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Houston Texans News: February 11, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, February 11, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans fan carves giant wooden J.J. Watt sculpture with chainsaw -
This is pretty cool!

Texans in the Super Bowl? Check out these predictions - Houston Chronicle
There's a seven-month wait for the next NFL games of any meaning, so that leaves media plenty of idle time for speculation.

What if the Texans had drafted like...Todd McShay?
If the Texans had drafted like ESPN's Todd McShay, they'd have some of the same players, but missed on some others.

Texans hire female head of communications | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have promoted Amy Palcic to senior director of communications, making her the only woman in charge of an NFL media relations department. "We don't discriminate or give preferential treatment," Texans owner Bob McNair said, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Harris Top 100: How It's Made
John Harris spoke with Deepi Sidhu on the latest Texans Podcast. Learn the process he uses to narrow down his official list.

Around the League

The Broncos won the Super Bowl because Wade Phillips took a chance on his players -
Denver's defensive coordinator took a huge risk with his defensive play calling, but it apparently worked out fine, just like retired NFL defensive end Stephen White said it would.

Who will win the next Super Bowl? Don't bet on the Carolina Panthers -
History shows the Super Bowl hangover for losing teams is a real thing for the past 43 years.

The Broncos won't let Von Miller go anywhere -
The Broncos could franchise tag him or agree to a massive new contract, but they won't let their Super Bowl MVP leave Denver.

The Saints have big decisions to make on Drew Brees' contract -
More than $10 million of Brees' $19.75 million base salary for 2016 kicked in Wednesday, but the Saints could still try to cut down his $30 million salary cap hit.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros officially announce Evan Gattis surgery; Luhnow, Gattis speak - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros announce El Oso blanco will be held up 4-6 weeks.

Rockets lose to Blazers 116-103, drop to 9th in the West - The Dream Shake
This loss defined the Rockets' first half of the season, and it ends with a losing record.

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin's style losing out to Texas HC Charlie Strong's substance - Burnt Orange Nation
The substance of Texas head coach Charlie Strong is winning out over Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin's style.

Report: Texas schedules three-game non-conference football series with Rice - Burnt Orange Nation
Playing a game in Houston at least once a decade makes recruiting sense for the Longhorns.

Texas Tech Celebrates its 93rd Birthday - Viva The Matadors
We celebrate Texas Tech's Birthday.

TCU News: Recruiting Class Could Provide Immediate Starters - Frogs O' War
Here are your morning links!

Baylor Football Recruiting Notes: February 2016 - Our Daily Bears
#17SuperTeam takes over as the 2016 players sign early in the month.

No. 20 South Carolina 94, LSU 83 - And The Valley Shook
The Tigers hung tough on the road but couldn't close down the stretch for a third league loss.

Sean Porter takes to Twitter to talk A&M football culture - Good Bull Hunting
The former all-conference Aggie linebacker dished some taeks.

2016 Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting Class Evaluation: Defensive Back - Barking Carnival
Defensive Back (3) Despite a promising 2015 haul, there's still a talent, experience and depth deficit in the Longhorn secondary. In 2016, Texas signed the best defensive back in the state and...

Breaking down the 2016 AAC schedule - Underdog Dynasty
From weeknight matchups to Top 25 games, the American's new schedule has a lot of elements to take in.

The Bull And Its Horns: Q&A With New Toro Signee Charlie Ward - Dynamo Theory
One of the five signings for RGVFC last week, the young Englishman is an exciting prospect for the 2016 campaign.