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Houston Texans News: February 20, 2018

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

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Houston Texans News

Brian Cushing had his moments, but it was time for Texans to cut ties - Houston Chronicle
Some thought it was a huge mistake.

Texans to release LB Brian Cushing
Cushing out after nine seasons with the Texans.

Kareem Jackson, Jon Weeks now longest-tenured Texans with Brian Cushing release | Texans Wire
Kareem Jackson, Jonathan Weeks now longest-tenured Texans with Brian Cushing release.

Offensive Shootout: Houston Texans versus Tennessee Titans in 2018
A new offensive coordinator in Tennessee versus a potent Houston Texans offense could lead to a shootout twice a year for football fans.

Report: Broncos lose assistant strength coach to Houston Texans
Assistant Mike Eubanks will join Luke Richesson in Houston.

Five moves each AFC team should make in 2018 NFL offseason for trades, free agency, cuts - Bill Barnwell
Could Jacksonville move on from Blake Bortles and enter the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes? Will the Jags be able to keep top wideout Allen Robinson? Here are five offseason moves to improve each AFC South team.

A look back: 10 things about linebacker Brian Cushing's career - Houston Chronicle
Now that the Texans have told Brian Cushing they plan to release him before the start of the new league year March 14 when free agency begins, this is a good time to look back at 10 things about the inside linebacker’s career.

New York Jets Rumors: Christian Hackenberg being shopped to Houston
The New York Jets may be trading Christian Hackenberg to the Houston Texans this offseason, according to reports.


NFL News

Bill Polian has a bad opinion about Lamar Jackson (again!) - SBNation.com
This isn’t a surprise, and will continue until the NFL draft.

NFL free agency 2018: 1 potential cap casualty for each team - SBNation.com
Dez Bryant, Aqib Talib, and Jason Peters could all be free agents soon as NFL teams prepare for the offseason.

2018 NFL mock draft: How trades can change the draft - SBNation.com
Deals will get made on draft night. Here are some that make sense.

Louisville had to vacate a title, so Super Bowl 51 can be wiped too - SBNation.com
That shit never happened.

NFL franchise tag predictions 2018: Which players will get it, what each team will do - SBNation.com
Here are our predictions for what all 32 teams will do before the franchise tag deadline.

Kirk Cousins rumors: News and predictions on where Washington’s QB will play in 2018 - SBNation.com
Here’s the latest news and all of the rumors about Kirk Cousins and Washington.

No, Lamar Jackson isn’t a damn wide receiver: NFL Draft 2018 - SBNation.com
A quarterbacks coach explains why one of college football’s best quarterbacks is actually a quarterback.

NFL free agency 2018: Jets considering huge cap hit for Kirk Cousins - SBNation.com
Giving Kirk Cousins a record-breaking cap hit could price most other teams out of the market.

Jon Gruden thinks he’s going to ‘fix’ football by recapturing its past - SBNation.com
He’s going to be disappointed.


Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Rockets are on top of the NBA - The Dream Shake
Riding a 10-game winning streak into the All-Star break, Houston is looking down on the Warriors and everyone else in the standings.

Texas firmly on the bubble with Kansas State looming on Wednesday - Burnt Orange Nation
To bolster NCAA tournament hopes, the ‘Horns will have do something rare — continue momentum over multiple games.

March to Madness: NCAA Basketball Bubble Watch, February 19th - Frogs O' War
Frogs keep pace on a strong weekend for the Bubble.

Baylor Lady Bears Win Sixth Top 25 Match in Eight Game Stretch Which Includes Two Top 10 Wins and a Big 12 Championship Title - Our Daily Bears
Seniors Dekeiya Cohen and Kristy Wallace lead Baylor over Texas in Austin.

Texas Tech Pitcher Steven Gingery out for season with torn UCL - Viva The Matadors
Gingery only pitched 2 and 1⁄3 innings against Maine on Saturday.

Daily Bull 2.20.18: Tim Brewster is in the Best Conference - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggie star recruiter is a huge fan of conferences.

Greatest Games from Every Season: 1976 - And The Valley Shook
One of the best games in Tiger Stadium history.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas 77, Oklahoma 66, My Soul 1 - Barking Carnival
They ain’t dead yet.

FBS attendance decline: Why it’s not a surprise - Underdog Dynasty
Sprawling conferences and instant access to highlights have created apathetic fan bases yearning for the rivalries of old.

Houston Dynamo Re-Sign Suspended Goalkeeper Tyler Deric - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo have re-signed Tyler Deric who remains suspended by the league.