RTC: Potential FA targets for the Colts

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Houston Texans

Not using the franchise tag on Glover Quin would provide some cap help for the Texans, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

As he considers the idea of a not-in-the-closet gay player in the NFL, Jerome Solomon of the Chronicle says locker rooms are far more progressive than they were even 10 years ago.

Indianapolis Colts

Five players Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star thinks could be free-agent help for the Colts when the time to shop arrives. (Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston expects the Colts to pursue cornerback Cary Williams.)

The idea that a frustrated Bill Polian once suggested trading Peyton Manning was what got the most attention out of this interview with Jim Irsay. But more interesting to me from Bob Kravitz’s piece was this: “If the Colts had picked third or lower in the (2012) draft, Manning would still be a Colt, and the team would have drafted his heir apparent later in the draft. One guy they loved: Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson.”

Chappell starts position-by-position video looks at the pre-free agency Colts with quarterbacks.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Like the Jaguars, the Chiefs are starting over. But the teams are taking different approaches to addressing quarterback, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

BYU’s Ezekiel Ansah is more appealing to John Oehser of jaguars.com than Florida State’s Bjoern Werner based on what the team wants to do.

Tennessee Titans

In a second go-round with the Titans as tight ends coach, George Henshaw expects to help boost Jake Locker’s completion percentage by giving him more easy options, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Will Witherspoon is staying busy while seeing what happens next, but the Titans could well go a different direction in seeking a veteran linebacker, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.