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Houston Texans News: March 9, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ 2015 QB situation could include both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer - Ultimate Texans
If their price is right, the Texans can have quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer competing for the starting job next season.

Report: Houston Texans Interested In Acquiring Free Agent Brian Hoyer | NFL ||
The Houston Texans might replace one former New England Patriots backup quarterback with another. Brian Hoyer reportedly is a top target for the Texans, per NFL Media's Jeff Darlington.

Texans would covet Mallett-Hoyer QB battle - Houston Chronicle
If their price is right, the Texans will have quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer competing for the starting job next season.

Kareem Jackson, Houston Texans agree to four-year contract - ESPN
The Houston Texans have reached agreement on a four-year contract with Kareem Jackson.

Derek Newton glad to still be with Texans
Texans offensive lineman Derek Newton is never going to forget Saturday, March 7, 2015.

AFC South free agency preview: Division loaded with cap space
All four teams armed with significant spending power with Jags poised to lure major talent.

AFC South Free Agency Capsules - The Washington Post
The Texans need a quarterback, must decide whether to re-sign Mallett, who has said he’d like to stay.

Report: San Francisco 49ers are the favorites to land Torrey Smith - ESPN
According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the San Francisco 49ers are the favorites to land Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith in free agency.

Around the League

Jeremy Maclin reportedly plans to sign with Kansas City -
Maclin will reportedly reunite with Andy Reid in Kansas City.

Devin McCourty reportedly reaches deal to stay in New England -
The Patriots will keep one of their top defensive players.

Rise & Grind: The best kind of NFL free agent signings -
Sometimes the best moves in free agency are keeping your own players.

Chris Johnson stable after being shot in the shoulder -
Johnson was a victim of a drive-by shooting, and another person he was with has died.

LeSean McCoy agrees to 5-year, $40 million deal with Bills, per report -
A big contract will quiet reports that McCoy was bummed out to be brought to the Bills.

Mark Sanchez re-signs with Eagles, per report -
Mark Sanchez will remain in Philadelphia after all, agreeing to a two-year deal.

Byron Maxwell will sign with Eagles, per report -
The lanky cornerback became a coveted target in free agency after starting the past two years in Seattle.

Frank Gore plans to sign with Eagles, per report -
The veteran tailback is headed to Philadelphia for his 11th season.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Photo Gallery: Astros vs. Yankees, March 7, 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Photos from the Astros third Spring Training game.

Rockets win big in Denver on second night of back-to-back - The Dream Shake
Early on, all signs pointed to trap game, but the Rockets found production out of an unlikely bench member to turn things around.

Texas QB target Tristen Wallace decommits from Texas Tech - Burnt Orange Nation
The nation's No. 3 dual-threat prospect has ties to the Longhorns.

5 Thoughts: The Red Raiders are swept in Fullerton - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raider bats struggle to get going as they are swept by the Titans.

Wile E. doesn't catch the Roadrunner- ISU 89, TCU 76 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs put together a decent offensive performance against the Cyclones, but were simply unable to do anything to slow ISU in the second half.

NCAA putting a stop to the Shawn Oakman jersey tuck - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Daily Bull 3.8.2015 - Good Bull Hunting
This late Daily Bull brought to you by Daylight Savings.

Shooting From the Corner: Kansas State Wildcats @ Texas Longhorns - Barking Carnival
Texas Shows Signs of Life in Double-Digit Win.