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Houston Texans News: March 9, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Broncos competing with Texans to land quarterback Brock Osweiler - The Denver Post
The Broncos' search for Peyton Manning's replacement remains, for now, in house. Denver continues its attempt to bring back Brock Osweiler.

Texans target Lamar Miller, Brock Osweiler to fill holes on offense - Houston Chronicle
The Jets' Chris Ivory is one of the running backs the Texans are looking at in free agency.

Report: Ben Jones leaving Texans for Titans | ProFootballTalk
The Titans are taking offensive lineman Ben Jones from the Texans, their division rival. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that Jones has agreed to terms with the Titans on a four-year deal.

Losing Ben Jones raises questions for Houston Texans' offensive line - AFC South- ESPN
Ben Jones' expected departure in free agency will leave the Houston Texans with a major hole to fill at center.

Texans re-sign Eddie Pleasant, tender a pair | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have six potential restricted free agents on their roster heading into the new league year and they've opted for a few different paths with that group of players.

Can Lamar Miller fill the Houston Texans' void at running back? - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Texans are working to sign Dolphins running back Lamar Miller, who had a huge game against them last season and fills a glaring need.

No deal for Texans, Jonathan Grimes will become free agent - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' attempt to put together a new contract for running back Jonathan Grimes didn't work out and he'll head to free agency Wednesday afternoon.

Texans interested in bringing back Quintin Demps - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans signed safety Quintin Demps during the middle of training camp, it was a transaction without fanfare.

Lamar Miller to Texans? RB market heating up -
With the start of free agency a day away, the running back market is beginning to heat up. A position devalued over the course of the past half-decade could provide some of the biggest intrigue.

Around the League

The Dolphins are spending their way to mediocrity ... again -
The Miami Dolphins have a plan: spend big on free agents, and dig out from under those contracts so they can spend even more on free agents. Guess how that's working out for them.

NFL teams overpaid cornerbacks last year. Here’s why they’ll probably do it again -
Very few players, especially corners, are scheme transcendent. However, that's unlikely to stop some teams from repeating the mistakes of the past, spending big to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Calvin Johnson continues the trend of NFL stars retiring early -
Marshawn Lynch and Jerod Mayo also called it quits before their 30th birthdays this offseason.

Calvin Johnson officially announces his retirement -
Megatron is stepping away from the game at age 30.

Janoris Jenkins expected to sign with the New York Giants -
Jenkins bet on himself in 2015 and now it's paying off.

Dolphins reach agreement on 2-year deal with Mario Williams -
The former No. 1 overall pick has joined his third team.

NFL Combine shakes up Mel Kiper's 3rd 2016 mock draft -
Free agency could bring more changes to draft strategy after the new league year begins.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros facing spooky power crisis, fall to Nationals 4-2 - The Crawfish Boxes
Where, oh where has all the POWA gone? A couple days ago you couldn't stop the Astros from torching balls over the fence. Now, you'd be hard pressed to see more than a couple doubles in the box...

NBA Rookie Week: Sam Dekker is a wild card - The Dream Shake
We haven't seen much of Dekker this year, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a future in H-town.

Swoopes, youngsters impress at first Texas Longhorns spring practice - Burnt Orange Nation
And there's already a rotation developing at the quarterback position.

Texas Tech Spring Football, So Far - 3/9/16 - Viva The Matadors
Compiling the tweets and news from the first little bit of Spring Football

2016 Big 12 Tournament Preview - Frogs O' War
The biggest event of the year for the strongest basketball conference in the nation gets underway tomorrow evening. Here's everything you need to know!

ODBracketology: Championship Week - Our Daily Bears
6 days until the real bracket is unveiled on Selection Sunday!

He will win.

Texas Longhorns Spring Football Storylines: Defense - Barking Carnival
Taking stock of the Spring Ball to-do list on D.