Former Houston Texans offensive lineman, Eric Winston, has been named the new NFLPA President. Winston beat out Ryan Clark and Ben Watson, amongst others to replace Domonique Foxworth as the President. Winston has always been a likeable guy around the NFL and is also a great follow on Twitter. He currently is a free agent but should be able to find work eventually. Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on the Astros international strategy.
“It depends on your strategy and how you prioritize getting players this year vs. losing players next year,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “There are rules in place, and if you spend over your allotment, not only do you get hit with tax, but you get with a loss of ability to sign players the following year. That’s not something the Houston Astros are willing to do. We want to be signing players every year.
- Ken Rosenthal (Fox Sports) on the Astros offering George Springer a contract.
- Tyler Stafford (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on Carlos Correa getting HBP.
- Astros tweet of the day…
That’s, like, three stories on the Astros from national media today. Which might be a five-year high.
— Astros County (@AstrosCounty) March 20, 2014
- Dan Favale (Bleacher Report) thinks the Rockets could make a legitimate push towards the trophy.
Indeed, it’s been difficult to gauge and understand the Rockets, who are both playing for a top-three spot in the Western Conference and trying to avoid dipping as low as sixth. Dwight Howard has been a godsend for name recognition, and James Harden continues to score and draw contact in ways only James Harden can, but the Rockets are frequently seen as a cut below elite.
- Michael Ma (Space City Scoop) on the latest with Dwight Howard.
- Forrest Walker (Red94) on the battle in the West.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
“Come playoff time we are ready to play basketball. When we are playing our best, nobody can beat us.” – Dwight Howard #Rockets
— Hiren Joshi (@htown747) March 19, 2014
- Olivia Pulsinelli (Houston Business Journal) on Reliant Stadium getting a new name.
The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. board of directors voted on Wednesday to approve the change. Reliant Park and its entities will be renamed NRG Park, NRG Stadium, NRG Center and so on.
- John McClain (Houston Chronicle) on Blake Bortles’ Pro Day.
- (Associated Press) on Eric Winston being named NFLPA President.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Talked to Teddy Bridgewater last night. Believes accuarcy issues at pro day were affected by decision to not wear gloves.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 19, 2014