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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans draft preview: Next step? Beat the Colts | FOX Sports
The Houston Texans hold the No. 16 overall pick in the NFL Draft. In our 32-team preview series, FOXSports.com takes a look at their roster post-free agency and delivers a plan of attack for the last day in April.

Jon Gruden believes Brett Hundley can flourish in the pocket - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Former UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is in Houston Tuesday for a visit with the Texans.

Nate Washington on Mallett, Hoyer
Nate Washington talks about how close Houston is to a championship run and the quarterback competition between Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer.

Breakfast: #TexansMovieBracket Final
We get the Texans digital staff to weigh in on the #TexansMovieBracket final.

Benardrick McKinney to visit Cowboys, Browns, Ravens - NFL.com
The Dallas Cowboys were to host Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney for a pre-draft visit Monday, but an illness has forced McKinney to reschedule.

Meet the 2015 HTC Squad
The 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders squad has been announced.

Around the League

2015 NFL Draft quarterback rankings: Looking for sleepers in a weak class - SBNation.com
Sure, there is Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota at the top. After that, oh God, what a wreck.

Rise 'n Grind: When is Adrian Peterson coming back? - SBNation.com
Fresh off a meeting with the NFL commissioner, the Vikings running back is getting closer to reinstatement. The next question is whether or not he'll be in Minnesota when the season begins.

Where does Shane Ray fit in the NFL? - SBNation.com
Shane Ray has the skills and the motor to succeed at the next level. But retired NFL defensive end Stephen White see another weighty issue that could be a problem for Ray in the NFL.

Which AFC North team has done the most in free agency? - SBNation.com
After being a terrific division in 2014, can the group improve going forward, or is it due for regression?

2015 NFL mock draft: Grading the bloggers' picks from the 1st round - SBNation.com
The first round of the SBN mock is complete and the Raiders actually won something.

LeGarrette Blount suspended 1 game for substance abuse violation - SBNation.com
The Patriots running back will miss the 2015 season opener after violating the substance abuse policy.

Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel lost 'a lot of trust' in Browns locker room - SBNation.com
One of the most respected member of the Browns thinks Manziel will need to work at winning back his teammates.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Fearless predictions for the Astros in April - The Crawfish Boxes
What crazy predictions do I have for you now?

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets take on the San Antonio Spurs in a home-and-home. Check out the mailbag/preview!

Texas Longhorns Basketball, Inside the Numbers: Shaka Smart's Offense - Burnt Orange Nation
Inside the numbers looks at VCU's offense.

A Successful 2015 Texas Tech Football Season Looks Like _________? - Viva The Matadors
With the 2014 season clearly in the rearview mirror, what defines a successful 2015 season for our beloved Red Raiders?

The TCU Baseball Collective - Frogs O' War
In addition to previewing tonight's matchup against Dallas Baptist; we also talk about the Tech series, Big 12 standings, Monday night's mediocrity, and what makes TCU so deadly on their path to...

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Shaka Smart's first trip to Longhorn Network studios - Barking Carnival
Smooth.

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the Seattle Sounders - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo were unable to find an answer to 10 man Seattle’s lone goal.