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Houston Texans News: April 19, 2016

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Houston Texans news

Flooding that closed Texans' offices didn't keep J.J. Watt away - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Based on a photo he posted on Snapchat, J.J. Watt had some success navigating the flood waters in Houston.

Could there be robust market for free agent QB Brian Hoyer?
Quarterback could have several after parting ways with Texans.

Brian Hoyer's departure rounds out the Texans' quarterback position - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Texans cut Brian Hoyer and demonstrated they believe in Brock Osweiler in a way they didn't believe in Hoyer or Ryan Mallett.

Texans' J.J. Watt: Things got 'pretty bad' during 2015 season - Houston Chronicle
In a lengthy interview with Sports Illustrated's Peter King that was published Monday, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said it was "pretty bad" playing through his multiple injuries during the 2015 season.

The Texans Might Be Wearing Oilers Blue This Season " CBS Houston
There was a picture tweeted out over the weekend that, if it is to be believed, shows 30 of the team's color rush uniforms for the 2016 season. On the card that sent out the color next to the Houston Texans logo is a blue very similar to...

Around the League

Leonard Floyd is the 2016 NFL Draft's jack of all trades -
The Georgia edge rusher can play coverage, defend the run, work on the inside and the outside as rush the passer and more. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White wonders what Floyd's specialty is.

BYU's Bronson Kaufusi has 'a different maturity level' than other NFL Draft prospects -
At 24 years old, the defensive end is older than most rookies, but his versatility makes him an intriguing prospect.

Joey Bosa's great-grandfather was once Al Capone's bodyguard and a Chicago crime boss -
"Joey Batters" was Bosa's great-grandfather.

Why the NFL can finally admit football causes CTE and not owe players anything -
The NFL is finally copping to CTE now that it's not liable for it.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros' Jose Altuve named AL Co-Player of the Week - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros win player of the week honors in back-to-back weeks.

Rockets vs. Warriors game 2: Rockets show what they're made of, and it isn't much - The Dream Shake
Houston couldn't capitalize on Steph Curry's absence.

4-star Texas Longhorns DE target Taquon Graham sets decision date - Burnt Orange Nation
If things play out as expected, Charlie Strong's 2017 class will add another member next month!

2017 QB Xavier Martin Is Now A 4-star, 6th Best DT QB In The Nation - Viva The Matadors
24/7 Sports now has 2017 QB pledge ranked as a 4-star.

Frogs in the Pros: April 11-17, 2016 - Frogs O' War
The first rule of a no-hitter is: NEVER TALK ABOUT THE NO-HITTER.

Floyd Casey Stadium is almost gone - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Texas Aggie Baseball Travels to Mississippi State - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M has a big road series vs. the Bulldogs this weekend.

Texas Longhorns Orange - White Spring Game Review - Barking Carnival
Saturday's zero sum game may have added up to a new face at quarterback for the Longhorns.

Houston offense flies, but defense wins the day in 2016 Spring Game - Underdog Dynasty
Dynamic duo QB Gred Ward and WR Isaiah Johnson led the Cougars' aerial attack but the defense won Houston's spring game.

Houston Dash Sign Caity Heap - Dynamo Theory
Houston Dash announce their newest signee, Caity Heap, and fans even get the opportunity to watch her play in front of a home crowd on opening day.