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Houston Texans News: April 13, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, April 13, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans likely to go outside linebacker or receiver in first round - Houston Chronicle
Even though the Texans finished 9-7 in Bill O'Brien's first season, they have a lot of needs in the draft. The two positions they must target early are outside linebacker and wide receiver.

Broncos add ex-Texans TE James Casey on a one-year deal - Ultimate Texans
Add veteran tight end James Casey to the list of former Texans players and coaches to R.S.V.P. for the Gary Kubiak reunion in Denver.

Texans preseason getting attention
Preseason shouldn’t warrant the excitement of a regular season game, but the Texans 2015 preseason schedule sure is generating a fair share of interest.

GM Rick Smith, Texans entering final stretch before draft - Houston Chronicle
Even though the Texans finished 9-7 in Bill O'Brien's first season, they have a lot of needs in the draft, and the two positions they must target early are outside linebacker and wide receiver.

Texans RB Arian Foster takes Twitter on a visit home to Albuquerque - NFL Nation - ESPN
When he's in the mood, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster likes to share. Count today among such days.

Texans Decision Looming for Whitney Mercilus - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans are less than a month away on the NFL deadline to exercise Whitney Mercilus' 5th-year option on his rookie contract.

Around the League

2015 NFL Draft visit tracker: Which teams are the prospects meeting with? -
The big signings of free agency are in the books and teams are now focused on the NFL Draft. Keep up with their pre-draft visits with this tracker.

We will pay an NFL team $1,000 to select its final draft pick -
It's an offer no NFL general manager could refuse.

Fixing the Bears begins with forgetting Marc Trestman -
The Bears may be closer to regaining respectability than you think. Step 1 will be exorcising their locker room demons.

Too many men on the field? NFL hires first woman ref, joins the war on masculinity -
Not to be sexist, but ...

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 6, Rangers 4: Conger's extra-inning heroics give Astros a series win - The Crawfish Boxes
It was Springer's catch that drew the most eyes, but Conger did his thing in the end to give Houston a win.

James Harden, Corey Brewer lead Rockets to win over Pelicans - The Dream Shake
Houston got a much, much-needed win on Sunday evening.

The Dream Shake Podcast: Episode No.1, April 12, 2015 - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein try to not make themselves look like idiots as they talk about the Rockets against the Spurs, the playoffs, and James Harden's MVP chances.

Light the tower orange, Jordan Spieth is the 2015 Masters champion - Burnt Orange Nation
21-year-old Spieth closes on a historic round, becomes second youngest Masters winner ever.

Three-Star Guard Malique Trent Commits to TCU - Frogs O' War
Three-star combo guard Malique Trent confirms to Frogs O' War that he has verbally committed to TCU. He becomes the third member of next year's loaded class for Trent Johnson.

P/CP: Does Texas Tech always NEED to take a QB in every recruiting class? - Viva The Matadors
Should Texas Tech take a QB with every recruiting class? Wes and Matt state their cases and provide their thoughts.

Baylor Baseballers in the Pros - Our Daily Bears
A look at former Bears who are making waves in professional baseball.

Dispatches from the Spring Game - Good Bull Hunting
Surprise! It's Maroon & White Day!

Jordan Spieth: Master Mind - Barking Carnival
21-year old Jordan Spieth announced his arrival as an elite golfer by leading the Masters wire-to-wire.

Houston Dynamo vs Montreal Impact Final Score: Montreal dominate game, Dynamo dominate score with 3-0 win - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo get a much-needed win over the Montreal Impact.

Houston Dash vs Washington Spirit Final Score: Dash kick off season with dominant 2-0 victory - Dynamo Theory
Kealia Ohai and Carli Lloyd both score in Dash season opener.