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Houston Texans News: February 19, 2018

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 19, 2018.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans inform linebacker Brian Cushing he will be released before start of new league year
The Houston Texans have informed linebacker Brian Cushing that he will be released before the start of the new league year, which begins on March 14, The Houston Chronicle reported.

Brian Cushing to be released by Houston Texans
Cushing served a 10-game suspension last season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Brian Cushing released by Texans after nine seasons | SI.com
Brian Cushing's time in Houston appears to be over.

Houston Texans to release linebacker Brian Cushing before new league year | abc13.com
The Houston Texans will release linebacker Brian Cushing in the coming weeks, ABC13 has learned.

Houston Texans release linebacker Brian Cushing - NFL.com
The Houston Texans informed linebacker Brian Cushing on Sunday that they plan to move on from him, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.

Can the Houston Texans be the best team in the division?
The Houston Texans were one of the worst teams in the NFL this past season. Can they go from worst to first and win their division?

Houston Texans: Why the team should target Josh Kline in free agency
The Houston Texans should target Josh Kline in free agency as I think he'd be a great fit to this team's offense. Why would that be the case? Take a look.

Texans waive OL Erik Austell | Texans Wire
Texans waive OL Erik Austell


NFL News

Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney reinstated following harassment accusations - SBNation.com
Hurney interviewed for the team’s full-time GM position last week.

JuJu Smith-Schuster at USC in full Pittsburgh Steelers uniform - SBNation.com
It’s not everyday you see an NFL player on campus in shoulder pads.

Tom Brady does not need the media - SBNation.com
From the series ‘Tom vs. Time’ to his new media company, Brady isn’t trusting anyone but himself with his story.

NFL franchise tag 2018: Everything you need to know in a quick read - SBNation.com
Here’s why teams like the franchise tag, why players hate it, and who’s likely to get it.

Malcolm Butler knew all week he wasn’t starting in the Super Bowl - SBNation.com
Devin McCourty doesn’t want false rumors hurting Butler’s potential (and likely) free agency.


Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 52: Best in the West - The Dream Shake
Ryan, Ethan, and Max talk about the Rockets’ addition of Joe Johnson and Brandan Wright.

Texas offers under-the-radar TE Jared Wiley - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns are one of the first schools to officially enter the mix for the Central Texas product.

TCU Baseball drops finale to GCU 9-8 in 12 - Frogs O' War
The Cardiac Frogs fought back but fell short after a sloppy 12th inning.

Baylor Beats Texas Tech 59-57 - Our Daily Bears
Behind Terry Maston’s second excellent game this week, Baylor (17-10, 7-7) knocked off Texas Tech (22-5, 10-4) 59-57. Baylor has now won five consecutive games. The Bears return to the court at...

Player of the week: Keenan Evans - Viva The Matadors
For better or worse, No. 12 was once again the most discussed player in Lubbock

Texas A&M Baseball: Ags Sweep Rhody on Opening Weekend - Good Bull Hunting
And what an eventful season opener it was!

LSU Making Moves to Bolster Cornerback Depth - And The Valley Shook
Freshman receiver Mannie Netherly to work at cornerback this spring.

BWG Invades Your Earholes 02.14.18 - Barking Carnival
On this week’s Pretend We’re Football, Will, Tim, and I discuss how we’d like to be executed as a way to put off talking about basketball, but we discussed the state of the Texas Longhorns, their...

Let’s examine the 2018 S&P+ Projections for Conference USA - Underdog Dynasty
Bill Connelly has released his 2018 S&P+ projections, an advanced stat that combines recent history, returning production, and recruiting rankings.

Here’s how Bill’s numbers project Conference USA...

Preseason Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, Portland Timbers 1 - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo drew the Portland Timbers 1-1 in their opening match of the Mobile Mini Sun Cup