Here are your daily Texans stories for Tuesday:
Okung to visit Houston by Patrick Starr, State of the Texans
"In an interesting turn of events, the Houston Texans are hosting free agent offensive tackle Russell Okung for a visit. The former Seattle Seahawks left tackle has been with the team since being drafted 6th overall in 2010 out of Oklahoma State.ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the visit for Okung, who has been making the rounds this free agency period. Okung has visited the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers to this point, making the Texans the third team on the tour."
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The best and worst of Rick Smith by Sean Pendergast, Houston Press
"For some perspective, let’s go back and look at the best and worst single moves or decisions made by the Texans in each offseason on Rick Smith’s watch. Most of these decisions are either directly or partially attributable to Smith himself. There may be a couple, such as the worst moves in 2009 and 2013, that were Gary Kubiak or Bob McNair. But for our frame of reference, we will use the footprint of the general manager, who, remarkably, is entering his second decade as the team’s GM. (For the record, that would mean a ratio of one playoff victory for each decade. Now, drink.)Let’s relive the magic (good AND evil) of the Rick Smith Era…"
How Lamar Miller fits by John Harris, Houstontexans.com
"After the Miami Dolphins rolled roughshod over the Texans down in south Florida, there were few positives and it was a quiet, frustrating trip home.Somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico, someone mentioned that Miami’s running back, the one that had just run for 175 yards on 14 carries and caught three passes for 61 yards, was going to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Still wallowing in the pain of the loss, I perked up a bit, imagining what he would look like in deep steel blue, battle red and liberty white. Then, I went back to sulking.I had been a fan and follower of Lamar Miller from his days back at the U (University of Miami), but I never thought he’d become a Houston Texan. The news was announced on Wednesday that I never thought would happen."
Texans now AFC Favorite by Dan Salem, NFL Spin Zone
"Brock Osweiler is in a great situation and the Texans are one of the AFC favorites next season because of it. He played very well for the Broncos and will now lead a similarly built team in Houston."