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Houston Texans News: March 17, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Vince Wilfork Signing Gives Texans More Margin for Error at Inside Linebacker | Bleacher Report
The Houston Texans have been a team without an actual nose tackle for almost as long as I can remember. Earl Mitchell. Shaun Cody. Travis Johnson. Jeff Zgonina. It has been a long road from Seth Payne to Ryan Pickett, who at least had typical nose tackle dimensions.

Vince Wilfork says he’s joining Houston Texans - Sports - The Boston Globe
The Vince Wilfork Era in New England officially ended on Monday, as the veteran defensive tackle signed a two-year contract with the Houston Texans.

Vince Wilfork to join Texans, reunites with several ex-Pats
Vince Wilfork isn't finished chasing championships.

Vince Wilfork immediately upgrades Houston Texans' defensive line - ESPN
Five-time Pro Bowler Vince Wilfork has agreed to sign with the Houston Texans.

Cecil Shorts agrees to 2-year deal with Houston Texans - ESPN
Free agent wide receiver Cecil Shorts has agreed to a two-year with the Houston Texans, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Football 101: How Rahim Moore fits
When Rahim Moore signed last week to be a Texan, I flashed back to his stellar career at UCLA.

Around the League

2015 NFL mock draft: Free agency changes the 1st round -
After a crazy first week of free agency, much of the draft's landscape has changed, especially late in the first round.

49ers linebacker Chris Borland retiring at 24 due to long-term health concerns -
Borland had a promising rookie campaign in which he filled in adequately for an injured Patrick Willis.

MMBM: Jameis Winston could learn a lot from Ben Roethlisberger -
You're probably not prepared to handle the strong football takes and barrelfire NFL truths that you never knew your Mondays were missing.

Reviewing Chip Kelly's wild offseason moves -
Tim Tebow working out for the Eagles is just the latest unorthodox decision Chip Kelly's made since taking over full control of the team's roster. Matt Ufford reviews the trades & signings that have brought in DeMarco Murray, Sam Bradford, and more.

Tim Tebow worked out with Eagles -

NFL free agency winners and losers -
We're still 6 months away from seeing how all the new faces in new places pan out, but that's not stopping Matt Ufford from assessing which teams have aced free agency and which have flunked.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros season preview: Houston edging toward respectability - The Crawfish Boxes
A winning record is possible, if not probable. The Astros seem poised to take a necessary step forward this season.

Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to avenge an earlier season loss to the Magic when Orlando visits the Toyota Center.

Texas Baseball holds off scrappy WVU, takes two of three - Burnt Orange Nation
Opening Big 12 play with 3 games in Austin, the Texas Longhorns held off a pesky WVU squad to take two of three and begin 2015 with a winning conference record.

Texas Tech Defensive Backs Preview - Viva The Matadors
A look into the Defensive Backs for the Red Raiders going into the 2015 season.

TCU Women's Basketball Earns WNIT Bid - Frogs O' War
After finishing the season with a 17-13 record, the Frogs are heading back to the WNIT for the second consecutive year.

The Lady Bears are headed to OKC as the #2 seed - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

It's Bracket Time - Good Bull Hunting
It's time for everyone's favorite month of basketball.

Joe Lunardi says the Texas Longhorns are losers, will lose - Barking Carnival
Because that's what losers who have learned to lose, do.

The Dynamo Decade: An Oral History of Houston's Dynasty, Part I - Dynamo Theory
The first in a multi-part series, "The Dynamo Decade" traces the history of the club throughout their ten years of existence as told by those who lived it. In this part, hear about the move from a decorated San Jose team to an unproven Houston market