Reading the coverage: Progress for Jackson, Hart

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Houston Texans

  • Antonio Smith thinks the Texans are playoff bound, writes Brian McTaggart.

  • Complaints from Houston about a lack of national coverage pause briefly as people read this Jeff Chadiha piece on Steve Slaton.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Marlin Jackson and Mike Hart are working their way back from knee injuries, says Mike Chappell.

  • Jackson talks about defensive changes under new coordinator Larry Coyer, says John Oehser.

  • Bill Polian says lawyers are still sorting through the possibilities for Tom Moore and Howard Mudd as consultants, writes Oehser.

  • Who's set up for a better 2009: Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? Don Banks considers the question.

  • Are things finally over for Mike Vanderjagt?

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans