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Houston Texans News: April 7, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, April 7, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Former Texans Can Help Teach Gary Kubiak's Offense
TE Owen Daniels, RB Justin Forsett and WR Jacoby Jones will help teach others Gary Kubiak's system.

Ultimate Texans " Texans fulfill dreams of aspiring cheerleaders
Texans fulfill dreams of aspiring cheerleaders...

Chris Myers on Texans: Everyone needs to be 100 percent committed | ProFootballTalk
The Texans start their offseason workouts on Monday, giving new coach Bill O'Brien his first chance to work with the entire team he took over after Houston's dismal 2-14 season in 2013.

RTC: Ex-Texans may aid Kubiak transition - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... The Baltimore Ravens have three players who spent time playing in Gary Kubiak's system -- Owen Daniels...

How Texans fare in Google search rankings - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Over the past couple of days, has examined team popularity based on the number of Google searches done for professional sports...

J.J. Watt, Texans - ESPN
Texans DE J.J. Watt weighs in on whether he will attend the Final Four, Houston's disappointing season, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, Jadeveon Clowney and more.

With Chris Johnson's release, Arian Foster stands alone among RBs - ESPN
Just two seasons ago, the AFC South was a running back's paradise. Three of the highest-paid running backs in the league belonged to the Texans...

Houston Texans No. 1 pick: Team leaning toward Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles? | Audibles -
There is plenty of discussion about what direction the Houston Texans will go with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, especially following the pro day of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Ultimate Texans " John McClain’s mock draft 2.0
John McClain’s mock draft 2.0.

Clowney a No. 1 enigma for NFL coaches as draft nears - Houston Chronicle
Another Mario Williams, taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, yet never becoming the all-world athlete fans want or the organization needs.

Voluntary offseason program kicks off 'fresh start' - Houston Chronicle
Veteran center Chris Myers wants to make sure this season's team remains united.

Around the League

2014 NFL mock draft: The cost and risk of trading the No. 1 pick -
If the Atlanta Falcons want South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, general manager Thomas Dimitroff may have to trade with the Houston Texans for the top choice.

Quotable: Steelers expecting big jump from Markus Wheaton -
The Steelers have had a lot of turnover at wide receiver, but Mike Tomlin thinks the solution is already on the roster.

The Notebook: Anthony Barr and the importance of effort -
Anthony Barr may not be the best pass rusher in the 2014 NFL Draft, but he's got the kind of motor that will take him places. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White has a closer look at the UCLA linebacker.

Jim Irsay's past drug use, personal connections expected to draw scrutiny -
Roger Goodell could take concerning personal details of the Colts owner into consideration while formulating disciplinary action.

2014 NFL mock draft: SB Nation bloggers make their picks -
The 2014 NFL mock draft has begun. SB Nation's NFL bloggers are acting as GMs and making the picks for their team. Use this StoryStream to follow the mock draft.

The NFL welcomes a new era -
The NFL is more popular and more profitable than ever. So why was there a sense of unease at the league's annual meetings last week?

Bills could stay in Buffalo thanks to stadium lease, local interest -
Rumblings of a move to Los Angeles could be premature, as an airtight stadium lease and the emergence of a powerful Buffalo-based suitor could ensure the Bills stay in western New York.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

INFOGRAPHIC: A look at Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt's Careers - The Crawfish Boxes
As two two Astros' greats hang it up, let's look at what they did in their careers.

Rockets stun Nuggets 130-125 in overtime - The Dream Shake
The Rockets stunned the Nuggets at Toyota Center tonight 130-125 in OT.

Three new offers out for the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
After looking out of state over the last several weeks, the Texas staff decided to target three in-state prospects this week.

Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | NCAA Says Union is Grossly Inappropriate Solution - Viva The Matadors
It's all about the NCAA and the proposed player union, which the NCAA President said that the players' union is a grossly inappropriate solution.

Baylor Football 2014 Spring Scrimmage Observations/Thoughts - Our Daily Bears
It's taken me a full day to organize my thoughts from yesterday, the final Spring Scrimmage of 2014. It was quite a day!

Ricky Seals-Jones Arrested: How can we blame Coach Sumlin and Johnny Manziel? - Good Bull Hunting
Honestly, can we cut this shit out?

The Indecision: Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney & the NFL Draft - Barking Carnival
A question of comps.