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Houston Texans News: April 7, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, April 7, 2016.

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Roster Reset: Is Osweiler the answer for the Texans? -
The AFC South has surpassed the NFC West as the worst division in the league but the four teams still have to round out their rosters with a strong draft.

Jared Crick leaves Texans to sign with Broncos - Houston Chronicle
Former Texans starting defensive end Jared Crick signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Denver Broncos, reuniting him with former Houston coach Gary Kubiak, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and defensive line coach Bill Kollar.

Texans' J.J. Watt says he won't play 'terribly longer' - Houston Chronicle
J.J. Watt said things Houston Texans fans didn't want to hear on their drive to work this morning: He mentioned retirement.

Brandon Weeden: Texans a "perfect fit"
The quarterback, who re-signed with the Texans last week, spoke Tuesday on Texans Radio about how his short time with the club in 2015 prompted his return.

After surgery, Duane Brown on track for Texans' opener - Houston Chronicle
Progress has been steady for Texans Pro Bowl alternate left tackle Duane Brown in his ongoing rehabilitation from a torn quadriceps tendon that required surgery this winter to repair the damage.

John Simon signs his tender to stay with Texans - Houston Chronicle
Texans outside linebacker John Simon signed his $1.671 million restricted free agent tender.

Texans meet with Illinois WR Geronimo Allison - Houston Chronicle
The Texans met with imposing Illinois wide receiver Geronimo Allison on Wednesday in Florida, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.

Around the League

Jack Conklin will cockroach a man, and that’s why he should be an NFL Draft 1st-rounder -
The Michigan State left tackle will probably have to move inside to guard or over to right tackle in the NFL, says retired NFL defensive end Stephen White. But Conklin's salty demeanor is part of what makes him a perfect fit on the offensive line.

Onside Kick Family Hour: Some friendly advice for Colin Kaepernick -
SB Nation's NFL podcast returns! This week Danny Kelly, Stephen White and RVB are talking about the league's big QB shuffle, the draft and more!

The NFL isn't worried about likely No. 1 pick Laremy Tunsil's NCAA run-in -
The league has bigger things to worry about than whether a player took a few extra benefits, according to the pros.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Yankees 16, Astros 6: Multiple Homers Don't Make Up For Bad Pitching - The Crawfish Boxes
McHugh has the shortest outing of his career as Yanks destroy Astros.

Rockets fall to Mavs and deserve to stay home this year - The Dream Shake
It's time to face the facts; the Rockets just don't deserve the playoffs.

Texas QB competition could stretch into fall camp - Burnt Orange Nation
Assessing a competition that likely won't resolve itself by the end of the Orange-White game.

Texas Tech Adds Another Victory Over A Top 10 Team - Viva The Matadors
A 5-run 1st inning propels Tech to victory over another top-10 team

Frogs Rally, Come up Short Against UT Arlington - Frogs O' War
After struggling at the plate for most of the game, Cam Warner's three run homer in the eighth put TCU within one heading to the ninth. While they gave themselves a chance to complete the comeback, it was just too little, too late.

Shawn Oakman is the 2016 NFL Draft's highest-rated meme -
At the 2015 Cotton Bowl, many internet people made jokes after seeing the Baylor behemoth for the first time. That'll happen again in a few weeks.

Texas A&M Guard Danuel House named Honorable Mention AP All-American - Good Bull Hunting
Aggie Senior Danuel House picked up a nice honor to close out his Aggie Hoops career.

Three Reasons to be Excited During UCF Football Spring Practice - Underdog Dynasty
The Knights are now into the meat of spring practices, with their first team scrimmage under their belt and the second (of three total) happening today. We discuss three reasons to be excited about UCF football spring practice.

The Bull And Its Horns: RGVFC Rolls Into Rose City - Dynamo Theory
The Toros take on Portland Timbers 2 on Friday at Merlo Field.