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Houston Texans News: April 14, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, April 14, 2014.


Houston Texans News

Drafting first in NFL carries increasing pressure - Houston Chronicle
[...] only one team holds the franchise-changing asset that is an amateur draft's No. 1 overall pick, and only one organization gets to make the instant star its own.

Manziel's NFL potential extends to rare marketability - Houston Chronicle
[...] while Adidas, Under Armour and New Balance attempted to lure in the biggest name in the 2014 NFL draft, only Nike, with its multiyear promotional contract at an undisclosed sum, was awarded the right to attach its worldwide brand to Manziel.

Arian Foster says he'll be ready for Texans' OTAs -
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster reiterated that he is healthy. The 27-year-old running back said he will be good to go when the Texans begin OTAs in May.

Ultimate Texans " Teddy Bridgewater’s agent denies ‘shaky’ private workouts
Teddy Bridgewater’s agent denies ‘shaky’ private workouts.

Mercilus talks new defense, Clowney, Manziel | CSN Houston
For the first two years of his NFL career, Whitney Mercilus played in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense.

Around the League

The Notebook: Deciphering Taylor Lewan -
How does the Michigan offensive tackle compare to the others in the 2014 NFL Draft? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White peels back the curtain for a closer look at Taylor Lewan.

Aldon Smith arrested at LAX for false report of a bomb -
The 49ers linebacker was detained by airport security and eventually arrested after reportedly stating he had a bomb.

NFL Draft 2014: Why is Tom Savage climbing draft boards? -
Tom Savage is the latest sleeper everyone is talking about at quarterback. So what's the big deal?

2014 NFL Draft quarterback rankings -
Even with all of the pre-draft buzz, our quarterback board hasn't changed much since the season ended.

Draft Numerology, NFC South -
Don't know how to approach the NFL Draft will all the rumors floating around? Pseudoscience is probably your best bet.

Quotables: Anonymous NFL sources continue to question Jadeveon Clowney's work ethic -
An NFL personnel man was quoted as saying Clowney has "never worked a day in his life."

Announcing the creation of the NFL Fans Association -
It's a groundbreaking step in Civil Rights for every football fan in America.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Triple-A Team Headed Back to Round Rock? - The Crawfish Boxes
Reportedly, if the Rangers buy the Oklahoma City Triple-A team, the Ryan family may steer Round Rock back to the Astros.

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to sweep the season series against the Spurs tonight in Houston.

What David Ash's broken foot means for Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
What happens with the Longhorns now that the prospective starter is once again hurt?

10 Thoughts on Texas Tech's Spring Game - Viva The Matadors
Ten thoughts about the Texas Tech spring game, including thoughts on the maturation of Davis Webb and the depth of the defense.

Off The Wood Comics #7: 12 Labours of Johnny Football - Good Bull Hunting
Johnny Manziel accomplished quite a lot over two years.

The Education of Jordan Spieth - Barking Carnival
20-year old Jordan Spieth fell short of his quest for a green jacket on Sunday, but his game is well suited to contend for many years to come.

RECAP: Dash Lose Inaugural Match 1-0 To Thorns - Dynamo Theory
Dash lose inaugural match against Thorns.

RECAP: Dynamo Fail To Win Against The Revolution Fall 2-0 - Dynamo Theory
Another road game and another loss for the Dynamo.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - If the #Texans take Teddy Bridgewater with the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, I will _________. #TTTQ