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Houston Texans News: February 20, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, February 20, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans Should Consider Finding Arian Foster's Replacement in 2015 NFL Draft | Rivers McCown
Listen to enough of the coaching interviews at the NFL combine, and you'll come away thinking that "consistency" is a panacea for everything.

Houston Texans want to bring back QB Ryan Mallett - ESPN
Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien want quarterback Ryan Mallett back in Houston next season, both men said Thursday during the NFL scouting combine.

Texans coach, GM shower Ryan Mallett with praise -
Ryan Mallett is an impending free agent, but Houston Texans GM Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien have nothing but praise for the quarterback. Does that mean Mallett will be back with the team in 2015?

Texans GM, head coach want Mallett back in Houston | FOX Sports
Texans GM, head coach want Mallett back in Houston.

Texans still hopeful 2014 top pick Jadeveon Clowney will succeed | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: INDIANAPOLIS – A year ago at the NFL scouting combine, Jadeveon Clowney was cementing his status as the No. 1 overall pick.

Houston Texans could draft another running back - ESPN
The Texans could look to draft a running back again this year, for a variety of reasons.

Texans redefine slot receiver role
The Texans are exploring their options for adding a slot receiver, but the requirements have changed over the years.

Jay Prosch adds toughness to Houston Texans offense
Former Auburn H-back adds toughness to Houston offense.

Around the League

Rams ending popular St. Louis fan events, promotions -
The Rams told staffers they will not hold the Fan Fest this August, at a time the team is toning back its marketing efforts in St. Louis while owner Stan Kroenke plans to build an NFL stadium in L.A.

Talking technique with offensive linemen at the NFL Combine -
Danny Kelly spoke with linemen about what puts them in unique position to make the transition to the NFL, as well as asking the toughest defensive linemen they faced in college.

'Turtles and colors and stuff': Fun play call cards making it hard for NFL to evaluate QBs -
What has become a must for many college football teams is making life difficult for pro coaches and general managers.

Brandon Scherff, who can now lift 480 pounds, was a high school QB -
He also played tennis.

Joe Flacco is elite and other takeaways from day 1 at the 2015 NFL Combine -
Wednesday at the Combine we confirmed Flacco's eliteness, talked A LOT about process, suffered through some terrible player media sessions and listened to John Harbaugh explain an important religious loophole.

Rams grant Sam Bradford permission to seek trade, according to report -
The Rams have reportedly told Sam Bradford he can seek a trade. Where are the most likely landing spots for the former No. 1 overall draft pick?

Colts told NFL about deflated footballs before AFC Championship to 'level the playing field' -
The Indianapolis Colts told the NFL days before playing the AFC Championship that they thought the New England Patriots were deflating footballs. It appears they were right in their assertion.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Baseball America Releases Top 100 Prospects - The Crawfish Boxes
BA released their top prospects and only two made the list.

Rockets Trade Deadline 2015: Pablo Prigioni and K.J. McDaniels are Rockets now - The Dream Shake
And all it cost was Isaiah Canaan, Shved and three second-round picks. That's some Morey magic, right there.

Recapping the Texas Longhorns huge offer Wednesday - Burnt Orange Nation
Recapping a huge day of offers for the Horns.

Inside the Numbers: TCU Streaks Past Kansas State - Frogs O' War
TCU dominated Kansas State on Wednesday, so we take a look inside the numbers.

Bears Host Kent State - Our Daily Bears
With both teams needing a good performance, the Bears and Golden Flash square off in Waco.

What freshmen should Texas A&M fans expect to see on the field next season? (Defense edition) - Good Bull Hunting
A list of 2015 signees to watch for on the Aggie defense.