Here are your daily Texans stories to kick off the weekend:
Texans offseason outlook by Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated
"Next season’s playoff race begins this spring as all 32 teams retool their rosters, so it’s time to take a look at what each franchise must do for a better season in 2016. Next up? The Texans, who are in desperate need of a QB. Check back for our other 31 off-season outlooks, which we will be rolling out in reverse order of finish over the coming weeks leading up to free agency and the draft."
Texans not looking for veteran quarterbacks by Ray Frager, FOX Sports
"After running through a bunch of veteran quarterbacks — including Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett and Ryan Fitzpatrick — over the past two seasons, Houston owner Bob McNair wants to take a QB in the draft, the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain said.“They want to draft [a quarterback] in the first round. They’re tired of using retreads,” McClain told Philadelphia Magazine’s Birds 24/7 blog, which ran the story on Thursday. “They played five this year, started four. Last year, they played four and started three. So they need a quarterback, and they want one that they can develop."
Texans make donation to Boys and Girls Club by Houstontexans.com
"The Houston Texans are proud to announce a $750,000 pledge to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to build a new facility designed specifically for teens. In its longstanding partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, the Texans are honored to build a space that will exclusively serve Houston’s young adults."
Brass tied to this year’s QB selection by John McClain, Houston Chronicle
"The top five quarterback prospects – and the order will change as we get closer to the draft – are Jared Goff (California), Carson Wentz (North Dakota State), Paxton Lynch (Memphis), Connor Cook (Michigan State) and Christian Hackenberg (Penn State).Smith and members of his personnel department have been scouting quarterbacks since last spring. The scouting process continued during the season and heats up next week at the combine in Indianapolis."