Reading the coverage: Everybody else

March, 7, 2012
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Houston Texans

A thankful Arian Foster sent his mom a fruit basket to complete a long-running family joke after he signed his new contract, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Defensive end and wide receiver were thinned by franchise tags, which isn’t good news for the Jaguars, who have needs at both spots, says Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans usually get decisions on their free agents right, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders ranks Michael Griffin as one of the three worst uses of the franchise tag: “The decision not to franchise Cortland Finnegan, who led all starting cornerbacks in our game charting project in yards per attempt allowed at 4.3, is silly on its face. To franchise one of the most inconsistent safeties in the NFL instead makes it ludicrous. Griffin may have multiple Pro Bowl appearances, but he's also been completely unreliable in the deep safety role over the course of his career. The fact that the safety franchise tender is only $6.2 million means that the Titans aren't exactly overpaying for Griffin's services, but to let Finnegan hit unrestricted free agency without a concrete offer is a little baffling given their respective value to the team.”

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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