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Houston Texans News: February 17, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

J.J. Watt gets cameo on TV show you wouldn't expect - CBSSports.com
J.J. Watt is headed to Hollywood.

J.J. Watt buys home in Summit; Jabari Parker in Grafton; Hinrich sells - Milwaukee - Milwaukee Business Journal
The most high-profile Wisconsin native currently playing in the NFL — J.J. Watt — just bought residential property in Summit. NBA players Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kirk Hinrich of the Chicago Bulls also were involved in recent southeast Wisconsin residential transactions.

NFL insider: Texans should cut ties with franchise icon - Ultimate Texans
The NFL Combine later this week marks the unofficial kickoff of the NFL offseason.

Texans not likely to tag Kareem Jackson | ProFootballTalk
Our team-by-team look at the potential application of the franchise or transition tag mentioned cornerback Kareem Jackson as the most likely (and, actually, only) looming unrestricted free agent in Houston to merit consideration for the restriction.

Scouting the Combine: Positions of need for the Texans
The Houston Texans head to the Combine vastly improved over a year ago, but still with holes to fill on both sides of the football. However, addressing some of those needs – such as quarterback – will be easier said than done.

Around the League

2015 NFL Combine preview: 8 key storylines to know - SBNation.com
How will Jameis Winston respond to tough questions? Will we get any indication if he or Marcus Mariota is the No. 1 pick? Whose draft stock will change? We'll hopefully get some of those answers.

MMBM: Roger Goodell is underpaid - SBNation.com
At $35 million a year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is the best bargain around.

Reddit debates the best worst team in NFL history - SBNation.com
It's cold out, and we're so far away from the start of training camp and preseason. Curl up with a discussion about nonsense to keep yourself warm.

Broncos 'definitely' want Peyton Manning to return, Randall Cobb sets his price and other NFL news - SBNation.com
Meanwhile, Robert Mathis hopes to be ready for OTAs.

Tom Brady is unbelievably dorky in his 2000 NFL Combine highlight reel - SBNation.com
This man is somehow one of the greatest athletes to ever play football.

NFL Draft 2015: Mike Mayock talks Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota, wide receiver class - SBNation.com
Mike Mayock had plenty to say about the NFL Draft in an extensive conference call on Monday.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Houston Astros Mount Rushmore - The Crawfish Boxes
Which players/coaches would be forever etched on the Astros Mount Rushmore?

The Houston Rockets Mount Rushmore - The Dream Shake
LeBron start this decision in 2014. The Dream Shake brings it back since it's Presidents' day.

Texas could still partner with city of Austin on new basketball venue - Burnt Orange Nation
How Steve Patterson navigates the funding and construction of the next Horns hoops facility will help define his legacy.

Farewell Viva The Matadors - Viva The Matadors
After writing for VTM for the past year and a half, I have decided to leave and accept a job with 247sports and the Avalanche Journal. This is my farewell post to you all.

How to watch the TCU Horned Frogs in the 2015 NFL Combine - Frogs O' War
Players start arriving in Indianapolis on Tuesday for medical exams and interviews, while the on-field workouts will begin on Friday.

WBB: Big 12 Power Rankings, Round 7 - Our Daily Bears
There are only 25 conference games left and the water just keeps getting muddier.

Weekend Recap: Aggies Sweep Holy Cross - Good Bull Hunting
The Texas Aggie Baseball team started the 2015 season about as well as you could have hoped, sweeping the visiting Crusaders from Holy Cross by a combined 41-14.

More Coaching Changes Announced at Texas - Barking Carnival
Charlie Strong is hiring err'body

Vegas says the Dynamo unlikely to win the 2015 MLS Cup - Dynamo Theory
The Vegas odds are in for the 2015 MLS Cup and it doesn’t look good for the Dynamo.