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Houston Texans News: February 23, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 23, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Time for the Texans, Johnson to part ways - Houston Chronicle
Although he didn't say it in so many words, we all knew what Andre Johnson was talking about last spring when he said he wasn't sure the Texans were the right fit for him.

Scouting combine presents deep pool at key positions for Texans - Houston Chronicle
If the Texans want to use the 16th pick of the NFL draft on an edge rusher, wide receiver, defensive end or offensive tackle, the well runs deep at those positions based on what teams saw at this year's combine.

Michigan State corner Waynes could figure in Texans' plans - Houston Chronicle
INDIANAPOLIS - If Kareem Jackson departs, the 2015 NFL draft could provide the Texans with an immediate answer at cornerback.

Houston Texans: Tight End Jesse James Simply Makes Sense - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
With the NFL Scouting Combine in full swing this weekend, the Houston Texans are looking for some quality prospects to help fill the various voids on their roster. One of those areas could be at the tight end position

O'Brien proud of 5 Nittany Lions at Combine
Penn State has five former Bill O'Brien players at the Combine this week.

Breakfast: Pat McAfee says NRG loudest stadium in NFL
Despite playing for the Texans biggest AFC South rival, the Colts, McAfee stopped by to catch up with Texans TV at the NFL Combine on Wednesday.

NFL Combine: 10 observations from Friday
The stars finally worked their way onto the field on Friday for some actual football work...to a degree. Honestly, it just depends whether you determine broad jump and shuttle drills to be "football work".

Around the League

2015 NFL mock draft: Combine information shaping 1st round - SBNation.com
The NFL Scouting Combine is a bonanza of facts and speculation and it changes how we look at the upcoming NFL Draft.

2015 NFL Combine results: Defensive linemen, linebackers running on Sunday - SBNation.com
A running post of Combine results.

Marshawn Lynch has not agreed to new contract despite reports - SBNation.com
Despite a report to the contrary, it appears the situation is exactly the same as it's been.

Leonard Williams shooting for No. 1 in the NFL Draft - SBNation.com
The former Trojan thinks he should be the top pick in the draft, not quarterbacks Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota.

The NFL's last UAB Blazer? - SBNation.com
Speedy kick returner J.J. Nelson could be the last UAB Blazer drafted into the pros after the school's football program was shut down last year.

Jameis Winston waves off shoulder injury concerns, reminds you he is not fat - SBNation.com
He also reminded the audience that he was not fat and that he was also not Johnny Manziel.

Amari Cooper might be too good at what he does - SBNation.com
The Alabama wide receiver looks like the complete package, but retired NFL defensive end Stephen White wonders if there's something missing.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Rasmus File - The Crawfish Boxes
A sabermetric tinted analysis of Colby Rasmus' future in Houston.

The Next Two Weeks: James Harden Wins MVP - The Dream Shake
No Dwight Howard and six of eight games against playoff teams: The Rockets' basket maker will win or lose the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award in the next two weeks.

4-star QB will take Junior Day visit to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

See You Later, But Not Goodbye - Viva The Matadors
The staff of Viva The Matadors will be leaving for a new site, Staking The Plains, so this is see you later, but not goodbye.

Frogs Win Sunday, Take Series Against ASU - Frogs O' War
In their first true test of the season, the Frogs took two out of three against the Sun Devils in Tempe, proving their mettle against a good team on the road as they move to 6-1 on the season.

Baylor Lady Bears win Fifth Consecutive Big 12 Championship! - Our Daily Bears
It's celebration time once again for Kim Mulkey and her Lady Bears as they took home their fifth Big 12 Championship in a row!

Good Bull Hunting's Favourite English Premier League Clubs - Good Bull Hunting
Jolly good offseason.

Shooting From The Corner: Iowa State Cyclones 85, Texas Longhorns 77 - Barking Carnival
The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Editor's Notes: Cubo Torres, DC United starts a residency program and the CBA - Dynamo Theory
Cubo not on the game day roster? Time for MLS to step up and end his loan. DC United has started a residency program for their youth academy. While the players are determined to have free agency at the start of this MLS season.