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Houston Texans News: March 14, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, March 14, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Reports: Russell Okung offered contract by Steelers, to meet with Texans next - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Representing himself, Seahawks free-agent left tackle Russell Okung continues to build up a market for his services after visiting the Steelers on Sunday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Earl Campbell has high hopes for newest Texans players - Houston Chronicle
Former Oilers running back Earl Campbell has high expectations for new Texans running back Lamar Miller.

Report: Russell Okung To Visit the Houston Texans - Houston - Scout
Report: The Houston Texans are set to host free agent left tackle Russell Okung.

Here's how the Texans stole Brock Osweiler from the Broncos -
The Broncos looked like the easy favorite to land Brock Osweiler until the Houston Texans swooped in.

Texans' J.J. Watt's salaries for 2016, 2017 guaranteed today - Houston Chronicle
Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt now has fully guaranteed $10.5 million base salaries for this year and the 2017 season through a mechanism built into his $100 million contract.

Around the League

2016 NFL mock draft: Free agency gives the top 10 a new look -
A ton of big money deals being handed out have shifted the draft, but a blockbuster trade caused the biggest change.

Patriots can't afford to underpay their star players forever -
Rob Gronkowski appeared to complain about his contract in a tweet last week.

Players keep screwing themselves over with 'prove it' deals -
One-year, "prove it" contracts almost never work out for free agents looking to show they are worth more than teams think.

It sounds funny, but Mark Sanchez is probably better for the Broncos than 2015 Peyton Manning -
Hiring the Butt Fumble Man is not necessarily the death knell for Denver.

What's holding up the Colin Kaepernick trade? -
The 49ers are still trying to deal their quarterback, but they aren't just going to give him away either.

Casey Hayward signs with Chargers, per report -
Casey Hayward should help the Chargers deal with the loss of Patrick Robinson.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 7, Braves 6: Altuve, Rasmus drive in five - The Crawfish Boxes
Two Astros regulars drive offensive in win over Braves.

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to enjoy the home court advantage tonight against Memphis.

Texas Longhorns Earn No. 6 Seed in NCAA Tournament, will face Northern Iowa Panthers - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns are back in the Big Dance.

The newest entry in our series of screenplays highlights everyone's favorite former rec league basketball player.

BREAKING: TCU Fires Trent Johnson - Frogs O' War
Trent Johnson fired after compiling a 50-79 record in four seasons at TCU.

NCAA Tournament 2016: Baylor Receives #5 Seed in West Region - Our Daily Bears
The Bears will play Yale on Thursday in Providence, Rhode Island. Duke (probably) awaits them as the #3 seed if the Bears can avoid the 12-5 upset.

2016 NCAA Tournament: 3-seed Texas A&M draws 14-seed Green Bay in the first round. - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies are going dancing for the first time since 2011.

A March Madness Viewing Guide for NBA Fans - Barking Carnival
We're halfway into the month of March, which means the NCAA Tournament is right around the corner. Most of the country is about 7 days into their 30-day NCAA basketball attention span, trying to...

Join Underdog Dynasty's March Madness Pool! - Underdog Dynasty
It is March. That only means one thing: TOURNEY TIME!!

Dynamo rout FC Dallas 5-0 in Texas Derby - Dynamo Theory
Four first half goals propelled the Dynamo to huge win in the battle for El Capitan.