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Houston Texans News: April 24, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans schedule analysis - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Breakdown: We already knew the Texans were going to have the third weakest strength of schedule in the NFL before the schedule release, and that they...

Texans 2014 schedule: Reunion games
From Matt Schaub to Gary Kubiak, circle the following games on the 2014 NFL schedule as ones deemed the biggest faceoffs and reunions.

Top 5 most intriguing players to face Texans at home
A look at some of the most exciting players to come to Reliant Stadium in 2014.

Countdown to the Draft: 15 days - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
There must be some less painful way to atone for whatever we all did to deserve these extra weeks of draft lead-up time.

RTC: NFL executives split on Clowney - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... We've heard a lot of opinions about South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's NFL future, but...

Ultimate Texans " Clowney’s No. 1, Bridgewater to Texans in 2nd round, Kiper says
Clowney’s No. 1, Bridgewater to Texans in 2nd round, Kiper says.

Ultimate Texans " Cowboys, Redskins, Matt Schaub highlight Texans’ 2014 schedule
Cowboys, Redskins, Matt Schaub highlight Texans’ 2014 schedule.

Around the League

2014 NFL schedule: NFL's upcoming slate announced -
We already know who each NFL team will face in 2014 and where they will play. Now we know when they'll play, too.

NFL schedule 2014: How much does offseason strength of schedule matter? -
On paper, the Colts have the easiest 2014 schedule. History tells us that may not mean much come January.

Jumps Off the Tape, Kevin Norwood: A quarterback's best friend -
Kevin Norwood doesn't profile as a No. 1 receiver, but his ability to grab hold of a jump ball is exactly what an offense needs on third downs or in the red zone.

Bills cheerleaders suing team for pay, treatment and more -
The Buffalo Jills are coming after the Bills organization for practices they deem to be unacceptable.

The NFL schedule is out, which week is most important? -
The NFL season is a week-by-week process with a win in Week 3 counting as much as a win in Week 16. As true as that is, history still tells us wins in certain weeks might be more valuable. Which key games does your team need to win?

Merril Hoge vs. Jadeveon Clowney vs. Vine -
He's actually atrocious. You know which one we're talking about.

Lack of big contract and addition of MJD has all the pressure off Darren Mcfadden - Silver And Black Pride
The addition of Maurice Jones-Drew and the lack of a big money contract to live up to has Darren McFadden facing the least amount of pressure in his career.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Mariners 5, Astros 3: It's a walk-off and not the good kind - The Crawfish Boxes
Kyle Seager ruins the three-game sweep fun and snaps a long Mariners losing streak

Rockets fall to Blazers in game two as Aldridge continues dominance - The Dream Shake
The Rockets could not contain LaMarcus Aldridge yet again, falling 112-105 to the Blazers in game two.

Longhorn legend Vince Young could be working for Texas soon - Burnt Orange Nation
So, if the NFL career over for the Longhorn legend?

Kliff Kingsbury on Gregg Popovich & The System - Viva The Matadors
Coach Kingsbury shares his thoughts on Gregg Popovich, Bill Belichick, the "family approach" to coaching and not ceding all credit to the system.

Daily Bull 4.23.14 - Good Bull Hunting
Got some scoop for our authors? Email us or Tweet us Include your name, where you're from, phone number (optional), and a description of any images or videos. "I hope they don't make me...

Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting: Bryce English Decommits from 2015 Class - Barking Carnival
The 2015 5-10, 315 pound Desoto DT decommited from the Longhorn recruiting class today. Another #HookEm commit recruited under Mack Brown era has decommitted. Bryce English (@BryceEnglish34)...

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - What was your initial reaction to the #Texans' 2014 regular season schedule? #TTTQ