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RTC: Karim aspires to Jones-Drew's status

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Houston Texans

Matt Schaub holds out hope for a return but says his foot is the size of a cinder block, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Matt Leinart is walking into a perfect situation, says McClain.

Writes Jeffrey Martin: “It’s important to note Leinart, who was perceived as a bust, is only 28. His best days weren’t too long ago, and the reminders were everywhere Tuesday inside the Texans’ dressing room. From the cardinal red 'USC Football' long-sleeved shirt peeking out of his locker to the playful embrace he shared with nose tackle Shaun Cody, who played with Leinart in college, to the media mob hanging on his every word. Leinart is relevant again, and this is the second chance the former Heisman Trophy winner desperately desired.”

Five backups who stepped in and led a team to the playoffs, from McClain.

Leinart can be a viable starting quarterback on a playoff team, says Bill Barnwell of Grantland.

Indianapolis Colts

Colts ticket prices will stay the same in 2012, Jim Irsay said via Twitter.

Dwight Freeney is heading to NYC and other bye plans from Phillip B. Wilson.

Peyton Manning is not fired up about the (tongue-in-cheek) opportunity to coach at Ole Miss despite a push by some fans, says Tom Weir of USA Today.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Running back Dei Karim aspires to be better than Maurice Jones-Drew, says Vito Stellino.

The Jaguars filled out their roster with corner Ashton Youboty and defensive end George Selvie, says Tania Ganguli.

Tennessee Titans

Injuries elsewhere have opened the door for the Titans in the AFC South, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

Can the Titans succeed against a quarterback like Atlanta’s Matt Ryan? John Glennon of The Tennessean ponders.

Five hot topics for the Titans going forward, from Glennon.