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Texans may trade top pick

HOUSTON — Texans owner Bob McNair said trading the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft is a consideration, ESPN reported Friday.

"Maybe we'll trade down and still get a quarterback that can do the job and get an outstanding defensive player," McNair said. "Everything's a moving target. Lot of different pieces."

The Texans, a league-worst 2-14 this season, fired coach Gary Kubiak in early December and announced the hiring of former Penn State coach Bill O'Brien on Friday.

The Texans are in need of a quarterback as veteran Matt Schaub is likely to depart and Case Keenum struggled in his eight winless starts.

"We'll make good choices if the opportunity presents itself to move back because it is a very valuable pick," general manager Rick Smith said.

Manning unanimous: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was the only unanimous choice for the Associated Press All-Pro team. It was his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a QB. Manning set NFL season passing records with 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards. He was chosen on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the league.

Lions opening: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell interviewed for Detroit's coaching vacancy, according to a story posted on the Lions website. Caldwell went 26-22 in three seasons as the Colts coach.

Redskins opening: Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, who had the same position when he left the Bucs in 2010, interviewed for Washington's head coaching vacancy.

Texans may trade top pick 01/03/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 3, 2014 10:45pm]
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