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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
RTC: Titans love Alterraun Verner in slot

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Reading the coverage…

At CBSSports.com, Pete Prisco picks every game of the season and has the Texans losing in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Houston Texans

Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com ranks the Texans eighth in the NFL and sees them winning the division with ease.

“Just a couple years ago, who woulda thunk the Texans would now be the most stable and entertaining of the city’s big three sports franchises? Well, besides me, that is?” A column from Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle.

The Texans signed third-round receiver DeVier Posey, says John McClain.

James Casey talks with Nick Scurfield of the Texans’ web site in a lengthy podcast you can find here.

Indianapolis Colts

Tom Moore thinks Bruce Arians was the perfect hire to oversee the Colts offense as Andrew Luck takes the reins, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Chappell can’t imagine rookies Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen missing a second of time, and rookies report Wednesday.

Offensive line coach Harold Goodwin talks with his players about "The Dash," says Craig Kelley of the Colts' web site.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Mularkey won’t say if he’ll fine Maurice Jones-Drew up to $30,000 a day if he’s absent from camp, says Vito Stellino. “I’m OK with the way everything has gone down,” Mularkey said of the Jaguars side of the contract dispute. “The one thing I will not do is send a message through the media. I hopefully will never do that by accident. We’ll deal with the players who are here and are hoping he is one of them.’’

MJD is part of this three-way running back conversation with Dennis Dillon of SI.com.

Numbers 6-10 in Jaguars.com’s list of the all-time top players for the franchise.

Bad things will happen in the season ahead, but previous Jaguars magic has blossomed out of bad things in the past, says Big Cat Country.

Tennessee Titans

Kendall Wright’s not expected to be with the rookies today as they get a bit of a head start on conditioning and meetings with coaches before the full team hits the field for training camp on Saturday, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Tennessee thinks Alterraun Verner is capable of replacing Cortland Finnegan in Jerry Gray’s defense, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. This piece comes with an analysis of the cornerbacks -- click “more” in the left column.

Kenny Britt’s woes threaten to unravel the Titans, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.

Damian Williams and Verner play very well on slants, says Justin Stewart in a review of PFF numbers.

Tom Gower of Total Titans discusses how the Titans might deploy Kamerion Wimbley.