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Houston Texans News: April 20, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Houston Texans News

Is there any way Patrick Mahomes drops further than the Texans at No. 25? - Niners Nation (Niners Nation)

This seems like the worst kept secret of the first round.

Houston Texans react to Andre Johnson's retirement on social media (ESPN.com)

After announcing his retirement Wednesday, Andre Johnson received an outpouring of reaction on social media, including from teammates J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins.

Andre Johnson breaks into tears thanking his mom during Houston Texans retirement speech | FOX Sports (FOX Sports)

The 7-time Pro Bowl wide receiver spent 12 of his 14 seasons with the Texans.

Houston Texans show it's all love at Andre Johnson's farewell presser (Toro Times)

Andre Johnson's retirement press conference was filled to the brim. However, it was his former Houston Texans teammates and coaches who filled it up.

Ranking every Houston Texans draft class - Houston Chronicle (Houston Chronicle)

In some drafts, you get J.J. Watt in the first round. In others, you get Amobi Okoye. Find out how we rank all 15 of the Houston Texans' draft classes.

Brad Kaaya visits Texans | ProFootballTalk (ProFootballTalk)

The window for pre-draft visits closes this week and the Texans have squeezed in one more meeting with a quarterback before the time is up. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team had University of Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya in for a visit on Wednesday. They also met with Texas Tech’s Patrick…

Huntsville resident lands gig with Texans cheer team | Local News | itemonline.com (Itemonline.com)

If she wasn’t so busy, Ashlyn Nicole would already know how many days there were before football season kicked off.


NFL News

NFL mock draft 2017: 2 rounds of fun - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

In our latest mock draft, every team gets at least one pick — except the Patriots.

6 teams that could make a trade during the 2017 NFL Draft - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

The 49ers could be on the hunt for a trade partner for the No. 2 pick.

How marijuana created some of the best bargains in the NFL draft - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

A little bit of weed sunk the draft stock of some tremendous players — and paid off handsomely for the teams lucky enough to take them.

Patriots say the White House comparison photos lack context, but they're missing the point - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

It doesn't matter how many Patriots made the trip to the White House. It matters why so many didn't.

Cam Robinson was so great in college, sometimes he looked bored - SBNation.com (SBNation.com)

Meet the draft’s best offensive lineman, according to retired NFL DE Stephen White.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 5, Angels 1: Dallas Keuchel continues to roll - The Crawfish Boxes (The Crawfish Boxes)

Big game from Reddick gives the lefty his third win.

Rockets come from behind to down Thunder 115-111 - The Dream Shake (The Dream Shake)

The Rockets started hitting shots and Russell Westbrook missed most of his down the stretch to send Houston up 2-0.

Texas offers 4-star 2018 CG Dwayne Cohill - Burnt Orange Nation (Burnt Orange Nation)

The explosive Cleveland product is now on the Longhorns radar.

Men’s Tennis Clinches Share of Big 12 Title - Frogs O' War (Frogs O' War)

#9 TCU beat #4 Baylor 4-1 in Waco tonight to remain undefeated in conference play.

Daily Bears Reports 4/20: Sports! - Our Daily Bears (Our Daily Bears)

The Green & Gold Game is Saturday.

Matador Mailbag 4.19.17 - Viva The Matadors (Viva The Matadors)

It’s Wednesday. Time to check the mail!

Wildcard Mailbag - Earning Power and Spiders - Good Bull Hunting (Good Bull Hunting)

Does it matter that your partner makes more money? What do you do when a spider interrupts your driving? Can you OD on jerky? All this and NYC Tacos in the Wildcard Mailbag.

Spring Check-In: Mississippi State - And The Valley Shook (And The Valley Shook)

For Whom the Cowbell Tolls editor Ethan Lee gives us the skinny on the Bulldogs’ spring practice.

Virtual Future Texas Longhorns Football Locker Room - Barking Carnival (Barking Carnival)

More Cylons.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Tyus Bowser, Houston - Underdog Dynasty (Underdog Dynasty)

Bowser’s name has risen up draft boards, and could hear his name on Day 1.

The Bull & Its Horns: Memo’s Brace Leads RGVFC - Dynamo Theory (Dynamo Theory)

The Toros defeated Colorado Springs 3-1 at H-E-B Park last Wednesday.