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Reading the coverage: Manning on Madden cover?

4/22/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

The Sporting News looks at the top three needs of each team in the division.

Houston Texans

  • John McClain thinks the Texans will draft Brian Cushing or Clay Matthews, and looks at some questions each will have to answer.

  • A Houston perspective on Brian Orakpo, from Megan Manfull.

  • Lance Zierlein's top 10 players by position on defense.

  • Alan Burge finds Steve Slaton on a list of the top 10 rookies from 2008 (with Chris Johnson on top).

Indianapolis Colts

  • Peyton Manning is a candidate for the cover of Madden.

  • An Indianapolis perspective on James Laurinaitis, from Mike Chappell.

  • No. 5 on John Oehser's list of the top 25 picks of the Bill Polian era.

  • The Colts did the right thing by letting Dominic Rhodes move on, writes Oehser.

  • Oehser finds a report that says the Colts have signed center Kyle DeVan.

  • Looks at the Colts' standing at linebacker and safety, from Oehser.

  • Polian tells Colts.com about how much harder it is to hit on late picks.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Torry Holt says he's craftier than he was in his prime, writes Vito Stellino. Holt also says the Titans did not make any sort of substantial offer.

  • Mark Sanchez could be the pivotal guy for the Jaguars at No. 8, says Stellino.

  • A breakdown of the quarterbacks in the draft, from Michael C. Wright.

  • Gene Smith will lean on his scouts and player character, writes Cole Pepper.

  • Vic Ketchman of jaguars.com takes questions.

  • Stay tuned for the unveiling of the Jaguars modified uniforms Wednesday.

Tennessee Titans

  • Chris Johnson has joined the offseason workout program in Nashville and Bo Scaife could be right behind him, reports Jim Wyatt.

  • Wyatt looks at defensive tackles from the Titans' perspective.

  • GM Mike Reinfeldt talks about the possibility of adding a veteran receiver, but it doesn't sound as if it'll be Anquan Boldin, writes Wyatt.

  • Who shouldn't the Titans pick, asks Wyatt.