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Houston Texans News: March 4, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, March 4, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Arian Foster released after seven years with Texans |
The Texans have released running back Arian Foster. Houston will save about $6.6 million against the salary cap by making the move.

Arian Foster leaves behind 'beautiful memories' of time with Texans - Houston Chronicle
[...] that the Texans have released running back Arian Foster, tight end Garrett Graham and free safety Rahim Moore, they have to find replacements for the veterans with a combined 18 years of NFL experience.

Houston Texans release veteran RB Arian Foster -
The Houston Texans are parting ways with veteran running back Arian Foster, the team announced Thursday. Foster is the franchise's all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

Replacing Arian Foster: Who's available for Texans? - Houston Chronicle

Texans making moves to make way for RGIII?
Did the Houston Texans releasing Arian Foster foreshadow an addition to the Texans' roster?

Arian Foster was the Houston Texans, for a time - NFL Nation- ESPN
Running back Arian Foster, released by the Texans on Thursday, made a huge impact in his seven seasons with the franchise.

Houston Texans Cut Rahim Moore " CBS Houston
Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans have released a third player on Thursday. Safety Rahim Moore was cut by the Texans a few days before the start of the new league year for the NFL.

Around the League

Laremy Tunsil is a brilliant NFL prospect but an unfinished product -
The Ole Miss tackle has the rare combination of size, power and athleticism that NFL teams treasure. However, his jump to the pros still comes with question marks about his blocking ability.

NFL teams are finally taking notice of the NCAA's most productive quarterback -
He threw 97 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions during his last two seasons at Western Kentucky. NFL teams can't overlook that kind of production.

The Packers asked Eddie Lacy to lose weight and holy s*** did he ever -
Looking good, Eddie Lacy!

These are the top 100 NFL free agents for 2016 -
The salary cap is going up, way up, again, and a lot of bad teams have a lot of money to spend. It's going to be a busy spring in the NFL.

How far could Robert Nkemdiche slip in the 2016 NFL Draft? -
This week's Mocking the Draft podcast breaks down the Ole Miss star's pro future, and tackles some of weirdest questions from the NFL Scouting Combine.

Tom Coughlin is really mad at the Giants -
He reportedly spent his entire interview with the Eagles ripping his former team.

Texans release Arian Foster after 7 seasons with team -
After seven seasons and over 6,000 rushing yards, the Texans are parting ways with Arian Foster.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Phillies 2: Astros Hit The Ground Running - The Crawfish Boxes
The first Spring Training game of 2016 is in the books. Doug Fister was brilliant, George Springer looked to be in mid-season form, and some top young minor league players got their first taste of baseball for the spring.

What is the Rockets' niche? - The Dream Shake
In today's Rocket Fuel, the Rockets have decided to focus on offense in order to make the playoffs this season. Meanwhile, Charles Barkley hates the NBA this season.

Cam Ridley to Miss Big 12 Tournament - Burnt Orange Nation
Still Hope for the big man to return for the NCAA Tournament

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 3/3 - Viva The Matadors
Today I take a look at 3 defensive recruits who could end up Red Raiders.

Post-Combine Rountable - Frogs O' War
All you need to know and more about how TCU did at the combine this past weekend.

Baylor Football: Spring 2016's First Scrimmage is Underway - Our Daily Bears
The Bears are on the field at McLane Stadium in a real-life scrimmage, as oxymoronic as that phrase sounds.