Late look around: Junior Shanahan didn't get a favor
A late day whip around the division.
Yahoo's Mike Silver takes a close look at Houston offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Mike's son. "You get a job this young, people are going to say 'It's cause of your dad' or 'It's cause of your name,'" Shanahan said. "But trust me, no one in this business is hiring someone as a favor. There's too much on the line -- people's jobs, people having to move their families -- for someone to think that way."
Also, the Texans talked to Denver about cornerback Domonique Foxworth before he was traded to Atlanta. My colleague Bill Williamson got that from Foxworth himself.
Tony Dungy says he thinks the Colts' roster from 54-60 was the best it's been during his tenure, that he can still find new ways to convey old messages and that he doesn't think Colts-Bears will be a recipe for any opening-day oddities. His talk with Colts.com.
The Florida Times-Union offers a bit more on the Richard Collier shooting. The team was off today and will return to work tomorrow, sticking to its schedule. That includes an open locker room from 11:35 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., a media session for Jack Del Rio at 12:25 p.m. and a half hour of practice open to local media from 1:30-2:00 p.m.
In Jack Del Rio's first public comments since the shooting, he rejected the implication that Collier should not have been out so late:
"A person got shot. The guy who shot the gun is the problem," Del Rio said on his radio show, according to Cole Pepper of WOKV. "Not the guy who got shot. He's the victim. He's not the problem. You should be able to go out and have a good time and not be worried about being killed or put in a hospital. The person who pulled the trigger is who is wrong."
The Titans could be interested in receiver Glenn Martinez, released by Denver, or Chad Jackson, released by New England. I swapped emails with Jackson's agent, who indicated the Titans made an inquiry but ranked behind several teams who were more aggressively interested. Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger was a Broncos assistant last year so he knows Martinez.