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Houston Texans News: March 11, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Ryan Mallett has ‘no doubt’ he can be Texans’ starting QB - Ultimate Texans
The QB is about to begin his fifth year in the NFL and believes he's ready to start.

Texans extend Ryan Mallett and Jeff Tarpinian
The Houston Texans have extended the contracts of QB Ryan Mallett and ILB Jeff Tarpinian, it was announced today. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Ryan Mallett, Houston Texans agree to 2-year, $7M deal - ESPN
Ryan Mallett and the Houston Texans have agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal that will pay the quarterback $1.75 million in guaranteed money, a source told ESPN.

Texans trade Case Keenum to St. Louis Rams - Ultimate Texans
The Texans have traded quarterback Case Keenum to the St. Louis Rams for a 2016 seventh-round pick.

Recapping Houston Texans' day: From dog bites to quarterback shuffling - ESPN
Day one of free agency didn't feature any big moves by the Houston Texans, but it was an active day nonetheless. I'm still expecting changes through free agency, but more so after the initial craziness subsides.

LB Bruce Carter set to visit; Texans still have interest in NT Vince Wilfork - Ultimate Texans
Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter is set to visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Texans. Several teams are pursuing Carter, the No. 40 overall pick in 2011, but only the Bucs and Texans have visits set up.

Bill O'Brien talks Andre Johnson, Texans moves
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says life is always busy in the NFL. Well, the week his football team just went through is a perfect example of it.

Texans said to be courting Wilfork
Patriots-related news at the start of 2015 NFL free agency.

Report: Vince Wilfork Draws Interest From Texans, Who Are Efforting Deal | New England Patriots |
Vince Wilfork immediately became a hot commodity when he hit free agency Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. The Houston Texans are "making an effort to sign" the big nose tackle,'s Tania Ganguli reported Tuesday.

Brian Hoyer arrives in Houston for visit for Texans | ProFootballTalk
Brian Hoyer may eventually be a member of the Houston Texans, but it hasn't happened yet. His visit to Houston will go a long way in determining if he will sign with the Texans. According to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, Hoyer arrived in town for his visit with the Texans on Tuesday night.

Around the League

Darrelle Revis agrees to deal with New York Jets -
The best available cornerback on the market is headed back to the Big Apple.

Saints trade Jimmy Graham to Seahawks -

NFL players react to the frenzied start of free agency -
If you thought the start of the 2015 NFL free agency period was crazy, just imagine if the people swapping teams were your friends and co-workers.

Every NFL free agent signing this offseason -
Follow all the moves from around the league.

Jason Worilds opts to retire instead of pursue free agency -
Worilds is walking away from the NFL at 27.

Andre Johnson, Frank Gore agree to join Colts together, per report -
Andre Johnson and Frank Gore were teammates at the University of Miami and want to be teammates again with the Indianapolis Colts.

Rams, Eagles trade Sam Bradford for Nick Foles -
An exchange of underwhelming quarterbacks may be on the way.

Haloti Ngata traded to Lions -
The Lions may have made up for the loss of Ndamukong Suh by acquiring Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens.

Former Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker retires -
The 26-year-old will opt to retire.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Andrew Cashner asking that Houston residents donate blood for ailing mother - Gaslamp Ball
Give them her number #0926498 so she can get the blood!

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets and Trail Blazers settle their season series tonight. They are currently tied 1-1 on the year.

4-star recruit decommits from Oklahoma, reportedly 'disturbed' by racist frat video -
Could the Sooners suffer more recruiting consequences as a result of the video?

Viva The Matadors, a Texas Tech Red Raiders community
Your best source for quality Texas Tech Red Raiders news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Second Third Chance Points: Kansas State Wildcats - Frogs O' War
TCU and Kansas State face off once again, this time in the First Round of the Big 12 Tournament. What did the Frogs learn from the regular season series with the Wildcats that will produce a win in...

Tuesday DBR: The Mulkey Dynasty Continues - Our Daily Bears
Big 12 regular season and tournament sweeps five years in a row count as a dynasty, yeah?

Aggie Basketball unveils court-inspired uniform - Good Bull Hunting
You could say this latest design goes...against the grain.

Video: Tony Dungy talking to Texas Longhorns Football - Barking Carnival
Hook 'em!

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew SC - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo bested Columbus Crew SC 1-0 for their first win of the season. The Dynamo took the lead thanks to a Giles Barnes strike, but had to endure a strong comeback effort by Crew SC to hold on to the win.