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Houston Texans News: March 17 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, March 17, 2016.

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Recent additions have Texans' odds to win the Super Bowl neck-and-neck with Cowboys' | SportsDay
The Texans' addition of former Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler has done more than just created some buzz around Houston -- it helped the Texans'...

Texans sign former Jets safety Antonio Allen - Houston Chronicle
Veteran safety Antonio Allen's versatility and college background with secondary coach John Butler appealed to the Texans.

Texans signing safety Antonio Allen - Houston Chronicle
The Texans are signing former New York Jets safety Antonio Allen, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

Baylor receiver impresses Texans during pro day - Houston Chronicle
WACO - The Texans do not have to look beyond the Baylor campus to find a wide receiver with take-your-breath-away speed and dynamic return ability.

Texans' Bill O'Brien works with Corey Coleman at Baylor pro day -
Baylor and Michigan State held two of the most highly anticipated workouts Wednesday in what was a busy pro-day schedule. Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien took a special interest in BU WR Corey Coleman.

The Rundown: A Closer Look at Houston Texans Running Back Lamar Miller - Houston - Scout
A comprehensive look at new Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller.

Rahim Moore to sign with Cleveland Browns
Safety Rahim Moore has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Browns as they seek players to compete for the spot vacated by Tashaun Gipson.

Around the League

Replacing free agent losses in the 2016 NFL Draft -
What happens when teams lose players to big-money free agent deals? They turn to the draft. Here's how teams like the Broncos, Bengals, Seahawks and more will fill holes on their rosters, whether it's early or late in the draft.

The largest NFL free agent contracts are usually a waste of money -
The last five years are littered with millions of dollars of unrealized expectations from free agency. Here's a closer look at the two largest contracts handed out every spring since 2011 and how those players and teams have fared.

The Cardinals should tear through the NFC West again with Chandler Jones -
The Cardinals and Patriots pulled off the rare win-win trade this week. Chandler Jones gives Arizona's pass rush the heft it's been lacking. For New England, it's more about the long-term benefits, but they also get a guard in need of a second chance.

Bill Belichick busted out his dressiest cargo shorts for Georgia pro day -
Lookin' good, Bill.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Opening Day Surprise Candidates: No. 2 A.J. Reed - The Crawfish Boxes
In this spring of knowledge, who could surprise us by going west in April?

Rockets revert back to form in blowout loss to Clippers - The Dream Shake
There was nothing good about this loss. Well, except listening to Hubie Brown.

What would qualify Shaka Smart’s first season at Texas as a success? - Burnt Orange Nation
Is Shaka Smart's initial regular season coaching performance enough to signify a successful season, or is NCAA Tournament validation necessary?

Tech Wins At The Ballpark, 6-4 - Viva The Matadors
Red Raiders win their last game before conference play starts in front of a crowd of over 4,000 in Arlington

2016 Baylor Football Pro Day Recap - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's NFL hopefuls put their best out on the table today in front of representatives of all 32 NFL teams. These are the highlights.

March Badness: Everybody Loves An Upset - Good Bull Hunting
Why each of the highest seeded teams will lose to a school you've never heard of.

Chasing Cinderella 2016: Northern Iowa basketball -
An inside look at the Northern Iowa Panthers as they make their way into the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

The Bull And Its Horns: Q&A With New Toros' Defender Ivan Magalhães - Dynamo Theory
The second round pick of the Houston Dynamo in 2016, will be spending his rookie season on the backline for the RGVFC Toros.