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Houston Texans News: April 25, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans trade rumors: Jadeveon Clowney and the No. 1 overall pick -
The Texans reportedly want to trade out of the No. 1 overall pick. The Falcons reportedly want Jadeveon Clowney. So what's a once-in-a-generation defensive end worth?

Steve Spurrier thinks Texans have to take Jadeveon Clowney first overall -
Steve Spurrier may not consider Jadeveon Clowney the hardest worker, but that doesn't change his thinking on where Clowney should be drafted: by the Texans with the first-overall pick.

Atlanta Falcons 'likely' partner if Houston Texans deal pick in 2014 NFL draft | Audibles -
In the months leading up to the 2014 NFL draft, there was a strong belief that the Houston Texans would select one of the top quarterbacks with the No. 1 overall pick, but now the tide is turning. The Texans are hoping to trade out of the No. 1...

Spurrier thinks the Texans "have to" take Clowney | ProFootballTalk
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says the Houston Texans have only one option with the first overall pick in the NFL draft: Select former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. "Yeah, I think you have to," Spurrier said when asked by Dan Patrick if the Texans should take Clowney.

Week 5 will feature Texans at Cowboys
For the fourth time in franchise history, the Texans will face the Dallas Cowboys in a regular season matchup.

Houston Texans will open 2014 season with record season ticket holders, record waiting list - Houston Business Journal
Despite a 2-14 season last year, the Texans will open the 2014 season with two impressive records.

RTC: Texan visits Harvard business school - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Domonique Foxworth, a first-year graduate student at Harvard Business School, invited Texans running...

NFL season ticket holders scramble to sell game tickets - ESPN
As NFL schedules were announced on Wednesday night, many season ticket holders scrambled to the secondary market to list their game tickets.

Countdown to the draft: 14 days - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
We are two weeks away from the start of the 2014 NFL draft, and at a point when the Clowney/Spurrier storyline has come full circle.

Ultimate Texans " John McClain’s game-by-game analysis for 2014 season
John McClain’s game-by-game analysis for 2014 season.

Around the League

Quotable: Explaining Aldon Smith's charges, NFL still stumping for playoff expansion -
Will Aldon Smith get some leniency on his latest charges? And could an expanded playoff really be coming next season? Quotables answer those questions, and fills you in on the hottest Herschel Walker news.

NFL Draft 2014: What do you watch when evaluating defensive tackles? -
What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating defensive tackles.

Tajh Boyd on the hunt for elusive Pokemon -
The former ACC Player of the Year holds receivers to high standards. "Fellas," he says in the huddle. "You've gotta catch 'em all."

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros lose to A's by at least 10 to 1 - The Crawfish Boxes
This game stunk so bad that I wrote the recap in the 7th inning.

Red Nation Radio:'ll be over soon... - The Dream Shake
After two gut-wrenching losses on their home floor, the Houston Rockets are on the brink of kissing the 2013-14 campaign goodbye a lot earlier than even the biggest skeptic expected.

Texas A&M Aggies at crossroads between work and play with need for "boot camp"? - Burnt Orange Nation
The Aggies are suffering from arrests off the field and some slipping momentum on the recruiting trail. How does all that tie together with Texas and the ongoing recruiting battles between the two schools?

Red Raider Gridiron | Kingsbury Spring Teleconference; NCAA Changes Endorsed - Viva The Matadors
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury was on a Big 12 coaches teleconference and we have a non-transcript. The NCAA has endorsed some significant changes, including autonomy for the Big 5 conferences. Texas Tech commit Corey Dauphine is fast.

Filling Holes -- Rebuilding Baylor Basketball for 2014-2015 - Our Daily Bears
With the knowledge that Baylor won't have Isaiah Austin next season after all, our needs have become crystal clear. But how do we address them in the (relatively) little time remaining?

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The 2012 Maroon and White Game - Good Bull Hunting
The spring of 2012 gave Aggie fans their first glimpse of Johnny Football. It also may have been the last time A&M's greatest athlete was only a mere mortal.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Not counting players taken in the first round, which #Texan drafted (not signed as UDFA) by Rick Smith should he be praised most for? #TTTQ