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Houston Texans News: April 2, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans sign Nate Washington
The Houston Texans added to their wide receiver depth Wednesday, signing wide receiver Nate Washington, the team announced.

Texans sign Nate Washington | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have added another veteran wideout to the group of players vying for playing time alongside DeAndre Hopkins in their 2015 lineup. The team announced Wednesday that they've agreed to a deal with former Titans wide receiver Nate Washington.

Nate Washington signs with Houston Texans - NFL.com
The Houston Texans have signed former Titans wide receiver Nate Washington, the team announced. How much does Washington have left in the tank?

Ex-Titans WR Nate Washington lands with Texans
Washington played the last six seasons in Tennessee.

Texans' Xavier Su'a-Filo having impressive offseason - NFL Nation - ESPN
ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli says the team is expecting Xavier Su'a-Filo to earn a starting guard spot.

O'Brien "looking forward" to Cushing impact in 2015
Linebacker Brian Cushing is on track for a prosperous 2015.

Alfred Blue working towards degree
After a successful rookie campaign where he shattered several team records, Alfred Blue isn’t taking his foot off the gas anytime soon.

Around the League

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota trade and a visit from PFT Commenter - SBNation.com
This week: Jameis Winston's pro day, trading for Mariota and hot takes from PFT Commenter.

Quarterback guru George Whitfield explains why he chases QBs with brooms - SBNation.com
George Whitfield Jr. heard the criticism about Jameis Winston's pro day. He isn't mad, but he thinks you should know the method to his madness.

Let NFL players smoke weed - SBNation.com
The time has come for the NFL to look the other way when it comes to its players smoking marijuana. Matt Ufford explains why the current system is antiquated and calls on Roger Goodell to make things right (for once).

Let NFL players smoke weed - SBNation.com
The time has come for the NFL to look the other way when it comes to its players smoking marijuana. Matt Ufford explains why the current system is antiquated and calls on Roger Goodell to make things right (for once).

The NFL is insulting its fans while endangering its players - SBNation.com
The NFL has swept concussions under the rug, and it's going to catch up with them.

Rise 'n Grind: Eli Manning is so excited - SBNation.com
The 2015 season can't get here soon enough for the Giants quarterback. In the meantime, here's a list of things to keep your occupied on a Wednesday morning.

The Ravens don't want Justin Forsett to be another one-hit wonder running back - SBNation.com
Could the Ravens' Justin Forsett become the latest tailback to rush for 1,000 yards and never do so again?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros finalize Opening Day roster, put three on DL and send four to minors - The Crawfish Boxes
BOOM. TagsBomb.

Rockets vs. Kings Final Score - 2015: Houston hangs on against Sacramento - The Dream Shake
No Dwight Howard tonight, only kind of a problem as the Beard scored a career high in the Rockets 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Reports: Shaka Smart to visit Texas beginning on Thursday - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns could have the next basketball coach in place within the next 48 hours.

Texas Tech vs. TCU Baseball Preview - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech hosts TCU in what could be the biggest Big 12 series of the regular season.

TCU Basketball Year in Review - Frogs O' War
A record start, improvements in Big 12 play, and room for growth highlighted Trent Johnson's third year at the helm. As Final Four weekend approaches, let's take a look back at the 2014-2015 TCU...

Baylor Announces LaQuan McGowan as 2015 Starting Quarterback - Our Daily Bears
Move over, Clarence Beeftank, there's a new sheriff in town.

Reveille Banned From Kyle Field - Good Bull Hunting
Sources have confirmed that a technicality in building codes means that Reveille will not be allowed into Kyle Field. How did this happen, and what is the next move for Texas A&M?

Texas Longhorns Coaching Innuendo: Texas "Zeroing In" on Shaka Smart? - Barking Carnival
Shaka Smart is reportedly the top target on Steve Patterson's head coaching big board.