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Reading the coverage: Brown looking good

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Houston Texans

  • Jerome Solomon says Steve Slaton is working hard to avoid a sophomore slump.

  • Once a K.C. fan favorite from his role on "Hard Knocks," Boomer Grigsby is looking to lock up the Texans' No. 2 fullback job, says Megan Manfull.

  • Chris Brown has looked good in OTAs, reports Brooke Bentley of texans.com. The injury-prone Brown needs to be healthy in the fall and winter, not the spring and summer.

Indianapolis Colts

  • If Tom Moore and Howard Mudd pay their own taxes for the next six months, they can return as consultants right away. That's the newest from Larry Kennan, executive director of the NFL coaches' association, according to Mike Chappell. (But this story has new wrinkles every day and many of them seem to come apart.)

  • Ed Johnson is looking to prove himself again, says Mike Chappell.

  • Johnson had been in contact with Jim Caldwell during his season out of the league, says John Oehser.

  • Caldwell is on Clark Judge's list of the top 10 difference makers of 2009.

  • Bill Polian has Caldwell's back, says John Czarnecki.

  • Peyton Manning tries to have small-scale sessions with two pass catchers each day, says Oehser at Colts.com.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Former Jag wide receiver Matt Jones won't be suspended at the start of the season, reports Chris Mortensen. This could prompt a team to give him a look.

  • A Q&A with longtime trainer and physical therapist Mike Ryan, from jaguars.com.

Tennessee Titans