AFC South: Fred Weary

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Houston Texans

Fred Bennett needs to play a lot better than he did last year, says Dale Robertson.

More on Arian Foster from Alan Burge.

The Browns signed former Texans offensive lineman Fred Weary.

Indianapolis Colts

Ray Rychleski is making an impression on Colts special teamers, writes Phillip B. Wilson.

In John Oehser's seven observations on the first week of camp, he says Jerraud Powers could be a find.

If the Colts want to bring in a veteran quarterback while Jim Sorgi is out with a hamstring injury, stampedeblue.com has a list of possibilities.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars need work on the 2:00 drill, says Vito Stellino.

David Garrard is sailing some passes, says Vic Ketchman.

Clifton Brown looks at Jacksonville's overhaul.

A late look at Damon Hack's postcard from Jaguars camp.

Tennessee Titans

Lavelle Hawkins ran the wrong route on Vince Young's interception, reports Jim Wyatt in his story on the Titans-Bills game.

Wyatt assesses quarterback play with help from assistant coach Craig Johnson.

Young was not so hot, says Nancy Gay.

Injured Titans got some work in before the game, says Wyatt.

David Climer says Bud Adams should be in the Hall of Fame.

Heard this before? The Bills were totally tricked by the Titans special teams, says Jim Wyatt.

Young was confident after the preseason opener, says John Wawrow.

Titans Radio recaps the game.

Dale Robertson looks at a couple record-setting receivers who led the Oilers to their first AFL title.

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Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

  • "[Vince] Young also still has no clue as to how to handle himself in public," Alex Marvez writes as part of a look at the 2006 trio of quarterbacks.
  • Warren Sapp thinks Chris Johnson could be the league's most exciting player, says the Music City Miracles blog.

Houston Texans

  • Former Texans guard Fred Weary chooses not to be angry at the team, despite his belief that the Texans misdiagnosed an injury to his right knee last summer before dropping him, writes Richard Justice.
Indianapolis Colts
  • Colts president Bill Polian said the team is undecided about bringing 13-year veteran Marvin Harrison back for another season, reports USA Today.
  • Polian believes signing cornerback Kelvin Hayden is the team's No. 1 priority in free agency, writes Mike Chappell.
Jacksonville Jaguars
  • The Jaguars are holding on to long-snapper Joe Zelenka, who signed a one-yeal deal with the team this week, says Michael C. Wright.
Tennessee Titans

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NFC West blogger and spreadsheet master Mike Sando looked at how we treated the divisions in the power rankings released Tuesday. AFC South teams had an average rank of 12.2, second best in the league to the NFC East (7.4). 

Here's the best of what's going on around the division this morning...

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

  • Linebacker Tyjuan Hagler is healed and ready to go after spending six week on PUP while rehabbing a torn pectoral muscle, says Phil Wilson.
  • The Colts traded for Buffalo defensive tackle John McCargo.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

Report: Texans putting Weary on IR

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Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Weary

The Texans are putting guard Fred Weary on injured reserve, according to a Houston Chronicle report.

That's a huge disappointment for Weary, whose season ended after 12 games last season because of a broken leg.

The Texans will try to reach an injury settlement with Weary, an original member of the expansion team in 2002, in the next five days.

Mike Brisiel, who moved up from the practice squad and started the final four games of 2007 in Weary's place at right guard, has been working with the first team all preseason.

Texans position battles

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Right guard: Fred Weary vs. Mike Brisiel

Weary broke his leg in the Texans' 12th game and was finished for the 2007 season, opening the door for a promotion off the practice squad for Brisiel, who started the final four games. While Weary, a third rounder out of Tennessee in 2002, recovered, Brisiel, undrafted out of Colorado State in 2006, got in a good offseason of work with the starters under new offensive line coach Alex Gibbs. As the incumbent and favorite, Weary brings size, power and versatility and is surely eager to prove he's a value for Gibbs. But Brisiel could prove a better fit for the scheme.

Intensity index: Mild

Strongside linebacker: Zac Diles vs. Kevin Bentley, Chaun Thompson and Xavier Adibi

A seventh-rounder out of Kansas State, Diles heads into his second season trying to hold off three newcomers -- two veterans and a higher draft pick. Bentley is a veteran presence brought in from Seattle, but he's only started more than three games once in six seasons and has lived primarily as a special teamer. A former Cleveland Brown, Thompson is more of a threat as a rusher. The Texans spent a fourth-round pick on Adibi out of Virginia Tech. He lasted longer in the draft than many expected, then got raves from coach Gary Kubiak for a strong finish to his offseason work.

Intensity index: Hot

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