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Houston Texans News: March 25, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

10 Draft picks set for Texans
With the announcement of the compensatory picks, the Texans know their exact Draft positions for each round.

Bill O’Brien praises efforts of Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Cushing - Ultimate Texans
During the AFC coaches breakfast today, Bill O’Brien discussed two linebackers who are coming off injuries – Jadeveon Clowney and Brian Cushing.

ILB Akeem Dent signs with Texans
Linebacker Akeem Dent is returning to the Texans for a second season.

Texans restructure J.J. Watt’s deal for some salary cap room | ProFootballTalk
The Texans just signed star defensive end J.J. Watt to a gigantic contract extension a year ago, and they're already fiddling with it. Via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Watt has restructured his contract to create another $8 million in cap space this year.

Texans star J.J. Watt restructures contract, lowers cap figure significantly - Ultimate Texans
The Texans are about $10 million under the salary cap after turning defensive end J.J. Watt’s $10 million roster bonus into a signing bonus, clearing an additional $8 million in cap space.

Texans owner McNair: Mallett, Hoyer bring consistency to QB position | FOX Sports
Texans owner Bob McNair said Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer bring consistency to QB position, something that could take Houston to a Super Bowl in his mind.

Houston Texans talk of moving George Godsey to offensive coordinator - ESPN
Plans are in place for the Houston Texans to promote quarterbacks coach George Godsey to offensive coordinator

Vic Beasley Sizes Up Texans Front Seven With Watt, Clowney — And Himself - CBS Houston
J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Vince Wilfork and Vic Beasley. Maybe you haven't already started imagining the Houston Texans front-seven possibilities. Beasley is. The former Clemson edge rusher told The Triple Threat Tuesday on Sports Radio 610, he wouldn't mind falling to No.

Texans Meet With Michael Orakpo - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans met with the Texas State middle linebacker Michael Orakpo.

Chaz Green Has Workout Set Up with Texans - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans have a private workout set up with Florida offensive lineman Chaz Green.

J.J. Watt of Houston Texans restructures contracts to create $8 million of salary cap space - ESPN
J.J. Watt has restructured his contract to free up $8 million of salary cap room for the Houston Texans, a source told on Tuesday.

Private workout for Texas LB Jordan Hicks
Outside linebacker Jordan Hicks has a private workout scheduled with the Texans, he confirmed Tuesday at the University of Texas Pro Day.

Around the League

John Harbaugh still fighting Patriots' playoff trick play -
Surprise! The Ravens head coach was lobbying to change the rules about eligible and ineligible receivers at the league meetings this week.

The Dolphins aren't letting history stand in their way -
Winning free agency doesn't concern Joe Philbin.

Adrian Peterson wants out of Minnesota, Cowboys reportedly interested -
The best running back of this generation is having a stand-off with his current team, and the Cowboys could benefit.

Rex Ryan has no use for Darrelle Revis, is the same as ever -
Meetings with coaches Tuesday confirmed a couple things we've always known: Rex Ryan is an audacious man and head coaches will stick by their quarterbacks until they don't.

Rise 'n Grind: Marcus Mariota will be the 2nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft -
But that doesn't mean it will be the Titans drafting him.

NFL approves in-booth 'injury spotter' as part of new player safety rules -
The new "injury spotter" position was inspired by the Super Bowl, during which Julian Edelman appeared to play while suffering concussion symptoms.

NFL teams have spent $1.8 billion thus far in free agency -
NFL contracts are getting massive, as teams have committed almost $2 billion to players this free agency period.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

UPDATE: Astros Triple-A affiliate to give away 2017 World Series rings or they won't - The Crawfish Boxes
Marty! We have to go back! Back to the future to pick up a World Series ring.

Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to beat the Pelicans for the first time this season in New Orleans.

C.J. Hinojosa's 3-run HR boosts Horns over Bobcats - Burnt Orange Nation
A move to the second spot in the lineup could pay dividends for the shortstop.

Texas Tech Sports Preview: 3/24-3/30 - Viva The Matadors
Baseball looks to get back on track after a tough week, Softball starts conference play, West Virginia & Oklahoma are the lone Big 12 schools remaining in the NCAA tourney.

Frogs Bounce Back Over OU - Frogs O' War
The Frogs needed to get back on track after a tough weekend series against OSU, and took a big step towards doing so Tuesday night at home verses Oklahoma in extras.

Who is Wyatt Schrepfer, Baylor's Newest Running Back? - Our Daily Bears
Has a tornado (full of sharks probably) ever fallen on your head? Wyatt Schrepfer knows what this feels like.

GIF of Kyle Field construction progress - Good Bull Hunting
See the past four months of work in less than 15 seconds.

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the LA Galaxy - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo earned a valuable road point drawing the LA Galaxy 1-1. Nathan Sturgis equalized after the Dynamo conceded a goal just 3 minutes into play.