Reading the coverage…
Derrick Mason’s first NFL practices were in Houston, just before the Oilers moved to Tennessee. Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle examines Mason’s return to the city. I’m interested to see how Gary Kubiak thinks Mason can best help, both now and after Andre Johnson returns.
Jacoby Jones’ game against the Raiders was not as bad as it seemed, writes John McClain of the Chronicle. Good tape breakdown here.
Bob Kravitz of The Star looks at people who have a lot to play for no matter the Colts' record. The Chris Polian angle is appropriately first.
A look at Dwight Freeney’s impressive collection of sacks, which is nearing a total of 100. Usually his best moves are non-sacks, he told Phillips B. Wilson of the Star.
Eighteen things Nate Dunlevy of 18to88 will be looking for in Colts-Bengals.
Cornerback Rashean Mathis leads a weekly meeting of defensive backs that does not include coaches, writes Tania Ganguli of the Times-Union.
Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker talked to Jacksonville media and didn’t really say anything as you can see in this notebook by Vito Stellino of the T-U.
On the day of Mike Heimerdinger's funeral, Mike Shanahan talked to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean about his closest friend.