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Houston Texans News: March 2, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, March 2, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans Post Combine Mock Draft
The NFL combine is over. What did the results have to do with the Houston Texans? Find out in the latest mock draft.

Are the Texans High On Bryce Petty? - Houston - Scout
Does Bill O'Brien prefer Bryce Petty over the rest of the quarterback prospects? One former NFL scout says O'Brien does.

Cushing goes under knife three times to prepare for season - Ultimate Texans
Inside linebacker Brian Cushing underwent surgery three times after the season to help him get ready for his seventh season with the Texans.

Houston Texans: 5 Best Options to Replace Andre Johnson This Offseason | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

Combine Exit Poll: Can J.J. Watt do it again?
National media members discuss J.J. Watt's 2014 season and whether or not he can repeat his performance in 2015.

Houston Texans First Round Draft Selection | isportsweb
The Houston Texans first selection in the 2015 NFL Draft could be determined by whether or not a single player is re-signed this off-season.

Houston Texans free agency preview: Can Mallett take Houston to next level? | FOX Sports
A season after dramatic change at the top, the Houston Texans are on the ascent.

Mock Draft 3.0: Waynes World
The Mock Draft Survey, post-Combine, has the opinions of 28 experts.

Texans' Cushing recovers from three surgeries - Houston Chronicle
Inside linebacker Brian Cushing underwent surgery three times after the season to help him get ready for his seventh season with the Texans. Not only did Cushing undergo surgery to repair a broken right wrist, but he also had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and left ankle. Cushing (6-3, 249 pounds), who started 14 games last season, has a cast on his right wrist and says he's on schedule for everything required to be ready for the offseason program. From a pain standpoint, there's really nothing going on there.

Around the League

Marshawn Lynch finally talked about the Super Bowl's last play ... on Turkish television -
The media-averse Seahawks RB said he was expecting the ball on the fateful game-changing play.

Cowboys to place franchise tag on Dez Bryant -
The star wide receiver will play next season under the franchise tag, unless Dallas can get him signed to a long-term contract.

How the Falcons can rise up again -
It's been a rough couple seasons for Atlanta. Here's a way forward.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Super Astros Crawfish Boil: March 1, 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros news and notes from the past week.

Rockets beat Cavs in OT slugfest, 105-103 - The Dream Shake
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? There were punches thrown, MVP candidates playing hero ball, and LeBron choking. What more do you need?

Texas Longhorns Junior Day recap - Burnt Orange Nation
Head coach Charlie Strong thought the event was a success.

New VTM Staff, Same Texas Tech Family - Viva The Matadors
I am thrilled and honored to lead the great VTM community. We'll continue to build on what this blog is - a community that proud Red Raiders assemble to interact with others that share the same love.

Frogs Can't Bring the Heat; Fall in Norman - Frogs O' War
After a hot start, TCU ran out of gas down the stretch, and the Sooners came back from a ten point deficit to get their 20th win of the season.

Baylor Welcomes Star-Studded Group of Recruits to Sunday Practice in Waco - Our Daily Bears
A number of important recruits (and one familiar, legendary face) showed up to watch the Bears practice today.

A&M destroys Auburn 80-55 - Good Bull Hunting
Four Aggie starters hit double-digits, and Texas A&M cruised to a 25-point victory in front 9,809 at Reed Arena

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks - Barking Carnival
Another game, another almost-win. Lather, rinse, repeat.

The Houston Dynamo Top Carolina Challenge Cup - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo have won the Carolina Challenge Cup which, if you know your history, is a good omen.