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Saturday, August 2, 2008
Reading the coverage: Colts' Wheeler out a couple weeks

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Before I figure where my delayed flight and missed connection will leave me tonight, let's have a look around the division, shall we?

Houston Texans

Andre Johnson isn't practicing when the Texans are inside on turf.

John McClain looks at two Texans, Darrell Green and Emmitt Thomas, who become hall of Famers Saturday.

Megan Manfull discusses the Texans' running backs and looks for you to share your opinions.

Indianapolis Colts

Bob Kravitz has some fun with the idea of hiding Peyton Manning during his rehab from knee surgery. Kravitz also shares a touching story about a lost pair of shorts -- it could make you tear up. I was on the radio with him Friday. He doesn't sound excited about Beijing.

As Indianapolis prepares for the league's preseason curtain-raiser in Canton, Mike Chappell considers which current Colts have Hall of Fame credentials. He polled several selectors as well as John Madden. Interesting split on Bill Polian. I agree with Peter King on this one.

Third-round linebacker Philip Wheeler needs knee surgery and will miss at least a couple weeks, while cornerback Michael Coe could also need an operation, Chappell reports.

Two undrafteds to keep an eye on, according to Phillip B. Wilson, are defensive tackle Eric Foster and defensive end Curtis Johnson.

Anthony Gonzalez knows Canton well.

Jim Sorgi has started preseason games before, so he will try to treat Sunday night as business as usual, according to Colts.com.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Brad Meester will miss eight to 10 weeks after surgery to repair a torn right biceps and Reggie Williams will be out two or three weeks after a knee scope, reports Michael C. Wright.

A check in on Khalif Barnes versus Richard Collier for Jacksonville's left tackle job. It's a matter of trust.

Some scrimmage notes from the Times-Union.

Some wrap-up thoughts after I spent two days with the Jaguars.

Tennessee Titans

Redo the top 10 in the first-round of the 2005 draft and Lofa Tatupu is a Tennessee Titan, says Alex Marvez at FoxSports.com. We call Alex Mr. President, as he's the top man in the Pro Football Writers of America.

Michael Griffin is learning a lot from Chris Hope, says Jessica Hopp, who could become Jessica Bliss any day now if her office email catches up to her marital status.

Practicing at night under new practice-field lights energized the Titans, Jim Wyatt tells us.

A week into Titans camp, Wyatt shares his three best guys on each side of the ball.