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Houston Texans News: February 2, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

You still don't let the Seahawks listen to Future at practice? Damn.
You still don't let the Seahawks listen to Future at practice? Damn.
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Houston Texans news

Former Texans lineman Eric Winston to donate brain for research - Houston Chronicle
Former Houston Texans star Eric Winston has pledged his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for examination after his death.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins wins AFC South offensive player of the year - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
DeAndre Hopkins had 111 catches for 1,521 yards and a team-record 11 TDs this season, giving the Texans a consistent target in a tumultuous season.

Around the League

Let Cam Newton be himself -
The Carolina QB has been used as a way to talk about everything from race to sportsmanship. But Cam Newton's only responsibility should be to himself and his team.

Josh Norman takes issue with Deion Sanders over defense of Odell Beckham Jr. -
Panthers cornerback Josh Norman made sure Deion Sanders knew that he wasn't happy with the NFL Network personality's defense of Odell Beckham Jr. in December.

Super Bowl prop bets 2016: Full list including national anthem, coin toss, MVP and more -
Super Bowl 50 will feature a broad array of prop bets, covering everything from the length of the national anthem, to which team will score the first touchdown. We have a full rundown courtesy of Odds Shark.

2016 NFL mock draft: The rise of Carson Wentz -
Hot off the Senior Bowl, how high could the North Dakota State quarterback go in the draft?

Two-time Super Bowl winner Justin Tuck announces his retirement -
The defensive end has decided to call it a career after 11 years in the NFL.

Cam Newton's forgotten year in junior college -
A one-year sojourn could've derailed the future NFL star, but instead it helped lay the groundwork for the player and person he's become since.

Peyton Manning reportedly told friends that Super Bowl 50 will be his last game -
Manning seems primed to call it a career, though the veteran quarterback hasn't said much about it on the record.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

TCB Astros Top 30 Prospects Podcast: No. 30 - 21 prospects - The Crawfish Boxes
Ryan, Subber10, and CRPerry13 reveal the first 10 prospects on the 2016 TCB Top 30 Astros Prospects list in part one of the podcast.

Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to snap a 3-game skid against the red-hot Miami Heat.

Texas Longhorns beat the Baylor Bears in Waco, 67-59 - Burnt Orange Nation
Connor Lammert led the way with 15 points as the Longhorns won another tough road game.

This Week on Twitter Dot Com - Viva The Matadors
News from a huge week on twitter in the sports world and the music world. I am here to enlighten the masses.

TCU a Finalist to Land Five-Star Center Marques Bolden - Frogs O' War
Trent Johnson and the TCU Basketball program received huge news late tonight as five-star center Marques Bolden listed the Frogs in his final four.

Texas Steals One from Baylor 65-59 - Our Daily Bears
The Longhorn front court duo of Lammert and Ibeh gave more than the Bears could handle.

#RampCamp2016: Cold Pizza and Leafblowers - And The Valley Shook
One man's tale of a night out on the PMAC ramps.

Texas A&M Basketball still ranked in the top ten - Good Bull Hunting
The early week's loss to Arkansas was mostly offset by the big win over #14 Iowa State.

Ohai deserves opportunity with USWNT - Dynamo Theory
While Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian are set to represent the U.S. in this month's Olympic Qualifying in Texas, where does Kealia Ohai fit in the U.S. player pool?