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Reading the coverage: Hagler ahead of Wheeler

9/8/2009

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

  • The Colts' most recent move -- it appears Tyjuan Hagler will start ahead of Phillip Wheeler at strongside linebacker -- is further evidence of this: “When the Colts make decisions on who starts -- and even who makes the team -- where or even if a player was drafted just doesn't matter,” writes John Oehser.

  • Jerraud Powers could be in line to start the opener with injuries to Kelvin Hayden and Tim Jennings, says Mike Chappell.

  • Jordan Senn was released to make room for special-teams ace Aaron Francisco. He and the other newcomer, Cody Glenn, are preparing for their first games, says Phil Richards.

  • Oehser hits on some of what Jim Caldwell is saying as the Colts prepare for Jacksonville.

  • Marlin Jackson will start out working only in the nickel to allow him to return to full speed at the proper pace, writes Oehser.

  • The timetable for Bob Sanders is up in the air, says Tim James.

  • Deshawn Zombie does nice work here explaining why he dislikes the offseason so much, and it’s an opinion I strongly agree with. “There is simply too much talk about players we know nothing about,” he says.

  • A run through of whether the Colts are better or worse unit by unit, from Zombie.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans