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Houston Texans News: March 7, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, March 7, 2016.

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Renck: How the Houston Texans could block a Broncos Super Bowl repeat - The Denver Post
The Houston Texans created a path to the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 championship. Could they also be responsible for road blocking a sequel?

Retiring Peyton Manning tormented the Texans - Houston Chronicle

QB, RB, WR among Texans' priorities entering free agency, draft - Houston Chronicle
Everyone in the NFL knows this is the biggest need on the team.

Vandermeer's View: Texans’ all-time villain is done
There has never been a bigger villain in the history of the franchise. No one has had more success. No one has been more difficult to stop.

Texans Notebook: Legal Tampering Opens Up With Much of the Focus on the Offense - Houston - Scout
With the legal tampering window opened the Houston Texans are in a race to improve their offense.

Texans need GM to get downright offensive - Houston Chronicle
Houston's favorite general manager is on the clock. And I'm not speaking in regard to an already overhyped NFL draft that's still 53 days away.

Around the League

Peyton Manning set to retire from NFL on Monday -
With his 40th birthday approaching, Manning will hang it up after a record-setting career.

Here's a list of every major NFL record Peyton Manning holds -
These accomplishments are beyond comprehension.

Bill Belichick and his girlfriend had dinner with good friend Donald Trump -
The Patriots coach and his girlfriend are apparently Trump's good friends.

One player each NFL team should target in free agency -
All 32 NFL teams could find an upgrade somewhere in free agency.

The Colts may have been better off keeping Peyton Manning -
With Manning under center these last four years instead of Andrew Luck, the Colts might have a better banner to hang up than an "AFC Finalist" pennant.

The bench press kings of the NFL Draft are at Arizona State -
Christian Westerman led all NFL Combine participants in the bench press before his teammate, Vi Teofilo, crushed his mark on Friday.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros blast seven home runs in split squad wins over Blue Jays and Pirates - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton goes 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run.

Rockets vs. Raptors final score: Houston gets furious comeback win in Toronto - The Dream Shake
It's the first win Houston has gotten over the border since Yao Ming was playing.

Texas Longhorns spring football practice teaser - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns will hold the first of 15 spring practices on Monday.

Tubby Smith Is The Big XII Coach Of The Year - Viva The Matadors
Tubby Smith has given us wins. He's also given us so much more.

More familiar ground: TCU 10, Gonzaga 2 - Frogs O' War
After dropping a frustrating game 1, the Frogs bats roar back to life to even the series with Gonzaga.

A Conversation with LaQuan McGowan - Our Daily Bears
LaQuan McGowan is bigger than you are, he's also nicer than you are - unless you are a Texas Tech safety. We sit down for a conversation with the legend himself.

Texas A&M defeats Vanderbilt 76-67; clinches first conference title since 1986 - Good Bull Hunting
We outplayed the hottest team in the SEC, and we made it look easy. The net result was a stress free second half and a party thirty years in the making.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns at Oklahoma State Cowboys - Barking Carnival
@Bitterwhiteguy recap: longhorns cruise to easy 12-point win, look fantastic from start to finish — Ulysses S. Cocksman (@USCocksman) March 5, 2016 @USCocksman @...

Houston's Offense Must Bring Similar Balance in 2016 - Underdog Dynasty
A huge part of Houston's success in 2015 was a balanced attack on offense that ran through quarterback Greg Ward Jr. What kind of situation are they going into in 2016?