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Monday, August 25, 2008
Reading the coverage: Could Jags-Skins run into Obama speech?

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Overdue to see what people are writing, so let's have a look...

Houston Texans

Megan Manfull examines the Texans' depth at safety and the tough choice the team will have to make about whom to cut.

While Mario Williams has rushed well, the Texans haven't seen him get enough help this preseason, writes John McClain.

Harry Williams had spine surgery Sunday. We expect an update later today.

Richard Justice questions the coaching tactics of Alex Gibbs, thinks Chris Brown is a goner and says two good quarterbacks are the only good thing the team has going so far. A very good read.

Indianapolis Colts

Adam Schefter wants to see the Colts' cut to 53. But I don't think there is a question they'll keep a third quarterback, at least for a while.

Reggie Wayne is ready to be No. 1 for the Colts, according to Skip Wood.

Dwight Freeney and Bob Sanders returned and qualified as bright spots in the Colts' miserable loss last night. I missed Freeney but did chat with Sanders, who was very upbeat.

Jacksonville Jaguars

NBC is hoping the Jaguars-Redskins game Thursday night is played in a tidy three hours, because Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention is slated for 10:00 p.m. ET.

The Jaguars defense played with much more energy.

Gene Frenette agrees with Paul Spicer regarding Derrick Harvey. I think he should sign too, but it seems to me they've oversimplified the numbers.

Cole Pepper looks at the Jaguars' lingering issues.

Tennessee Titans

Albert Haynesworth has been low key so far, Jim Wyatt tells us. On his business-like approach, Haynesworth says: "I want to go out and show to those people who think that I'm a one-year wonder that I'm not. I want to go out and do it two years in a row and let everything else take care of itself."

David Climer sees plenty of cause for concern with the Titans offense and points out that Vince Young's solution is silly. Yeah, if the Titans just had "more fun" everything would time up perfectly.

Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post rates Titans running back Chris Johnson as his top fantasy sleeper, with Texans tight end Owen Daniels second. Good calls on both, but they've been talked about so much I'm not sure either qualifies under my definition of sleeper any longer.

Kicker Rob Bironas (groin) could sit out the finale in Green Bay, too.

A nice audio piece from Titans Radio reminiscing on the Titans 1999 Super Bowl season.

Casey Cramer is used to being a bubble guy.