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Houston Texans News: March 31, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, March 31, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Trading Brian Hoyer would fit the Texans' pattern with discarded QBs - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Houston Texans have had success trading away quarterbacks in the past few seasons.

Report: Texans plan to trade or cut Brian Hoyer |
The Texans reportedly plan to trade or cut quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Brian Hoyer May Be Done With The Texans | Houston Press
It was never meant to last all that long, but it looks like one year will be the length of the Hoyer Era.

J.J. Watt Played With A Herniated Disk In 2015 Season " CBS Houston
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt played four games last year with a broken hand and a club/cast of some sort. The three-time defensive player of the year said on Wednesday on The Triple Threat with Sean Pendergast, Rich Lord and Ted Johnson on SportsRadio 610 that he played some time with a herniated disk in his back as well.

Around the League

The NFL would rather look stupid than evil -
It's getting harder and harder to take the NFL at its word.

With closing line of letter, The New York Times sacks N.F.L. -
The New York Times would like to remind everyone the N.F.L. does indeed have a connection to the tobacco industry.

These are the veteran NFL free agent signings who still have something left -
Not every 30-something player is a broken-down shell. Here are some veterans that still have a lot to offer for their new teams.

317-pound NFL OL Lane Johnson can throw down a double pump dunk with ease -
A 317-pound person should not be able to do that.

2016 NFL mock draft: SB Nation bloggers make their picks -
With the Ole Miss left tackle, need absolutely fits value for the Titans in the first pick of the SB Nation NFL writers mock draft.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros farm ranked eighth by Baseball Prospectus - The Crawfish Boxes
Despite losing or graduating a ton of talent, Baseball Prospectus thinks the Astros' minor league organization is better off than it was a year ago.

Yao Ming reportedly earns a spot in the Hall of Fame - The Dream Shake
Legends only play for one team..

Texas QB Jerrod Heard suffered a shoulder injury in Tuesday's practice - Burnt Orange Nation
The sophomore had been working as the back up to senior Tyrone Swoopes.

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 3/31 - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders lost an o-line commit, so who do they target now?

Q&A with NFL Draft Analyst Dane Brugler - Frogs O' War
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler makes a living out of doing mock drafts. He did a "TCU-only" mock draft just for Frogs O' War.

Danuel House invited to State Farm College 3-Point Championship - Good Bull Hunting
House was named as one of eight contestants for tomorrow's event, which will be televised at 8pm.

How the Texas Longhorns can finish with a top-five basketball recruiting class - Burnt Orange Nation
Shaka Smart is attempting to mimic the closing ability to Charlie Strong.

Ranking the best head coaching jobs in Conference USA - Underdog Dynasty
We're ranking the best jobs in CUSA but first want to know what school do you think is the best job?

The Bull And Its Horns: Tulsa Tops Toros - Dynamo Theory
The first ever match for RGVFC ended in a 2-0 defeat to the Tulsa Roughnecks FC.