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Houston Texans News

#HowOldRobot fails at guessing Texans ages
Age is just a number, but don't tell that to the Texans. According to, a handful of players are already past their prime.

Breaking Down Houston Texans' Roster After the 2015 Draft | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

5 Positions Houston Texans Must Still Address Before 2015 Season | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Five things to know about Houston Texans' revamped receiving corps - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Since Andre Johnson's departure, the Texans' group of receivers has changed dramatically.

CCU linebacker Backus looking to seize opportunity with NFL’s Houston Texans | The Sun News The Sun News
Coastal Carolina’s Quinn Backus was a three-time Big South Defensive Player of the Year in college and will now look to prove himself again as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans.

Poll: Did The Texans Overpay For Whitney Mercilus - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Did the Houston Texans overpay outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus with the four year, $26 million extension he signed this week?

Texans star raises $640,000 at Charity game in Sugar Land | Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper
The annual Justin J. Watt Foundation Charity Softball Game has become one of the hottest tickets in Sugar Land – and for good reason.

Around the League

Rise 'n Grind: DeflateGate is the worst NFL scandal ever -
Not the most horrific, but certainly the most tedious.

LeSean McCoy thinks Chip Kelly is getting rid of 'good black players' on purpose -
LeSean McCoy doesn't much care for his former head coach.

Rob Gronkowski suggests that you deflate DEEZ NUTS -
He is our generation's Oscar Wilde, but with a much thicker neck.

La'el Collins passes polygraph test, ruled out as father of Brittney Mills' baby, per report -
After going unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft, the former LSU offensive lineman could find an NFL home soon.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Streaking: It brings out the weird in all of us - The Crawfish Boxes
Baseball players are some of the most superstitious people on earth. Can superstitions keep a streak alive?

Three things we learned from the Rockets Game 2 win over the Clippers - The Dream Shake
It took too long, but the Rockets finally realized they had something to play for.

Texas is first program to offer 2017 OT Walker Little - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns were aggressive on the recruiting trail Wednesday.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 5/7 - Viva The Matadors
Yet another new QB target, a new commit and a WR target Texas Tech got their eyes on first.

FOW Trial Post: Peach Bowl Recap and Looking Forward - Frogs O' War
What's next for the Horned Frogs?

Profiling Baylor's Incoming Transfer Guards - Our Daily Bears
Men's basketball transfer season is nearing a close. There are still a couple of key guards out there looking to make their decisions soon. Here's what you need to know.

Fran, Inc.: A New Mexico Corporation - Good Bull Hunting
Delving into the former coach's termination documents

Dynamo fall 1-0 to Kinnear led San Jose Earthquakes - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo fell 1-0 to the Dominic Kinnear led San Jose Earthquakes who scored in fitting fashion off a set piece thanks to Adam Jahn's 54th minute header.