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Houston Texans News: February 16, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans CB Kevin Johnson recovering from surgery -
Texans 2015 first-round pick Kevin Johnson is recovering from surgery after registering almost 900 snaps in his rookie season.

Using franchise tag a rarity for Texans - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have historically eschewed using the franchise tag.

DeAndre Hopkins would love to spend entire career with Houston Texans - NFL Nation- ESPN
DeAndre Hopkins, who is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract, says "If I could play my whole career here (in Houston), I would."

2016 NFL offseason: Houston Texans needs
While quarterback may be the glaring need for the Houston Texans, there are other spots on the roster to address during the offseason.

Breakfast: Texans Presidential connections
It's President's Day, so we took a look at some Texans who share and shared the same last name as past U.S. Presidents.

Around the League

MMBM: Did Bill Belichick email the Peyton Manning story to Shaun King? -
Who stood to gain? The answer is Belichick.

2016 NFL mock draft: Projecting 1st-round trades -
Every year picks are on the move in the draft, and this week's mock takes a look at a couple that could happen and how it would change the rest of the first round.

Von Miller, Josh Norman highlight list of players most likely to get franchise tag in 2016 -
NFL teams can start using the franchise tag on Feb. 16.

Who do experts think each team will pick in the 2016 NFL Draft? -
A roundup and compilation of all the expert mock drafts on the Internet in beautiful pie charts.

Von Miller admits he illegally batted ball on game-sealing play in Super Bowl 50 -
Von Miller knocked the ball away from Cam Newton on the biggest play of Super Bowl 50, which is technically against the rules.

Peyton Manning's past is back to haunt him -
The Broncos quarterback had probably imagined a spring victory lap for his career. Instead, the world is focused on the details of an ugly incident from his college playing days.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 40 in 40: Asher Wojciechowski - The Crawfish Boxes
From in the Opening Day rotation to minor league pitching depth.

NBA Trade Rumor: Rockets Talking Dwight Howard For Hassan Whiteside swap with Heat - The Dream Shake
New report links Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard to the Miami Heat and center Hassan Whiteside.

5-star Texas LB target Baron Browning decommits from Baylor - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns will have a chance to add to the embarrassment of riches at linebacker.

2016 Texas Tech Baseball Preview - Viva The Matadors
We examine the 35 Red Raiders who have Omaha on the brain.

Is the Big 12 making the Louisville mistake again with Cincinnati? - Frogs O' War
Cincinnati really wants to join the Big 12, but will the conference say "no thanks" like they did to Louisville?

Texas Tech Rips Baylor 84-66 - Our Daily Bears
In a game where the Red Raiders couldn't miss, Baylor's offense just couldn't keep up.

Boys From The Boot Recap - And The Valley Shook
The offseason momentum continued to rise over the weekend as LSU got started on the 2017 recruiting class.

The Daily Bull wonders who does what in this state - Good Bull Hunting
We each devise our means of escape from the intolerable.-William Styron

How Texas Finishes the Regular Season - Barking Carnival
The Texas Longhorns are 2/3 of the way through conference play, tied with the IBOOOOwa State Cyclones & the Affirmative Consent Bears for 4th place with a 7-5 record. Right now, Texas has roughly a...

Underdog Dynasty Conference Realignment Roundtable - Underdog Dynasty
Our friends at the SBNation mothership sparked a conversation about shaking up the G5 as we know it.