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Reading the coverage: 14 Colts miss practice

12/31/2009

Houston Texans

Arian Foster could start at running back against New England, says John McClain.

Bill Belichick hasn’t offered up any info on his plans for playing starters, says McClain.

Rating Houston’s young linebacker corps with Mike Kerns.

Indianapolis Colts

Jim Irsay was intrigued by the idea of 19-0 but signed off on the Colts’ plan, says Mike Chappell. I think the owner could have done better in soothing angry fans and I imagine just about everyone can find better examples of courage.

Colts' reserves are looking forward to more playing time in Buffalo, says Phillip B. Wilson.

Robert Mathis is savoring his second Pro Bowl selection as much as the first, says Richards.

Dwight Freeney says the Pro Bowl never gets old, says Oehser.

The Buffalo game will resemble a preseason finale, say Chappell.

The Colts don’t do damage control, says John Oehser.

History snub could forever taint the ’09 Colts, says Charles Robinson.

Wilson: “I hope the Colts' braintrusts have learned something from the experience. I hope they go forward with a new appreciation of those who care about this team.”

They botched the way they pulled starters, but it’s not the end of the world, says Deshawn Zombie.

Fourteen players missed practice, says Oehser.

Comparing Peyton Manning’s reaction to sitting to Brett Favre’s reaction to being asked to sit, from Lou DeLoureiro.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The short story of the Jaguars-Browns game will be about short running backs Maurice Jones-Drew and Jerome Harrison, says Vito Stellino.

The Jaguars have no lack of motivation, says Michael C. Wright.

Jeff Lageman subs for another edition of Ask Vic.

Even a middle of the road pass rush would have a big impact for the Jaguars, says Adam Stites.

Tennessee Titans

Chris Johnson is having fun while trying to rewrite a section of the record book, says Terry McCormick.

Kerry Collins wants to play but doesn’t know what the Titans’ plans are, say Jim Wyatt and Gary Estwick.

The Titans signed cornerback Jamar Love, says Wyatt.

Jevon Kearse details his knee issues and says he intends to play somewhere next year, says Estwick.

Keith Bulluck was fined $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle before he got hurt.

Five misconceptions about Jeff Fisher, from August West.