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Houston Texans News: January 26, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 26, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

2014 Pro Bowl Draft
Take a listen to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt mic'd up during the first quarter of the Pro Bowl.

Pro Bowl leaders salute Andre Johnson
At a time when we acknowledge two Texans, J.J. Watt and Duane Brown, who are each going to their third consecutive Pro Bowl, it’s also appropriate to get some feedback on the Texans all time leader in Pro Bowl nods, Andre Johnson, who has seven.

Texans shuffle front office on Friday
The Houston Texans have promoted Brian Gaine to director of player personnel and Jon Carr to director of college scouting, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Rick Smith announced today.

In Pro Bowl, Texans' Watt does what he does best - Houston Chronicle
After intercepting a pass and forcing a fumble before 63,225 at University of Phoenix Stadium, Watt was voted Defensive Player of the Game, earning him a new SUV from GMC.

Q&A with GM Rick Smith
Drew Dougherty of Texans TV went 1-on-1 with general manager Rick Smith at the Senior Bowl.

Around the League

Pro Bowl 2015: NFL's best put on a show in Arizona -
The Pro Bowl was full of big plays on both sides, strange happenings and more. Team Irvin eventually prevailed thanks to a late touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Jimmy Graham.

Richard Sherman says NFL won't punish Pats because Goodell and Kraft are friends -
Press conferences are never boring when Richard Sherman is around.

2015 Senior Bowl: Ameer Abdullah, Kevin White stand out -
The North scored a solid win over the South, 34-13, in Saturday's Senior Bowl with Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah and TCU cornerback Kevin White standing out among the prospects.

Josh Gordon fails another substance abuse test, faces 1-year suspension, per report -
The Browns wideout is back in trouble.

The Saints and Pelicans ownership battle, explained -
The lawsuit for Benson's billions is underway.

Official NFL highlights are coming to YouTube and Google search results | The Verge
You'll be able to stream Super Bowl XLIX online for free next weekend, but it won't be the only place you'll be able to watch official footage of the game. Google has agreed a deal with the...

NFL selling photo of crotch grab that got Marshawn Lynch fined $20K -
Make that money, NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Super Astros Crawfish Boil: January 25, 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros news and notes from the past week.

2015 Houston Rockets Trade Value - The Dream Shake
Inspired by Bill Simmons, blogger Danny Emerman ranks the Houston Rockets in order of trade value

Why the Texas Longhorns have a shot at landing 5-star QB Kyler Murray - Burnt Orange Nation
The once unthinkable is now possible.

Red Raider Gridiron: D'Vonta Hinton Plays with a Chip on his Shoulder - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech commit D'Vonta Hinton plays with a chip on his shoulder and might be a quote machine in a few years. Eric Ward continues to do good things in Wichita Falls organizing flag football.

TCU Flips Kansas Safety Commit Arico Evans - Frogs O' War
The Kansas commit flipped to the Frogs after making an official visit to TCU over the weekend.

Baylor's Art Briles Debuts Gun Metal Grey Helmets - Our Daily Bears
With recruits on campus for their official visits, Briles pulled out the big guns.

SEC Conference Update #2 - Good Bull Hunting
We've finished one-third of the conference season. Let's check in on the neighbors. Did you hear they got a new car?

Zach Gentry confirms change in Texas offense - Barking Carnival
Get ready for the Notre Dame Box, gang!

Navigating the 2015 MLS CBA Negotiations - Dynamo Theory
The MLS Players' Union and the league office are well underway in talks that decide what shape MLS will take in the coming seasons. As it stands, two issues remain at the forefront - compensation and free agency. Is there a way out before March 6th?