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RTC: Texans' Johnson, Phillips may be back

12/27/2011

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Houston Texans

Receiver Andre Johnson and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips could both be back with the Texans for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Titans, says John McClain.

Arian Foster is likely to be named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl this evening, says McClain. He’ll hardly be the only player from the team to be named to the AFC squad.

Indianapolis Colts

Aggressive, dynamic and productive linebacker Pat Angerer is the Colts' best chance at a Pro Bowl spot, says Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star. I won’t be surprised if Robert Mathis or Dwight Freeney make it either.

The season finale has a lot of implications, says Mike Chappell of the Star.

On his radio show, vice chairman Bill Polian talked about what positions the Colts need to draft to fill, says Richards.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars have placed 31 players on injured reserve this season, says Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. But presuming that’s the reason for all the team’s troubles is a mistake. “While some players landed on the list for serious and long-term injuries, not every injury was such. Many of the injuries happened after a five-game losing streak derailed the Jaguars’ season. And the two aspects of the Jaguars’ game that excelled before the injuries -- the defense and the rushing offense -- continued to succeed even after injured reserve ballooned.”

Defensive end Aaron Kampman had his right knee cleaned up with surgery, says Ganguli.

Tennessee Titans

Mike Munchak is urging his Titans to take care of their own business because results elsewhere have a funny way of falling into place as they did in 2006, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

The franchise record for yards by a tight end in a season is within reach for Jared Cook, says Wyatt.