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Houston Texans News: April 4, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, April 4, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' offseason program starts Monday - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Seems like it just ended, doesn't it? I bet it will feel that way for Houston Texans players, many of whom will be heading back to work starting...

Ultimate Texans " Texans re-sign cornerback Elbert Mack
While the Texans prepare for the start of their offseason program, they re-signed veteran cornerback Elbert Mack on Wednesday.

Jadeveon Clowney must go No. 1 to Houston Texans in NFL draft -
One NFL GM's assessment of Jadeveon Clowney: "He's what you dream of." A scout's take: "He wrecks offenses." Adam Schein says there's no debating what the Houston Texans should do at No. 1.

Kevin Costner Grades Arian Foster - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: ESPN The Magazine's Sam Alipour sits down with Kevin Costner, Terry Crews and Arian Foster, stars of the upcoming film Draft Day, to find out how the Texans running back fared in his big screen debut.

Ultimate Texans " Owen Daniels signs with Ravens, to be reunited with Gary Kubiak
Owen Daniels signs with Ravens, to be reunited with Gary Kubiak.

Around the League

Quotable: DeSean Jackson wants RG3's jersey number, won't get it -
Did DeSean Jackson try to divide the Redskins' locker room by asking for Robert Griffin III's jersey number? (No, he did not). Also quoted Thursday: Brandon Cooks, Chris Conte and Jared Allen.

NFL pro day results: Miami's Seantrel Henderson struggles, Stephen Morris improves stock -
Stephen Morris impressed NFL scouts enough at Miami's pro day Thursday to earn visits with three teams. Seantrel Henderson's reviews, meanwhile, were far less glowing.

NFL Draft 2014: What do you watch when evaluating running backs? -
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 running backs.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Yankees 4, Astros 2: Offense falters in series finale - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston's offensive production has dipped since Opening Day.

Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets take on the Raptors in the Air Canada Centre, which has been a house of horrors for the Rockets in recent years.

NFL Draft Profile: Will Smith - Viva The Matadors
Over the next month, we will look at some Red Raiders and their possibility of making it on an NFL roster. First up is Will Smith, the Senior LB from Riverside who looking to make it in the NFL.

Video: Jeff Gordon drives his Texas A&M #24 car on campus - Good Bull Hunting
We recorded Gordon's entrance this afternoon in College Station.

Kendal Briles Cleared of Alleged Recruiting Violations - Our Daily Bears
Baylor announced on Thursday afternoon that the NCAA found no recruiting violations and have closed the investigation into the matter.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was -The chances that the #Texans actually find a trade partner interested in acquiring the first overall pick are ________. #TTTQ