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Houston Texans News: February 29, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 29, 2016.

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The Texans And Browns May Or May Not Be Interested In Colin Kaepernick, Depending Who You Believe
The Super Bowl was just three weeks ago but the NFL offseason is already in full swing. Thus far we’ve seen combine dong, Hard Knocks rumors, and the Ryan boys styling out.

Report refutes Texans interest in trading for Kaepernick | ProFootballTalk
Last week brought word that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would like to be something other than a 49ers quarterback during the 2016 season and wants to be traded to another team.

Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg met with Texans at combine - Houston Chronicle
Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was a busy man at the NFL scouting combine.

NFL combine notes: Lynch visits with Texans after displaying his QB skills - Houston Chronicle
INDIANAPOLIS - Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch delivered a strong performance at the scouting combine, flashing arm strength and uncommon athleticism.

Texans Have Informal Meeting With William Jackson III - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans had an informal meeting with the University of Houston's William Jackson III.

Around the League

Carson Wentz continues proving doubters wrong -
The North Dakota State quarterback keeps checking off boxes with the measurables to be an NFL quarterback.

Eagles have reportedly upped their offer to keep Sam Bradford -
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and new coach Doug Pederson are reportedly both believers in Bradford.

NFL Combine results 2016: Linebackers impress on Saturday -
A running list of how the players have performed thus far, with links to the full results for each test.

Offensive linemen grade the best pass rushers in the NFL Draft -
Who better to rank the defensive linemen in this year's draft than the guys who had to block them?

Derrick Henry stole the NFL Combine, but Ezekiel Elliott is still the draft's best running back -
The Heisman Trophy winner had a stellar week in Indianapolis, but the Ohio State star remains the top prospect at their position.

Chargers are reportedly willing to trade down from the No. 3 overall pick -
The Chargers have traded down the last two times they've held a top pick.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 40 in 40: Jason Castro - The Crawfish Boxes
After becoming an all star in 2013 Castro looks for another strong season before free agency after the 2016 season.

The Rockets couldn't handle the Spurs ball movement - The Dream Shake
The Rockets couldn't handle the Spurs ball movement, plus other takeaways from the loss.

Texas hosted 5-star PF Jarrett Allen, other top recruits for OU win - Burnt Orange Nation
Junior Day visitors weren't the only highly-touted prospects at the Erwin Center on Saturday.

Red Raiders Drop Weekend Finale To #18 Arkansas 10-6 - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech drops the ball against Arkansas.

TCU cruises to a seven inning win over Rice - Frogs O' War
The Frogs dominated the Owls in Houston, as Luken Baker dazzled from the mound and the plate in a 10-0 victory.

Baylor Overcomes TCU 86-71 - Our Daily Bears
TCU came out at the start of each half hot, but Baylor's defense and inside game eventually pulled away from the Frogs.

YESSIR! 2018 WR commits to A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Aggies receive their second commit in the 2018 class.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners - Barking Carnival
The Texas Longhorns secured a solid resume-building home win against the Oklahoma Sooners, 76-63. Buddy Hield went nuts for an extended period, Texas did a good job limiting everyone else, and the...

Houston's Top Three Recruits Poised to Impact in 2016 - Underdog Dynasty
Houston's 2016 recruiting class has shifted the attitude of recruiting for the Cougars. Now that they've landed some of the country's top recruits, which of the incoming freshman can make a significant contribution in 2016?

Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas finish preseason with 2-2 draw - Dynamo Theory
Western Conference rivals end preseason with a draw in the desert.