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Crick heads to Houston


Jared Crick is a Houston Texan.

The Texans took the defensive tackle/defensive end with the 31st pick in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the 126th overall pick.

Crick leaves Nebraska, where he helped put together top 10 defenses, and joins a top 10 defense in Houston.

The Texans snuck into the playoffs last year despite a number of injuries. As Crick works to overcome a torn pectoral muscle, the rest of the team works to get healthy as well.

Crick was initially projected as a late first round pick to begin 2011, but slipping production and the pectoral injury resulted in his drop to the fourth round.

A three-year starter at Nebraska, Crick is the second former Husker player drafted in the 2012 draft.

Crick is currently the only Nebraska player on Houston’s roster, after former-Husker kicker Kris Brown left in 2011.

By Chris Peters

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