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Houston Texans News: April 8, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, April 8, 2014.


Houston Texans News

Houston Texans add RB Andre Brown - ESPN
Former New York Giants running back Andre Brown has signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texans, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.

Houston Texans to host Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel - ESPN
The Houston Texans are scheduled to host former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles for a pre-draft visit on April 15 and 16 and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel a week later on April 21 and 22, a source confirmed.

2014 NFL free agency: Andre Brown meeting with RB-thin Houston Texans | Audibles -
The loss of Ben Tate has left a significant hole in the Houston Texans backfield, especially given starting running back Arian Foster's injury history, so the team is looking for a relatively cheap replacement.

Ultimate Texans " Texans’ offseason workout program begins with new energy
There was no franchise-changing message on Day One of the Bill O’Brien era. But there were definitely changes for the Texans.

Ultimate Texans " Ravens’ Owen Daniels says Texans release felt like ‘Bam’
The last time veteran tight end Owen Daniels spoke with the media at a Texans player’s charity golf tournament, No. 81 was discussing his willingness to restructure his contract just so he could remain in Houston.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Texans trade No. 1 pick edition -
Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford break down the latest Mocking the Draft mock draft, a draft in which the Texans decide to add value depth to their 2014 draft class.

Texans schedule visits with Bortles, Manziel | ProFootballTalk
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has posted two mock drafts this offseason and he has the Texans taking a quarterback in each of them. The first time around, McClain projected the Texans would take Blake Bortles of Central Florida.

Ultimate Texans " Raiders starter for now, Schaub could soon be a mentor for Manziel
The days following his trade have been filled with "a lot of stress and a lot of anxiety" for former Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. But being named the Oakland Raiders’ starter eased his late-career transition.

Around the League

Thursday Night Football schedule finally worth watching? -
Now that CBS is broadcasting over half of the scheduled Thursday Night Football games, the league is reportedly making a concerted effort to upgrade the quality of the matchups.

NFL offseason programs kick off for 7 teams -
NFL offseason programs started today for seven teams, who are hoping for best results than what transpired in 2013.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Recap: Astros smote by Angels, drop series - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros 9-1 loss on Monday gave them a 3-1 series loss.

Report: Texas RB Joe Bergeron to miss rest of spring practice - Burnt Orange Nation
Will the big back be with the team for the rest of the spring and moving forward.

VIDEO | Double-T Insider with Tim Proudfoot, Jaccorian Duffield and Maxime Hinnisdaels - Viva The Matadors
In this week's edition of the Double T Insider, we sit down with Red Raider baseball's Tim Proudfoot. We talk with Texas Tech track and field member, Jaccorian Duffield, and we sit down with Red Raider tennis player, Maxime Hinnisdaels.

Odyssey Sims Wins the 2014 State Farm Wade Trophy and the 2014 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's very own Odyssey Sims was named the winner of the most prestigious award in Women's Basketball, "The Heisman of Women's Basketball", the Wade Trophy.

Jeff Gordon pulled over by CSPD - Good Bull Hunting
When Jeff Gordon decided to race in the Duck Commander 500 in a Texas A&M-themed stock car, he had no idea that he was putting a target on his back for a certain local law enforcement agency. But...

Scouting Myles Turner - Barking Carnival
The Dallas big man might be the most talented player in the class of 2014, but he isn't a great fit with the current Texas roster.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was -Your reaction to the #Texans signing Andre Brown to a one-year deal today? #TTTQ