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Houston Texans News: February 12, 2018

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 12, 2018.

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Houston Texans News

D'Onta Foreman of Houston Texans has charges dropped from July arrest
Texans running back D'Onta Foreman will have marijuana possession and weapon charges dropped after reaching a plea agreement, according to the player's lawyer.

Texans hire Matt O'Donnell as defensive assistant - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have hired former Duke assistant coach Matt O'Donnell as a defensive assistant.

LOOK: DeAndre Hopkins is trying to recruit Jimmy Graham to Texans via social media -
It appears that DeAndre Hopkins is trying to build his own dream team in Houston.

Is cornerback Malcolm Butler a solid fit for the Houston Texans? - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Malcolm Butler, who is set to hit free agency, may have been benched for the Super Bowl, but he would likely be a key upgrade for the Texans at corner.

6 former Texans who could help current squad
Drew Dougherty and John Harris each chose three former Texans, who've retired from the NFL, that could help out the current squad.

Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz mulls retirement | Northwest Herald
Johnsburg grad suffered 3 concussions during 2017 season

D. J. Reader: The center of the Houston Texans defense
When discussing the Houston Texans defense a few familiar names always come up first. J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Brian Cushing just to name a few. However there is a player who is often overlooked when discussing the Texans defense. Nose tackle D.J. Reader.

Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins still on the recruiting trail, makes pitch to Jimmy Graham - Houston Chronicle
Less than a week after DeAndre Hopkins made a recruiting pitch on Twitter to Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, the Texans' star wide receiver has turned his attention to the team's offensive needs.

The Texans should target Trey Burton in free agency
The Houston Texans may need to find a new tight end. C.J. Fiedorowicz has suffered too many injuries. Trey Burton could be his replacement.

NFL News

Matthew McConaughey congratulates Nick Foles with full-page newspaper ad -
McConaughey is a hardcore fan of Washington, so this is a particularly nice gesture.

Tim Tebow ranked dogs for the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, so we asked him about ranking dogs -
These dogs are good dogs, but that doesn’t prevent them from being ranked.

Why is Josh McDaniels staying with the Patriots over the Colts? -
The Indianapolis Colts made it official on Tuesday, but McDaniels is staying in New England.

This tiny dog got an ‘NFL Films’ style video and it’s wonderful -
Good dog.

Johnny Manziel says he’s sober and working on his NFL comeback -
Manziel told Good Morning America he was tired of "sitting on a couch being a loser."

‘Dirty Dancing’ Super Bowl commercial director swears Eli’s dance moves aren’t CGI -
Director Aaron Stoller talked to SB Nation about how he filmed this commercial masterpiece with Eli in only five hours.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros considering a swap of OF Tucker for C Realmuto...or not. - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros are reportedly considering dealing stud prospect Kyle Tucker for Marlins catcher JT Realmuto. doesn’t add up.

Rockets avoid upset, beat Mavericks 104-97 - The Dream Shake
The Rockets weren’t at their best, but still had enough to get past the Mavericks.

As NCAA creates a monster, Tom Herman set to face off with Jimbo Fisher in 2019 recruiting class - Burnt Orange Nation
The first cycle featuring spring visits also features some increased competition from College Station.

No. 20 West Virginia 82, TCU 66: Frogs run out of steam in tough road game - Frogs O' War
Once again with just 7 scholarship players, TCU ran out of gas and struggled to rebound in a loss to No. 20 West Virginia.

Baylor Beats Texas 74-73 in Double Overtime! - Our Daily Bears
The Bears have won six straight against Texas

VIDEO: pre Oklahoma press conference - Viva The Matadors
Trae Young and many other things in coach Beard’s thoughts

Good Morning, Johnny - Good Bull Hunting
Is this the end of the end?

POSTGAME: LSU 82, Ole Miss 66 - And The Valley Shook
Tigers string together their third straight win in the PMAC

The Final Recruiting Piece: Rice Grad Transfer OT Calvin Anderson - Barking Carnival
The Rice graduate and former Westlake product didn’t enjoy much of a recruiting process as a high school senior, but he’s making up for it as a one year graduate transfer who will choose between...

National Signing Day 2018: Texas State - Underdog Dynasty
The Bobcats sign five on National Signing Day.

Goalkeeper Joe Willis Re-Signs with the Houston Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo now officially have two goalkeepers on the roster with the re-signing of Joe Willis