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Houston Texans News: April 23, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Brandt: Houston Texans could trade No. 1 overall pick -
There is a "good chance" the Houston Texans will trade the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, according to senior analyst Gil Brandt. And Jadeveon Clowney could be the key to it.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Jadeveon Clowney goes No. 1 to Houston Texans - NFL - Don Banks -
Not only will the NFL draft fall later than ever this year when it finally commences on the night of May 8, but also it will apparently pass the threshold of the calendar's fifth month while retaining its sense of utter mystery at the top. There are plenty of mocks giving South Carolina pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney to the No. 1 Texans -- including this one -- but no true consensus has formed because the question seemingly remains open in Houston with 16 days to go before the picking starts.

Family tradition: Jake Matthews to visit the Texans | ProFootballTalk
The Texans continue to look at the entire board before they make the first pick, including a chance to talk to someone with a familiar name in Houston. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews is scheduled to visit the Texans this week for a visit.

Gil Brandt suggests draft-and-trade scenario for Texans at No. 1 | ProFootballTalk
Ten years after the Chargers made Eli Manning the first pick in the draft and then shipped him to the Giants for Philip Rivers plus more, a similar strategy could be unfolding in 16 nights at Radio City Music Hall.

Bun B on potential Johnny Manziel backlash - ESPN
Houston rapper Bun B checked in with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith on a First Take podcast Tuesday, and gave his perspective on all things Houston.

John McClain sticks with Jadeveon Clowney to Texans - ESPN
We continue our weekly checkups on the mock drafts by the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. He gave quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel...

Ultimate Texans " Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney invited to New York for NFL draft
Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney invited to New York for NFL draft.

Around the League

A life and legacy of service: Pat Tillman continues to change the world, 10 years after his death -
Ten years after his death, Pat Tillman continues to change the world.

The Notebook: What to make of Ra'Shede Hageman -
The Minnesota defensive tackle is sitting on some real potential, but is he miscast as a defensive tackle? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White has a closer look.

Jon and Spencer's NFL Draft scouting reports -
What does "could stand to iron out his pedal" even mean? In keeping with NFL Draft dada-speak, Jon Bois and Spencer Hall offer their scouting reports for this year's top prospects.

NFL injury round-up: Cam Newton, Carl Nicks not ready to work out -
Teams are beginning their offseason workout programs and we're getting plenty of injury updates for some of the big names around the league.

Was Joe Flacco elite last year? -
No one will ever get enough of this debate. It is the federalist papers of our time and will only end after Ron Jaworski kills Trent Dilfer in a sundown duel on the 50 yard line.

Russell Allen suffered stroke during game - Big Cat Country
A stroke suffered during a game in 2013 has brought an abrupt end to Russell Allen's career.

2014 NFL schedule: Regular season release planned for Wednesday in prime time -
We finally have confirmation that the NFL will release the full schedule for the 2014-15 season Wednesday, April 23.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

McHughicane: hurler, homers capsize Mariners, win series - The Crawfish Boxes
Holy smokes, what the heck was that?

Previewing Rockets-Blazers game two with Dave Deckard - The Dream Shake
Dave from Blazer's Edge and I look back on game one and look towards game two of Rockets-Blazers.

Texas adds Reed Case to player personnel department - Burnt Orange Nation
Reed Case made the move from the Sooners to the Longhorns.

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 4/22/14 - Viva The Matadors
The quiet period ends. Plus a look at basketball targets Henry Ellenson, Jarvis Johnson and Akolda Manyang

Isaiah Austin To Forgo Remaining Eligibility, Declares For 2014 NBA Draft - Our Daily Bears
Baylor center Isaiah Austin made it official today, announcing that he will leave the school after his sophomore year for the NBA.

Bouncyball Roundtable: Season Recap - Good Bull Hunting
The GBH Basketball writers share their season-long suffering in the latest Bouncyball Roundtable.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - What was your reaction when the #Texans took David Carr with the first overall pick in 2002? #TTTQ