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Houston Texans News: February 10, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

The pros and cons of hosting a Super Bowl - Houston Chronicle
It's less than a year away.

Breakfast: Mock Draft Survey 2.0 yields RB
Mock Draft Survey 2.0 has the Texans again selecting a RB at 22 in the 2016 Draft.

Houston Texans' Brandon Brooks securing his financial future - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Texans guard Brandon Brooks isn't waiting until his playing days are over to prepare for his next career.

Former Texans linebacker Trevardo Williams joins CFL - Houston Chronicle
Former Texans outside linebacker Trevardo Williams isn't done with the game of football. North of the border, that is.

Talk Texans with John McClain on Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
The NFL offseason began in earnest this week after the Denver Broncos' victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Around the League

What Marshawn Lynch meant to the Seahawks, their fans and me -
Lynch's career is over, but he left his mark on Seattle and its fans.

Cam Newton defends himself: 'You show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser' -
He probably didn't silence his critics, but Newton finally opened up after the Super Bowl loss.

Browns deny report that Johnny Manziel was drunk at practice -
The Browns are denying reports that they placed Manziel in the concussion protocol during Week 17 to hide the fact that he came to practice drunk.

One more thing about Marshawn Lynch's retirement tweet -
There's an interesting thing about the timing, and it can mean whatever you want it to or nothing at all.

Panthers defend Cam Newton for not diving on loose fumble -
Newton was criticized for not jumping on a loose ball late in the Super Bowl.

The future belongs to Von Miller -
He was picked second in the 2011 NFL Draft, one spot after Cam Newton. But the season ended with Von Miller on top.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Evan Gattis to miss 4-6 weeks after hernia surgery - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston's designated hitter will miss most of Spring Training following a hernia surgery.

Rockets vs. Warriors final score: Rockets can't hang for four quarters and lose again in Oakland - The Dream Shake
They showed some great fight, but eventually succumbed to one of the greatest teams of all time and lost 123-110 in Oakland.

Texas Longhorns band moving to NE corner of DKR - Burnt Orange Nation
Now this is how to improve the gameday experience.

The Air Raid Podcast: Basketball Edition (Iowa State) - Viva The Matadors
We celebrate the win over OSU and analyze the loss in Austin and everything in between.

Big XII Uniforms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Frogs O' War
A review of the best and the worst of the Big 12's uniforms this past season.

Alabama, LSU and Clemson lead the way in 1-128 projected 2016 rankings -
Also, you should hop onto the Washington bandwagon now.

LSU checks in at 2 in S&P+ Top 25 - And The Valley Shook
How's the advanced metrics look at the 2016 Tigers?

College football players speaking their minds is a good thing - Good Bull Hunting
These are big boys. Let 'em say what's on their minds.

The American Athletic Conference Releases their 2016 schedule - Underdog Dynasty
More weeknight games await fans of the American for this year's slate of games.

2016 Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting Class Evaluation: Offensive Line - Barking Carnival
Offensive Line (4) I think this could be the most underrated position group in the class. "College ready" isn't defined by virtue of the fact that a prospect weighs the same as a starting NFL...

Houston Dynamo fall to Vancouver Whitecaps in preseason - Dynamo Theory
Whitecaps out score Dynamo 2-0.