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Houston Texans News: April 15, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

McClain switches to Clowney for the Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Mock drafts are an ever-changing beast. In the case of the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, this week's about-face was a big one. After sending...

Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light on May 8
Texans fans who are in need of a football fix are invited to come out to the 2014 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light on Thursday, May 8 at Reliant Stadium.

Houston Texans take up MMA
NFL teams have been known to employ ballet, Pilates and yoga in offseason workouts, so why not mixed martial arts?

Whitney Mercilus weighs in on Jadeveon Clowney - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ... Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus hasn't had a lot of time for in-depth conversations with...

Foster: Problems with perception of athletes | CSN Houston
Arian Foster believes athletes are incorrectly put up on pedestals by fans and are inappropriately scrutinized by the media when they find themselves in trouble.

Texans: First and Second Round Draft Scenarios " CBS Houston
The focus has been largely on the first pick of the draft for the Texans. Time for a look at a second round scenario where you will see new names and some surprises.

Around the League

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel headed for a fall? -
How far could the quarterbacks slip in the NFL Draft? And how would that change the outcome of the first two rounds?

NFL GMs take every player off their big boards -
"I think they all suck" said one anonymous NFL GM.

NFL Draft 2014: USF DE Ryne Giddins sheds pounds, gains confidence -
Once a highly-touted high school recruit, Giddins finds himself heading into the draft with little to no fanfare. He thinks a return to his true playing weight will help him break through at the next level.

C.J. Spiller trade: Eagles inquired about Bills RB, per report -
Before Philly landed Darren Sproles, they contacted the Bills about a potential trade for Spiller.

2014 NFL Draft Night LIVE -- May 8, 7:30 & 11:00p ET -
Dan Rubenstein, Matt Ufford, and a host of SB Nation experts, writers, and coaches break down all things first round of the 2014 NFL Draft right before and right after the draft itself.

Blake Bortles 2014 NFL Draft scouting report -
What does Blake Bortles need to do in order to become a franchise quarterback?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Why Houston Should Demand More from the Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
Should Houston Demand More From The Houston Astros?

Rockets sweep Spurs with 104-98 win, clinch home court for 1st round of playoffs. - The Dream Shake
Rockets sweep the season series with the Spurs. Rockets clinch home court against Portland. Rockets log a minimum of 54 wins. It is ALL true.

RB Tristian Houston commits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
Who is the newest commit for the Texas Longhorns?

Recruiting on the South Plains | 2015 DT Breiden Fehoko Commits to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Would you like a top 50 player to go along with your spring game? Oh, okay, here's Breiden Fehoko, one of the best defensive tackles in the country committing to Texas Tech.

2014 WNBA Draft - Round 1, Pick 2: Tulsa Shock select Baylor's Odyssey Sims - Swish Appeal
A year after selecting Skylar Diggins, the Tulsa Shock add another successful college guard.

Aggie Baseball: Weekend Recap & Looking at NCAA Postseason Chances - Good Bull Hunting
The Fightin' Texas Aggie baseball squad showed that they've still got some fight left in 'em, winning a series from a Top-10 Vanderbilt team on the road. What does this mean going forward?

Losing stinks, but where does the blame belong? - Dynamo Theory
After a good start to the season with two wins at home, the three games that followed were anything but good. Losses to Vancouver Whitecaps away, FC Dallas at home and most recently New England Revolution away have Houston Dynamo fans trying to cope.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

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