Texans morning huddle: Shrine game players, pending free agent
The morning huddle brings you all the Houston Texans news you need to know, today’s links include a look at the shrine game and reviews the past week
Good morning Houston Texans fans, and a happy Conference Championship Sunday to you all! Here is all the news you need to know on this football Sunday;
The DeepSlant Week In Review – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com
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"It’s really only Week 2 of the offseason. Seriously. Week. 2.On a positive note, I’ve had a lot more time to do things I normally don’t get to do during the season. One is watch TV. My guiltiest pleasure of all time is back, “The Bachelor” as it is every January and this season has NOT disappointed.In fact, it got me thinking. There are definitely similarities between “The Bachelor” and the NFL season."
Ex-Texans QB Dave Ragone named Bears quarterbacks coach – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"Ragone worked with Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains previously with the Tennessee Titans. Ragone coached receivers and quarterbacks for the Titans from 2011 to 2013.Ragone played for the Texans from 2003 to 2005 after playing collegiately at Louisville. He was a third-round draft pick who started twice behind starter David Carr, passing for 135 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in two career games."
A look at Texans pending free agent Brandon Weeden – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"Quarterback Brandon WeedenHow he became a Texan: After the Cowboys released him, the Texans claimed Weeden off waivers on Nov. 18, 2015.2015 numbers: Six games, four starts, one win as a starter. Completed 69.3 percent of his passes for 1,043 yards, with five touchdown passes and two interceptions. One rushing touchdown."
Shrine Game players to watch – by John Harris, HoustonTexans.com
"This Saturday, the East-West Shrine Game will take place at the Trop, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Most people think of the Senior Bowl as the one and only postseason all-star game and it’s the one most players want an invitation to attend. But, the Shrine Game has been good to the Texans the past few seasons.Last year’s game included future Texans LSU RB Kenny Hilliard, Bowie State TE Khari Lee (subsequently traded to the Bears), Michigan State WR Keith Mumphery and Toledo C Greg Mancz. The previous year’s game included current starting safety Andre Hal from Vanderbilt, Michigan State ILB Max Bullough and two players the Texans signed as undrafted college free agents – former Texans Bloomsburg’s own Matt Feiler and North Dakota State CB Marcus Williams."