of 2014.

Wildcard: Dungeons and Dammits Prequel - Good Bull Hunting
Thacktor comes to grips with his inner nerd, decides to try D&D.

Kam Miles dismissed from team - Good Bull Hunting
Taylor Hamm from 247 Sports reported last night that Kam Miles had been dismissed from the football team for a violation of team rules. We've confirmed with sources that Kam Miles has been...

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Is Matt Cassel a better option at QB for the #Texans this year than Schaub, Keenum, or Yates? #TTTQ