Reading the coverage…
If the Texans struggled with Aaron Hernandez, how are they going to stop Rob Gronkowski, too? John McClain of the Chronicle considers the question from Houston, while Tania Ganguli looks at it from New England.
Shayne Graham hasn’t missed a field goal shorter than 46 yards all season, says Dale Robertson of the Chronicle.
The Bears will travel to Houston to interview Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on Friday, says McClain.
J.J. Watt paid tribute to Craig Biggio, who narrowly missed the baseball hall of fame.
His inner ear infection is resolved and Bruce Arians is set to interview Sunday with the Bears, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. Jim Irsay’s offered a sizable raise for Arians to stay.
A long and thorough list of things the Star’s Phillip B. Wilson will remember about the 2012 Colts.
If Arians leaves, who will replace him, asks Dunlevy. Andrew Luck will make someone a genius.
David Caldwell will be introduced as Jaguars general manager this afternoon. Perhaps by then a decision will have been made on the coaching staff, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Justin Blackmon and Bryan Anger are on PFW’s All-Rookie Team, says O’Halloran.
Jake Locker had shoulder surgery Wednesday and if his recovery of his non-throwing shoulder goes well he’ll be throwing in June, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Jordan Babineaux hopes he is with the Titans for the second year of his two-year contract, says Wyatt.
Before Dave Gettleman was hired as GM of the Carolina Panthers, Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson interviewed for the job, says Wyatt.