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Houston Texans News: March 23, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, March 23, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Astros insuring their future | FOX Sports
The Astros' approach to their future is much like that of an insurance company: By attempting to lock up its prospects with extensions, Houston is betting that the long-term rewards will outweigh the short-term risks.

Bill O'Brien bringing Patriots-like approach to Texans - ESPN Boston
Texans owner Bob McNair discusses coach Bill O'Brien's Patriots-type approach being brought to Houston.

Texans owner McNair a longtime fan of Vince Wilfork | Comcast SportsNet -
Sitting in the shade in a seersucker suit at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Texans owner Bob McNair looked like a man in a good place Sunday afternoon.

Texans owner feeling better, about health and his football team | ProFootballTalk
Texans owner Bob McNair has had a difficult year and made some difficult choices, but he sees brighter days for himself and his franchise. McNair missed last year's owners meetings while fighting cancer, but said he's checked out well lately and is grateful to be back on his feet for next week's ...

Devante Parker To The Houston Texans?
Should the Texans draft DeVante Parker of Louisville to help replace Andre Johnson?

Mallett-Hoyer battle may bring end to Texans' QB woes - Houston Chronicle
The competition between Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer to win the Texans' starting quarterback job should be intense, interesting and exciting.

Vince Wilfork adds strength, experience to Texans’ 3-4 defense - Ultimate Texans
There’s nothing new about the Texans and a 3-4 defense. Coach Dom Capers installed the linebacker-heavy system during the franchise’s expansion years. Coordinator Wade Phillips returned the attack in 2011. Romeo Crennel fine-tuned his bigger, stronger version last season, when the Texans finished seventh in the NFL in points allowed and 10th against the run.

Texans cheerleader wants to fight Ronda Rousey | More | Sporting News
Ronda Rousey's next fight is already set, but that won't stop other challengers from popping up.

Around the League

Cleveland Browns 'frontrunners' to be on 'Hard Knocks,' per report -
Get ready for even more Johnny Manziel coverage.

Chuck Bednarik, Eagles legend, passes away at 89 - Bleeding Green Nation
Today is a sad day.

2015 NFL Draft: Why would the Chargers pursue Marcus Mariota? -
Rarely does a team with a franchise quarterback actively pursue a premier rookie signal caller, but it can happen.

Colts still on top, but the AFC South improved as a whole in free agency -
The Colts will probably dominate the AFC South again in 2015-16, but the Texans, Jaguars and Titans made quality moves in free agency.

The Patriots Keep Getting Younger - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots were a notoriously young team to win a Super Bowl. They're actually getting younger.

Levi's Stadium was not built on an American Indian burial ground, but.... - Niners Nation
It almost impacted a burial ground, so I am just going to presume the 49ers pissed off somebody.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Super Astros Crawfish Boil: March 22, 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros news and notes from this past week.

Rockets get dominated inside, lose to Suns - The Dream Shake
A down game from James Harden means a loss these days.

Texas Sweeps Kansas State DH, Sunday Open Thread - Burnt Orange Nation
Texas beat Kansas State twice on Saturday ensuring its second straight Big 12 series win. The series will conclude today at 1 PM.

3 Takeaways: Texas Tech Loses 2 of 3 In Norman - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders took the opening game of the series, but Oklahoma came back to win the series behind two strong pitching performances on Saturday and Sunday.

Frogs Use Timely Hitting, OSU Miscues to Earn Win - Frogs O' War
Preston Morrison allows one run early, two late, for the win - and becomes TCU's all time inning leader in the process.

Baylor Lady Bears to Sweet 16 with 73-44 win over Arkansas - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

WBB: Aggies Fall to UALR 69-60 in Tempe - Good Bull Hunting
Taylor Gault and UALR bounced the Women's Bouncy Ball team out of the NCAAs in round 1

March Madness is a Multi-Media Hit - Barking Carnival
The First two days of the NCAA Tournament are traditionally a time for some upsets before the higher seeds take over. The possibility of those upsets has helped to produce record TV ratings.

Houston Dynamo draws 1-1 with Los Angeles Galaxy on the road - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo fight an early deficit and injuries to a pair of key players to take a point against the defending MLS Champions.