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Houston Texans News: January 15, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 15, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Mel Kiper sees Texans taking QB Carson Wentz in first round - AFC South- ESPN
Some think the burly North Dakota State standout could be the first signal-caller taken, and the position is certainly one of great need for Houston.

Report: Derek Carr was a non-starter as possible Texans draft pick - CBSSports.com
That the Texans are in the market for a franchise quarterback should come as news to exactly no one.

Former Texans troublemaker Willie Jefferson lands in Washington | ProFootballTalk
During the 2013 season, outside linebacker Willie Jefferson was among a trio of players cut by the Texans for breaking team rules at a team hotel, reportedly by smoking pot. After that, Jefferson couldn't find another NFL team willing to give him a shot.

Hopkins needs more receiving help from Texans - Houston Chronicle
The most impressive thing about the Texans' offense this season was the continued growth of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Texans' Owner Wants 'Good Young' QB in Draft, but 2016 Poses Limited Options | Bleacher Report
The Houston Texans are in a difficult position. The organization finds itself in quarterback limbo.

Report: Arian Foster To Be Released By Texans " CBS Houston
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will probably see himself with many options. According to the Houston Chronicle, Foster will see his time with the Texans end before the new league year begins in March.

Texans’ injured J.J. Watt replaced in Pro Bowl by Vikings’ Everson Griffen - Ultimate Texans
Injured Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt was replaced in the Pro Bowl by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen.

Around the League

Cam Heyward delivered the most important hit in the Steelers' Wild Card win - SBNation.com
Sure, everyone remembers how the Steelers-Bengals game ended, but Cam Heyward's hit on AJ McCarron in the second quarter is when it all started to unravel for Cincy.

If you can’t stop Dontari Poe, you can’t stop the Chiefs - SBNation.com
The big man in the middle of the Chiefs defense has a special ability as a pass rusher. Just ask Brian Hoyer.

49ers hire Chip Kelly as their new head coach - SBNation.com
Jed York announced the hire on Thursday.

Have the 49ers learned anything? Has Chip Kelly? - SBNation.com
The latest and greatest Family Hour is here, breaking down the NFL coaching hires and previewing the divisional games. Come talk football with Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber.

Eagles expected to hire Doug Pederson as head coach, per report - SBNation.com
Pederson will join the Eagles after serving as offensive coordinator for the Chiefs.

The Chip Kelly experience must have been pretty traumatic for the Eagles - SBNation.com
The Eagles are bringing in a VERY familiar face to be their next head coach.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros just miss top 10 rotation ranking per ESPN's Buster Olney - The Crawfish Boxes
ESPN's senior baseball writer Buster Olney ranks the top 10 pitching rotations in baseball. Houston is outside of the top ten.

Rockets James Harden reaches 10,000 career points - The Dream Shake
Harden reaches 10,000 career points in 492 games.

West Virginia hires former Texas OL coach Joe Wickline as OC - Burnt Orange Nation
The 34-year coaching veteran will make another stop in the Big 12.

Texas Tech Will Look To Youth To Lead Defense In 2016 - Viva The Matadors
If Texas Tech is to have a serious shot at the Big XII title, they're going to need defense. On that defense, they're going to need some sophomores to play like seniors.

TCU vs. Baylor: A Q&A with Our Daily Bears - Frogs O' War
As the Frogs and Bears prepare to pick up their rivalry on the hardwood tonight, we met up with PocketChange from Our Daily Bears to get caught up on all things Baylor hoops.

2 simple reasons the Big 12 shouldn't add a conference title game, even though it can - SBNation.com
Good morning! This is your daily wakeup newsletter of college football stuff.

SEC releases baseball TV schedule - Good Bull Hunting
Aggies will have at least 11 games broadcast in 2016.

OU President Boren Still Beating Expansion Drum - Barking Carnival
Oklahoma University President David Boren has been outspoken on what he sees as the problems with the Big 12, and how to solve them.

Frank Wilson Expected to be Named as UTSA's Next Head Football Coach - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners showed they are ready to compete with a splash hire.

Dynamo Draft Ivan Magalhaes in 2016 SuperDraft - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo used the 26th pick of the 2016 SuperDraft to pick up Brazilian defender Ivan Magalhaes.