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My interview with Greg Cossel of NFL Films ran through the Titans new acquisitions and touched on what the Colts have done. (Audio.)
The Texans re-signed cornerback Brice McCain while free-agent safety Ed Reed mulls their offer, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
At the owners meetings, Gary Kubiak spoke of the players the Texans have lost, the health status of some injured guys and some other issues facing his team right now. From McClain.
Player safety is a priority, but hitting has to maintain its place in football, says Jerome Solomon of the Chronicle.
Kubiak said receiver DeVier Posey (Achilles) isn’t expected back until midseason, says Nick Scurfield of the team’s website.
Matt Hasselbeck is ready to share his wisdom with Andrew Luck, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. “I can help strengthen the team by being ready to go, being a guy the team can count on if necessary,” Hasselbeck said. “The statistics would say your backup quarterback is going to play. Everyone hopes that he doesn’t, but the statistics are that he does.”
Cornerback Cassius Vaughn signed his tender offer and is officially back, says the Star.
Were the Colts free agents worth the money? It's a difficult question to answer before we see them take a snap, but Matt Shedd at Colts Authority takes a crack at it.
Gus Bradley raved about what he saw from Geno Smith at the West Virginia quarterback’s pro day, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
To which I say: It’s no surprise Bradley would say good things about the top quarterback in the draft when the Jaguars have the No. 2 pick. It’s dangerous to read a lot into it.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano sees a lot of parallels between this year’s Jaguars and last year’s Colts in terms of roster restocking, says O’Halloran. Minus Luck of course.
Bradley is antsy for April 2, when the Jaguars offseason program starts, and April 15, the day on-field work can begin, says John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
Kenny Britt was found not guilty in his DUI case from last summer, reports Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. Britt was charged when he was stopped as he went through a security gate at Fort Campbell.
Mike Munchak says parting ways with Hasselbeck was unfortunate and that new backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will know his role, says Wyatt.
The Titans agreed to terms with interior offensive lineman Rob Turner, says Wyatt.
To which I say: Ideally Turner will be the swing backup for the two guard spots and center. In a worst-case scenario he'd start at right guard, and that's probably better than last year's alternatives.
General manager Ruston Webster said, regarding upgrading the pass rush at defensive end: I wouldn’t rule it out, but it’s probably not a big priority either.” Wyatt has notes from Webster’s conversation with PFT.