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Houston Texans News: April 1, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Danieal Manning has no hard feelings after Texans cut him | ProFootballTalk
Danieal Manning was released by the Texans today, and he's taking it about as well as anyone could ever take losing his job. "I'm dealing with it great," Manning told FOX 26 in Houston. "Both parties agreed to disagree. It's nothing personal. I'm really not upset at all. . . .

Daniel Manning cut by Texans; Set to visit Bengals - Cincy Jungle
Could the Bengals bolster their safety depth with a veteran not named Chris Crocker?

Should Houston Texans pick Jadeveon Clowney, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles first? | FOX Sports on MSN
Houston has a need for quarterback, but should they add some more talent to the defense?

Danieal Manning of Houston Texans released - ESPN
The Houston Texans released starting safety Danieal Manning on Monday.

Houston Texans cut safety Danieal Manning | Audibles -
The Houston Texans have cut safety Danieal Manning after attempts to renegotiate his contract fell apart, according to ProFootballTalk's Michael David Smith. Manning has spent the last three seasons with the Texans and was in the final year of his contract with the team.

Here's Brooks Reed looking sad in a Wisconsin Badgers shirt - ESPN
J.J. Watt's Wisconsin Badgers are headed to the Final Four for the first time since 2000 and they did it with a thrilling win over No. 1-seed Arizona...

Around the League

Bills fans tailgate Sunday in honor of Ralph Wilson | ProFootballTalk
On the first Sunday since the team was founded that Ralph Wilson Jr. didn't own the Buffalo Bills, fans arrived by the hundreds to tailgate in his honor.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Could the Rams draft Jadeveon Clowney? -
In our latest mock draft, the top two pass rushers and quarterbacks come off the board in the first five picks.

NFL free agency: Andy Dalton in contract talks with Bengals, Danieal Manning released by Texans -
While DeSean Jackson visits the nation's capital, plenty more is going on around the league.

We look at the upcoming class of beloved college players and answer the only question a dedicated college fan can about NFL prospects: Can this player f@#$ your whole life up with their football skills?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 2014 Opening Day Schedule of Events - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros pull out all the stops for Opening Day against the Yankees.

Fearless predictions for the Astros in April - The Crawfish Boxes
Why haven't I learned my lesson yet? Why do I keep making these predictions?

Patrick Beverley to avoid surgery, will return for the Rockets this year - The Dream Shake
The Rockets starting point guard will apparently avoid surgery on his torn meniscus and return this season.

Texas RB Joe Bergeron shoots down transfer rumors - Burnt Orange Nation
The Texas senior running back took to Twitter to share his thoughts on some rumors that had been circulating about him.

Recruiting on the South Plains | Offensive Lineman Trace Ellison Commits to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech has their 4th commitment of the 2015 recruiting class in Frisco offensive lineman Trace Ellison.

2014 Women's NCAA Tournament | Lady Bears' season ends in loss to Notre Dame - Our Daily Bears
The ridiculous system that allows/forces a team to play for the Final Four on its home floor cost the Lady Bears tonight in a 88-69 loss to Notre Dame.

Football Methadone Clinic - Barking Carnival
Because it's going to be a long, hot summer

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - The #Texans' starting safeties for the 2014 regular season opener will be ____________ and ____________.  #TTTQ

Leave your answer in the comments.