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Houston Texans

Cornerback Johnathan Joseph has two sports hernias fixed after last season, says James Palmer of CSN Houston. We knew he was hurting, but we didn’t know it was that bad, and it explains why he was far less effective in 2012 than he was in 2011. (Hat tip to Battle Red Blog.)

In a reconstruction of the Dallas Cowboys’ draft board, Blogging the Boys says Texans’ third-rounder Sam Montgomery was removed from Dallas’ board, apparently for character concerns. John McClain’s story from the Houston Chronicle.

J.J. Watt’s signature shoes flew off the shelves, says the Chronicle.

Indianapolis Colts

Adam Vinatieri is proud to be the NFL’s oldest player at 40, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. “His NFL career can buy cigarettes and lottery tickets,” punter Pat McAfee said.

Among Andrew Luck’s escapes from football: Soccer. “I love watching soccer so that's sort of my escape as well, try and play some FIFA or watch a couple of games. In terms of teams, I'm a [Clint] Dempsey supporter...so Tottenham right now. I did follow Fulham for a couple of years though." Olly Dawes wrote up a Luck appearance in London for Colts Authority.

A look at some of the Colts' lesser known rookies, from Tyler Brooke at Stampede Blue.

Jacksonville Jaguars

No meeting between Maurice Jones-Drew and St. Augustine police is scheduled yet, says Ran O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Jones-Drew is involved in a legal poker game and it will be interesting to see who folds first, says Gene Frenette of the Times-Union.

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch is emphasizing tempo and giving his quarterbacks a lot of freedom once they are under center, says John Oehser of the team’s website.

A video mailbag from Oehser.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans were terrible in time of possession and first downs a year ago, but believe they’ve taken steps to cure both issues, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Gregg Williams is giving the Titans an attitude adjustment, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

Kenny Britt isn’t worried about his contract, he’s just intent on staying healthy, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Outside linebacker Zach Brown played all of last season with a shoulder injury, says Glennon.

H-back Delanie Walker thinks he can catch 70 passes in his first season with the Titans, he said in this Nashville radio interview. (My show, but I was at the Titans OTA when my colleagues spoke to him.)