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Houston Texans News: March 3, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Texans Should Re-Sign Ryan Mallett, Look to Trade Ryan Fitzpatrick | Bleacher Report
Rivers McCown talks about Houston's QB situation.

Andre Johnson of Houston Texans given permission to seek trade - ESPN
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has been given permission to seek a trade, according to sources.

Texans' Release of Andre Johnson Is Unpleasant but Best for Both Sides | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

Andre Johnson ready to move on from Texans
After serving as the face of the Houston Texans through much of his 12 seasons with the franchise, Andre Johnson is prepared to start over with a new team. The Texans informed the 33-year-old wide receiver...

Texans begin exploring options on how to replace Andre Johnson - Ultimate Texans
How will the Texans replace veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson, the greatest player in franchise history?

Report: Andre Johnson will be released if Texans can’t find trade partner | ProFootballTalk
One of the standout wide receivers of his generation is set to leave Houston. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are allowing Andre Johnson to seek a trade. If Johnson is not dealt, he will be released, the Chronicle reported.

One way or another, it appears Andre Johnson won’t be back with Texans - The Washington Post
His agent is seeking a trade and if one can't be found, Houston will reportedly cut its franchise receiving leader. So he's starting his goodbyes.

NFL salary cap set at $143 million; Texans face key decisions - Ultimate Texans
The NFL’s salary cap for the 2015 season will be $143.28 million.

Andre Johnson's Texans career is over as team will trade or release him -
Arguably the best player in franchise history has reportedly played his final snap with the team.

Around the League

La'el Collins is consistently boring, and that's good -
His tape may be boring with a bit of nasty, but that's exactly what makes La'el Collins one of Stephen White's favorite 2015 draft prospects.

MMBM: Sports analytics just don't add up, folks -
No nerds have ever won the Super Bowl, people forget that.

Rise & Grind: Getting primed for NFL free agency -
Meanwhile, Dan Orlovsky jokes out his new contract on Twitter.

2015 NFL mock draft: 2 rounds of fun -
Why do just one round? Because doing two is more fun, and it invites the Buffalo Bills to the game. The No. 1 pick may be the same as last week, but plenty has changed.

NFL franchise tag tracker 2015: Justin Houston, Dez Bryant get tagged -
Monday is the deadline day for teams to franchise a player. Justin Houston, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas are among those who received the tag, while the Lions decided not to use theirs on Ndamukong Suh.

Ohio State's Michael Bennett will silence the haters -
Forget the buts, the Ohio State defensive tackle can rush the passer, and retired NFL defensive end Stephen White says that's more than enough to make him an early first-round pick in the NFL Draft.

2015 NFL Draft: College pro day schedule and results -
The NFL Draft is fast approaching, which means it's pro day season! We'll keep you updated as schools around the nation showcase their top talent.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Podcast: Evan Drellich checks in from Spring Training - The Crawfish Boxes
Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle joins the show to talk about the vibe in camp, players that are standing out, new strategy advancements in baseball and a dead fish.

Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks game preview - The Dream Shake
Check out the suspended game preview for Rockets-Hawks

Texas Gang Or Die: How the No. 2 Longhorns class in 2012 fizzled and flamed out - Burnt Orange Nation
Racked by attrition and sunk by underachievers, one of the nation's top classes hasn't panned out in Austin.

Williams Hits Three, Lifts Texas Tech Over Oklahoma State - Viva The Matadors
Devaugntah Williams hits three-pointer with 10 seconds left to lift Texas Tech over Oklahoma State in the 2015 home finale, 63-62.

Mailbag Answers: March 2nd, 2015 - Frogs O' War
Blame the snow; there's no Monday Morning Manager this week. But, there is a mailbag! Come see if your question was answered as we talk about everything from; Boykin's wrist, football expectations...

Bears Stumble in Austin 61-59 - Our Daily Bears
Seven players were ejected with two minutes remaining in overtime in a game where Baylor could not find their offensive rhythm.

Back to the Basics: Texas A&M Opens Spring Football - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M opens up 2015 spring football on Monday. Here are three positions to watch that should be the most competitive this spring.

Shooting From the Corner: Baylor Bears at Texas Longhorns - Barking Carnival
Texas survives a bench-clearing brawl & an OT scare to upset the Baylor Bears

Root Sports named Dynamo's local broadcast partner - Dynamo Theory
Glenn Davis and Eddie Robinson return on Houston's Root Sports Southwest as part of a new broadcast deal that will see the Dynamo join the Rockets and Astros in 2015.