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Houston Texans News: March 19, 2018

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

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Houston Texans News

Texans make a splash in free agency, find right fit in Tyrann Mathieu - ESPN

The Houston Texans entered free agency with nearly $68 million in available salary-cap space, and through the first two days of the new NFL year, they hadn’t made a big splash.

Texans feel “love” in agreement with Tyrann Mathieu - Houston

A busy week of free agent acquisitions came to a head Friday night for the Texans when they agreed to terms with Tyrann Mathieu.

Football 101: Zach Fulton’s Power - Houston

For the 2018 Texans to take a significant leap forward, one area of the team that must take an even more significant leap is the offensive line.

Texans owner deposed in Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance - Houston Chronicle

Owner first of many to be questioned in Kaepernick’s case.

NFL News

8 ways free agency impacted the 2018 NFL Draft - SB Nation

The Jets and Bills will probably be interested in quarterbacks early after not landing long-term solutions in free agency.

5 of the worst moves in NFL free agency so far - SB Nation

We’re not sure what teams were thinking on some of these moves.

Why the Vikings took a risk on Sheldon Richardson - SB Nation

Richardson will join forces with a defense that was already the NFL’s most difficult to score against in 2017.

Bears match the offer sheet the Packers gave to CB Kyle Fuller. What does that mean? - SB Nation

The Bears’ 2014 first-round pick is now one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL.

What are the NFL’s 8 quietest teams in free agency setting up? - SB Nation

Some teams haven’t been in on the big free agent frenzy, so what comes next?

Raiders trade WR Cordarrelle Patterson to Patriots -

Tom Brady is getting a new toy to enjoy in his offense.

Roundup: Pouncey visits Bolts; ‘Boys to host Fleming -

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for life without Ryan Shazier.

NFL free agency rumors: Teddy Bridgewater passes physical, set to sign with Jets - Sporting News

Teddy Bridgewater will be announced as the Jets’ quarterback very soon.

Predicting Every NFL Team’s 2018 Breakout Player - Bleacher Report

A breakout season can come in a few forms for budding NFL stars.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo | 2018 MLS Highlights -

Watch full highlights between D.C. United and Houston Dynamo.

2026 FIFA World Cup a possibility for Houston - KHOU

It’s between the United Bid and a bid from Morocco. Who will be chosen will be decided in June. Then, in about two years, 10 out of 17 U.S. cities will be chosen, and Houston hopes to be one of those cities.

The Astros get a bargain by locking in Jose Altuve - Houston Chronicle

By locking in Jose Altuve, he gets fortune he deserves, Astros finagle a bargain and fans can enjoy a class act.

Michigan’s Miracle Victory Cost The Utter Devastation Of Houston’s Devin Davis - Deadspin

Before Jordan Poole sank his amazing buzzer-beating three to bring Michigan from behind to beat Houston, Cougars senior Devin Davis was at the line with four seconds on the clock and his team up two points.

Looming decision for Kerwin Roach II will impact upside for Texas next season - Burnt Orange Nation

The Longhorns haven’t had much luck with NBA Draft decisions in recent years. Will that change?

On Shaka Smart and the question of Havoc at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation

Without playing his signature style, does the Longhorns head coach have an identity? Can Smart win without it?

Texas A&M might be too big to fail - SB Nation

The Aggies’ size overwhelmed North Carolina.

Rockets start fast, then hold on to beat Timberwolves 129-120 - The Dream Shake

The Rockets almost blew a big early lead, but held on down the stretch for the win.