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Houston Texans News: March 2, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans must look to draft, free agency for running back - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have a glaring need at running back, but it is a position easier to fill than quarterback.

Report: Ex-Texans star Mario Williams out in Buffalo - Houston Chronicle
Former Texans defensive end Mario Williams apparently will be looking for a new team this offseason.

Carson Wentz Meets With the Texans For the Second Time This Offseason - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz meet at the NFL Combine which marks the second time this off-season.

Texans Morning Huddle--Watt Locked Out in Cold
For J.J. Watt, living in a log cabin on 36 acres in Wisconsin....

Around the League

Von Miller, Kirk Cousins headline $134 million day at the NFL franchise tag deadline -
Ten players received some version of the franchise or transition tag before Tuesday's deadline.

Adrift on the S.S. Gronk, where nothing bad can ever happen -
Partying is only fun in Gronk's world. Bad things don't happen ... except for introspection.

Winners and losers from the 2016 NFL Combine -
Indiana offensive tackle Jason Spriggs is among a group of players who boosted their draft stock in Indianapolis. But who is trending downward after a week of workouts?

Sam Bradford agrees to 2-year, $36 million contract with Eagles -
Bradford returns to Philadelphia on a two-year deal worth $36 million.

Joey Bosa might be a great pro, but he's no J.J. Watt. Nobody is. -
They're both strong, white "twitchy" defensive ends, but the comparisons should end there.

Peyton Manning reportedly wants to keep playing -
The question is: does any team want him?

Mario Williams released by Bills after a bumpy season under Rex Ryan -
Williams and Bills coach Rex Ryan were never able to get on the same page.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Why Lance McCullers got promoted last year, in one quote - The Crawfish Boxes
I'm really hoping the nickname, Doctor Lance, catches on.

Rockets buy out Ty Lawson, ending dismal, brief chapter in Houston - The Dream Shake
The Ty Lawson era with the Houston Rockets is officially over.

Texas Longhorns Basketball Bracketology - Burnt Orange Nation
Wading through a confusing minefield of conference tiebreakers and projected NCAA tournament brackets to get a glimpse of the future.

Texas Tech Baseball Preview - New Mexico St Aggies - Viva The Matadors
The only Aggie team that will willingly play Tech is in town for a 2-game baseball series

TCU Run Rules UT Rio Grande Valley 13-0, Stretches Win Streak to Seven - Frogs O' War
TCU continued their blistering offensive hot streak on Tuesday night in a 13-0 shut out that ended in seven innings due to the second run-rule victory in three games.

Daily Bears Report: Tuesday 3/1 - Our Daily Bears
Lady Bears clinch their 6th consecutive Big XII title and more in today's DBR.

Instant Reaction: Texas A&M defeats Auburn 81-63 - Good Bull Hunting
Things were looking rough early, but Texas A&M responded with one of our finest efforts of the season. A win over Vanderbilt in the season finale gives us the SEC regular season title.

Sun Belt Does Not Renew Idaho, NMSU Membership, Will Play with 10 Teams Starting in 2018 - Underdog Dynasty
The future of both programs is uncertain at this point, but we know they won't be playing football in the Sun Belt any time soon.