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Houston Texans News: January 14, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Jets hire Houston Texans' Mike Maccagnan as general manager |
He replaces John Idzik.

It’s official: Mike Maccagnan named Jets’ GM | New York Post
The Jets made it official on Tuesday night, hiring Mike Maccagnan as their new general manager.

New York Jets hire Houston Texans exec Mike Maccagnan as new general manager | FOX Sports
Mike Maccagnan will replace the fired John Idzik.

Texans must draft better to catch the Colts - Houston Chronicle
Andrew Luck is well on his way to taking the mantle as the AFC's best quarterback from Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, who have pretty much ruled the conference since the turn of the century.

Report: Broncos seek permission to interview Gary Kubiak for head coaching job
The Denver Broncos will seek permission to interview former Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Houston Texans Should Draft Cardale Jones | Houston Press
The confetti has fallen, the trophy has been handed out, and I think it goes without saying that the first College Football Playoff, despite two of the three games being eventual blowouts of 20 points or more, has been a rousing success.

J.J. Watt up for "Play of the Year" award
Fans can now vote for the "Bridgestone Play of the Year" to be presented at the NFL Honors awards. Of the 32 plays to choose from, Watt has been nominated for three – more than any other player.

Around the League

Todd Bowles named New York Jets head coach -
Bowles succeeds Rex Ryan after serving two seasons as the Cardinals' defensive coordinator.

Breaking Madden Roster Cuts: The 20 worst screw-ups of our time -
Did you make it into this week's episode of Breaking Madden? Goodness, I hope not. Here are the 20 intrepid people who are suiting up for the Colts. They have terrible, terrible stories to tell.

John Fox would still be Broncos coach if they won the Super Bowl -
Broncos vice president and general manager John Elway met with the media to explain the team's plan for the offseason, including the dismissal of John Fox and the future of Peyton Manning.

Jason Garrett signs 5-year extension with Cowboys, according to reports -
Jerry Jones appears to have locked down Jason Garrett for the next five years after letting the head coach enter the 2014 season as a lame duck.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Carlos Correa, Colin Moran, Mark Appel headline Astros spring training non-roster invites - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston announced it will bring 17 players to spring training this year.

Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to extend their winning streak to five games when they take on the Orlando Magic tonight in Florida.

Report: Texas TE MJ McFarland expected to be among a half-dozen transfers - Burnt Orange Nation
The senior-to-be could be one of as many as a half-dozen players to leave the program in the coming days.

Preview: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Kansas State Wildcats - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders continue their trip through Kansas as they face the K-State Wildcats at famed Brumlage Coliseum.

Gary Patterson Named AFCA Coach of the Year - Frogs O' War
TCU may need to renovate Amon G. Carter Stadium again, as Gary Patterson is going to need a bigger trophy case.

The Ten Worst Losses in Modern Baylor History - Our Daily Bears
Buckle up, everybody!

Way Too Early 3015 Top 25 - Good Bull Hunting
We get a head start on projecting the best teams in 3015.

Ohio State Buckeyes win over Oregon Ducks most watched TV show in cable history - Barking Carnival
The first college football championship game produced a record night for ESPN -- but falls short of BCS record viewing audience.