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Houston Texans News: April 9, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

APC Mock Draft 2014: Houston Texans Select Blake Bortles - Acme Packing Company
With the first pick in Acme Packing Company's mock draft, the Houston Texans select their potential franchise quarterback in Blake Bortles.

Houston Texans' draft situation is nothing to envy - ESPN
Despite having the No. 1 pick, Houston's draft position is nothing to envy, writes Dan Graziano.

MMA workouts on Thursdays for Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Monday marked the start of the Texans' offseason program. At this point, the workouts are technically voluntary, and focus on a strength and conditioning...

Ultimate Texans " Vikings sign former Texans receiver Lestar Jean
Vikings sign former Texans receiver Lestar Jean.

Texans kick off new workouts under new regime | CSN Houston

Around the League

NFL schedule 2014: Did the Bills reveal a Thanksgiving game with the Lions? -
The Buffalo Bills may have let slip that they'll be playing the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving next season.

Quotable: Jake Locker knows he's on the hot seat -
Jake Locker knows this is a make-or-break season for him, the Jets aren't concerned with Chris Johnson's work ethic and more from Monday.

NFL player logos we'd like to see -
Why should RGIII be the only player with his own logo? We took the liberty of designing a few more for current and future NFL players.

The Notebook: Is Kony Ealy a 1st-round pick? -
The Missouri standout is seen by many as one of the top pass rushers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Not so fast, says retired NFL defensive end Stephen White.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Recap: Astros lose 1st away game of the season; record falls to 3-5 - The Crawfish Boxes
Missed opportunities was the unfortunately consistent theme of the night as the Astros lose to the Blue Jays 2-5.

Rockets fail to reach 150 points in 145-130 Victory over Lakers - The Dream Shake
Lakers give up 145. It could have been worse.

Five-star LB Malik Jefferson admits Aggies were his leader -
The Mesquite (Texas) Poteet star updated his current leaderboard and discussed his recent trip to Texas, as well as the two official visits he already has determined.

Four-star TE Will Gragg felt at home at Texas -
The nation's No. 6 tight end reviews his first visit to see the Longhorns and explains why he's not the Razorback lean many believe him to be.

Red Raider Gridiron | Kingsbury Binge-Watches Television; Receiver Depth Chart - Viva The Matadors
Kingsbury is apparently normal and binge-watches television. Some spring game resources to get you ready. Kingsbury discusses the player union and the players talk about how much time they spend at the facility. And a receiver depth chart.

Updated 2014-2015 Scholarship Chart - Our Daily Bears
Back in August, I took my first crack at a scholarship chart for Baylor Football designed to give us a peak at the numbers with which we were working. Today, I'm taking my second.

Photo Gallery: Jeff Gordon at the Duck Commander 500 - Good Bull Hunting
This gallery includes photographs from the April 7, 2014 Duck Commander 500 in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeff Gordon drove the No. 24 Axalta/Texas A&M School of Engineering Chevrolet SS to a second place finish.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Do you think Jadeveon Clowney can play OLB in a 3-4? Or is he a DE? #TTTQ