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Houston Texans News: February 17, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Shane Lechler wants Super Bowl win, thinks Texans can get one | ProFootballTalk
Shane Lechler turns 40 in August and the punter knows that he wants to celebrate his birthday at an NFL training camp. Lechler is set to become a free agent next month and says that his eye is on winning a Super Bowl rather than on when his playing career might be coming to an end.

Would Colin Kaepernick be a fit at QB for Texans? - Houston Chronicle
With six months and change until the Texans' season opener, that leaves plenty of time to speculate on whom their starting quarterback will be in 2016.

Can the Houston Texans make it to Super Bowl 51? | isportsweb
With the inconsistent play the Houston Texans have been receiving from key offensive players, would they be able to advance to the Super Bowl in 2016?

Around the League

What we know about Peyton Manning's sexual harassment scandal - SBNation.com
A 1996 incident from Peyton Manning's days at the University of Tennessee is back in the headlines again. Here's everything you need to know about it.

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo announces retirement at 29 - SBNation.com
After three seasons on the IR, Mayo has hung up his cleats.

Kirk Cousins, Washington hit roadblock in contract talks - SBNation.com
At least for now, Washington looks likely to apply the franchise tag to Kirk Cousins rather than agree to a long-term deal.

Colts and Packers to kick off 2016 preseason in Hall of Fame Game - SBNation.com
Tony Dungy, Marvin Harrison and Brett Favre will be inducted into the Hall of Fame the night before.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros, Evan Gattis Avoid Arbitration - The Crawfish Boxes
Evan Drellich of the Chronicle broke a story that the Astros and Evan Gattis have agreed to an eleventh hour extension to avoid arbitration.

NBA trade rumor: Rockets haggling Dwight Howard with Charlotte Hornets - The Dream Shake
Here's what a Dwight Howard trade to the Charlotte Hornets looks like... First round pick, Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams or first round pick, Nic Batum and Spencer Hawes.

Texas Longhorns' 2016 class likely to produce numerous first-year contributors - Burnt Orange Nation
For a second straight year, freshmen could make a big-time impact for the Longhorns.

Norense Odiase Could Return In The Big XII Tournament For Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
A huge part of the Red Raider's team could return very soon.

Step Back & Fade Away: Frogs Fall 63-49 to Kansas State - Frogs O' War
Yet another lackluster performance on the offensive end sinks TCU in front of a sparse home crowd tonight.

Baylor Sweeps Iowa State with 100-91 Overtime Win - Our Daily Bears
Imma let PocketChange handle the substantive analysis; I'm just happy with the win.

Receiver Trey Quinn to transfer - And The Valley Shook
LSU junior wideout is seeking his fortune elsewhere.

Instant Reaction: The streak is over! Aggies defeat Ole Miss 71-56 - Good Bull Hunting
Maybe the sky isn't falling. The Aggies looked great in a comfortable home victory over Ole Miss, and Kentucky is coming to town this weekend.

Texas Longhorns Assistant Coaching Carousel Open Thread - Barking Carnival
I'll tell you what I'm blathering about... I've got information, man! New shit has come to light!

Coaching Carousel Roundtable - Underdog Dynasty
Checkout which teams should be ecstatic about their hire and who should be getting ready to look for a coach next season.