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Houston Texans News: February 27, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, February 27, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

McShay projects another tackle to Houston Texans in mock draft - ESPN
He sees a need on the Texans for a left tackle, and notes that Andres Peat's arm length is a strength.

Texans stadium needs $50 million in upgrades for Super Bowl LI | ProFootballTalk
Houston will host its third Super Bowl in February 2017 when Super Bowl LI is played at NRG Stadium. However, the stadium itself requires some significant upgrades over the next two years before the AFC and NFC Champions line up for kickoff.

Astrodome won’t be an issue for NFL come time for Super Bowl LI in 2017 - Ultimate Texans
As far as the NFL is concerned, the Astrodome won’t be an issue for Super Bowl LI that will be played at NRG Stadium in February of 2017.

Breakfast: Free agency tops agenda
The Texans brass is pouring through draft data, evaluating players and getting their board in focus.

Around the League

Finding a way forward for Adrian Peterson and the Vikings -
Vikings COO Kevin Warren has a key role to play in finding a way through one of the offseason's most complicated situations.

Meet the sleeker, faster, redesigned 2015 NFL Draft prospect -
The new NFL prospects are here! The new NFL prospects are here!

The cars all 32 NFL coaches totally drive -
You can tell a lot about an NFL head coach by what kind of car he drives.

Herman Edwards breaks down tape of escaped llamas on 'SportsCenter' -
"They're athletic, they can change direction ... but how are you going to get them the ball?"

Steven Jackson Cut by the Falcons - The Falcoholic
In a stint with the team that was shorter only than his yards per carry, Steven Jackson is gone from Atlanta.

Raiders must spend more than any team in NFL to meet salary floor - Silver And Black Pride
I have talked a lot about the Raiders being behind on their need to meet the league's salary floor requirements as laid out by the CBA. Each time the discussion of how much money the Raiders have...

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Finding the next frontier for the Astros analytics department - The Crawfish Boxes
Could they be using biometric data to help players maximize performance?

Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to extend their 3-game winning streak when they welcome the Brooklyn Nets to the Toyota Center.

Texas redshirt freshman DE Derick Roberson could be breakout 2015 star - Burnt Orange Nation
Remember the No. 1-ranked recruit in the 2014 Longhorns class? He can ball.

TCU Baseball blanks Texas Southern, Escapes with 1-0 win - Frogs O' War
Alongside Evan Skoug's heroics, Mitchell Traver tosses brilliant gem in his subsequent game as a starter...

Baylor adds Louisiana Tech, Abilene Christian to Future Football Schedules - Our Daily Bears
Well, it's not the HUGE step up we wanted...

WBB: Ags can't quite rally for a fallen teammate - Good Bull Hunting
A buzzer beater lost the game. An injury may have lost our star PG.

Modern pass defense and "the rule of three" - Football Study Hall
Teams are learning to stock up on defensive backs in the modern era or face marginalization of their best players and dwindling coverage options.

The Houston Dynamo Top New York City FC 2-1 in 2nd CCC Match - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo weathered a late push by New York City FC to hold onto a 2-1 win in their second Carolina Challenge Cup match.