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Houston Texans News: March 30, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, March 30, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans owner Bob McNair suggests Andre Johnson lost a step -
Earlier this month, before the Texans released Andre Johnson, the 12-year veteran admitted he wasn't thrilled by the prospects of taking a reduced role in Houston's offense.

Texans Owner Bob McNair: Ed Reed Was a "Big Disappointment" | The Big Lead
"He didn't handle the transition well publicly or behind closed doors."

Texans' Bob McNair hints Andre Johnson lost a step -
Owner Bob McNair intimated this week that the Texans released Andre Johnson because the receiver has lost a step. Will the franchise icon make McNair regret those remarks with the Colts in 2015?

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans feels 'very confident' his knee is healing - ESPN
Jadeveon Clowney feels very confident he can get back to being the player he once was after his rehabilitation from microfracture surgery.

Texans' Clowney progressing since knee surgery - Houston Chronicle
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is making significant progress in his recovery from microfracture surgery on his right knee nearly four months ago.

8 reasons Rahim Moore is a good fit
Bill O'Brien recently listed 8 reasons Rahim Moore is a good addition to the Texans' secondary.

Around the League

Which NFL team is going to draft Marcus Mariota? -
Several teams are linked to Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Which of them makes sense and which ones just aren't going to happen?

Everyone needs to chill out about Aaron Rodgers rooting for Wisconsin -
People are MAD that Aaron Rodgers is rooting for Wisconsin. That is silly.

Can Alvin 'Bud' Dupree realize his immense potential in the NFL? -
Alvin 'Bud' Dupree has the potential to be an elite NFL pass rusher, but his inconsistency makes him one of the riskiest potential first-round picks of 2015. Stephen White breaks down the tape.

Michael Jordan played pick-up basketball with Tom Brady, talked so much trash -
And called a foul!

Aaron Hernandez still hasn't been suspended by the NFL -
Roger Goodell gets it right by not suspending Hernandez. It's not like he has been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of killing someone.

Jadeveon Clowney optimistic in recovery from knee surgery -
Last year's No. 1 overall pick is recovering well from December surgery.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros cut eight players from spring training - The Crawfish Boxes
Carlos Correa and Matt Dominguez headline the players headed to the minors on Sunday.

Rockets whip Wiz, 99-91 - The Dream Shake
The Rockets won a day game in the District, beating the Wizards 99-91 behind James Harden's 24 points. Can a game as ugly as this one was be a sign of progress for Houston? You betcha.

Texas Longhorns Basketball Coaching Search: Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall Quick Hitters - Burnt Orange Nation
The latest Twitter rumors related to the Texas basketball coaching search.

Texas Tech Spring Game Thoughts: The Good, Bad & Ugly - Viva The Matadors
The Spring Game is in the books. It wasn't pretty from a production standpoint, but it sure was good to have some semblance of football on the television again.

Trent Johnson Linked to Arizona State Vacancy - Frogs O' War
Recent reports out of Tempe link Trent Johnson to the vacant head coaching position at Arizona State University.

Stats, Quotes from Baylor's Final 2015 Spring Scrimmage - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

AggieFBLife Live Streams Saturday's Scrimmage with Periscope - Good Bull Hunting
The day was made for a few lucky people who managed to watch 10 or so minutes of Aggie Football's Saturday scrimmage, thanks to AggieFBLife LIVE streaming the event.

Rick Barnes' Texas Tenure Comes to an End - Barking Carnival
Saying goodbye to the best men's basketball coach Texas has ever had.