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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
RTC: Robert Johnson learns special teams

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

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Houston Texans

However unlikely it is, however many other times muscled-headed men (and women) cried wolf, however long Pinocchio's nose appears to be, Brian Cushing could be telling the truth. His problem right now is that it is an almost unbelievable truth, says Jerome Solomon.

Be cynical if you want. But if a guy can come up with an excuse this creative, I'm for giving him a pass. It took him several months and came after a few others were tested, but it's a good one, says Richard Justice.

John McClain can’t see Roger Goodell overturning Cushing’s suspension.

Mario Williams got a second opinion in Philadelphia and does not need surgery to alleviate hip troubles, says John McClain.

Williams has never consistently drawn double teams and hasn’t shown great pass-rush instincts, says Justice.

Prankster David Anderson is showing a desire to improve, says Jordan Godwin.

Dan Orlovsky will get extensive playing time against the Cardinals, says John McClain.

Antwaun Molden’s competing for a roster spot after an ankle injury, says Godwin.

Ageism, the Texans and the success cycle, from Rivers McCown.

Indianapolis Colts

Jerry Hughes gives the Colts a triple threat of pass-rushers, says Mike Chappell.

Bob Kravitz considers Colts to come for the Hall of Fame.

Expect John Gill to land on a reserve list while he gets his personal issues resolved, says Mike Chappell.

Andy Alleman is out, Adrian Martinez is in as the Colts shuffled an offensive line spot, says Chappell.

Anthony Gonzalez tried to make up for lost time in 2009 with offseason workouts with Peyton Manning in Tennessee, says John Oehser.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Joint practices between the Jaguars and Falcons are underway, says Tania Ganguli.

The Jaguars are dinged-up on the lines.

Mike Thomas is standing out, says Ganguli.

Vic Ketchman’s gut feeling is that Vince Manuwai won’t make the starting lineup.

Tennessee Titans

Tye Hill is finally back in the mix, says John Glennon.

Robert Johnson, who’s never played special teams before, is looking to make his mark on special teams, says Jim Wyatt.

The Titans have showed an interest in returner LeRoy Vann, says Wyatt.

Damian Williams is inching closer to action, says Glennon.

Ahmard Hall’s found a recipe for longevity, says David Boclair.

Derrick Morgan is planning on buying iPads for the defensive linemen instead of taking on a dinner tab, says Terry McCormick.