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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' J.J. Watt determined not to let injuries change his game - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN (ESPN.com)

Texans star J.J. Watt has put in plenty of work this offseason while recovering from two back surgeries, setting him up to play as he always has: hard.

Hopkins on Texans possibly drafting Deshaun Watson - Clemson Football Update | TigerNet (TigerNet.com)

Houston Texans wide receiver Deandre "Nuk" Hopkins spoke to the media on Monday and was asked what his thoughts on his NFL team possibly drafting former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Football 101: Andre Johnson's greatest catch (HoustonTexans)

It’s still hard to believe, even when I see it in print.

NFL Draft will not lead to answers for O'Brien, Texans (Toro Times)

Can the Houston Texans solve their quarterback issues in the 2017 NFL draft?

Cam Robinson the latest tackle to meet with the Texans | ProFootballTalk (ProFootballTalk)

It would be easy to misinterpret any one individual pre-draft visit. But when a team looks at multiple players at the same position, it’s easier to draw an informed conclusion.

Houston Texans to host quarterbacks Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes II (ESPN.com)

The Texans will host quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes II this week ahead of the NFL draft.

Andre Johnson to sign 1-day contract and retire with the Texans - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

The franchise’s best player ever is going to retire where it all started.


NFL News

Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

The former Patriots tight end was discovered dead early Wednesday morning in his cell.

Best active player selected from all 7 rounds of NFL Draft - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

These are our picks for the best player still playing the game from each round of the draft. Who are your picks?

The 100 best players in the 2017 NFL Draft - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

Myles Garrett tops a deep big board of players.

The NFL concussion protocol cannot save football - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

NFL players are going to try to fake the concussion protocol, no matter how good it is.

Dan Rooney got the NFL dancing to his tune - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

Rooney’s legacy goes well beyond Pittsburgh’s black and gold.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Angels 5 - 2 Astros: Rough fifth inning downs ‘Stros - The Crawfish Boxes (The Crawfish Boxes)

Old nemesis Albert Pujols ends Astros’ win streak at five games.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2 preview - The Dream Shake (The Dream Shake)

The Houston Rockets look to take a commanding 2-0 lead tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Texas Longhorns baseball blanks Texas State 2-0 - Burnt Orange Nation (Burnt Orange Nation)

The Bobcats caused the Longhorns some trouble, but Texas’ excellent pitching allowed the ‘Horns to get out of jams.

TCU, Fort Worth tabbed as hosts for 2022 NCAA Tournament - Frogs O' War (Frogs O' War)

They’ll also host the NCAA Women’s Gymnastic Championships for four years, beginning in 2019.

Dr. Linda Livingstone Announced as New Baylor President - Our Daily Bears (Our Daily Bears)

Dr. Linda Livingstone was announced as the 17th President of Baylor University.

Big 12 Baseball Power Rankings - Viva The Matadors (Viva The Matadors)

Rankings for the week of 4/17/2017.

2017 Texas Football Spring Game Highlights: Passing Game - Barking Carnival (Barking Carnival)

Commentary by play: Shane bypasses the open short receiver for a 20 yard throw on the roll. Good accuracy and some zip. Play action roll. Ignores free edge defender and hits LJH through...

Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies Sweep Tide - Good Bull Hunting (Good Bull Hunting)

The Ags notched their first SEC sweep of the year to improve to 8-7 in conference play.

Texas State head coach Everett Withers stirs up controversy by attacking former players - Underdog Dynasty (Underdog Dynasty)

It's hell up in San Marcos as Withers has shifted the narrative around the program in a negative direction. Again.

Tigers Beat Lamar 10-4 - And The Valley Shook (And The Valley Shook)

It wasn’t a pleasant homecoming for Will Davis.

Houston Dash waive forward, trade Orlando for defender - Dynamo Theory (Dynamo Theory)

The Houston Dash had a busy Tuesday.