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Houston Texans News: April 10, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans' preseason plans take shape - ESPN
The Houston Texans' first preseason with head coach Bill O'Brien will feature two trips out west. Houston will start with a trip to Arizona, then host...

Texans announce 2014 preseason opponents
The Houston Texans 2014 preseason schedule features home games against the NFC runner-up San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons, and road tilts against the Super Bowl XLVIII runner-up Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals.

Texans' Super Bowl odds holding steady - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
ESPN Insider Dave Tuley took a look at Las Vegas odds for the Super Bowl, offering his thoughts on the best bets to make for Super bowl XLVIII.

Cincy Jungle Writers Mock Draft: Houston Texans on the Clock - Cincy Jungle
The first pick of the Cincy Jungle Writer's mock draft is here, and who did we mock to the Texans?

2014 NFL mock draft: Texans select Blake Bortles - Pride Of Detroit
The Houston Texans take Blake Bortles with the first pick of the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft.

O'Brien's stamp felt as Texans' offseason workouts begin - Houston Chronicle
RICHMOND - There was no franchise-changing message on the first day of the Bill O'Brien era. But there were definitely changes for the Texans.

VanderMock 3.0
It’s once again time to take the temperature on what the Texans might do in the 2014 NFL Draft. In this ‘for entertainment purposes only’ Mock, I will get to the bottom of it all. Or not.

Ultimate Texans " Future Pro Bowls to be played in Arizona, Hawaii
Future Pro Bowls to be played in Arizona, Hawaii

Watt and Kollar create best fit for Clowney | CSN Houston
Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph has been extremely outspoken about how badly he wants Jadeveon Clowney to be his teammate and the No. 1 overall pick by Houston.

Around the League

2014 NFL Draft: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif turns heads north of the border - SBNation.com
The top Canadian import for the upcoming draft class is learning to adjust to the attention of NFL teams.

Alex Mack will sign offer with Jaguars, hopes Browns don't match - SBNation.com
The transition-tagged Mack is reportedly on the verge of signing an offer sheet with the Jags and has no desire to return to Cleveland, who still has the option of matching the contract.

Quotable: Reggie Wayne 'can't wait' to get back on the field, NFLPA exec lauds bullying talks - SBNation.com
Elsewhere, Falcons owner Arthur Blank was miffed at his team's lack of toughness, citing a play involving Matt Ryan from last season.

Chris Johnson rumors: Jets, Falcons seen as potential landing spots for All-Pro RB - SBNation.com
And don't count on a storybook reunion with Rams head coach Jeff Fisher in St. Louis.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros drop second straight in Toronto - The Crawfish Boxes
Edward S. Garza details the Astros' multifaceted loss to the Blue Jays.

Denver Nuggets outrun Houston Rockets, 123-116 - The Dream Shake
Houston looked completely gassed. Lin kept the Rockets afloat in the 1st half but Randy Foye's shooting and Denver's transition offense made McHale wave the white flag to start the 4th. Houston's bench nearly led a comeback before falling short.

Daily Round Up: Big 12 Boy Toy Likes To Color - Burnt Orange Nation
Disclaimer: Before you proceed, just remember that none of the links are vetted and you may be reading something written by a 13-year-old, a so-called sports journalist or Clay Travis (is there...

Texas Tech News, Notes & Links | Hannahs to Arkansas; Kingsbury on Webb's Turnovers - Viva The Matadors
Dusty Hannahs has announced that he will transfer to Arkansas. The attorneys will assuredly win in the NCAA vs. player union battle. Kliff Kingsbury talks about Davis Webb and his turnovers, while Matt Wallerstedt needs for the defense to step up.

Texas Longhorns RB Coach Tommie Robinson - All Access from Longhorn Network - Barking Carnival
Good God, son/

Warning to Longhorns: Maroon Bluebonnets Are Only The Beginning - Good Bull Hunting
This is a long-term plan to make Austin more palatable.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was -How would you feel about the #Texans drafting Zach Mettenberger? #TTTQ