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Houston Texans News: March 27, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, March 27, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

10 Reasons the Texans Should Be on HBO's Hard Knocks | Houston Press
Why NOT the Texans? Some reasons the Texans would make for great entertainment on HBO's Hard Knocks.

Texans massage salary cap to stay active in offseason - Houston Chronicle
The Texans were supposed to be silent bystanders. Watching but not acting. Observing and taking notice but unable to take part.

Support grows for changing extra points in NFL - Ultimate Texans
On the last day of the NFL spring meetings, there was more interest in what the owners may do in May than what they did at the Arizona Biltmore over the last four days.

Houston pro day recap
It was just another day - another day spent with stopwatches, scouts and players dreaming of an NFL future.

Why Stephone Anthony Is Ideal Fit for Houston Texans Defense | Bleacher Report
According to the NFL calendar, the 2015 draft officially begins on April 30.

O'Brien: Sky's the limit with DeAndre Hopkins
Bill O'Brien believes that the sky is the limit with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Rice pro day recap
John Harris recapped the Owls' pro day.

Around the League

NFL will curb on-field slurs, with one notable exception -
The NFL is working to end all on-field slurs and hateful language -- but it decided not to act against the use of the word "redskin."

Why NFL free agency could be the death of your team -
Many fans get insanely excited about free agency, but they need to pump the brakes.

Can the Panthers win the NFC South for the third consecutive year? -
The NFL's worst division is up for grabs.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

SB Nation's 2015 MLB Season Preview -
Everything you need to know about the upcoming MLB season.

Former Astros draft pick Brady Aiken underwent Tommy John surgery - The Crawfish Boxes
Brady Aiken announced today through The Players' Tribune that he had undergone Tommy John surgery after leaving his first start IGN academy in pain.

Rockets to offer Sergio Llull $17 million deal, according to report - The Dream Shake
The Rockets appear ready to offer Spanish guard Sergio Llull $17 million, 3 year deal for next season.

Texas AD Steve Patterson: Rick Barnes must fire assistants or be fired himself - Burnt Orange Nation
How exactly the changes to Longhorns basketball happen isn't yet clear, but there's growing buzz that there will be changes.

Texas Tech's Zach Smith - A Year in Review - Viva The Matadors
Zach Smith wasn't great at any one thing but really good at everything.

Should TCU Football schedule a second Power 5 non-conference opponent in the future? - Frogs O' War
TCU added two Pac-12 teams to their future non-conference schedule earlier this week, piling on to an already formidable swathe of games. It could still be tougher, though, if TCU were to add a second OOC Power 5 team in the same season.

Lady Bears Sweet 16 Preview and Tourney Recap So Far - Our Daily Bears
Lady Bears cruise in first and second round action, set to face 3 seed Iowa in the Sweet 16 on Friday at 6:30 pm CST on ESPN 2.

March Madness Open Thread, Game Times, and TV Info - Good Bull Hunting
Check it out, there's college hoops on TV!

Archie Miller Gets Contract Extension at Dayton - Barking Carnival
Archie Miller signed an extension at Dayton today, but that might not stop other programs from still chasing after him.