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Houston Texans News: January 31, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans hire Wes Welker as coaching assistant -
Wes Welker is reuniting with Bill O'Brien, but this time as a member of his staff. The Texans announced that Welker was hired as an offensive/special teams assistant coach.

Texans hire Wes Welker as an assistant coach - Houston Chronicle
The Texans announced their coaching changes Monday, including the hiring of Wes Welker as offensive/special teams assistant and Bobby King as linebackers coach.

Texans add Wes Welker to staff | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have hired former NFL wide receiver Wes Welker as an offensive and special teams assistant. Welker was at last week's Senior Bowl with members of the Texans' coaching staff.

Wes Welker joins Texans as an assistant coach -
The former All-Pro wide receiver has joined the coaching scene.

Vandermeer's View: Texans play host role again
For the second time in their history, the Texans are the Super Bowl ‘host team.’

Texans Add Wes Welker To Coaching Staff " CBS Boston
The Houston Texans have added Wes Welker to their coaching staff as an offense and special teams assistant.

Texans' Brian Cushing undergoes shoulder surgery - Houston Chronicle
Inside linebacker Brian Cushing is among the Texans players who have undergone surgery since they were eliminated from the playoffs by New England.

Owen Daniels says Texans' Brock Osweiler will be better - Houston Chronicle
Former tight end Owen Daniels said the Brock Osweiler he watched with the Texans this season was not the same Osweiler who was his teammate with the Denver Broncos in 2015.

NFL News

Super Bowl 2017: Preview, date, and start time
The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will square off for Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

Adam Vinatieri & Rod Smart recall the dramatic finish from the last time the Patriots won a Super Bowl in Houston -
The last two players to touch the ball in Super Bowl XXXVIII, Adam Vinatieri and Rod Smart, recall the game-winning field goal and the kick return that ended the game.

Le'Veon Bell released a 'Shrimp Bayless' diss track and we ranked the sports references -
Bell brought the heat!

Super Bowl Media Day 2017: 7 things to watch during Opening Night -
Donald Trump is sure to come up when Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are answering questions.

Super Bowl 2017 picks and predictions: Experts think Falcons will win 1st ever Lombardi Trophy -
Atlanta is SB Nation’s experts’ pick by a 5-4 margin over the Patriots.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

MLB Announces Penalty for Cardinals-Astros Hacking Scandal - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros awarded Cards’ top two picks in 2017.

Signs of slippage for the Rockets - The Dream Shake
In today's Rocket Fuel: The Rockets continue to show signs of slippage, as the team that was performing above expectations has fallen back down to Earth. Also, the defense has been terrible.

Where Texas stands with its remaining targets before National Signing Day - Burnt Orange Nation
It may not be quite like 2015 and 2016, but the ‘Horns appear to be in store for a solid finish to the 2017 class.

Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings: January 30th - Frogs O' War
Where do the teams rank after Saturday’s Big 12/SEC Challenge?

ODBracketology: Jan. 30 - Our Daily Bears
The Bears have an inside track to a #1 seed as January comes to a close.

Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings - Viva The Matadors
Who’s up, who’s down?

Daily Bull 1.30.17: The 5 Good Things About National Signing Day - Good Bull Hunting
It’s almost that time of year, go hide in your underground shelter.

Shooting From the Corner: Georgia 59, Texas 57 - Barking Carnival
Road game = loss, again.

UTSA’s Highly Anticipated Matchups of 2017 - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners have a chance to make some serious noise in the state of Texas this year.

The Peel joins forces with Dynamo Theory - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo Theory now comes with peel!