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Houston Texans News: March 26, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans move money around, then make free agency moves - Ultimate Texans
During the buildup to NFL free agency in early March, Texans general manager Rick Smith had breathing room under the league’s hard salary cap of $143.2 million. But the team’s $13 million in available money paled when compared to the deep pockets possessed by AFC South rivals Jacksonville, Tennessee and Indianapolis, among others.

Bob McNair: Greg Hardy wouldn't have 'fit in' with Houston Texans - ESPN
Continuing to empty the notebook from my conversation this week with Houston Texans owner Bob McNair ...

Houston Texans Can Open Roof at Halftime - Houston - Scout
Under a new rule passed by NFL Owners, the Houston Texans will be allowed to open the roof at halftime if weather improves.

Keenum’s late-season success in Houston comes as no surprise to Rams coach - Ultimate Texans
After watching quarterback Case Keenum leave St. Louis for the Texans late in the season, Rams coach Jeff Fisher was determined to get him back.

NFL Draft 2015: Houston Texans Team Needs
Year one under head coach Bill O’Brien was a pleasant surprise for the Houston Texans. A successful 2015 NFL Draft could have the Texans challenging the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South.

Around the League

Rex Ryan is building a monster in Buffalo -
But will fortune favor the bold?

Buccaneers 'have a leader' for No. 1 pick, says Lovie Smith -
The Buccaneers have five more weeks to evaluate, but one player is standing out as a leader for the No. 1 pick, according to Lovie Smith.

Safety position 'is an issue' for the Giants, says Tom Coughlin -
The Giants didn't address the safety position in free agency and now it's a concern for the team, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

The NFL won't pay for end zone cameras and Bill Belichick isn't happy about it -
Belichick voiced his displeasure and possibly included some profanity.

Tom Coughlin doesn't trust Siri, aka 'the lady in the GPS' -
A computer voice that doesn't accept a simple "thank you" is a big red flag for the Giants head coach.

Browns, Falcons facing 'severe' punishment for 2014 violations, per report -
The NFL could might lay heavy penalties to Cleveland for "textgate" and Atlanta for piping in fake crowd noise.

Roger Goodell won't guarantee a Los Angeles NFL team by 2016 -
Roger Goodell spoke to the NFL media again on Wednesday, and talked about the status of Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson, among other things.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Former Astros Pitcher Jarred Cosart being investigated for alleged sports gambling - The Crawfish Boxes
Former Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart was outed on Twitter for alleged sports gambling.

Howard returns, Rockets squeak past Pelicans - The Dream Shake
Harden posterizes Anthony Davis.

Tyrone Swoopes ahead of Jerrod Heard at first Texas Longhorns spring practice - Burnt Orange Nation
Let the quarterback competition commence.

Texas Tech Returns A Lot Of Starters Next Season - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders return 17 starters this fall which ranks #1 in the Big 12. Should this raise your expectations for the team?

TCU Football Announces Home-and-Home with Colorado, Stanford - Frogs O' War
The Horned Frogs will face off against Colorado in 2022-23, and Stanford in 2024 and 2027.

Wednesday DBR: The Mystery of Baylor Baseball - Our Daily Bears
Can you figure it out? Neither can we.

What Will the Aggie Offense Look Like in 2015? - Good Bull Hunting
Barrett Sallee from recently released a power ranking of the most dangerous offenses in the SEC, and surprise! Texas A&M came out ranked #1. That got us thinking -- just what will the Texas A&M offense look like in 2015?

Barking Carnival's Spring Practice Preview - Barking Carnival
A sneak peak at the adjustments the Longhorn coaching staff is making this spring.

League's Lowdown: March 20th - March 22nd - Dynamo Theory
A recap of all the week's action around Major League Soccer.