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Houston Texans News: March 3, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, March 3, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Brock Osweiler will be part of open competition for Texans' starting QB - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Bill O'Brien said the Texans won't treat quarterback any differently than other positions that are up for grabs.

Rick Smith: Texans want to extend DeAndre Hopkins -
General manager Rick Smith emphasized Thursday the Texans are "absolutely intent" on a new deal for DeAndre Hopkins. Is the price tag skyrocketing following Antonio Brown's mega contract?

Brock Osweiler will be part of open competition for Texans' starting QB job -
A year after signing Osweiler, Houston is still looking for a franchise quarterback.

Texans GM Rick Smith looking to re-sign DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Bouye - Houston Chronicle
DeAndre Hopkins' star turn two years ago was followed by a brief contract holdout at the start of training camp last season to express his displeasure with the Texans' refusal to negotiate a new deal at that time.

Rick Smith weighs in on Texans QB Brock Osweiler - Houston Chronicle
Errant passes and erratic performances defined quarterback Brock Osweiler's first season with the Texans.

Texans meet with Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles - Houston Chronicle
Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles may be the most intriguing prospect in the draft, and he could be headed for the Texans.

Former Texans assistants now working as first-year coordinators - Houston Chronicle
Two former Texans assistant coaches, Robert Saleh and Matt LaFleur, have new jobs as first-time coordinators.

Brock Osweiler will be part of open competition for Texans' starting QB - AFC South- ESPN
Unlike last year, when quarterback Brock Osweiler was christened the starting quarterback during the offseason, the Houston Texans will enter offseason workouts with an open competition.

NFL News

The State of Louisiana vs. Cardell Hayes -
The city of New Orleans claimed two men the moment Will Smith was killed.

Tarik Cohen is the NFL Combine's smallest RB and HBCU's biggest representative -
He’s also not concerned with having a long career.

NFL Combine 2017 live updates: News and highlights from Indianapolis -
Deshaun Watson, Dalvin Cook and Leonard Fournette highlight the prospect class in Indy.

Samaje Perine outbenched every running back and almost every offensive lineman at the NFL Combine -
I think ... I think he lifts.

Brandon Marshall to be released by Jets, per reports -
The veteran wideout only lasted two years in New York.

Browns ‘strongly considering’ drafting UNC QB Mitch Trubisky with the No. 1 pick -
Cleveland has been looking for a franchise quarterback since 1999.

The NFL Combine is one big mental test in your underwear -
Everyone’s focused on the 40s, but most important part of the Combine happens in the meeting rooms and MRI tubes. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz looks back at the experience.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

WBC Non-MLB Top 10: #5 Yoelkis Céspedes - The Crawfish Boxes
The young Cuban outfielder will have all of the spotlight (and all of the pressure) that comes with the name on the back of his jersey.

Rockets answer coach’s challenge in dismantling of Clippers - The Dream Shake
The coached asked for more and the Rockets obliged.

No.21 Texas baseball travels to Palo Alto to face No. 19 Stanford - Burnt Orange Nation
A top 25 showcase of two vastly improved teams will be a significant test for the ‘Horns.

Texas officially hires Bob Shipley as director of high school relations - Burnt Orange Nation
Welcome the Texas Longhorns new director of high school relations.

TCU Recruiting 2018: Frogs appearing on some top recruits’ top school lists - Frogs O' War
TCU pulled in one of their best recruiting classes ever in 2017, with the top of the class, including Shawn Robinson, Wes Harris, Jalen Reagor, and Omar Manning, being some of the highest rated...

Baylor at Texas Preview and Prediction - Our Daily Bears
Baylor looks for another win against Texas.

Texas Tech: Path to the Postseason 3.3 - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders can play their way to more home games.

How To Watch The 2017 Houston College Classic - And The Valley Shook
Navigating The Maze of Regional Fox Sports Networks.

Clanking From the Corner: Texas Tech 67, Texas 57 - Barking Carnival
The game was on the road, any questions?

Daily Bull 3.2.17 - Six months from today, we’ll be at the Rose Bowl - Good Bull Hunting
I’ve had the privilege of attending a lot of great sporting events all over the country in iconic venues. I’ve seen Syracuse hoops in the Carrier Dome, Duke in...

Texas State 2017 Sun Belt Schedule - Underdog Dynasty
Finally the rest of the schedule has been released!

The Peel Episode 21: Dynamo v Sounders & #March4theMatch - Dynamo Theory
The guys prep for the opening match versus the Sounders.