Links: Bradley-to-Jags a 'surprise'

Houston Texans

Battle Red Blog ranks the team's 11 franchise players it can build around.

The Texans are too soft to compete with the Patriots, Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post said in a radio interview (skip ahead to 3:00 mark for segment on Texans). Fortenbaugh points to the Texans' inability to capitalize with a touchdown on the big return to open the game as a wasted opportunity to send a message to the Patriots.

Indianapolis Colts

Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians interviewed for the head-coaching job with the Cardinals Wednesday night and will continue meeting with them Thursday.

Owner Jim Irsay, Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne will have cameo appearances on NBC's “Parks and Recreation.” Here's a preview of the episode, which airs Thursday, Jan. 17.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Gus Bradley was a surprise pick to replace Mike Mularkey as head coach, according to the Florida Times-Union's Gene Frenette.

A look at Bradley's background and some numbers on Bradley's defenses from Ryan O'Halloran of the Times-Union.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans will have $19.4 million to spend under the cap once free agency begins in March, writes The Tennessean's John Glennon.

Police sought to question Kenny Britt about a pair of violent incidents last weekend, but the wide receiver is not a suspect according to his attorney, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

The Titans were interested in adding Seahawks running backs coach Sherman Smith to Mike Munchak’s staff, but it appears Smith is staying in Seattle, writes Wyatt.