AFC South: David Patten
September, 17, 2009
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky
- Dunta Robinson was fined for the message on his shows Sunday against the Jets, says John McClain.
- Kyle Shanahan makes an appearance in this look at young coaches and the box listing some up-and-comers by Jeff Chadiha.
- Stay calm about Steve Slaton, says Clifton Brown.
- The Texans signed running back Anthony Alridge to their practice squad, dropping linebacker Buster Davis, says McClain.
- Indy worked out three receivers Tuesday according to Adam Schefter: D.J. Hackett, David Patten, and Chad Jackson.
- Anthony Gonzalez will be out a month with a sprained right knee ligament, reports Chappell.
- Larry Coyer gives the Colts all sorts of blitz possibilities, says Mike Chappell.
- The Colts added Ed Johnson back to their active roster, writes Chappell.
- A look at seven key Colts topics, including what’s up at receiver, Johnson’s return and the team’s new willingness to blitz, from John Oehser.
- A return trip to Miami will bring Super Bowl memories for some, says Tom James.
- Jacksonville mayor John Peyton’s plugging Jaguars tickets, says Michael C. Wright.
- The Jags aren’t sure blackout news will spur ticket sales, says Gene Frenette.
- Criticism comes with the job according to David Garrard, writes Vito Stellino.
- In case you missed Wednesday’s comments from Wayne Weaver about Tim Tebow, they’re linked inside my reaction.
- Another take on what Tebow could mean in Jacksonville, from Jonathan Loesche.
- A team Q&A with Maurice Jones-Drew.
- David Garrard agrees with Jack Del Rio: He should have played better. Vic Ketchman’s story from jaguars.com.
- Ketchman takes a swipe at football technical talk and I’m with him on this one for sure.
- The trial of the man charged with shooting Richard Collier has been postponed, says the Times-Union.
- The Titans vow to slow Steve Slaton, says Jim Wyatt.
- Vince Young stood in for Steve McNair for a day.
- The Titans plan to do some work in the rain this week, says Gary Estwick.
- Chris Johnson’s hawking new T-shirts, blogs Wyatt.
- Six memorable home openers, from Terry McCormick.
- A replay of Wyatt’s chat.
- Johnson talks about getting more touches, from Titans Radio.
September, 16, 2009
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
The Colts made a couple of roster moves Wednesday. At least one more is coming -- perhaps in time for Thursday, which marks the start of their practice week in preparation for Monday night's game at Miami.
The team waived kicker Shane Andrus, who worked as a kickoff specialist in the season-opening win against Jacksonville, and linebacker Cody Glenn, who was inactive against the Jaguars.
Adam Vinatieri said Monday he envisioned ultimately taking back the kickoff duties, though he didn’t offer a hint that it would be soon.
One of the two open roster spots will be taken by Ed Johnson. The veteran defensive tackle was suspended by the league for Week 1 and the team’s roster exemption for him is up.
The second spot is yet to be filled.
Team president Bill Polian has indicated the team may look for a veteran wide receiver to help while Anthony Gonzalez (knee) is out. The team is only three deep at receiver without Gonzalez (Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon).
If the Colts don't find a veteran they like, they could opt to promote Taj Smith or John Matthews from the practice squad.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter reported Tuesday evening that the Colts worked out three free agent veterans -- D.J. Hackett, David Patten, and Chad Jackson.