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Houston Texans News: March 15, 2016

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Texans free agent WR Nate Washington visiting Patriots - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran free agent wide receiver Nate Washington visited the New England Patriots on Monday.

Texans amid winners in free agency |
The frenzy of free agency has subsided. There will still be players signing new deals, but Baltimore landing free safety Eric Weddle on Monday should be the final major domino to fall.

Texans have $10.354 million in salary-cap space - Houston Chronicle
The Texans are now $10.354 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $155.27 million following their major spending spree, according to NFL Players Association documents.

No visit planned with Russell Okung, Texans monitoring tackle market - Houston Chronicle
As Seattle Seahawks veteran left tackle Russell Okung contemplates his future following an NFL free agent tour with visits with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions and New York Giants, sources not authorized to speak publicly indicated the former blocker has no further visits scheduled with the Texans or other NFL teams at this time.

Could another Matthews help fill Texans' center void? - Houston Chronicle
Could there be another Matthews in Houston's football future?

Breaking down new Texans RB Lamar Miller's contract - Houston Chronicle
The full details are in on newly acquired Texans running back Lamar Miller's four-year- $26 million contract.

Around the League

NFL Power Rankings 2016: The real winners from free agency -
The dust has settled in NFL free agency and Danny Kelly's here to tell you which teams got better and which teams are going in reverse.

B.J. Raji taking a 'hiatus' after 6 seasons in the NFL -
The six-year veteran isn't ruling out a retirement, but says he won't play in the NFL in 2016.

NFL health and safety official acknowledges link between CTE and football -
A high-ranking NFL official has finally admitted a link, though he didn't say much else.

These are the best players still available a week into NFL free agency -
These are the best players still available on the open market.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros, Nationals play soccer in gator land, tie 1-1 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros, Nationals play soccer in gator land, tie 1-1

Rockets fly high and pound the hapless Grizzlies 130-81 - The Dream Shake
It was a total team effort tonight against the Grizzlies.

Texas Longhorns QB Tyrone Swoopes is once again a changed man - Burnt Orange Nation
This all sounds a little bit too familiar.

Texas Tech Will Reach the Final Four. Here's How... - Viva The Matadors
A plausible path to the Final Four for Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders.

FOW Roundtable: Staff Reacts to Trent Johnson's Firing - Frogs O' War
The Frogs O' War staff discusses Trent Johnson's firing.

Baylor WBB earns #1 seed in Women's NCAA Tournament - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Texas A&M WBB: Aggies host Missouri State at Reed in first round - Good Bull Hunting
We hope it will be two, and then on to Dallas and Indy

Coker, UTSA Reach Settlement; But At What Real Cost? - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners And Former Head Coach Agree To Buyout, But Was UTSA Participating In Shady Business?