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Houston Texans News: March 19, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, March 19, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Vince Wilfork signing should elevate Texans defense to new levels -
Wilfork on the same defensive line as J.J. Watt? Yeah, that's going to be a problem.

Texans "Dunk Madness"
They're not just great football players: these Texans are also able to dunk a basketball (or football) with the best of them.

J.J. Watts tries to jump more than 5 feet, crashes hard |
J.J. Watts tries to jump more than 5 feet, crashes hard

Best, worst values in Wave 2 of free agency -
Cecil Shorts arrived in Houston at a bargain price, but what about other free agents? Around The NFL's Conor Orr breaks down the teams who had the best and worst deals during the second wave of free agency.

Houston Texans ownership at a glance - AFC South Blog - ESPN
A quick look at Houston Texans owner Bob McNair.

Texans coach Bill O'Brien works out combine star Chris Conley
The Houston Texans need a physical, downfield presence to replace Andre Johnson at wide receiver. On Wednesday, they took a closer...

Around the League

Rise 'n Grind: The Cowboys have a new pass rusher ... kind of -
Dallas has a new pass rusher, the NFL has a whole bunch of new rules to consider, and we're wondering if we'll see some new division champs in 2015. Good morning!

Has the NFC North narrowed the gap on the Packers? -
Green Bay has yet to sign a unrestricted free agent from another team this offseason, yet they still may have pulled further ahead of the Lions, Bears and Vikings.

Please have pity on 49ers fans -
The 49ers have arguably had the most miserable offseason of any team in the NFL. Have pity on Niners fans.

The best and worst contracts of NFL free agency 2015 -
Which teams spent the most wisely this offseason? Which ones didn't?

Greg Hardy, Cowboys agree to 1-year deal -
The defensive end still faces a possible suspension from the NFL.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Adventures at Astros Spring Training Camp - The Crawfish Boxes
Brooks and Tim go to Kissimmee for some Astros Spring Training fun.

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets take on the Denver Nuggets in Houston, but we're busy living in the past.

President Obama picks Texas over Butler in NCAA Tournament - Burnt Orange Nation
Maybe the president is on to something here.

Absurdly Early 2015/16 Texas Tech and Big 12 Basketball Preview - Viva The Matadors
If it's ok to do NFL mock drafts year round there is no reason I can't write about the upcoming basketball season! Sure it might be in the distant future but we're only 8 months away from listening to Dickie V go nuts at a Kentucky midnight madness

Thursday Links O' War: March 19, 2015 - Frogs O' War
TCU baseball completed the mini-sweep of UT Pan American.

"Sic March" - A Baylor Men's Basketball Hype Video - Our Daily Bears
It's that time of year ...

Daily Bull 3.19.15 - Good Bull Hunting
"When we dance together my world's in disguise / It's a fairyland tale that's come true / When you look at me girl with those stars in your eyes / I could waltz across Texas with you..." - Talmadge...

Big 12 Conference Blog Roundtable: NCAA Tournament - Rock Chalk Talk
In what I hope will be a semi-frequent feature, I rounded up the blog-fathers for each Big 12 team to have a meeting of the minds before we kick off the postseason. Surprisingly, there wasn't...

The Dynamo Decade: An Oral History of Houston's Dynasty, Part II - Dynamo Theory
In Part 2 of our Oral History, go inside MLS Cup 2006 and the battle against a Guatemalan villain in 2007.