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Houston Texans News: January 22, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, January 22, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Harris Report: Senior Bowl day 1
John Harris recaps day one at the Senior Bowl.

O'Brien's first-year work was good, but not like Kubiak's - Houston Chronicle
Bill O'Brien did a fine job in his first year as the Texans' head coach, but it wasn't more impressive than what Gary Kubiak did in his first season with the team.

NFL Draft Rumors 2015: Houston Texans Interested in Georgia RB Todd Gurley? : News : Headlines & Global News
A running back hasn't been selected in the first round of the NFL draft since 2012. That year, Trent Richardson was taken third overall. I think it's safe to say that his disappointing career has scared several teams away from ball carriers at the top of the draft

Andre Johnson Should NOT Take a Pay Cut from the Houston Texans
There are a lot of reasons that Andre Johnson shouldn’t take a pay cut. However, he will eventually take one either by being cut and signed elsewhere...

Around the League

The Steeler defense can return to dominance, but only with change -
Was Mike Tomlin right that the days of the Steel Curtain are over? How can the Steelers adapt to the spread passing game in the NFL?

Miami Hurricanes players Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford stealing the show at the Senior Bowl -
The U may have only been 6-7 this season, but two of their best offensive players are showing off in front of NFL coaches and evaluators.

How the Patriots are toying with the NFL's rulebook -- and winning -
As the NFL season reaches its climax, the Patriots are getting creative and playful with a rule most teams take for granted.

Everything you need to know about the Patriots and DeflateGate -
From the science of inflating footballs to the complicated rules and regulations governing how the balls are handled to the potential punishment facing the New England Patriots ... there's a lot to unpack about the NFL's latest scandal.

Pro Bowl rosters 2015: Cris Carter selects Andrew Luck with top pick -
Team Carter also has the league's top receiver and the expected Defensive Player of the Year.

Adam Gase hired as Bears' offensive coordinator -
Gase follows John Fox from Denver to help right the Chicago offense.

Senior Bowl Day 2 practice report: Top players La'el Collins, Danny Shelton play as expected -
Arguably the two best players at the Senior Bowl lived up to the hype on Wednesday.

Brad Johnson paid $7,500 to have footballs altered in Super Bowl XXXVII -
The former Buccaneers quarterback, who led the team to a victory in Super Bowl XXXVII, says he broke a rule to make sure the footballs in the game were more comfortable in his hand.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Houston's New Lineup: Who Makes The Cut? - The Crawfish Boxes
Changes aplenty came this week for Houston, which now can fill out quite the lineup.

Game Recap: Rockets lose composure, experience déjà vu against Warriors - The Dream Shake
The final margin might have been just 13, but it was never that close as the Rockets drop another one to the Warriors.

Texas A&M QB pledge Kyler Murray, WR DaMarkus Lodge take unexpected Texas visit - Burnt Orange Nation

Red Raider Gridiron: Details Released on Hiring of David Gibbs and Zac Spavital - Viva The Matadors
The Lubbock Avalanche Journal has details on the hiring of new defensive coordinator David Gibbs and Zac Spavital.

Big 12 Bowl Performance Power Rankings - Frogs O' War
With the last of 2014's football behind us, it's time to look at the teams that performed according to their expectation going into the game, and see where the teams stand in the final Power Rankings of the season.

MBB Game 18: #21 Baylor vs. Huston-Tillotson - Our Daily Bears
There's a story here that we're supposed to learn during the broadcast.

Twitter Summary of Kyler Murray and DaMarkus Lodge's Austin Visit - Good Bull Hunting
Is the jewel of the 2015 class for Texas A&M a flight risk?