[size=13pt]Ohio State's James Laurinaitis is ready for speculation to end and training camp to begin.[/size]

Ohio State's James Laurinaitis is ready for speculation to end and training camp to begin.

By MARK CRAIG, Star Tribune

Last update: April 21, 2009 - 10:17 PM


The Houston Texans have the 15th pick in this year's NFL draft and are among several teams in the middle to late portion of the first round interested in James Laurinaitis, the former Ohio State and Wayzata High School middle linebacker.

The Texans were one of seven teams Laurinaitis visited after the scouting combine in February. The son of Joe Laurinaitis, a retired professional wrestler living in Hamel, James was in Houston on April 5 to meet with the Texans, hang out with former Wayzata teammate and current Texan Dominique Barber and, of course, take in the 25th anniversary of WrestleMania at Reliant Stadium.