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Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith will look to get under the skin of former teammates Mario Williams as Williams comes to town with his new team, Buffalo, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.
Insider linebacker Daryl Sharpton is very close to practicing, says Ganguli.
Ben Tate rehabilitated his hamstring during the Texans’ bye and they hope he’ll be ready to play against the Bills, says Ganguli.
The Texans added defensive tackle Terrell McClain to the roster, says Ganguli.
The top 10 Texans this season according to Riley Cavanagh of Toro Times.
To which I say: Duane Brown is too low at No. 8, Owen Daniels is too high at No. 3.
While Chuck Pagano and his wife visited Colts headquarters Monday, he wore a surgical mask and eventually got tired, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
Setting aside whether Dwayne Allen’s forward progress had stopped, the question is why the Colts were throwing at that stage of the game, says Phil Richards of the Star.
To which I say: Richards calls Bruce Arians “an inveterate and unabashed gambler” in the piece. I don’t think he’s been doing much gambling at all, certainly not when it comes to making standard and conventional punting decisions.
Andrew Luck will work with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health to design a wellness program for kids in one of Luck’s first forays into local public service, says Shari Rudavsky of the Star.
The legend of Luck took a big step forward during the Colts’ win in Nashville, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.
The margin for error was not big on Sunday at Lambeau Field, and the Jaguars responded by dropping nine passes, says Ryan O’Halloran. Mike Mularkey said it’s a matter of concentration.
To which I say: This is an awfully basic problem. I’m not sold that the Jaguars have talented enough receivers, but they are NFL-caliber and they didn’t do NFL-caliber work.
Mularkey defended Justin Blackmon’s effort, says O’Halloran. “He could finish blocks a little more,” Mularkey said. “He’ll peek back to see when the ball carrier is coming. Receivers have a tendency to do that.”
Maurice Jones-Drew and Dwight Lowery are out for the Detroit game, says O’Halloran.
The Jaguars made enough gains to keep the Monday conversation positive, says John Oehser of the team’s website.
How the Jaguars kept it close all afternoon against the Packers, from Dunlevy.
The Titans have no plans to trade Jared Cook, Mike Munchak said at his Monday news conference, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Kenny Britt thinks the Titans could have taken more deep shots in the second half against the Colts since they were without starting cornerback Vontae Davis, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
To which I say: I want all the playmakers thinking they should get the ball more, so long as it’s not in a disruptive way. It’s the kind of mentality you need when you’ve got the Titans' skill position players.
Matt Hasselbeck will make his fifth straight start Sunday against Chicago, says Glennon.
A snap report for the Colts game from Tom Gower of Total Titans. Fullback Quinn Johnson played the most he has all season.