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Houston Texans News: March 5, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, March 5, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans release center Chris Myers - Ultimate Texans
The Texans’ decision to release center Chris Myers changes two positions on the offensive line and is another indication they’ll be major players in free agency for the first time since 2011.

Houston Texans cut center Chris Myers - ESPN
The Texans released center Chris Myers on Wednesday, after seven seasons during which he never missed a game.

Texans will release Chris Myers | ProFootballTalk
Wide receiver Andre Johnson isn’t the only veteran on the way out of Houston.

Andre Johnson asks Texans to release him | ProFootballTalk
The Texans recently gave receiver Andre Johnson permission to seek a trade.  Johnson won't be doing that. Johnson's agent, Kennard McGuire, tells PFT that he has asked the Texans to release Johnson. The impasse arose when the Texans recently informed Johnson he'd have a reduced role in 2015.

Andre Johnson asks for outright release from Houston Texans - ESPN
Andre Johnson's agent Kennard McGuire said Wednesday morning that he has asked the Houston Texans to release his client from his contract.

Who are the NFL’s top unrestricted free agents in 2015? - Ultimate Texans
NFL free agency is right around the corner, beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.

(Insider $) Houston Texans' biggest free-agency needs, top targets, predictions - NFL - ESPN
Biggest free-agency needs, top targets and predictions on how everything will play out for the Houston Texans.

Texas A&M's Trey Willams to meet with Texans
Texas A&M running back Trey Williams had a strong Pro Day on Wednesday.

Around the League

Putting the New York Jets on the right flight path -
It's been a while since the New York Jets had a winning team. We have a plan to reverse course.

Matt Cassel traded to Bills -
Matt Cassel is now a member of the Buffalo Bills after he was traded from the Minnesota Vikings.

Peyton Manning set to take $4 million pay cut, per report -
The future Hall of Fame quarterback is set to take a pay cut and return to Denver next season.

Every important NFL free agency rumor in one place -
Keep up with the latest from the NFL rumor mill.

Adrian Peterson hopeful situation with Vikings ends with everyone 'content' -
The former MVP describes his talks with Vikings brass as "a great dialog."

Saints to release Pierre Thomas, shop Curtis Lofton, per report -
New Orleans desperately needs the cap relief.

Steelers are hoping Troy Polamalu will retire, according to report -
The Steelers will likely part ways with Troy Polamalu and would reportedly prefer if he made things cleaner by retiring.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Lance Berkman going into the Hall of Fame...for college baseball - The Crawfish Boxes
Good news, Lancelot. You're a Hall of Famer.

Rockets get gutpunched by Gasol, lose 102-100 - The Dream Shake
Right at the end, a blown call and a Marc Gasol fadeaway snatched a win away from the Rockets. Rough way to end a great game.

Kirk Bohls: Baylor should replace TCU/Texas Tech as Thanksgiving opponent - Burnt Orange Nation
If the Thanksgiving Day game is going to continue to exist, this might be a better option.

The 2011 Recruiting Class: Boom or Bust? - Viva The Matadors
The 2011 class had highs and lows like every recruiting class. Who were the standouts and who were the busts?

Frozen out- OSU 82, TCU 70 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs controlled the first half but were simply buried under an avalanche of threes from the Cowboys in a comprehensive beatdown in Stillwater.

WBB: Lady Bears Win All The Awards - Our Daily Bears
The Big 12 announced their annual women's basketball awards and not surprising our top-seeded Lady Bears fared quite well.

Texas A&M Mens Basketball: 200/1 odds to win NCAA Tournament - Good Bull Hunting
Yes. There is a chance.

The Texas Longhorns are working out this offseason. - Barking Carnival
At 5:30. A.M.

Players and league agree to new CBA - Dynamo Theory
A new CBA has been agreed on in principle.