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Houston Texans News: February 1, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 1, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Often overlooked, Texans Pro Bowler Weeks worth noticing - Houston Chronicle
Do you love the personal stories that hit the soft spot, reminding us about the hearts, souls and unbelievable dreams come true that are wrapped within the scarred helmets, sweat-soaked uniforms and crisscrossed careers?

Possible ways for Texans to clear salary-cap room - Ultimate Texans
Should extending Hopkins or getting a QB be the team's top priority?

Odell Beckham, Jr. praises Texans WR coach
1 of Sean Ryan's former pupils had great things to say about the wide receivers coach.

Houston Texans: Running Back a Priority in 2016
The Houston Texans have a lot to work on this offseason, but one of the biggest issues they must address is at the running back position.

Texans' Hopkins takes acrobatic show on road to Pro Bowl - Houston Chronicle
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins' acrobatic sideline catches and trademark one-handed snags have a tropical showcase this weekend in Hawaii.

Around the League

Nobody wants the Pro Bowl, so why does it still exist? -
Players don't want to play in the Pro Bowl. Fans don't want to watch the Pro Bowl. The NFL apparently doesn't want to hold the Pro Bowl. So, um, why do they play it again?

Calvin Johnson reportedly told Lions coaches and teammates he plans to retire -
Johnson's potential retirement at age 30 is reminiscent of the surprising departure of Barry Sanders in 1999.

2016 Pro Bowl MVP: Seattle teammates Russell Wilson and Michael Bennett take home honors -
Wilson threw three touchdowns in the first half for Team Irvin while Bennett was his usual disruptive self on defense.

Eddie George lost himself after the NFL, until he found himself on Broadway -
The Tennessee Titans all-time leading rusher struggled to find his way after his football career ended. Then he discovered another talent.

Senior Bowl 2016 final score: South team dominates in 27-16 win -
The South team triumphed in Saturday's Senior Bowl showcase, putting on some impressive tape for NFL scouts.

Police called after 'disturbance' between Johnny Manziel and girlfriend -
Fort Worth police confirmed a trip to the home of Johnny Manziel after an altercation between the quarterback and his girlfriend.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Doug Fister in an Astros uniform - The Crawfish Boxes
Looking Doug good, looking good.

Schedule, exhaustion and defensive disarray to blame In latest loss - The Dream Shake
Houston's fifth game in seven nights came after disastrous losses to San Antonio and OKC. Even James Harden's heroics couldn't overcome that reality.

3-star ATH Lil'Jordan Humphrey commits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
Let's Ride! A versatile athlete with one of the best names in high school football recruiting #Believes.

BREAKING: Texas Tech Adds a 2016 Commitment - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders now have another defensive commit.

Play of the Year - Frogs O' War
A big time play in a big time game.

Baylor Handles Georgia 83-73 - Our Daily Bears
After trailing by 3 at halftime, Baylor opened the second half on a 9-0 run and led the rest of the way.

Recruiting Update: the final stretch is here - And The Valley Shook
As we begin the week of National Signing Day who are the final recruits on LSU's radar.

Reaction: Texas A&M takes down #14 Iowa State 72-62 - Good Bull Hunting
In one of the more entertaining games of the season, Texas A&M completed their Big 12 dominance in a thrilling 72-62 victory over Iowa State.

Shooting From The Corner: Texas makes quick work of Vanderbilt - Barking Carnival
Things are definitely trending in the right direction.

Midfielder Leonel Miranda Returns to Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
Wide midfielder Leonel Miranda will rejoin the Houston Dynamo on a new loan from C.A. Independiente.