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Whitney Mercilus has caught on quickly to what the Texans are doing, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
The Texans are talking contract with Connor Barwin and Duane Brown, says McClain. There’s no telling how serious negotiations are or the likelihood of getting something done before the start of the season, when they’ll put any talks on hold.
Andre Johnson is a veteran guy for young receivers to look up to. He didn’t really have one of those when he was a kid, says Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.
With inside linebacker Pat Angerer out for a while, we see how easily depth can be an issue for the Colts, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
Andrew Luck’s expecting a different kind of test in Pittsburgh, says Michael Pointer of the Star.
Donald Brown is only now emerging, says Phil Richards of the Star.
Things are looking better at backup quarterback, says Conrad Brunner of 1070 The Fan.
The Jaguars continue to plan for life without Maurice Jones-Drew, as Montell Owens is now officially the backup to Rashad Jennings, says Vito Stellino.
Cornerback Mike Holmes, a local product, is thrilled to be getting a chance with the Jaguars, says the T-U’s notebook.
Olympic track star Jeff Demps could energize the Jaguars, says Hays Carlton of the T-U blog.
A first-round pick, Derrick Morgan finds himself in a fight for a starting defensive end job with unknown Pannel Egboh, says John Glennon.
Linebacker Zach Brown reacts to the idea that he’s allergic to contact, via David Climer of The Tennessean.
Don’t panic over his carries in Seattle, says Chris Johnson via Glennon. The running back did say a lack of focus caused a couple drops.