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Houston Texans News: February 12, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, February 12, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Bob McNair: Texans looking to draft to find quarterback -
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair believes there are "four or five" quarterbacks available in the 2016 NFL Draft who could fit the club's need for help at the position.

Texans' Brian Cushing delighted with Broncos' Super Bowl win - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing says he's ecstatic for Super Bowl-winning coaches Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips, who are "both like father figures."

McNair intent on upgrading Texans' options at QB - Houston Chronicle
Texans owner Bob McNair remains steadfast in his belief the reigning AFC South champions need to exhaust all avenues to land a franchise quarterback, preferably through the NFL draft. McNair reiterated Thursday after a news conference outside NRG Stadium to unveil a countdown clock to Super Bowl LI in Houston that he wants the team to seek an upgrade at quarterback.

Bob McNair: No reason Texans wouldn’t be able to draft a quarterback | ProFootballTalk
Last month, Texans owner Bob McNair said that the team was working on ways to improve at quarterback this offseason and the topic was on his mind again on Thursday.

Houston Texans, Chita Johnson and local celebs hit the runway - Houston Chronicle
The fourth time was the charm for Tootsies's annual "Love's in Fashion" runway show benefiting Dec My Room, a local nonprofit which creates personalized hospital rooms for children undergoing lengthy medical treatment.

Around the League

Here's the complete list of players invited to the 2016 NFL Combine, led by 14 from Ohio State -
More than 300 players looking to fulfill their dreams of playing in the NFL will be on hand for the Combine Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis.

Archie Manning sticks up for Cam Newton's behavior at Super Bowl postgame presser -
The former NFL quarterback recalled how his son, Peyton, was criticized for his poor sportsmanship after losing Super Bowl XLIV to the Saints.

Brandon Marshall reflects on first season with Jets, discusses his relationship with Ryan Fitzpatrick -
Susannah Collins sits down with her good friend Brandon Marshall to catch up and get his thoughts on Ryan Fitzpatrick amid the Kaepernick-to-Jets rumors and getting left out when Fitz and Eric Decker hang out.

Jim Fassel says he knew the Panthers would lose because of Cam Newton's gold 'MVP' shoes -
The shoes, not the Broncos' amazing defense, were apparently the problem.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros farm system ranks 17th best in MLB, per Keith Law - The Crawfish Boxes
A bit of a drop, but that happens when you graduate Carlos Correa.

Dwight Howard is reportedly on the trading block - The Dream Shake
The Rockets' foundational center could be out of here.

Texas officially adds Rice, La Tech to future non-conference schedule - Burnt Orange Nation
A little bit of new news and a little bit of confirmation.

Texas Longhorns dismiss DB coach Chris Vaughn - Burnt Orange Nation
Alleged improprieties at a previous stop appear ready to end the Texas career of Charlie Strong's defensive backs coach.

Report From the Court - Viva The Matadors
Chronicling the experience inside the USA during Texas Tech's best win of the season.

Baylor Sends Out 3 New 2017 Offers: Delpit, Carper, and Dobbins - Our Daily Bears
With the 2016 class signed, sealed, and delivered, Baylor's coaching staff turned to the 2017s with three offers today.

Harbaugh Finds the Next Recruiting Frontier - And The Valley Shook
Won't someone think of the children?

Six Aggies invited to NFL Combine - Good Bull Hunting
The next step in these Aggies' NFL dream begins Feb. 23.

2016 Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting Class Evaluation: QB - Barking Carnival
Quarterback (1) Strong is always content to let the player development stew simmer in the pot before dipping in the ladle, but QB is one position where he's comfortable making an early commitment...