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Houston Texans News: March 11, 2016

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Brock Osweiler -- Houston Texans provide best shot at success
Brock Osweiler says he decided to leave the Broncos and sign with the Texans because he felt he had the best chance of success in Houston.

Why Brock Osweiler chose the Texans
Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler spoke to the media Thursday and explained his decision to leave the Denver Broncos for the Texans in free agency.

Brock Osweiler signs $72 million deal with Texans -
The former Broncos quarterback propelled his final season in Denver to a huge new contract in Houston.

Lamar Miller chose Texans hoping for heavier workload - Houston Chronicle
Lamar Miller bolted away from the Texans' defense during a breakaway touchdown run last October, a flash of acceleration and decisive running that created a lasting impression on his future employer.

Flurry of free agent moves made by Texans
The Houston Texans were active at the start of free agency.

NFL free agency winners, losers: Texans gear up, Browns scramble
After a flurry of action, a few figures are on the rise while others are sulking.

Reaction to Brock Osweiler joining the Texans - Houston Chronicle
Brock Osweiler's decision to spurn the Super Bowl champion Broncos in favor of signing with the Texans raised eyebrows around the NFL.

2016 NFL Offseason Winners: Houston Texans, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders | The Big Lead
NFL free agency isn't officially 24 hours old, but the winners have already been determined. How do you win free agency? Spend money. Overpay if you have to. Adding splashy, big-name talent results in victories. Remember last year? The Colts spent lavishly. Missed the playoffs. So did the Eagles.

Around the League

Winners and losers from Day 2 of NFL free agency -
The Raiders have made a huge splash in free agency.

The Eagles gave themselves a chance to land a difference maker in the NFL Draft -
By trading Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso, the Eagles only moved up a few spots in the 2016 NFL Draft. But that jump could help them land a blue chip prospect.

The NFL is going to look a lot different after Brock Osweiler's deal with the Texans -
A lot of teams are going to look a lot different in 2016 and beyond thanks to Houston's $72 million deal to snag the Broncos' Plan A at quarterback.

Tashaun Gipson left Cleveland so he could 'start winning' ... with the Jaguars -
Jacksonville has won 12 games in three seasons under head coach Gus Bradley.

Here are all of the emails angry people sent to the FCC about Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance -
The Super Bowl halftime show, and even some of the commercials, sure seemed to make people mad!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Sabermetrics: GBs & Pitcher Aging - The Crawfish Boxes
Evaluating the Aging Profile of Groundball Pitchers.

K.J. McDaniels has a coming out party in the Rockets win over the 76ers - The Dream Shake
K.J. McDaniels coming out party plus other takeaways from the Rockets win over the 76ers.

Texas AD Mike Perrin: No "magic number" of wins for Charlie Strong to stay - Burnt Orange Nation
Do the Longhorns need to win eight games next season for the head football coach to keep his job? Apparently not.

Cal Series Preview - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech travels to Berkeley this weekend for a four game series against the Golden Bears.

Goodnight Sweet Prince: Season Ends with 86-66 Loss to WVU - Frogs O' War
In a fitting microcosm of the season, TCU faltered late in a blowout loss to West Virginia tonight in the Quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.

Non-Conference Baseball Round Up! - Our Daily Bears
Hello, it's me. These recaps are probably going to look somewhat different than they did last season, so bear with me as I play around with layout and stuff. Experiments are fun, right?

Daily Bull 3.10.16 - Good Bull Hunting
"Don't you think this outlaw bit's done got out of hand What started out to be a joke the law don't understand Was it singing through my nose that got me busted by the man Maybe this here outlaw...

Ousted From the Tourney: Texas Longhorns vs. Baylor Bears - Barking Carnival
Despite the return of The Big Cheese and quality contributions from Connor Lammert & Shaquille Cleare, the Texas Longhorns were knocked out of the Big 12 Tournament by a more aggressive team in the...

Inaugural Underdog Dynasty Cypher - Underdog Dynasty
Metro Boomin Want Some More Underdog Bars.