RTC: Spread messes with OL evaluations

Reading the coverage …

Houston Texans

This mock draft from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the Texans taking Illinois outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus.

Andre Johnson has not renegotiated his contract at this time, says McClain.

Indianapolis Colts

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star appreciates how Peyton Manning dealt with incredible disappointments. The Star has a Manning page.

The next quarterback of the Colts will come in as a rookie starter, just like the last guy did, says Chappell.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union gives us the lowdown on the contract details for Rashean Mathis.

Starting at 12:45 p.m. ET, Ganguli will live blog Shahid Khan’s meeting with the Times-Union’s editorial board.

Tennessee Titans

The one obvious wild card with the Titans and Manning is owner Bud Adams, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

“College spread offenses are making it more difficult to judge how a lineman might perform in the NFL” and that affects how the Titans evaluate, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.