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Houston Texans News: February 22, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 22, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Off-season Outlook: Houston Texans | SI.com
The Texans could be a Super Bowl contender if they had a legitimate quarterback. But can they get one?

Facing key decisions, Texans have options in kicking game - Houston Chronicle
The Texans upgraded their kicking game when they released struggling kicker Randy Bullock and replaced him with Nick Novak.

Smith, O'Brien tie fate with Texans to their QB choice - Houston Chronicle
When it comes to drafting a quarterback, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

AFC South rookie grades: Texans, Jaguars build; Titans have QB - NFL.com
While the Texans and Jaguars added guys like Kevin Johnson and T.J. Yeldon, respectively, the Titans got a stud QB in Marcus Mariota. Bucky Brooks reviews AFC South rookies and previews the combine.

The Rundown: The Offseason Look at the Houston Texans Quarterbacks - Houston - Scout
A closer look at the Houston Texans quarterbacks heading into the 2016 season.

Cap room gives Texans roster flexibility - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have manufactured a healthy amount of financial flexibility, a strong salary-cap situation they can augment further through roster cuts or by not retaining some pending free agents.

Around the League

Cam Newton is also the NFL's MVP of style - SBNation.com
Boom.

Mario Williams, Arian Foster among NFL veterans who could be on the chopping block - SBNation.com
Where will players like Mario Williams and Arian Foster end up next year?

The 49ers' turnaround begins with surviving the offseason - SBNation.com
Their first step toward a bounce-back 2016 season is getting through the offseason without a lot of drama.

Rob Gronkowski is partying with WWE wrestler Mojo Rawley on a cruise ship - SBNation.com
They don't get hyped. They STAY hyped!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Dallas Keuchel named Astros Opening Day starter - The Crawfish Boxes
No surprise. The 2015 Cy Young Award winner will take the mound for the Astros on Opening Day.

Back injury has Motiejunas trade in limbo - The Dream Shake
Donatas Motiejunas trade to the Detroit Pistons is in limbo and could be vetoed due to a lingering back injury.

Timeline of Texas Longhorns coaching changes under Charlie Strong - Burnt Orange Nation
After plenty of turnover in the last 13 months, the Longhorns have put together the best staff of Strong's tenure.

Series Recap: Milwaukee at Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
What did we learn about this 2016 squad?

"Baker's Double" Lifts TCU Baseball to 5-0 win and Series Victory Over LMU - Frogs O' War
TCU clenched the series against LMU today behind a strong performance from Luken Baker on the mound and at the plate.

Campus Chronicles 15: SING SING SING - Our Daily Bears
Campus Chronicles has returned for the Spring semester!

A Perfect Night - Good Bull Hunting
A word on atmosphere, relentless optimism, and the biggest win on campus in years.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. Baylor Bears - Barking Carnival
I've been in California for work all week - hence the recap assist from jc25 - and I knew I was coming back to town during the clash between the Texas Longhorns & the Baylor Bears, so I set the DVR...

What game your American Athletic Conference team should REALLY play - Underdog Dynasty
The TV ratings would be the best ever for these games, honestly. They'll win *SO* much, you guys.

DT Rewind: Week of February 14 - Dynamo Theory
Houston revealed their new black jersey and traded for a RSL defender. The Houston Dash's 2016 schedule was announced.