AFC South: Boomer Grigsby
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- Rashad Butler provides security at offensive tackle, says Jordan Godwin.
- Dan Orlovsky is slated to play the second and third quarters against the Chiefs, says John McClain.
- With Brian Cushing out, Connor Barwin and Antoine Caldwell will get more of the rookie spotlight, says Dale Robertson.
- Richard Justice thinks camp should be easier and points out that at least Dunta Robinson can't get hurt.
- A breakdown of five more Texans from Lance Zierlein.
- Gary Kubiak likes the progress of Rex Grossman, says Alan Burge.
- Kubiak says Boomer Grigsby suits what the Texans do.
- Rookie punter Pat McAfee is preparing for work as a holder, a job that's taken for granted until it doesn't go well, writes Mike Chappell.
- The Colts ran out of patience with Roy Hall. Here's Chappell on roster moves.
- The offensive line wants to see progress in the preseason opener, says John Oehser.
- Five things to watch in Colts-Vikings on offense and on defense, from Oehser.
- Jim Caldwell expects some butterflies before he walks the sidelines as an NFL head coach for the first time, says Tom James.
- Linebacker Russell Allen has a chance to make the roster, says Vito Stellino.
- The Jaguars are sponsoring a photo contest in conjuction with their "Support the movement" theme.
- Kevin Dyson encouraged Kenny Britt to study receivers of the same build, writes Gary Estwick.
- Vince Young says he isn't worried about potential boo-birds at LP Field, write Jim Wyatt and Estwick.
- Keith Bulluck passed on a day off, says Jim Wyatt.
- A Thursday practice report from Wyatt.
- A check-in on Kevin Mawae from Terry McCormick.
- A convicted felon accused of selling the gun used to kill ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been indicted on a firearm charge.
- If you're interested in how Jim Schwartz is doing in Detroit, here's a look from Matt Crossman.
Andre Johnson's getting some national exposure in a Dick's Sporting Goods commercial.
"Everybody on the team was kind of messing with me about it," he said in an interview transcript provided by the team. "I think Vonta [Leach] and Chester [Pitts] have probably given me the most hell about it. They were in practice [Monday] reciting the whole commercial. So it's been fun. A lot of my friends have been calling me, texting me saying they've seen it. A lot of people were surprised that I did it. Everyone says that I don't talk and they were wondering, 'What did they do to get me to talk that much on the commercial?' It was a lot of fun."
Amobi Okoye is getting back up to speed after a slow start to camp following offseason surgery. One of several notes from Dale Robertson.
Boomer Grigsby is "a wild, blue country boy" with no ego, says Robertson.
Derrick Harvey may be calm, but he says he's ready, according to Vito Stellino.
Jim Wyatt got Mike Heimerdinger's thoughts on Patrick Ramsey.
The Titans won't see injured Buccaneers receiver Antonio Bryant Saturday night.
Better late than never on pointing Texans followers to this if you haven't found it already.
NFL.com's Steve Wyche -- who's sitting next to me in the Colts' press room at Terre Haute -- is piecing together an interesting series that will run through camp cutdowns or maybe beyond.
One of the five players featured is Houston Texans fullback Boomer Grigsby, who gained some notoriety when he was featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" when it followed the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp.
Here's the introduction to Grigsby.
And here's where you can plug into his part of the the ongoing series tracking his progress and developments.
I'll spend some time with the Texans next week and be able to share some thoughts of my own on Grigsby.
Posted by ESPN.com staff
An updated list of the remaining 2009 restricted free agents. The AFC South has 11, including seven from Houston.
This past weekend, Titans fullback Boomer Grigsby went back to his hometown of Canton, Ohio to hold his annual fundraiser to benefit local charities.
Second-year defensive end Marcus Howard expects to make an impact in his sophomore season, writes John Oehser on Colts.com.
Also from Colts.com, Jeffrey Gorman has a video interview with Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster.
The Jags have finalized the deal that sent receiver Dennis Northcutt to the Lions for safety Gerard Alexander.
The Titans have signed two more members of their 2009 draft class: cornerback Ryan Mouton and linebacker Gerald McRath. Here's the updated list of AFC South signees.
- Jerome Solomon says Steve Slaton is working hard to avoid a sophomore slump.
- Once a K.C. fan favorite from his role on "Hard Knocks," Boomer Grigsby is looking to lock up the Texans' No. 2 fullback job, says Megan Manfull.
- Chris Brown has looked good in OTAs, reports Brooke Bentley of texans.com. The injury-prone Brown needs to be healthy in the fall and winter, not the spring and summer.
- If Tom Moore and Howard Mudd pay their own taxes for the next six months, they can return as consultants right away. That's the newest from Larry Kennan, executive director of the NFL coaches' association, according to Mike Chappell. (But this story has new wrinkles every day and many of them seem to come apart.)
- Ed Johnson is looking to prove himself again, says Mike Chappell.
- Johnson had been in contact with Jim Caldwell during his season out of the league, says John Oehser.
- Caldwell is on Clark Judge's list of the top 10 difference makers of 2009.
- Bill Polian has Caldwell's back, says John Czarnecki.
- Peyton Manning tries to have small-scale sessions with two pass catchers each day, says Oehser at Colts.com.
- Former Jag wide receiver Matt Jones won't be suspended at the start of the season, reports Chris Mortensen. This could prompt a team to give him a look.
- A Q&A with longtime trainer and physical therapist Mike Ryan, from jaguars.com.
- Nick Harper is working his way back after abdominal surgery, writes Terry McCormick.
- With OTAs (organized team activities) starting next week, we'll get a glimpse of the Texans' defensive changes, writes John McClain.
- Former Texans kick returner Jerome Mathis has signed to play in the CFL, says Nick Scurfield at houstontexans.com.
- Boomer Grigsby, whom you might remember from "Hard Knocks," is now with Houston, says Brooke Bentley of houstontexans.com.
- Tony Dungy visited Colts headquarters and found out his security code still works, writes Mike Chappell.
- In Jarrett Bell's examination of pension issues, Bill Polian says he anticipates the Colts will be without Tom Moore as well as Howard Mudd, his first public acknowledgment of Moore's intention to leave. Thanks to Indy Football Report for pointing us to the link.
- The top five most underrated Colts, from John Oehser.
- A look at rookie receiver Austin Collie, from colts.com.
- Vic Ketchman considers competitive speed.
- Chris Johnson wants to lead the league in rushing and collect the MVP award, writes Jim Wyatt.
- Cortland Finnegan on the potential for more towel stomping: "No, absolutely not. Certain individuals may do that, but that's not what this team is all about. That's not what this coach is about, that's not what our team is about. You do it in between the lines ... the rest of it is unacceptable." Read the test of his chat at NFL.com here.
- David Climer says Alge Crumpler isn't tortured by his deadly fumble in the playoff loss to Baltimore.
- Jeff Fisher seemed to downplay the Titans' interest in Drew Bennett, who was in for a physical, writes Wyatt.
- Kerry Collins empathizes with Brett Favre, says Wyatt.
- Tony Brown is ahead of schedule recovering from a shoulder issue, says Terry McCormick in this notebook.
- Wyatt's practice observations from Tuesday's OTAs.