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Houston Texans News: April 30, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans may still be debating Clowney vs. Manziel | ProFootballTalk
With nine days to go until the 2014 draft, there's still little clarity on what the Texans will do with the first overall pick. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle recently reiterated an opinion he expressed last week on PFT Live, that the Texans are trying to choose between defensive end Jadeveon Clowney...

Report: Texans still considering Johnny Manziel with first pick -
The talk lately has been that the Houston Texans will select Jadeveon Clowney first overall or trade back in the draft. A report says the team is also considering Johnny Manziel with the top pick.

Could Bridgewater's dropping stock benefit Texans? | FOX Sports on MSN
Former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater's draft stock has fallen since his pro day, but that could end up benefitting the Texans on draft day.

Texans RB Draft Board
A look at the Texans running back setup and who they could target in the upcoming draft.

Once Texans guard Ben Jones handed dreadlocks to Aaron Murray - ESPN
Here's a tip. If ever in your travels, you come across a person who knows or has known Houston Texans guard Ben Jones, make sure to ask him or her...

RTC: Was David Carr rushed into starting? - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Texans owner Bob McNair is one constant for the organization through the three times it has had the...

Houston Texans' Countdown to the Draft: 9 days - ESPN
Single digits! The number of days until this year's NFL draft is down to single-digits. For each day, starting six days ago, we've written about...

Around the League

Ultimate Texans " Vince Young begins work toward earning a job with Browns
Vince Young, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011, has three days to convince the Browns he can help them.

The Notebook: Is speed enough for Brandin Cooks? -
Brandin Cooks can burn up the track, but is there more to him than a 40 time? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White wrestles with that question.

NFL Draft rumors 2014: Browns 'smitten' with Blake Bortles, Falcons like Greg Robinson and more -
The Cleveland Browns have been "smitten" with Blake Bortles for some time, the Atlanta Falcons may be targeting a trade up for offensive tackle Greg Robinson and more from the NFL Draft rumor mill.

Dustin Keller focuses on the little things as he prepares to return to the NFL -
The veteran tight end lost the entire 2013 due to injury, and he now faces questions in free agency.

Rob Gronkowski: 'I'd rather have a concussion' than ACL tear -
Gronkowski's season was ended by a low hit to his knee that he would have rather taken to his head.

AJ McCarron says NFL teams are telling him he's a 1st-round pick -
Hey, don't take his word for it. He's just repeating what he's been told by NFL execs.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rosenthal, the Shift, and Bryant Gumbel's a bonehead - The Crawfish Boxes
Ken Rosenthal still doesn't like the Astros or anything they do, the Chronicle's Evan Drellich breaks down the shift, and Bryant Gumbel's a bonehead.

Myles Turner Decision: Kansas Or Texas? - Burnt Orange Nation
Kansas or Texas? Or a darkhorse surprise? The nation's top remaining uncommitted player will announce his decision live on ESPNU on Wednesday at 3:00 pm.

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 4/29/14 - Viva The Matadors
Here is some free recruiting stuff. Plus a look at Courtney Wallace, Denver Johnson, and Connor Williams.

2015 PG/SG King McClure commits to Baylor over Kansas, Arkansas, and SMU - Our Daily Bears
Scott Drew and Baylor Basketball reeled in their first commitment of the 2015 class this morning in top-40 national recruit King McClure.

Daily Bull 4.29.14 - 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. Re-create the hit ESPN...

Pound Sterling: Donald Sterling & The Cheap Currency of Media Outrage - Barking Carnival
Welcome to Hollywood. Let's all stay on script.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Three years from now, ________ _________ will be considered the best QB taken in the 2014 NFL Draft. #TTTQ

I may or may not have burned a Garrett Gilbert Texas shirsey back in the day.