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Houston Texans News: February 13, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, February 13, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Kareem Jackson Challenging for Best Free-Agent CB of 2015 Class | Bleacher Report
Rivers breaks down Kareem Jackson and the free agent market for cornerbacks.

Offseason Forecast: Houston Texans -
The Houston Texans are close to becoming playoff contenders but lack a long-term starting quarterback. Is Ryan Mallett or Ryan Fitzpatrick the answer to the Texans' quarterback woes?

Houston Texans Free Agency, Draft Options For 2015 And Beyond
The Texans have limited salary cap space this offseason, which puts several tough choices to GM Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien.

Breakfast: No offseason for Texans media
Every once in a while, I write a ‘Breakfast with the Bulls’ piece on all the media content we’re cranking out at, Texans Radio and Texans TV.

Texans walk down runway for charity
Several Texans players took their talents to the runway for "Love’s in Fashion at Tootsies" charity event to benefit Dec My Room.

Around the League

8 players ready to breakout at the 2015 NFL Combine -
Everyone knows the stars who will stand out at the combine next week. But some players, like quarterback Bryan Bennett of Southeastern Louisiana, could make a name for themselves in Indianapolis.

Browns WR Andrew Hawkins says wearing 'Justice' t-shirt 'was the right thing to do' -
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins reflected on his December decision to wear a t-shirt in support of two slain Ohio residents, telling SB Nation "he was just making a statement about something I believed in."

Ndamukong Suh should stay put -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White explains why Suh's best option in free agency is the Lions.

This is how hard it will be for your favorite NFL team to win in 2015 -
The strength of the 2015 NFL schedule has been calculated for each team. Find out what that means for your favorite squad.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Roberto Hernandez signs minor league deal with Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
Formerly known as Fausto Carmona, the starting pitcher will come to spring training with Houston.

Trade rumor: Suns want a first-round pick for Goran Dragic - The Dream Shake
What would it take for the Rockets to get a deal done?

Texas hires former LSU DL coach Brick Haley for same position - Burnt Orange Nation
Two home-run hires for the Longhorns at the same time? Boom.

Preview: Texas Tech vs. San Francisco - Viva The Matadors
Here is your Opening Day preview for the Texas Tech baseball series against San Francisco

TCU Men's Basketball: Charles Hill Jr. Suspended Indefinitely - Frogs O' War
The junior guard has been suspended for "conduct unbecoming of a TCU Men's Basketball player."

Friday DBR: Diamonds are a Bear's Best Friend - Our Daily Bears
The baseball kind.

The Bullcast Spends A Fortnight In Prison - Good Bull Hunting
Another weekly installment of Good Bull Hunting's podcast of rambling nonsense.

2015 Texas Football Recruiting Class Breakdown: LB. Malik Jefferson, Cecil Cherry, Cameron Townsend, Anthony Wheeler, Breckyn Hager - Barking Carnival
LB Malik Jefferson To paraphrase Tribe Called Quest: His name is Malik, the six foot one freak. I don't need to extoll his virtues any more. When I hear that a 5-10, 185 pound cornerback...

How Houston achieved the trade of the offseason - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo pulled off perhaps the most underrated trade of the offseason, acquiring Joe Willis for what amounts to peanuts. Here's a deeper look at the strategic signing.