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Houston Texans News: April 16, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Andy Lyons

Houston Texans News

Texans sign Ricardo Mathews
The Houston Texans have signed unrestricted free agent NT Ricardo Mathews, it was announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Blake Bortles in Houston for meeting with Texans | ProFootballTalk
Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles has long been connected as a possibly fit for the Houston Texans with the No.1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Texans need a quarterback. Bortles is a quarterback.

Texans Should Draft Johnny Football
The final phase of NFL scouting has begun. Many of the teams are now flying prospects to their complexes to get a closer look. The collegiate career, All-Star Games, Scouting Combine, and on-campus Pro Scouting Days are all complete. This final phase is an opportunity for the teams to evaluate [...]

Texans President Jamey Rootes named Impact Award winner
Jamey Rootes, President of the Houston Texans, has been named the 2014 Industry Impact Award winner by Sam Houston State University for his positive impact on the sports industry, community and the university.

Texans rank 142nd in per-player spending - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
ESPN The Magazine, with Sportingintelligence, sorted through 294 teams in 15 leagues and seven sports to determine the biggest spenders and highest...

Greg Cosell's concerns about Johnny Manziel - ESPN
How Johnny Manziel's electrifying style throughout his college football career will translate to the NFL is an evaluation crucial to teams considering...

Around the League

How to think like a no-good anonymous NFL Draft scout -
Here are horrible and silly things said about a good NFL prospects for no reason.

NFL Draft 2014: Brandon Coleman 'can't live in the past' -
A decision not to go pro a year ago might have cost the Rutgers wide receiver millions of dollars. But instead of dwelling on what could have been, he says he's excited about moving forward.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros to call up George Springer - The Crawfish Boxes
MLB sources report Astros will call up top-prospect Georges Springer.

Rockets Writers Pick the Playoffs - The Dream Shake
TDS's writers take to picking the outcome of the playoff fate of the Houston Rockets against the Portland Trailblazers and, in some cases, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 4/15/14 - Viva The Matadors
Recruiting Wrap up from the Spring Game. Plus a look at Mike Mitchell, Kahlil McKenzie and Charles West.

Daily Bull 4.15.14 - Good Bull Hunting
Your Waffle House Wire was long overdue.

Texas Longhorn Football Recruiting: RB Tristian Houston Commits to Texas - Barking Carnival
The Galena Park North Shore running back committed to Charlie Strong and the Longhorns with offers from LSU, UCLA, Arkansas and Mississippi State. The GPNS product is a 5-11, 195 pound RB who...

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Do you believe the rumor that the #Texans have told Jadeveon Clowney he's their pick at No. 1? #TTTQ