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Houston Texans News: April 2, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Bill O'Brien explains how Texans would use Jadeveon Clowney if they draft him | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The Houston Texans have kept their draft intentions quite close to the vest, but head coach Bill O'Brien told Texans fans how he might use Jadeveon Clowney if they draft him first overall.

Texans: Quinn sees J.J. Watt in Khalil Mack " CBS Houston
Buffalo Bulls Head Coach Jeff Quinn knows J.J. Watt really well. He also coached Khalil Mack at Buffalo. Quinn sees the similarities which could be something special for the Texans.

RTC: Checking in with O'Brien's mentors - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texan: Between Blake Bortles' Pro Day at UCF and the NFL Owners' meetings, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle...

2014 NFL Draft: Houston Texans may target two quarterbacks | Audibles -
The Houston Texans traded away quarterback Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders this offseason and later signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to take his spot on the roster.

Houston Texans owner to attend Jadeveon Clowney's pro day -
Team owners don't usually attend pro days, but Jadeveon Clowney's Wednesday workout will draw Texans owner Bob McNair, a South Carolina alum.

Ultimate Texans " Johnny Manziel will meet with Patriots
Johnny Manziel replacing Tom Brady seems like a far-fetched idea.

Ultimate Texans " Harvey: Hard to define what Texans are doing
We might be compelled in a different city to call what the Texans are doing this offseason rebuilding.

A look at the Texans' $13.7 million in cap space - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
After the safety maneuvering over the past seven days, the Texans' steadily increasing cap space is up to $13,696,877.

Thoughts on Bill O'Brien's town hall - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Though media weren't invited to Texans coach Bill O'Brien's town hall meeting with fans Monday night, the team's official tweeters passed along some notes from his Q&A session. Let's go through the more interesting ones with some thoughts.

Around the League

Mike Mayock's NFL Draft rankings: Johnny Manziel is the top quarterback -
After Teddy Bridgewater long held the top spot on Mike Mayock's draft rankings, he has been passed by Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel as the best quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft.

DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins reach 3-year deal -
DeSean Jackson is staying in the NFC East after reportedly agreeing to a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins less than a week after his release by the Eagles.

The Notebook: Can Mike Evans balance passion & volatility? -
Mike Evans is one of the top receivers in the draft. Can the Texas A&M standout learn to channel his temper to be productive in the NFL? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks down Evans' game.

Donald Trump is not buying the Buffalo Bills -
America's favorite ham-headed fake billionaire is not any more likely to buy the Buffalo Bills than he is to run for president. But he's "considering" both.

Where does Chris Johnson stand among 2,000-yard rushers? -
With Johnson's time in Tennessee likely coming to an end, where does his legacy rank among others to reach the rare milestone of 2,000 yards in a single season?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Opening Series: Game 1 Recap - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston Astros: 1 The World: 0.

Texas HC Charlie Strong provides updates on first scrimmage, spring practice - Burnt Orange Nation
How happy is the Texas head coach with the team's progress?

An Announcement about the Future of OurDailyBears - Our Daily Bears
Now that all of Baylor's Big Three sports have concluded their seasons and only baseball remains to capture our attention, it is as good a time as any to talk about the future of

Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Baseball Defeats NM; Crockett to Play in All Star Game; Fortenberry Back - Viva The Matadors
Baseball defeated New Mexico in a mid-week game while Jaye Crockett is set to play in an All-Star game this weekend. Rashad Fortenberry is returning after receiving a medical redshirt.

WBB: Too much UConn - Good Bull Hunting
Women's Bouncy Ball beat the spread but not the undefeated #1 Huskies.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Mike Mayock says Manziel is the best QB in the draft, then Bortles, then Bridgewater. How do you rank the QBs? #TTTQ