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Houston Texans News: April 1, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, April 1, 2016.

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Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt played with 5 torn muscles
A source tells ESPN's Tania Ganguli that Texans DE J.J. Watt played with five torn muscles in his torso, groin and inner thighs during the 2015 season.

Houston Texans’ quick play for former Bronco Osweiler shows desperateness, stupidity: St. Clair - 7NEWS Denver
There’s no secret sauce to become a successful franchise in the NFL. But there are common themes for teams that win consistently. . Live-updated Colorado news, weather forecasts for Denver and the state, metro-area traffic and Denver sports updates.

Texans' 'Hard Knocks' nominated for 5 Emmys |
The Texans’ recent reality TV series is garnering major recognition.

Report: Houston Texans' J.J. Watt played with 5 torn muscles last season - Story
Despite injuries, he played all 16 games. . brings you the latest breaking news, accurate weather, and sports updates.

Texans Need To Attack Offense In First Round Of NFL Draft - TPS
The Texans need to address the remaining holes on their offensive roster with their first-round draft pick, the No. 22 overall selection...

South Carolina president spoke with Texans owner about Final Four - Houston Chronicle
University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides spoke earlier this week with Bob McNair, owner of the NFL's Houston Texans.

Harvard's Ben Braunecker Works Out For the Houston Texans - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans are keeping a close eye on the tight end class heading to the NFL Draft. Ben Braunecker from Harvard was worked out by the Texans.

Texans Workout University of Houston's Elandon Roberts - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans have worked out local star linebacker from the University of Houston, Elandon Roberts.

Around the League

What if every NFL team could draft a current player? -
The Browns could steal Cam Newton from the Panthers.

RG3 and Hue Jackson are getting a 2nd chance with the Browns -
Hue Jackson hadn't spoken to Griffin since 2012 until the Browns signed him last week. Now, their NFL futures are inextricably linked.

Colin Kaepernick's contract deadline passes: What it means going forward -
Colin Kaepernick's base salary for 2016 is now fully guaranteed, and ... not much has actually changed.

Josh Doctson has everything an NFL team should want in a receiver -
He can catch, he can separate himself from defenders ... what else could an NFL team possibly ask of their wide receiver? Stephen White breaks down the TCU product who could surprise a lot of people in the draft this year.

Draft Ezekiel Elliott, because you need both a new RB and a new offensive coordinator -
Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter.

15 reasons you should be delighted if your NFL team drafts Cardale Jones -
If your team can't use a powerful quarterback with a championship ring and tons of endearing personality, our team will happily welcome him.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Minding Your Ks and Outs: A primer on ballpark etiquette - The Crawfish Boxes
The resident Emily Post of baseball is back to walk you through the do's and don'ts of ballpark etiquette. Just in time to yell, "Play ball!"

Rockets collapse against Bulls, drop key game in depressing fashion - The Dream Shake
Another classic 2015-2016 Rockets.

Texas DC Bedford: S DeShon Elliott still working on getting aligned - Burnt Orange Nation
More than any other factor, a failure to understand pre-snap positioning will keep the sophomore off the field.

Kansas State baseball series preview - Viva The Matadors
Baseball boys look to keep the fire burning against a struggling Kansas State team.

Football Recruiting: Quick Update on Spring Game Visitors - Frogs O' War
With a little more then 24 hours to go until Friday Night Under The Lights 2016, we take a look at some of the reported visitors, with an updated list to be released later in the week.

Baylor Announces Future Series with BYU for 2021/2022 - Our Daily Bears
In another attempt to upgrade its future OOC scheduling, Baylor announced today that it will play a 2-game series with the BYU Cougars.

Friday Night Lights: Texas A&M Recruiting Update - Good Bull Hunting
It's a chance to see real football in Kyle Field! With lots of big named recruits in attendance! Who you definitely shouldn't speak to!

Sun Belt Conference Stock Exchange Part 1 - Underdog Dynasty
We preview the western half of the Sun Belt conference and whether they'll fare better or worse next season.

Houston Sports Fans, it’s time to check out the Dynamo and Dash: Ticketing and Parking - Dynamo Theory
Everything you need to know about your first Dynamo game, part 1.