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Houston Texans News: February 26, 2015

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

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Houston Texans News

NFL Free Agency Is Worst Option for QB Solutions, and 2015 Is No Exception | Bleacher Report
The Northeast and Midwest are beginning to dig themselves out of snow-covered hellscapes. College basketball is becoming relevant for the first time in a calendar year. And NFL teams are snooping around free-agent quarterbacks and pretending they have a chance to solve something.

David Quessenberry of Houston Texans in remission from non-Hodgkin T lymphoblastic lymphoma - ESPN
Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry is in remission from non-Hodgkin T lymphoblastic lymphoma, having completed an aggressive series of chemotherapy treatments followed by radiation therapy.

Texans lineman David Quessenberry in remission after treatment for lymphoma | ProFootballTalk
Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry missed the entire 2014 season after being diagnosed with lymphoma and he shared some good news about his battle against the disease on Wednesday. Quessenberry was part of a team outing to Texas Children's Hospital and gave an update about his condition.

Ryan Mallett: 'I'd like to be back' with Houston Texans -
Set to become a free agent next month, quarterback Ryan Mallett told reporters on Wednesday that he would "like to be back" with the Houston Texans. Will it happen?

Ryan Mallett shows his heart's totally with Texans in hospital visit - CultureMap Houston
If a man wears his heart on his sleeve — or his head for that matter — Ryan Mallett clearly remains all in on the Houston Texans.

O'Brien, Texans visit children at TCH
Head coach Bill O’Brien and several Texans players, including Chris Myers, Ryan Mallett, Ryan Griffin, David Quessenberry, Lonnie Ballentine, Jeff Tarpinian, as well as TORO the mascot visited with kids at Texas Children’s Hospital on Wednesday.

Around the League

What happens to the NFL Combine's fastest players? -
Slicing and dicing the numbers on the players with the fastest 40 times.

The NFL Combine's most persuasive prospects -
A handful of players left coaches and scouts buzzing about their future in the wake of the Combine.

Lions release Reggie Bush, per report -
The veteran running back is now in search of his fourth team.

Report: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos working on a revised contract - Mile High Report
According to the Denver Post, part of the delay in hearing a decision from Peyton Manning is tied to his contract. Both sides are trying to rework the deal in order to provide the Broncos with more...

New NFL coaches will change the 2015 NFL Draft -
Scheme changes for the Jets, Bears, Falcons, Broncos and others will effect needs and priorities, and create a butterfly effect for the rest of the draft.

What NFL teams were really saying at the NFL Combine -
It was a hazy week in Indianapolis with several NFL coaches and talent executives putting down a heavy layer of smokescreen. But can we interpret any to find truths? Of course.

Ryan Mallett wants to stay in Houston, NFL Draft could be held in multiple cities, and other NFL news -
Meanwhile, Dan Dierdorf wants the NFL draft to be held in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Jim Crane: Goal is for the Astros to make the playoffs - The Crawfish Boxes
A playoff trip is the goal for the Astros owner and a .500 season is the expectation.

Texas Longhorns set to host important Junior Day - Burnt Orange Nation
One of the biggest recruiting events of the spring takes place this weekend.

James Harden, Bench Mob stop the streak, beat Clippers 110-105 - The Dream Shake
James Harden and the Houston Rockets bench stop their losing streak to the Clippers at 6, pulling out the 110-105 win.

Midweek Musings: How I Became a Fan - Frogs O' War
The entire Frogs O' War staff will be telling stories about how they each became TCU fans, once a week for the next several weeks.

Bears Stun Cyclones in Ames 79-70 - Our Daily Bears
Down eight points with eight minutes to go, Baylor got hot from deep, connecting on 6 consecutive threes for an 18-4 run to earn their first win in Hilton Coliseum in program history.

Vintage Football Programs of the SWC 1906-1935 - Good Bull Hunting
Remember when football was about more than just glamour and fame and national recognition? Back in the glory days it was about regional hatred and creative artistry, and nowhere is that more...