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Houston Texans News: March 31, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans Cheerleaders -- Hot Hopefuls Twerk It Out ... For Spot On The Squad |
Roughly 1,000 of the hottest chicks in Texas went down to Houston this weekend ... to try out for a spot on the Texans cheerleading squad ... and TMZ…

Mock 4.0: WR the choice
The fourth Mock Draft Survey has a wide receiver going to the Texans, per the Draft experts from around the web.

5 players Cowboys might regret passing on in 2011 draft   | Dallas Morning News
The Cowboys drafted well in 2011. Not only were they able to land their All-Pro left tackle of the future, they also found a Pro Bowl running back, a starting outside linebacker and a solid wide receiver and special teams player.

Chris Myers visiting Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks traded last year's starting center Max Unger to the Saints in the deal for tight end Jimmy Graham and they're visiting with a potential replacement on Monday. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Chris Myers is in Seattle for a visit.

2015 HTC Finalists
Vote for your favorite finalist.

Around the League

Why the NFL loves college basketball players -
Overcome with March Madness, Danny Kelly explains why so many NFL general managers are scouting college basketball games these days.

MMBM: A failed drug test at the NFL Combine should get you arrested -
Non-defensive college players who get caught by the NFL's drug test should be duly reported to the authorities. They're breaking the law technically and they should be punished, not rewarded by getting drafted.

2015 NFL mock draft: Moving Marcus Mariota back up -
For the past several weeks, the Oregon Heisman Trophy winner has dropped to the fifth or sixth pick in mock drafts. Maybe it's time to starting thinking he'll go higher.

Browns fined for Textgate, GM suspended 4 games -
General manager Ray Farmer will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season and the Browns received a $250,000 fine.

Falcons lose 5th-round draft pick in 2016 for artificial crowd noise -
The Falcons will lose a pick in next year's draft for piping in crowd noise during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Vikings send message to ex-players Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar -
It's okay if you forgot about this.

Rise 'n Grind: Bill Belichick is elite now -
The Patriots head coach is in #elite company, which is sort of #elite by association. Go under the hoodie with us for a heaping helping of football content.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Spring Training Roster Update March 30, 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
A look at two of the more surprising moves to come out of the latest round of cuts for the Astros roster.

Shorthanded Rockets lose late to Raptors, 99-96 - The Dream Shake
Even CLINTSANITY couldn't save the Rockets tonight, when everyone was hurt and Josh Smith played terribly.

Texas, Shaka Smart reportedly discussing Horns head coaching position - Burnt Orange Nation
Is Smart the top choice after all?

This Week In Texas Tech Sports: 3/23-3/29 - Viva The Matadors
Spring Game stuff, Baseball, and a Basketball commitment highlight this week in Texas Tech Sports.

TCU Baseball: Wichita State Weekend Preview - Frogs O' War
After a series loss last weekend, the Frogs look to bury their omens against one of College Baseball's most historic teams this weekend at home.

Bears Win OU Series! - Our Daily Bears
Baseball got to WERK this week, picking up a series win against OU and a win against UTA in Arlington.

Texas A&M Baseball Grabs #1 Spot in USA Today Poll - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M baseball sits atop the USA Today Coaches Poll, but trails Vanderbilt in other national polls.

Texas Longhorns Coaching Innuendo: Marshall, Smart, and So Forth - Barking Carnival
What's the latest on the Texas Longhorns' men's basketball coaching search?

Editor's Notes: Small signs of improvement from the Dynamo, Dash Day and Tyler Deric wins SotW again - Dynamo Theory
Despite a scoreless draw the Dynamo saw improvement in the midfield against the Colorado Rapids. The Houston Dash celebrated Dash Day on Sunday and last week Tyler Deric won Save of the Week again.