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Houston Texans News: April 20, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

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The Houston Texans officially release quarterback Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer signed a two-year contract before last season. He played in 11 games for Houston in 2015, going 5-4 as a starter.

Texans release Brian Hoyer, waive B.J. Daniels
The Texans made two transactions.

With Osweiler signed, Houston Texans cut QB Brian Hoyer - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The Houston Texans have cut quarterback Brian Hoyer. The Texans announced the move Tuesday, little more than a month after signing Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract. Hoyer signed a two-year contract before last season, but his five-turnover debacle in a 30-0 playoff loss to Kansas City suggested his days in Houston were numbered.

The Houston Texans to Host Wisconsin's Derek Watt - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans will host Wisconsin fullback Derek Watt in a pre-draft visit at NRG Stadium.

With Osweiler signed, Texans cut QB Brian Hoyer | FOX Sports
The Texans announced the move Tuesday.

Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld visits Texans - Houston Chronicle
Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld visits the Texans on Wednesday, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.

Around the League

Nelson Spruce wants to prove being a NFL WR is about more than a 40-yard dash time -
Nelson Spruce is the all-time leader in receptions in the Pac-12, but underwhelmed at the 2016 NFL Combine.

Donald Trump dumps the Patriots for the Bills -
Elite pandering.

NFL owners should join players in the fight to revoke Roger Goodell's disciplinary power -
The Kansas City Chiefs were the latest team to appeal to Goodell -- and lose.

Taylor Decker plays too high for an NFL tackle but gets the damn job done -
Low man wins is a time-honored truism for offensive linemen. That rule doesn't seem to apply to the Ohio State tackle, but retired NFL defensive end Stephen White sees a guy who could still do the job, regardless of how high he plays.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Podcast: The Ground Control Podcast, Ep. 21 -- Starting slowly - The Crawfish Boxes
Ryan Dunsmore, Subber10, and CRPerry13 talk about Astros start to the season.

Rockets fans should stop trying to understand J.B. Bickerstaff's rotations - The Dream Shake
I want to understand the rotations but I should probably stop trying, plus other takeaways from another sad loss.

Breakdown of every pass by Texas QBs Tyrone Swoopes and Shane Buechele from Orange & White game - Burnt Orange Nation
A film review of Saturday's scrimmage confirms the initial impressions of Shane Buechele's performance.

The Incredible State of Texas Tech Athletics - Viva The Matadors
Football and basketball drive Texas Tech athletic pride, but other sports are performing well and should make us proud.

TCU News: Could Doc Fall to the Third Round? - Frogs O' War
The short answer? No.

Baylor Acro Repeats as NCATA National Champions! - Our Daily Bears
The powerhouse acro and tumbling team did it again today, winning their second-consecutive title over Oregon and finishing the season 10-0.

Daily Bull 04.19.16 - NEWS IN BRIEF - Good Bull Hunting
Come read links and talk about the things.

The Game is Texas Hold ‘Em – And The Big 12 Doesn’t Have Enough Chips. - Barking Carnival
The Big 10 is about to get paid, and it could b bad news for the Big 12.

SMU freshmen receivers James Proche and Alex Honey stunt in annual spring game - Underdog Dynasty
Chad Morris' freshmen put on a show in the Mustang's annual spring game.

Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy Player Ratings - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo’s first minute 1-0 led shrank to a 4-1 defeat to the LA Galaxy at BBVA Compass Stadium.