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Houston Texans News: April 18, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, April 18, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Houston Texans tell QB Brian Hoyer they will cut him
The Texans have told quarterback Brian Hoyer that they will release him, a source told ESPN.

Sources: Texans release quarterback Brian Hoyer |
Sources tell Eyewitness News that the Houston Texans have released quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Breakfast: Today is "very important" for Texans
Bill O'Brien is ready for the start of offseason conditioning work.

JJ Watt delivers Papa Johns to Texans fans |
HOUSTON - The Texans’ Number 99 is known to deliver on the field, but Saturday afternoon JJ Watt took a break from football, to deliver some pizza to one very lucky family in northwest Houston.

Grading the Houston Texans running backs | isportsweb
With the loss of their star running back Arian Foster, the Houston Texans have gathered three guys who can impact the Texans' offense in 2016.

Around the League

2016 NFL mock draft: Fallout from the Rams-Titans trade -
The Rams now have the top pick in the draft, and the target is a quarterback.

Texans release Brian Hoyer a month after adding Brock Osweiler -
Brock Osweiler is assured the starting job after signing a blockbuster deal with the Texans, so Brian Hoyer is the odd man out.

NFL teams should think twice before drafting a wide receiver in the 1st round -
The first round of the NFL draft has produced some very good receivers over the years, but the smart teams find their receivers in the rounds after that.

The NFL must address gun awareness and conflict resolution among its young players -
The league's player development process cannot afford to overlook the Will Smith tragedy.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 5, Tigers 4: Altuve, Springer lead Houston to first series win - The Crawfish Boxes
Altuve, Springer homer in the Astros' Sunday win.

Adjustments the Rockets can make after their Game 1 massacre - The Dream Shake
The Rockets were able to knock Curry down, but they couldn't knock him out.

Texas early enrollee QB Shane Buechele shines in Orange & White game - Burnt Orange Nation
Heavy rain in the area forced the Texas head coach to end the team's annual scrimmage to avoid injuries.

BREAKING: Texas Tech Hires Chris Beard as Next Basketball Coach - Viva The Matadors
Let the Beard era begin!

TCU equestrian misses national championship title by a horsehair - Frogs O' War
The equestrian team trotted over New Mexico State and Baylor, but came up short against Auburn in the final.

4* PG Tyson Jolly commits to Baylor MBB - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

T.D. Moton is officially eligible for the 2016 season - Good Bull Hunting
Moton projects to immediately move into the Aggies' defensive tackle rotation.

Texas Longhorns Football host the Special Olympics - Barking Carnival
Smiles galore.

Houston Dash vs Chicago Red Stars Final Score: Dash start season with impressive victory over Red Stars - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dash defeat the Chicago Red Stars 3-1, with a few major contributions from their rookies.