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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Reading the coverage: Saturday holds out hope

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

BRISTOL, Conn. -- Greetings from ESPN home base, where all of us in the blog networks gathered for our annual summit Monday. We're now about to head home.

A quick point of clarification before we dive into headlines: There is a vicious rumor being spread over at the AFC East Blog by Tim Graham that he and I ran our long anticipated 40-yard dash. (It's a popular topic in our chats.)

This was news to me. So I thought I'd share this account of what I saw as I didn't run:

After our day of meetings, we were heading out for a social get together when Graham took off in what I guess would have to be identified as a sloppy sprint. Before I knew it, he pulled up to his own personal "finish line:" a case of Zima he had spotted that a colleague was about to be put in his trunk and take to the party. Graham started jumping up and down, popping the cap off a bottle and pouring it over his head while celebrating "victory."

Weird, I know.

Houston Texans

Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson are energized at the start of the Texans' OTAs, says Meghan Manfull.

Undrafted rookie signee Brandon Walker was charged with drunk driving.

A review of John McClain's Monday chat.

Brooke Bentley's Monday chat recap from houstontexans.com.

Indianapolis Colts

Jeff Saturday is holding out hope that Tom Moore and Howard Mudd will change their minds, writes Mike Chappell.

John Oehser assesses the Colts' offensive tackles.

Donald Brown chimes in on the idea of limiting rookie salaries in this story from Sam Farmer.

Chris Harry revists Clyde Christensen as offensive coordinator in Tampa Bay.

(Thanks to Oehser's Indianapolis Football Report for pointing us to those LA Times and Orlando Sentinel stories.)

Oehser contemplates what the Colts will do with the salary cap boost the league recently announced.

Chappell takes questions relating to the departures of Moore and Mudd.

Sportsradiointerviews.com provides us with a link to the recent on-air portion of the Bob-Kravitz-vs.-bloggers debate.

Colts.com looks at rookie free agent wide receiver John Matthews.

Rookie punter Pat McAfee is eager to learn from Adam Vinatieri, says Colts.com.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jack Del Rio is more hands on with the defense, writes Vito Stellino.

Reggie Hayward saw a lot of older guys depart, but doesn't feel like he is near the end, says Stellino.

Tennessee Titans

Gary Eswick ponders the Titans' depth.