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Houston Texans News: April 29, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Scott Halleran

Houston Texans News

Texans QB Draft Board
After seven years the Matt Schaub era came to an end when he was dealt to the Oakland Raiders in March.

NFL Draft 2014: Don't assume Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien will take Jadeveon Clowney with No. 1 pick |
Why would quarterback wizard O'Brien take a defensive end who is coming off a three-sack season first overall in a draft that is filled with talented quarterbacks?

Ravens draft analysis at quarterback -
From now until May 8, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider.

Wade Phillips will do NFL Draft commentary in England -
Of course the former Texans coordinator is heading to London to work the draft. This makes total sense, right? Right?

Around the League

2014 NFL mock draft: Going with the right feeling on Jadeveon Clowney and more -
Forget the rumors or the speculation. This week's mock draft is all about what feels right. In the cold draft process, let this week's mock draft be your warm blanket.

NFL Draft rumors 2014: Falcons exploring trades, Cowboys still targeting Johnny Manziel -
Reports indicate Atlanta plans on trading the No. 6 pick, but whether the Falcons will move up or down is still uncertain. Meanwhile, the Johnny Cowboy rumors are still going strong and the Browns are heaping praise on Sammy Watkins.

An infographic guide to Teddy Bridgewater's many faults -
What would Teddy Bridgewater really look like if everything the media-draft industrial complex said was actually true? We've prepared an infographic to help you see beyond the scouting reports.

Jumps Off the Tape, Zack Martin: The cleanest prospect -
Danny Kelly's "Jump Off the Tape" series continues with a look at Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin, a tough tackle in college who could move to guard in the NFL.

Teddy Bridgewater's insurance policy & Darren Rovell's lost value -
Darren Rovell landed a hot scoop about an insurance policy that Teddy Bridgewater won't ever use. So why is this a story?

Earl Thomas signs long-term extension with Seahawks, per report - Field Gulls
Whoop there it is.

Chip Kelly Says Eagles Received No Trade Offers for DeSean Jackson - Bleeding Green Nation
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly addressed the media for the first time since wide receiver DeSean Jackson was released earlier this offseason.

Quotables: Toby Gerhart set to be Jaguars workhorse? -
The Jaguars are trying to replace Maurice Jones-Drew, and Toby Gerhart could be the work horse.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Lucas Harrell Traded to Diamondbacks - The Crawfish Boxes
A week after being designated for assignment, Lucas Harrell has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash.

McLane Stadium Update -- 4/28 - Our Daily Bears
Check out the latest from BaylorSESP on the progress at McLane Stadium.

Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | Baseball Ranked; Marquez Focused on Football - Viva The Matadors
The baseball team is ranked by all five publications. Bradley Marquez is focused on football. Donald Moore to the Texas High School Hall of Fame.

SEC Scheduling: A New Aggie Rival - Good Bull Hunting
What the new SEC schedule means to Aggie Football

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Will you be surprised if the #Texans trade the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft? #TTTQ