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Houston Texans News: May 12, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans put Swearinger on waivers
Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger appears to be on his way out after posting on his Instagram account that he is leaving the team.

Swearinger’s release puts Texans’ 2013 draft class in the red - Ultimate Texans
D.J. Swearinger barely fit with Gary Kubiak’s Texans.

D.J. Swearinger gets cut by Texans after coach, GM say he's still on team -
D.J. Swearinger was right: He no longer plays for the Texans.

DJ Swearinger: Houston Texans waive safety - NFL -
The Houston Texans have waived safety D.J. Swearinger.

Ex-Patriots QB Ryan Mallett On Wells Report: ‘I Play For The Texans’ | New England Patriots |
If former New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett knows anything about deflated footballs, he's not saying. Mallett was asked about the Wells Report on Monday and feigned ignorance. "What's that?" he asked, via the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. "I play for the Texans.

Texans sign three from rookie mini-camp
The Houston Texans signed three players who attended their rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis over the weekend.

Around the League

What's next for Tom Brady and the Patriots after DeflateGate punishment -
What led to the four-game suspension and $1 million fine for Brady? How did New England end up losing a first- and fourth-round pick?

Robert Kraft says DeflateGate punishment 'far exceeded any reasonable expectation' -
Robert Kraft isn't ready to accept the punishments over DeflateGate.

Patriots players are NOT happy about the NFL's DeflateGate punishment -
Patriots players took to Twitter to vent about the NFL's decision to suspend Tom Brady and punish the Pats over DeflateGate.

MMBM: What's really on Tom Brady's cell phone? -
Tom Brady either doesn't trust the league enough to not share nude pics of him and his wife from his cell phone, or he doesn't have them to begin with -- and I can't decide which is worse.

The Raiders could finally be good again -
After drafting quarterback Derek Carr a season ago, Oakland could finally be headed in the right direction offensively after picking Cooper and tight end Clive Walford in the draft.

Tom Brady suspended 4 games for role in DeflateGate -
The NFL disciplined the Patriots quarterback with a significant suspension.

Patriots lose 2016 1st-round pick, fined $1 million for DeflateGate role -
The Patriots will most likely appeal the decision.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros top prospect Correa promoted to AAA - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston's top prospect is one step closer to the big leagues.

This is what getting your butt whooped looks like - The Dream Shake
True blowouts, two games in a row, showed the Rockets for what they truly are.

What's going on with Texas Longhorns OL recruiting? - Burnt Orange Nation
There's some cause for concern based on the current returns, but the long-term perspective provides some hope.

A Scout's Thoughts On Former Red Raiders - Viva The Matadors
Bryan Broaddus of gives his thoughts on how both Kenny Williams and Reshod Fortenberry performed at the Cowboys rookie minicamp.

Trent Johnson Adds a BIG Man - Frogs O' War
Coach Johnson has been busy on the recruiting trail, working quickly to fill his last remaining spots. Today that paid dividends, as JuCo stud Vladimir Brodziansky signed out of Pratt Community College.

The Longhorn Network Has Been a Disaster (So Far) - Our Daily Bears
You might want to sit down for this...

Meet A Bullcaster: Cool Hand Lucas - Good Bull Hunting
The Bullcast continues its series of Meet A Bullcaster episodes. This week we introduce Cool Hand Lucas.

Notre Dame will block Everett Golson from transferring to future opponents - Barking Carnival
Bawk Bawk!