Monday, September 17, 2012
Notes from coaches' news conferences
By Paul Kuharsky
Notes out of coaches’ Monday news conferences:
Houston Texans: Gary Kubiak has no major injuries to report on. Reserve outside linebacker and special teamer Bryan Braman could be back from his hamstring injury this week. The Texans intend to continue to rotate Ben Jones with Antoine Caldwell at right guard. Kubiak is not concerned with the altitude in Denver, and he has plenty of insight having played and coached in the city.
Indianapolis Colts: Chuck Pagano said the knee injury that forced center Samson Satele out of the game doesn’t look too bad. "It looks positive in our favor," Pagano said. "He feels really good." Indy shifted Mike McGlynn from guard to center and inserted new comer Trai Essex in McGlynn’s spot.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Mike Mularkey said linebacker Daryl Smith (groin) won’t play in Indianapolis. But quarterback Blaine Gabbert (backside strain) is in line to be back in action against the Colts. Guard Eben Britton (ankle) is ahead of right tackle Cameron Bradfield in injury recovery. Cornerback Derek Cox (hamstring) will get increased work and, like Britton, looks to have a chance to play Sunday.
Tennessee Titans: Mike Munchak said defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (knee) and running back Javon Ringer (elbow) should practice this week, but indicated it could be several more weeks for middle linebacker Colin McCarthy (ankle). Despite major coverage issues, Munchak said that Michael Griffin and Robert Johnson as the best combination for the Titans at safety.