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Houston Texans

Gary Kubiak was encouraged by the practice of quarterback T.J. Yates on Tuesday when he took the full load, says Jeffrey Martin of the Chronicle. The issue for Yates is going to be about whether his left, non-throwing shoulder can handle being driven into the ground on a big sack.

The 50 most memorable moments of the Texans' season so far, from the Houston Chronicle.

Brian Cushing was voted team MVP, Mike Brisiel returned to practice and the Texans will focus on slowing A.J. Green, says John McClain in this Chronicle notebook.

Indianapolis Colts

Says Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star: “I see (Peyton) Manning reaching a gentleman's agreement with (Jim) Irsay and the next general manager, and I see (Andrew) Luck under center in September.”

Phil Richards of the Star looks at the process of finding a new GM and some potential candidates.

Phillip B. Wilson of the Star reflects on the departure of Bill Polian, with whom he and most of the local media had a contentious relationship. “Polian’s excellence masked, what I think, a tremendous insecurity I will never understand. Yeah, it has to be nothing short of maddening to have people question you when there’s no doubt you know more about your business than they could ever know. But it’s not like us common folks who worry about paying the bills each month can’t relate to that in some way.”

Robert Mathis has been added to the Pro Bowl team, according to the Star’s Mike Chappell.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mel Tucker didn’t use a Tuesday news conference to lobby for the full-time job, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. If he doesn’t get it, he’s going to have options. “I’m not going to use any of these opportunities to campaign for a job or roll out any talking points or anything else like that,” he said.

Terrance Knighton has been told if he gets his weight under control, a big contract will happen for him, says Tania Ganguli of the Times-Union.

Tennessee Titans

Jason Jones feels like he took one for the team with a switch from defensive tackle to defensive end, says John Glennon of The Tennessean. How will it impact the possibility of him returning as a free agent? If they re-sign him, they should admit the shift didn’t work well and put him back inside.