RTC: Extensions key piece of Texans' plan

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Houston Texans

The Texans “plan to build through the draft, re-sign some of their free agents, extend contracts of key veterans like linebacker Brian Cushing and defensive end Antonio Smith, and fill in with inexpensive free agents,” says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Andre Johnson needs three more big seasons to make the Hall of Fame, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.

Indianapolis Colts

Dwight Freeney terrorized quarterbacks for the Colts, but he’s slowed and the time was right for the Colts to move on, says Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star.

Austin Collie is looking forward to a new beginning, says Mike Chappell of the Star.

Jim Irsay has the sixth-most equity in his team among American pro sports owners, says Mike Ozanian of Forbes.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Gus Bradley and Todd Wash had to work hard to convince Seattle Coach Pete Carroll to let Wash out of his Seattle contract to become the Jaguars' defensive line coach, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. “Wash left a team that ranked fourth in the NFL in defense last season, made the playoffs and is expected to be a Super Bowl contender in 2013. In Jacksonville, he has the same job with a team that went 2-14 last year, ranked 30th in defense and was last in the league in sacks.”

Tennessee Titans

Free-agent safety George Wilson had good things to say about the Titans after he spent some time with them, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Wyatt looks at the Titans' free agents to-be and rates Jared Cook and Sen’Derrick Marks as the top two priorities.