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Houston Texans News: March 4, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Johnson move inevitable, but Texans bungled handling of it - Houston Chronicle
Texans coach Bill O'Brien sat Johnson down last Thursday and delivered some, um, interesting news.

Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson granted permission to seek trade; will be cut if no deal is made; he thanks Houston fans on Instagram before J.J. Watt tweets tribute | FOX Sports
Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson granted permission to seek trade; will be cut if no deal is made; he thanks Houston fans on Instagram before J.J. Watt tweets tribute.

With Johnson's departure, Texans truly O'Brien's team now - Houston Chronicle
Bill O'Brien: The Texans belong to you.

Ex-Texans GM Casserly thinks Johnson can still play
The man who drafted Andre Johnson back in 2003 still thinks the 12-year NFL veteran still has something left in the tank.

J.J. Watt's advice to top prospect Leonard Williams
J.J. Watt once gave advice to one of the top-ranked defensive linemen in this year's draft class.

Breakfast: Let the Pro Days begin... will be on the road again at various college pro days throughout the month of March.

Houston Texans: Andre Johnson trade no sure thing
An Andre Johnson trade is no sure thing. The Houston Texans are staring down the barrel of an expensive asset, with few teams willing to foot the bill.

Around the League

10 things to know about the LeSean McCoy-Kiko Alonso trade -
The deal of 2015 NFL offseason -- so far. Danny Kelly breaks down the big trade from Tuesday and digs into the ramifications for the Bills and Eagles.

Rise & Grind: What is Chip Kelly turning the Eagles into? -
The Eagles made a blockbuster move after a day of smaller ones in an effort to reshape the roster. But will it work?

Eagles reportedly agree to trade LeSean McCoy to Bills for Kiko Alonso -
The Eagles running back ranked third in the league in rushing yards last season.

Rebuilding the Rams needs to start up front -
The Rams enter Year 4 of their rebuilding process. It's been an up-and-down ride, but we have some advice to help St. Louis turn it around in 2015.

NFL Regional Combines are a low-budget football version of 'American Idol' -
NFL Regional Combines play host to some of the best stories of the NFL Draft, and you're not paying attention.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Welcome to The Crawfish Boxes - The Crawfish Boxes
Another season of Astros season is upon us. It's not better time to reintroduce ourselves.

Without James Harden, Rockets crumble and lose to Hawks - The Dream Shake
Reeeeeeeally could have used James Harden in this one.

Four 2017 TEs already standing out - Burnt Orange Nation
A look at four prospects in the 2017 class who are already standing out and could be among the highest-rated recruits at the tight end position in both Texas and the nation.

Texas Tech Defense Looks for Consistency Under David Gibbs - Viva The Matadors
David Gibbs has been busy sitting down with media this week, and he spoke about making sure players are in position, as well as what the secondary may look like in 2015.

How I'll spend my Summer Vacation - Frogs O' War
Hawk needs something to write about during baseball season- what do you want to see on the site?

LaQuan McGowan staying at TE and #80 - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Daily Bull 3.4.15: Wednesday Trendsday - Good Bull Hunting
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