AFC South links: Has MJD lost his burst?

Houston Texans

After a high school fight left him in legal trouble and cost him a shot at top-tier NCAA football, rookie free-agent linebacker Shawn Loiseau is doing "everything 100 miles an hour, sideline to sideline" in his attempt at making the Texans' roster, he tells John McClain.

A new NFL rule that makes wearing thigh and knee pads mandatory starting in the 2013 season is not a popular one among Houston players.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts signed offensive tackle George Foster, a first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2003, and waived fullback Ryan Mahaffey, the Star reported.

Just because 3,000 season tickets still remain unsold, the Colts aren't anticipating any of their home games being blacked out this season.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew isn't as explosive as he used to be, team sources told CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco -- who concurred after watching game tape, noting that Drew, who is sitting out organized team activities in hopes of getting a new contract, often "turned potential 20-yard gains into 7-yard gains."

The Jaguars agreed with defensive end Andre Branch, their second-round pick from Clemson, on a four-year, $5.1 million contract, Tania Ganguli reported.

Hays Carlyon of The Florida Times-Union: "You have to feel sorry for the Jaguars. The franchise seeks out an opportunity to increase its non-existent national profile by being the focus of the popular HBO series 'Hard Knocks,' only to be passed over for the Miami Dolphins."

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessean has video of defensive tackle Shaun Smith teaching a hot yoga class.

Cornerback Alterraun Verner is looking forward to testing what he's worked on this offseason when OTAs begin Wednesday.