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Houston Texans News: March 10, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans re-sign Ryan Mallett for two years, plan to sign Brian Hoyer - Ultimate Texans
The Texans could have have two quarterbacks competing for one job and a potential season-long QB controversy. Or just Ryan Mallett.

Andre Johnson released by Houston Texans -
Andre Johnson and the Houston Texans are officially no more.

Andre Johnson Is Released After 12 Seasons With the Texans -
Andre Johnson was released by the Houston Texans, and quarterback Ryan Mallett agreed to return to the team on Monday.

Jets will pursue QB Ryan Fitzpatrick if he becomes available - NY Daily News
The Jets quarterback quandary isn’t going to be solved overnight, but new general manager Mike Maccagnan is poised to bring back a blast from his recent past to help out the situation. The Jets will pursue veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick after all the quarterback dominoes fall in Houston, according to sources.

Conway: DeVante Parker would be great fit for Houston Texans -
While a divorce between the former All-Pro and the team that drafted him No. 3 overall in the 2003 NFL Draft had been expected, it won't be long before head coach Bill O'Brien has to find a replacement for Johnson. It could be that the Texans target a big free-agent acquisition, but given how receiver-rich the 2015 NFL Draft is, it seems far more likely they will address the need in Chicago a few weeks from now.

Despite some confusion, the Texans are not signing Tim Tebow | ProFootballTalk
What could make an already big day in the NFL even bigger? Tim Tebow! That's what the folks at ESPN figured when they threw Tebow into the mix in a segment on today's NFL Live.

Texans LB Brooks Reed drawing interest from five teams - Ultimate Texans
Brooks Reed could still re-sign with the Texans. But the fourth-year linebacker is drawing interest from five other teams, with the Atlanta Falcons as the current favorite, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Rand Getlin.

Texans cut Andre Johnson | ProFootballTalk
Andre Johnson's long tenure in Houston has come to an end. Johnson, the veteran receiver who has spent his entire 12-year career with the Texans, has been released. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the cut became official this afternoon. That comes as no surprise.

Hartline chose hometown Browns over Bears, Pats and Texans | ProFootballTalk
Brian Hartline, a native of Canton and former Ohio State Buckeye, elected to sign a two-year, $6 million deal with the Cleveland Browns on Monday night following his release by the Miami Dolphins.

The maturation of Derek Newton
Texans analyst John Harris examines the growth of Derek Newton last season.

Vandermeer's View: Goodbye #80
The big moments keep playing in my mind.

Transcripts: Kareem Jackson and Derek Newton
Kareem Jackson and Derek Newton spoke to the media on Monday.

Around the League

MMBM: Patrick Willis is a quitter not a hitter, good riddance -
The weeks most important NFL column is back, folks.

2015 NFL free agency: Grading the big moves so far -
Free agency hasn't even started, but there has been a ton of major moves already. Danny Kelly assesses the impact of the soon-to-be official deals.

An interview with the saddest 49ers fan -
After news broke that Patrick Willis and Justin Smith would retire this week, SB Nation's most fervent 49ers fan became physically ill. We interviewed him to save his mental state for posterity. He...

2015 NFL mock draft: Different voices change the 1st round -
Matthew Fairburn joins us for this week's mock draft, and it changes several rote selections.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Monday's Three Astros Things - The Crawfish Boxes
Talking about AHHHH MARK APPEL AAHHHHH, in-game streaming and Colby Rasmus' retirement plans...

It's almost time to re-evaluate Terrence Jones' ceiling - The Dream Shake
The third-year forward has skyrocketed past expectations the past two weeks. He's a different-caliber player than we realized.

The top 10 2016 recruiting battles in Texas -
Eleven months from now, we'll find out who won arguably the country's most heated recruiting battleground. For now, here are 10 names to know.

Red Raider Position Preview - Viva The Matadors
Starting next week, I will begin the 2015 Red Raider Football Position Preview. In this preview we will look at each individual position group and check out the battles that are going on as well as...

Postseason Tournament Bid Tracker - Frogs O' War
Keeping tabs on each and every possible automatic bid to the NCAA and NIT Tournaments.

WBB: Baylor Rolls Past Texas, 75-64 For Big 12 Championship - Our Daily Bears
Baylor makes it 11 in a row over Texas to claim the Big 12 championship with a 75-64 win.

Aggie Baseball Remains Undefeated After 3-0 College Classic - Good Bull Hunting
And then there was one. Your Fightin' Texas Aggies are the only remaining undefeated team in Division 1 college baseball after sweeping through the College Classic with wins over Nebraska, Houston and Baylor.