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During J.J. Watt's whirlwind offseason, training remained paramount - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The season J.J. Watt put together put him in line for commercials and TV guest spots in the offseason, but he also knows how he got there.

Safety Stevie Brown makes visit to Houston Texans, per report | NJ.com
He gets a look elsewhere while the Giants remain an option.

Texans get first look at 2015 weekly schedule - Ultimate Texans
After hosting Kansas City in the regular-season opener at NRG Stadium on Sept. 13, the Texans have to wait until Oct. 8 — the fifth game of the season – for receiver Andre Johnson’s homecoming game.

The 16 Toughest Games On The Texans 2015 Schedule " CBS Houston
The NFL is tough. Football is tough.  Waiting four and a half months for a meaningful game after you figure out the schedule of your favorite team is tough.  With all that time to kill we decided to take the tough task of looking at how tough the Texans games will be in 2015 (and 2016 for at least one game).  It’s tough to narrow down what games are the toughest.

Houston Texans 2015 NFL Draft Preview
Teams are putting the finishing touches on their preparation as the 2015 NFL Draft is nearly here. To preview the draft for the Houston Texans, I got...

WR Jaelen Strong visiting Houston Texans - NFL.com
The Houston Texans are hosting Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong for a visit Wednesday.

Around the League

5 things we learned as Texans returned to work
With the first day of offseason workouts in the books, we give you five important takeaways.

Tayo Fabuluje was out of football and working 3 jobs. Now he's ready for the NFL. - SBNation.com
How TCU offensive lineman Tayo Fabuluje conquered hopelessness by sheer force of optimism.

Jordan Phillips is a big dude, and the NFL needs big dudes - SBNation.com
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White puts Oklahoma nose tackle Jordan Phillips under the microscope ahead of the draft.

NFL Draft 2015
What all 32 teams need to do in the 2015 NFL Draft

NFL schedule 2015: How important are early season games? - SBNation.com
If you want to make the NFL playoffs, it's crucial to get off to a fast start.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Mariners 3, Astros 2: Trogdor burninates but not when it counts - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros came close to the sweep, but kept their brooms put away in this loss.

Rockets Breakdown: Pick and Rolls and Wrinkles - The Dream Shake
Josh Smith takes over the offense and leads the Rockets to a Game 2 victory over the Mavericks.

Texas Longhorns post-spring roster update - Burnt Orange Nation
With an updated Longhorns roster now available, it's possible to assess which players changed their body composition since last fall.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 4/23 - Viva The Matadors
This week I take a look at a recently offered wide receiver, an offensive linemen whose haircut is just as awesome as his game and another Houston area recruit who Texas Tech hopes to reel in.

Thursday Links O' War: April 23, 2015 - Frogs O' War
Paul Dawson's draft stock is rising.

The big 2015 Tulsa football guide: Trying to be like Baylor makes sense - SBNation.com
New head coach Philip Montgomery probably won't need long to restore Tulsa's offensive prowess, but a defense that completely collapsed last year will likely hold the Golden Hurricane back in 2015.

Aggies Head to Baton Rouge for Top 2 Showdown - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies finally dropped their first series of the 2015 season, but they have to have short memories as they head east to Baton Rouge to take on the now top-ranked Tigers.