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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, May 4, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans: Complete 2015 NFL Draft Wrap-Up and Analysis | Bleacher Report
Seven rounds, a couple of trades, and now seven new players. The Houston Texans nailed the 2015 NFL draft, and despite your own opinion, general manager Rick Smith deserves the credit.

NFL Draft 2015: Dieffenbach signs with Steelers, Ross Travis to hit Texans mini camp, and more |
Another former Nittany Lion confirmed he is set to head south to begin his NFL career, and Adrian Amos and Donovan Smith offer their thoughts on the draft.

Former Penn State PF Ross Travis invited to minicamp by Texans | CollegeBasketballTalk
The Texans will hold its rookie minicamp next weekend.

Texans add to roster through UDFA signings
The Houston Texans finished drafting Saturday afternoon and have since shifted their focus to filling out the rest of their roster...

Texans hope Trail leads to free-agent payoff on defense - Houston Chronicle
Trail (6-7, 269) played outside linebacker, defensive end and tight end in college. [...] why wasn't Trail drafted, considering he's a bright guy with no baggage, studies karate, likes to shoot and edit videos, and has dreamed of working at ESPN or NFL Network?

Texans agree to deals with 16 undrafted free agents - Ultimate Texans
After the draft ended on Saturday, the Texans agreed to terms with 16 undrafted free agents.

Texans draft LSU RB Kenny Hilliard in Round 7
The Texans added LSU running back Kenny Hilliard to their roster with a seventh-round selection, 235th overall.

Family surrounds Kevin Johnson as he rises to Texans’ first-round pick - Ultimate Texans
Judy Johnson wasn’t going to give in.

NFL draft grades of Mel Kiper, Todd McShay for Houston Texans - AFC South - ESPN
The ESPN draft analysts were generally pleased with the Texans' 2015 draft.

Report: Houston Texans add Texas A&M RB Trey Williams as undrafted free agent following 2015 NFL draft | | Dallas Morning News
The Houston Texans have picked up Texas A&M running back as an undrafted free agent according to multiple reports. The news was first broke by Matt Musil via Twitter.

Former NSU star Trail signs with Houston Texans | |
Versatile former Norfolk State star Lynden Trail wasn't selected during any of the seven rounds of the NFL draft, but he's still officially an NFL player.

Christian Covington to Houston Texans: Full Draft Pick Breakdown | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Around the League

2015 NFL Draft grades: Jaguars, Falcons win the draft -
Several teams changed their franchise in the draft, and none did a better job than Atlanta and Jacksonville.

Rise 'n Grind: What happens after the NFL Draft? -
How are we supposed to go on now?

NFL Draft results: Pick complete, teams chase undrafted free agents -
The teams made their final selections in the 2015 NFL Draft with the attention now turned to rounding up the best undrafted free agents.

Undrafted free agent signings 2015: Teams begin bidding on NFL Draft leftovers -
The NFL Draft is over, but dozens of quality rookies still have yet to picked up.

2016 NFL mock draft: Ohio State taking over -
This year's draft just ended, so what better time to take a sneak peek to next year?

2015 NFL Draft: Randy Gregory needs the Dallas Cowboys -
Randy Gregory had to wait ... and wait ... before the Dallas Cowboys made him the 60th pick in the NFL Draft, but it may have been worth it.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Way too early edition -
Now's the time to know who should be on your college football radar for next year's process.

Louisville's Gerald Christian named 2015 Mr. Irrelevant -
For being the last pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Gerald Christian earned the title of "Mr. Irrelevant" and a vacation to Newport Beach.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 7, Mariners 6: El Oso Blanco delivers again and again and again and again - The Crawfish Boxes
Do not get in his way. He has a particular set of skills, and they involve hitting baseballs very far.

Rockets vs. Clippers 2015 NBA Playoffs Game 1: Feels like old times - The Dream Shake
The first game of the biggest Rockets playoff series in two decades is tonight

Louisville's NFL Draft success bodes well for Charlie Strong era at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
Just do this in Austin and the Longhorns should return to national prominence.

Texas Tech's Marquez And Fehoko Sign Free Agent Deals - Viva The Matadors
Two Red Raiders sign undrafted free agents deals after no Red Raiders hear their name called at the draft.

FOW Trial Post: Making My Way To Horned Frog Heaven - Frogs O' War
Sometimes sports and school affiliation transcends the basic to become something more meaningful.

Monday Daily Bears Report - Our Daily Bears
Baseball is kind of out of the cellar.

ONE TRUE BRAND - Good Bull Hunting
GBH sits down to talk with branding manager Chet Norsworth about the decision to modify Texas A&M's seal

Texas and Baylor NOT getting along during the NFL Draft - Barking Carnival
Like love, Twitter is a battlefield.