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Houston Texans News: May 6, 2015

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Extending Whitney Mercilus Means the Houston Texans Commit to Mediocrity | Bleacher Report
Rivers McCown gives his thoughts on the Texans extending Mercilus, and they are not positive.

Texans Look to German Experience for Astrodome Plans
Some Texans have traveled to Germany and toured a hangar-turned-theme park south of Berlin to get tips on possible new uses for the Astrodome.

Houston Texans Kevin Johnson grew into the corner he is today - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Kevin Johnson's father, Kevin Johnson Sr., was a multi-sport athlete in high school -- he played basketball, he wrestled, he ran track. He never played football, though. That game was all his son's.

Christian Covington a Fit For the Texans - Houston - Scout
Christian Covington comes from football genes and his father, Grover, is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame after a standout career with the Hamilton Ti-Cats. Now his son’s dream of playing in the NFL has come true after he was drafted by the Houston Texans.

We Remember: Houston Drafting J.J. Watt Was Not Popular with Texans Fans | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Around the League

Players don't think the NFL's domestic violence training is working -
The NFL requires every player to take domestic violence training, but the mandatory program isn't connecting with its audience.

2016 NFL Draft: 125 players to know for next year -
It's obviously early, but it doesn't look like there's a clear cut top player for next year's draft. Could it be Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves? Possibly, but Ohio State's Joey Bosa and Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley are in the discussion as well.

Rise 'n Grind: Chasing La'el Collins -
The latest on the former LSU tackle, a fumbled PR effort from the Seahawks, Johnny Football's suburban palace and more from around the NFL.

Who will be the NFL's best rookies in 2015? -
The 2015 NFL Draft is over, so naturally, it's time for a really early look at which players have the best shot at winning the Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year awards.

2015 NFL depth chart: Jets have quarterback, defensive line battles to sort out -
Draft picks like Bryce Petty, Leonard Williams and Devin Smith will make for some interesting camp battles for the Jets.

NFL depth chart 2015: Quarterback and running back highlight Bills' camp battles -
Rex Ryan has declared an open competition at quarterback for the Bills this spring and summer.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rangers 7, Astros 1: Wandy dominates his old team, makes us feel bad - The Crawfish Boxes
How quickly the good times can turn bad.

Rockets vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs preview: Houston must bounce back - The Dream Shake
The Houston Rockets must recover from a Game 1 embarrassment or face a near-insurmountable lead.

Final Home Baseball Game Canceled - Burnt Orange Nation
Did the Augie Garrido Era see its last home game in Austin during Sunday's 5-1 loss to Texas Tech?

Houses of the Enemy - UFCU Disch-Falk Field - Viva The Matadors
To beat your opponent, it's a good idea to know the battlefield. Let's look at UFCU Field in Austin.

FOW Trial Post: Expectations, Questions and Predictions for the 2015 season - Frogs O' War
With Spring Practice wrapped up and the last full week of class now over, it is time to look at what next season will have in store for the Frogs. 2016 Mock Draft has Shawn Oakman going #1 overall - Our Daily Bears

Wednesday Trendsday 5.6.15 - Good Bull Hunting
Wednesday Trendsday takes a look at the relative popularity of the brands of A&M and Texas