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Houston Texans News: March 18, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, March 18, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

What happens when one team's backup QB becomes another team's starter? - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
There have been some success stories, and then there have been some disasters. Tania Ganguli takes a look at backup QBs who have become starters.

Brock Osweiler, Lamar Miller can make Texans title contenders - NFL.com
Did adding Brock Osweiler and Lamar Miller turn the Texans into Super Bowl contenders? Bucky Brooks thinks so. Here are three reasons to believe in Houston's new-and-improved offense.

Corey Coleman on Texans: "I love the organization"
Baylor WR Corey Coleman likes the Texans, and said he learned a thing or two on Wednesday from Bill O'Brien.

Transcript of John McClain's Texans chat - Houston Chronicle

Texans Draft Needs Changed by Free-Agent Signings - TPS
The Houston Texans have been big spenders in free agency so far, and they've used their money to address some of the biggest needs on the roster already...

Around the League

The Giants can afford everything but patience - SBNation.com
Under general manager Jerry Reese, the New York Giants have never spent big in free agency. So what fueled this year's $171 million spending spree?

Steelers have shown they can overcome the loss of Martavis Bryant - SBNation.com
Mike Tomlin's Steelers have an indomitable will in the face of injuries, suspensions and other adversity on the football field.

Where every NFL team stands after the 1st week of free agency - SBNation.com
The Giants and Jaguars have been big spenders, but does that mean they're big winners?

The Titans probably should have taken the Eagles' offer for Marcus Mariota - SBNation.com
Reports surfaced this week about what Chip Kelly's Eagles were willing to give up damn near everything in order to trade up in the 2015 NFL Draft to get Marcus Mariota.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros have the assets to withstand McCullers' DL stint - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros will be without McCullers, but they'll be alright!

Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game preview - The Dream Shake
Houston looks to bounce back at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

WATCH: Texas Longhorns OL Kent Perkins talks spring football, 2016 season - Burnt Orange Nation
"The bond is a lot stronger. You can see the energy the guys have."

The Future of Texas Tech Basketball - Viva The Matadors
Despite a disappointing season finale, the future is bright for the Red Raiders.

Big 12 Roundtable: Ballin' Out in the Big Dance - Frogs O' War
Representatives from each SB Nation Big 12 site secretly congregated to discuss the fate of the conference in this year's tournament.

Yale Beats Baylor 79-75 - Our Daily Bears
The Baylor Bears have been upset for the second straight NCAA Tournament.

2016 NCAA Tournament: West Region Overview - Good Bull Hunting
It's tournament time. Let's take a look at A&M's region, and what they'll need to do to get to Houston.