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Houston Texans News: May 13, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Ryan Fitzpatrick ready to serve as mentor to Tom Savage - Ultimate Texans
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick began his NFL career in 2005 as the St. Louis Rams’ seventh-round draft choice.

Ryan Mallett trade to Houston Texans still possible -
The Houston Texans didn't land a viable starting quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft. Ian Rapoport reports the team still has interest in a Ryan Mallett trade with the New England Patriots.

Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons revitalized by 2014 NFL Draft -
Two of the biggest duds from 2013 are crushing this offseason. Adam Schein lauds the Houston Texans (who took Jadeveon Clowney at No. 1) and Atlanta Falcons (who snagged Jake Matthews).

Texans owner Bob McNair ‘really pleased’ with team’s draft haul - Ultimate Texans
Texans owner Bob McNair never complains when his team drafts a player from his alma mater, the University of South Carolina, and they did it for the second consecutive year.

RTC: Andre Johnson should be frustrated - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... People close to Andre Johnson say the Texans receiver isn't sending a message of anger by being absent...

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair not too concerned with QB situation - ESPN
The position on the minds of everyone during last week's draft is in an interesting spot for the Texans right now. For the first time in franchise...

RTC: Texans and Falcons in Super Bowl L? - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...'s Adam Schein predicted the Texans and Falcons to play each other in this past February's Super Bowl...

Kiper & McShay's Draft Wrap-Up - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. break down the Jaguars' and Texans' strong drafts and explain why the Colts didn't address all their needs in the draft.

Around the League

SB Nation's 2014 NFL Draft Grades

Chart Party, NFL Draft edition: Charlie Strong, recruiting god -
In this episode of Chart Party, we learn three things in the wake of the NFL Draft: Teams love guys named Greg Robinson, teams don't care about stud running backs anymore, and Charlie Strong is a sorcerer.

How sleeper recruits still make the NFL, despite blue-chip dominance -
It's not usually because major college football programs and recruiting analysts miss on elite high school prospects.

Browns tell Johnny Manziel 'this is not Hollywood' -
The Browns would like to remind their new quarterback that the NFL is a very serious business.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rangers 4, Astros 0: Astros fall down and can't get up - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros outhit the Rangers, but fail to score a run Colby Lewis and company.

Talk About Ongoing Playoffs, Rockets Offseason, Etcetera - The Dream Shake
A safe space to discuss current doings from a Rockety perspective.

Horns land commitment from 4* PRO QB Zach Gentry - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas had to wait much longer than normal to find its quarterback in the 2015 class, but the wait ended on Monday.

Red Raider Gridiron | The Future at Quarterback at Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech commit QB Jarrett Stidham talked about being a dual threat quarterback. Incoming freshman QB Patrick Mahomes may be the best all-around athlete in the high school ranks.

A Way-Too-Early Look at Baylor's Potential 2015 Draft Class - Our Daily Bears
With the 2014 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, what better time to jump forward a year and see how things may work out for Baylor's next crop?

Kyle Field: The House That Johnny Built? - Good Bull Hunting
If we're going to rename Kyle Field, let's do it right.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Barring an injury to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tom Savage will start ___ games for the #Texans in 2014. #TTTQ