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Houston Texans News: April 21, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' first 2 picks to go for QB, pass rusher - Houston Chronicle
Three days in May should determine how fast the Texans recover from a disastrous 2013 season in which they plunged from back-to-back AFC South titles to the worst record in the NFL.

Confused Houston Texans Fan Gets A Photograph With The Real Arian Foster | ThePostGame
She is the Houston Texans fan who was thrilled to meet Arian Foster ... or so she thought. Bazard posted a picture of her and a man she believed to be her favorite team's star running back, only to find out later it wasn't him.

Injuries hit Texans harder in 2013 than 2012 - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Recently, Football Outsiders produced a chart detailing teams' adjusted games lost, a way to quantify how significantly a team was impacted by injuries...

Could Tom Savage fit with the Houston Texans? - ESPN
His name has emerged in a few places lately. Even back to last month, Tom Savage, the Pittsburgh quarterback by way of Rutgers and Arizona, was right

Around the League

The Notebook: A look at Michael Sam's future as a pass rusher -
Does Missouri defensive end Michael Sam have the moves to be a productive NFL pass rusher? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a look.

Quotables: Browns work out Johnny Manziel, Adrian Peterson thinks Matt Cassel will start -
The Browns skipped Johnny Manziel's pro day but did attend a private workout over the weekend. Elsewhere, Adrian Peterson expressed his confidence in Matt Cassel and Marcus Lattimore says he's finally recovered from his gruesome knee injury.

This is Johnny Manziel catching a pass on a jet ski -
He's a receiver, too!

Mad money: QB draft stock edition -
Here are the REAL reasons that NFL GMs keep changing their big boards when it comes to the 2014 class of QBs.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Delino DeShields Jr. suffers fractured cheek bone after taking 90-mph fastball to face - The Crawfish Boxes
One the Astros' top prospects, Delino DeShields Jr., will be on the shelf for several weeks after taking a 90-mph fastball to the face.

Rockets fall in overtime classic to Blazers in game one - The Dream Shake
We were treated to an absolutely incredible spectacle of basketball in game one as the Rockets and Blazers headed to overtime. Unfortunately, the Rockets fell in this early playoff classic.

Texas beats Horns after slow start for offenses - Burnt Orange Nation
The Texas Longhorns held their first spring game under Charlie Strong. Did the offense or the defense look more prepared for the season?

Texas Longhorns Orange White 2014 Spring Game Breakdown: Defense - Barking Carnival
Some improvements and some old concerns rear their head.

You've Heard This Before | Let's Talk About Changes to the Offensive Line - Viva The Matadors
I previously scoffed at changes to the offensive line, but maybe they're worth discussing, including the move of All-Big 12 tackle Le'Raven Clark to guard.

2014 Texas Longhorns Orange White Spring Game Breakdown: Offense - Barking Carnival
Some thoughts on yesterday's action...

2015 Texas Football Recruiting: Converse Judson DB Keivon Ramsey Scouting Report - Barking Carnival
Sometimes early rankings miss the boat. This one is missing an aircraft carrier.

Houston Dash Nab First Win. Ever. - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dash get their first win of the season.