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Houston Texans News: March 16, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, March 16, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Free-agent nose tackle Vince Wilfork in Houston to meet with Texans - Ultimate Texans
Former New England nose tackle Vince Wilfork is in Houston visiting with the Texans.

Vince Wilfork visiting with Texans | ProFootballTalk
One of the top remaining free agents in the Class of 2015 was reportedly meeting with a potential suitor on Sunday night.

How the Texans nearly lost, then kept Kareem Jackson in free agency - Ultimate Texans
Houston is overcast and foggy, stuck in a dragged-out winter. Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson pulls a black hoodie over his small but muscular frame – the sweatshirt bears his new "Fly Guy" clothing-line logo – and steps onto a top-floor hotel balcony overlooking Rice University and the Museum District.

Winners and losers from free agency -
Andre Johnson's signing with the Colts is one of our favorites so far, and DeMarco Murray showed backs still can get paid. Take a look at Around The NFL's winners and losers from Week 1 of free agency.

Patriots free agency: Vince Wilfork visiting Houston Texans (report) |
Vince Wilfork is visiting the Texans Sunday and Monday. He could still return to the New England Patriots.

Houston Texans to Workout USC's Josh Shaw - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans will workout USC's cornerback Josh Shaw this week in Houston.

DeMeco Ryans isn't going anywhere, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly says |
When the Philadelphia Eagles made a big trade to kick off the offseason wheeling and dealing in the NFL, speculation immediately held that linebacker DeMeco Ryans had been put on the chopping block by the Eagles. The web site Over The Cap even put a number on it -- a 73.7 percent chance the former Alabama standout would be let go.

Around the League

How the rest of the AFC East is trying to knock off the Patriots -
The Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins made big deals this offseason. Have they closed the gap between themselves and the New England Patriots?

DeMaurice Smith re-elected as head of NFL Players Association -
Smith was elected for a third term.

NFL free agency: The biggest Ponzi scheme in American labor -
PFT Commenter grades NFL free agency.

Gen. Andrew Luck welcomes the reinforcements -
Rested and recuperated from a taxing 2014 campaign, General Luck reports news of great joy from the Colts' winter bivouac.

DeMarco Murray informed by Cowboys fans that his new team sucks at UFC 185 -
And they were more than happy to tell him.

Reggie Bush agrees to terms with 49ers -
Reggie Bush should still have enough in the tank to be a nice change-of-pace back, but he's not going to be a guy who gets 20-plus touches per game.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Super Astros Crawfish Boil: March 15, 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros news and notes from this past week.

Rockets escape Clippers with thrilling 100-98 victory - The Dream Shake
The Rockets take a must-win game against the Clippers, who were creeping up on them in the standings. What were the keys to the game?

NCAA Tournament 2015: Texas vs Butler Match Up and Other Bracket Thoughts - Burnt Orange Nation
Thursday's match up will feature two elite defensive teams.

VTM's NCAA Tournament Preview - Viva The Matadors
The NCAA basketball national title field is set. Who is going to win it all?

TCU Left Out of Postseason - Frogs O' War
The TCU Horned Frogs were left out of the Postseason despite finishing with an 18-15 record in a tough Big 12 Conference.

Baylor Lands a 3 Seed in the West Region - Our Daily Bears
For the first time in school history, Baylor will go to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments!

Aggie Hoops is NIT bound - Good Bull Hunting
Well, we're here. We might as well win the damn thing.

2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament March Madness: Texas (11) will face Butler (6) - Barking Carnival
The Bulldogs are 22-10. 8-10 against Top 100 teams. They're also 6-4 over their last 10. Not exactly a rolling ball of butcher's knives. They showed very well in a weak Big East that featured...

Houston Dynamo vs Orlando City SC Final Score 1-0: Orlando Downs Dynamo on Deric Error - Dynamo Theory
A Deric mistake on a back pass was the culprit in Friday's 1-0 loss to Orlando, winning the Lions their first-ever franchise win.