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Houston Texans News: April 21, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, April 21, 2016.

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R.I.P. Prince.  Putting on Purple Rain for the Newswire.

Houston Texans news

Kareem Jackson, Texans pitch in after Houston flooding |
The Houston Texans were scheduled to start their offseason program on Monday. But because of flooding in the Houston area, the NFL team had to delay its first workout in preparation for the 2016 season.

Derek Watt visits Texans; J.J. Watt endorses brother - Houston Chronicle
Wisconsin fullback-tight end Derek Watt visited the Texans on Wednesday, a meeting that follows coach Bill O'Brien attending the Badgers' campus Pro Day workout.

Brock Osweiler puts in time to be quick study for Texans - Houston Chronicle
New Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler is spending more time learning his playbook and bonding with his new teammates than worrying about the Texans' prime-time game at Denver on Oct. 24.

John McClain's worst Texans draft picks - Houston Chronicle
The Texans head back to the NFL draft table April 28 for the 15th time in their history.

Are Texans, Raiders and Titans Poised to Seize AFC from Pats and Broncos? | Bleacher Report
The Patriots don't have a first-round pick. The Broncos don't have a quarterback.

Texans' Jaelen Strong calls his February arrest 'pretty embarrassing' - Houston Chronicle
Texans receiver Jaelen Strong said the ramifications of his arrest for possession of marijuana in late February remain "up in the air," both in terms of potential legal consequences and what punishment, if any, the NFL intends to hand down.

Former Texans QB Brian Hoyer to visit Broncos - Houston Chronicle
The next stop for former Texans starting quarterback Brian Hoyer is a visit to the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos on Thursday, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.

Around the League

2016 NFL Draft Prospects Scouting Report
There are a lot of players in the draft! These are the names to know.

The top 300 players in the 2016 NFL Draft -
The strength of the 2016 NFL Draft is the depth. It's one of the chief reasons why the Tennessee Titans were willing to drop down all the way from the No. 1 overall pick to No. 15. In doing so,...

Even the Eagles don't seem sure what they're doing trading for the No. 2 pick -
The Eagles' trade for the No. 2 pick might be justifiable if they are really sure in what they are doing. Except they don't really seem sure about anything.

These charts explain the 2016 NFL Draft's best running backs -
Using advanced stats and NFL Combine data to profile the major running back prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft, from Ezekiel Elliott, Derrick Henry, and Alex Collins to under-the-radar prospects like Deandre Washington.

Carson Wentz's most important attribute may be his ability to chill -
For a guy who's about to be one of the top picks in the NFL Draft, Carson Wentz doesn't sound at all nervous about it.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rangers 2, Astros 1: Astros miss opportunities once again - The Crawfish Boxes
Bad base running and poor hitting with runners in scoring position are once again the downfalls for the Astros.

Rockets vs. Warriors Game 3 preview: Can Harden and Co. bring energy to their battered city? - The Dream Shake
Can James Harden bring a win to his battered city?

Steph Curry is listed as questionable for Game 3, Green confident anyway - The Dream Shake
The Rockets might have another shot at the Dubs short-handed.

Athletic, rising OG Xavier Newman commits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
Let's Ride!

Downfield Blocking Is The The Key To Texas Tech's Offense - Viva The Matadors
It's the most overlooked cog in the Texas Tech offensive juggernaut.

TCU News: TCU, Baylor in Elite NFL Company - Frogs O' War
The Frogs develop and produce top flight talent on a regular basis.

Baylor Football Recruiting: Recapping the Spring Offers (So Far) - Our Daily Bears
A flurry of recent offers puts Baylor at 87 in this cycle according to 247Sports. Let's recap a few of the more recent ones.

Make Time for Aggie Muster - Good Bull Hunting
"If there is an A&M man in one hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas."

Malik Gets Nasty in the Longhorns' Dirty Dime - Barking Carnival
Malik wears 46. 4+6 = 10. There are 10 cents in a dime. ILLUMINATI.

#theReturn has UAB trending up - Underdog Dynasty
UAB has emerged as the IT school in CUSA but will the program be able to keep the momentum after #theReturn?

How to watch; Dynamo and Dash expanding their TV presence - Dynamo Theory
Recent deals help expand viewer options for the Dynamo and the Dash.