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Houston Texans News: February 13, 2018

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Houston Texans News

2018 NFL strength of schedule: Texans have it easiest, Packers face roughest ride -
Here are the strength of schedule rankings for all 32 teams heading into the 2018 season.

Texans need to improve Deshaun Watson's protection through free agency - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Now that the Texans have their franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson, new GM Brian Gaine's goal this offseason should be protecting him.

2018 Free Agency Preview: Houston Texans | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus
Top free agent targets for the Houston Texans, players that must be re-signed, team cap space and more to get you ready for 2018 free agency.

Houston Texans have NFL's easiest schedule in 2018
The Houston Texans will have the easiest schedule in the NFL next season. This could lead to a playoff run for a young exciting team.

Free agents who could draw the Texans' interest - Houston Chronicle
The Texans don't have a pick in this year's NFL Draft until the third round, so this won't be a year where the Texans get a ton of immediate help from rookies.

Report: Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz contemplating retirement - Houston Chronicle
Texans starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz acknowledged to his hometown newspaper that he's contemplating retirement in the wake of a season during which he sustained three concussions and was twice placed on injured reserve.

NFL News

Tim Tebow and science guarantee NY Jets will win Super Bowl in 2019 -
Gang Green’s half-century Super Bowl drought is destined to end next year.

NFL offseason 2018: 7 star players who could be surprising cuts -
From aging veterans to proven young talent, some big-time performers could wind up on the chopping block.

NFL cuts 2018: What to know as teams release players in new league year -
The reasons for the cuts can vary, but it’s simpler than you think.

How run/pass options work differently in the NFL than in college football -
College rules give RPOs more flavor, but as the NFL playoffs showed, they still work at every level.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Top Three Center Field Prospects For 2018 - The Crawfish Boxes
Check out the top three center field prospects in the Astros system!

Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets want to go into the All-Star break on a winning streak. In order to do that, they have to win out.

Texas’ NCAA Tournament hopes take hit following 74-73 2OT loss to Baylor - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns NCAA Tournament hopes continue to dwindle quickly with a third straight loss.

March to Madness: NCAA Basketball Bubble Watch, February 12th - Frogs O' War
Frogs win a must-win and can build significant résumé padding in Morgantown.

Daily Bears Report 2/12/2018 Bears Heading South About 100 Miles Down I35 - Our Daily Bears
Bears at Longhorns, 8:00 PM CT, Sic ‘em!

Starks named FOTW; A&M returns to Top 25; Wilson confirmed out - Good Bull Hunting
Texas A&M returns to the Top 25, Starks named FOTW, and Wilson confirmed out for the season.

Happy Mardi Gras From ATVS! - And The Valley Shook
Here’s one of my favorite NOLA music performances ever.

Clanking From the Corner: Baylor 74, Texas 73 2OT - Barking Carnival
Okay, now we can start talking about the NIT.

Texas fixed their defensive lapses from the TCU game, but also left their shooting in Fort Worth. It would’ve been nice to borrow a couple of those...

National Signing Day 2018: SMU - Underdog Dynasty
With the class finally finally finished, let’s take a further look at the players signed

The Western Conference is charging forward: Can the Dynamo keep up? - Dynamo Theory