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Reading the coverage: Blow by blow of Harvey negotiations

8/7/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Greetings from Houston, where I'll check out the Texans this morning. But first, a quick spin around the division...

Houston Texans

Andre Davis is looking to build on last year's strong finish, writes Megan Manfull.

Will Demps has made himself a nice career by refusing to take no for an answer, Steve Campbell says.

Back after missing time with a hamstring injury, cornerback Demarcus Faggins is back at practice. He took a lot of heat last year from fans and media. The Chronicle's notebook also says Andre Johnson (groin) probably won't play Saturday night against Denver.

Dale Robertson says Sage Rosenfels is doing just fine accepting his status as Houston's No. 1A quarterback.

Indianapolis Colts

Three of the four starters in the Colts secondary were pretty much inseparable during the offseason, Mike Chappell tells us. Bob Sanders was busy rehabbing his shoulder. For the first time since 2000, Indianapolis is heading into a season with the same secondary as the year before.

Owner Jim Irsay is excited about the new stadium and says a fast start is imperative for the Colts. The Indianapolis Star's notebook also tells us because the team is so thin at linebacker right now, it's playing a lot of nickel defense.

Gijon Robinson in largely unknown but the tight end could be a significant piece of the Colts, writes Colts.com.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Here's an incredibly detailed account of the back and forth between the Jaguars and Derrick Harvey's agent. Great reporting by Vito Stellino.

Stellino shares his pluses and minuses so far for the Jaguars. He sees the offensive line as a concern.

Michael C. Wright chats with former defensive coordinator Mike Smith, who's now head coach I Atlanta.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams worried that TV cameras at yesterday's practice were filming defensive signals, according the Times-Union's "Observation Deck."

When he decided where to sign, rookie Lamar Myles decided experience with the Jaguars' linebackers was more important that the opportunity for a roster spot, Wright reports.

Tennessee Titans

I watched the Titan defense work against the Ram offense at yesterday morning's practice, then was en route to Houston. The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt focused on the other side of the ball and says Vince Young had a very good day.

Fan favorite Drew Bennett felt the love as he returned to Nashville as a Ram, according to Jessica Hopp. Click on the screen to the right for a video on Bennett.

Game-day shuttles in Nashville will continue, as a private company will take over for the city, The Tennessean reports. It'll now cost $10 instead of $7.

Eddie George watched a practice and said Chris Johnson reminds him of a Marshall Faulk, says The Tennessean's notebook.