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Houston Texans News: February 19, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, February 19, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans opting against veteran quarterbacks? -
Will the Texans target a rookie quarterback such as North Dakota State's Carson Wentz or Memphis' Paxton Lynch? There's strong reason to believe they will find their next quarterback in the draft instead.

More evidence the Texans want to draft a quarterback this year | ProFootballTalk
Texans owner Bob McNair has made it clear he wanted to upgrade his quarterback position this year, and it appears he has a specific method in mind.

Mel Kiper has Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott going to Houston Texans - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has the Texans selecting Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 22 overall pick in his latest mock draft.

Texans pledge $750,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston - Houston Chronicle
The Texans unveiled a $750,000 pledge to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to build a facility designed to provide programs to engage teenagers in the community.

Houston Texans don't want retreads at quarterback | FOX Sports
Veteran QBs, take note: The Texans don't want any 'retreads'.

Around the League

4 quarterbacks who could shape the NFL offseason -
Which quarterbacks will be playing for a new team in 2016?

The Browns will pay an actual dog before they'll pay former stars -
Alumni relations in Cleveland are not well, despite a new Jim Brown statue going up this year.

Jared Allen announced his retirement by actually riding off on a horse -
He tries to ride off into the sunset, but there's no sunset.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Win the AL West - Wait. What? #Predictions - The Crawfish Boxes
Why 2016 MLB predictions don't mean jack.

Dwight Howard stays, where do the Rockets go from here? - The Dream Shake
The Rockets found no suitors, and Dwight's certain to hit the open market.

Texas RB signee Kyle Porter recently underwent ankle surgery - Burnt Orange Nation
The injury limited the lone Longhorns running back signee in 2016 during his senior season.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 2/18 - Viva The Matadors
Take a look at some out-of-staters who could possibly end up in Lubbock and the Red Raiders' newest commit.

TCU Baseball 2016 Preview: Respark the Soul and Rebuild the Energy - Frogs O' War
The Horned Frogs are coming off back-to-back trips to the College World Series. So despite losing half of the starters from 2015, can Jim Schlossnagle get them back to Omaha?

2016-2017 Baylor Football Scholarship Chart - Our Daily Bears
It's time again, everyone, to take a look at Baylor's Scholarship Chart going into the 2016-2017 football season!

Details of A&M's "12th Man" lawsuit settlement with the Indianapolis Colts - Good Bull Hunting
The Colts have agreed to stop using the "12th Man" mark and have until Aug. 15 to remove it from Lucas Oil Stadium.

OU Wants to Vote on Expansion, Conference Championship Game This Summer - Barking Carnival
Oklahoma continues its quest to get a championship game and a Big 12 TV network by pushing for expansion.

Meet UTSA's New Defensive Backs Coach, Patrick Toney - Underdog Dynasty
Frank Wilson's staff at UTSA is nearly complete.