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Houston Texans News: April 1, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans have interest in bringing back defensive lineman Antonio Smith - Ultimate Texans
The Texans are interested in bringing back defensive end Antonio Smith, who was placed on waivers by Oakland today.

Report: Texans interested in Antonio Smith return | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders announced the release of defensive lineman Antonio Smith on Tuesday afternoon, clearing $4 million from their salary cap and taking another step away from a 2014 free agent class that failed to bring better results to Oakland.

Ex-Texans QB Matt Schaub finds new home - Ultimate Texans
Matt Schaub, the winningest quarterback in Texans history, signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday.

Cecil Shorts III excited to pair up with Hopkins
Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts III is looking forward to the next chapter in his NFL career after four seasons in Jacksonville.

Around the League

Jaelen Strong is the most intriguing receiver in the 2015 NFL Draft -
He's not getting the attention that others are, but Arizona State's Jaelen Strong has the potential to be the best receiver in this year's draft class, according to retired NFL defensive end Stephen White.

The Bill Belichick Offseason Simulator -
This is not meant to be fun. This is a tool, and not a toy. Do not abuse or enjoy the Bill Belichick Offseason Simulator.

Did Jameis Winton's 'quarterback guru' hurt his pro day performance? -
Shaun King has big problems with how the purported quarterback guru is preparing Jameis Winston for the NFL Draft.

2015 NFL Draft: Ranking the wide receivers -
Amari Cooper is the best player in anther stacked group, but West Virginia's Kevin White isn't far behind.

2015 NFL Draft safety rankings: Landon Collins headlines a weak class -
A lot of NFL teams need a coverage safety. Unfortunately this isn't the draft to get one.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Luke Gregerson named Astros closer - The Crawfish Boxes
The closer carousel stops on Gregerson for the Astros.

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to bounce back tonight against the Sacramento Kings in Houston.

Tuesday Texas Longhorns coaching search rumors - Burnt Orange Nation
Where do things stand with the Horns and Shaka Smart?

A Look Back At Recruiting: Texas Tech's 2010 Class - Viva The Matadors
The 2014 season could have been so much different if the 2010 recruiting class hadn't been full of transfers and academic non-qualifiers...

TCU Baseball: UTA Preview - Frogs O' War
With Tech on the horizon and the homestand over, the Frogs begin their road games tonight in Arlington. Can Tyler Alexander continue his upward trajectory as TCU looks to extend their winning...

Google Maps Pac-Man: Baylor Edition - Our Daily Bears
This is hard-hitting reporting right here.

Aggies Keep Rolling, Win Series Against Missouri - Good Bull Hunting
The SEC East and West Division leaders squared off at Olsen Field this weekend, and the West-leading Aggies came away with the series win.

Texas Ex Rick Barnes Takes Head Coaching Job at Tennessee - Barking Carnival
All the best, RIck.

Dash Earn First Preseason Victory against University of Texas - Dynamo Theory
Kealia Ohai and Melissa Henderson lead the way with a goal apiece.