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Houston Texans News: March 8, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 9, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans bolster kicking game by bringing back Nick Novak - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Texans are retaining the services of Nick Novak, who made 35 field goals in 2016, a single-season franchise record.

The Houston Texans Re-Sign Nick Novak for the 2017 Season - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans have re-signed Nick Novak.

Houston Texans Free Agent Tracker, A.J. Bouye still an option
With NFL free agency just about here, I've compiled a list of all of the news and rumors that has to do with the Houston Texans.

Texans corner A.J. Bouye's offers averaging $12 million or higher - Houston Chronicle
The ascent of Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye from ranking fourth on the depth chart at the start of the season to become a vital contributor on the NFL's top-ranked defense mirrors his pending financial climb.

Healthy market expected for Texans free agent John Simon - Houston Chronicle
For the past three years under the tutelage of Mike Vrabel, Texans outside linebacker John Simon has emerged as a gritty contributor to the top-ranked defense in the NFL.

The Houston Texans Expected to Check on Baltimore's Ricky Wagner - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans are expected to keep close tabs on Ricky Wagner when free agency opens.

Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu on Texans' radar - Houston Chronicle
Imposing Connecticut safety Obie Melifonwu is firmly on the Texans' radar, as well as multiple other NFL teams.

NFL News

Adrian Peterson and his dad hinted at these 9 teams, so we ranked them by possibility -
Some of these are more realistic than others.

40 takeaways from the NFL Combine -
Don’t overreact on Leonard Fournette, how the quarterbacks rate and more to close out the combine.

6 NFL free agent signings we want to see in 2017 -
Eddie Lacy to the Patriots? Adrian Peterson to the Raiders?

This bizarre Ciara and Russell Wilson family photo raises so many questions -
This WILL break your brain.

Tom Brady is launching a meal service because he wants to suck the joy out of eating for you, too -
"Tom Brady's Healthy Meal Boxes for Pliable Muscles and Handsome Faces"

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Astros News: March 7, 2017 - The Crawfish Boxes
Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to bounce back when they take on the surging Utah Jazz.

Texas Longhorns hold first spring practice - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns are learning the type of practice habits expected by head coach Tom Herman.

Big 12 Baseball Power Rankings - Viva The Matadors
Rankings for the week of 3/6/17.

Coach O Briefs Media Before Spring Practice - And The Valley Shook
The Tigers get back on the practice field on Saturday.

Five Questions for the AAC Entering Spring Practice - Underdog Dynasty
AAC should expect a big year, but it all starts in the spring.

The GBH Roast of Reed Arena - Good Bull Hunting
This place was built to blend in and be forgotten. No more.

Romell Quioto Added to MLS Team of the Week; Up for Goal of the Week - Dynamo Theory
Romell Quioto is already getting some national attention for his performance against Seattle.