AFC South: John Gill

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Houston Texans

Mario Williams has been cleared to play, say John McClain and Jordan Godwin.

Glover Quin is looking like a shutdown corner, writes Godwin.

Preseason games will be bigger for Dan Orlovsky than anyone else, says John McClain.

David Anderson’s first column for the Chronicle is from the cold tub.

Gary Kubiak’s hardly thrilled with Ben Tate, says Alan Burge.

Quin and Kareem Jackson are leading a crowded defensive backfield, says Daniel Gotera.

Indianapolis Colts

Jeff Saturday had a knee scoped, says Mike Chappell.

Banged-up on the offensive line, the Colts added two more linemen, says Chappell.

Adam Vinatieri is back to form, says Chappell.

It’s too early to panic over injuries, says Phillip. B Wilson.

Bob Kravitz tries to find something to nitpick about the Colts.

Notes from Peyton Manning’s chat with the media from John Oehser.

Fili Moala is finally getting comfortable, says Michael Marot.

John Gill’s been placed on the non-football illness list, says Aaron Wilson.

Brandon James’ speed is a key to his chances, says Larry Hawley.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Thomas may be emerging as the No. 2 receiver, says Tania Ganguli.

The Jaguars' offense looked good against the Colts, says Ganguli.

Jacksonville’s City Council approved the naming rights deal for EverBank Field, says Tia Mitchell.

Broken seats are not news, says Vic Ketchman.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans run the risk of overusing Chris Johnson, writes David Climer.

Gerald McRath’s mouth and motor never seem to tire, says John Glennon.

Injury updates from Glennon.

Jason McCourty writes for the Tennessean’s Titans Insider blog.

To get good, Lavelle Hawkins reminded himself he was good, says David Boclair.
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Houston Texans

However unlikely it is, however many other times muscled-headed men (and women) cried wolf, however long Pinocchio's nose appears to be, Brian Cushing could be telling the truth. His problem right now is that it is an almost unbelievable truth, says Jerome Solomon.

Be cynical if you want. But if a guy can come up with an excuse this creative, I'm for giving him a pass. It took him several months and came after a few others were tested, but it's a good one, says Richard Justice.

John McClain can’t see Roger Goodell overturning Cushing’s suspension.

Mario Williams got a second opinion in Philadelphia and does not need surgery to alleviate hip troubles, says John McClain.

Williams has never consistently drawn double teams and hasn’t shown great pass-rush instincts, says Justice.

Prankster David Anderson is showing a desire to improve, says Jordan Godwin.

Dan Orlovsky will get extensive playing time against the Cardinals, says John McClain.

Antwaun Molden’s competing for a roster spot after an ankle injury, says Godwin.

Ageism, the Texans and the success cycle, from Rivers McCown.

Indianapolis Colts

Jerry Hughes gives the Colts a triple threat of pass-rushers, says Mike Chappell.

Bob Kravitz considers Colts to come for the Hall of Fame.

Expect John Gill to land on a reserve list while he gets his personal issues resolved, says Mike Chappell.

Andy Alleman is out, Adrian Martinez is in as the Colts shuffled an offensive line spot, says Chappell.

Anthony Gonzalez tried to make up for lost time in 2009 with offseason workouts with Peyton Manning in Tennessee, says John Oehser.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Joint practices between the Jaguars and Falcons are underway, says Tania Ganguli.

The Jaguars are dinged-up on the lines.

Mike Thomas is standing out, says Ganguli.

Vic Ketchman’s gut feeling is that Vince Manuwai won’t make the starting lineup.

Tennessee Titans

Tye Hill is finally back in the mix, says John Glennon.

Robert Johnson, who’s never played special teams before, is looking to make his mark on special teams, says Jim Wyatt.

The Titans have showed an interest in returner LeRoy Vann, says Wyatt.

Damian Williams is inching closer to action, says Glennon.

Ahmard Hall’s found a recipe for longevity, says David Boclair.

Derrick Morgan is planning on buying iPads for the defensive linemen instead of taking on a dinner tab, says Terry McCormick.

RTC: Are Ugoh, Pollak emerging?

August, 9, 2010
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Rick Gosselin’s weekly NFL rankings.

Three hundred-pounders are the norm these days.

Houston Texans

The Texans relish the opportunity to open against the Colts, says Dale Robertson.

Kevin Bentley’s spent a lot of time starting on the strong side, says Jordan Godwin.

Kevin Walter became an NFL success the old-fashioned way, earning his place in the league with hard work and perseverance, says Richard Justice.

Bob McNair’s backing of Brian Cushing is another example of why players like him, says John McClain.

Matt Schaub returned the most value on the money he earned in 2009 among AFC South quarterbacks, says Ben Alamar.

New England and Seattle look to be Houston’s primary competition for Aaron Schobel.

Indianapolis Colts

Tony Ugoh and Mike Pollak seem more comfortable and could be ready to turn things around, writes Philip B. Wilson.

A public intoxication charge against John Gill has been dropped, reports the Indianapolis Star.

Profiling Austin Collie with Coltzilla.

Jacksonville Jaguars

As the Jaguars head to Atlanta for practices with the Falcons, Jack Del Rio reviews some scrimmage developments, from Vito Stellino.

The safety competitions are wide open, writes Tania Ganguli.

Derrick Harvey is the best player on the Jaguars’ defense, declares Adam Sites.

Tennessee Titans

The NFL is more concerned about concussions than ever, writes John Glennon.

Jim Wyatt runs down the Titans’ four veteran free-agent additions.

Is Kevin Mawae being black-balled? David Climer considers.

Take preseason games out of season-ticket packages and sell the seats for cheap, says David Boclair.

Does Craig Johnson have it easy coaching Chris Johnson? Climer’s take.

Colts inactives: No surprises

February, 7, 2010
Inactives are out and the Colts include no surprises:

So much for Cloherty's long shot MVP hopes we examined here.

Simpson will field kickoffs

January, 16, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts were hazy leading up to the game about their kick return plan, but Chad Simpson will continue in the role against the Ravens tonight.

Sam Giguere returned kicks in the season finale against the Bills but is inactive against Baltimore. So Simpson’s the man when Billy Cundiff kicks off.

Also not dressing for the Colts:

Kicker Adam Vinatieri

Tight end Colin Cloherty

Defense John Gill

Tackle Michael Toudouze

Guard Mike Pollak

Defensive end Ervin Baldwin

Defensive tackle Fili Moala

AFC South practice squads

September, 7, 2009

Posted by’s Paul Kuharsky

Indianapolis (one spot to fill)


(Early version was courtesy of Michael C. Wright)


Colts' cuts

September, 5, 2009
Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

Here are the roster moves just announced by the Colts:


RB Lance Ball

WR Sam Giguere

DT John Gill

DT Adrian Grady

RB Mike Hart

DE Marcus Howard

DB Dante Hughes

C Steve Justice

WR John Matthews

WR Brett McDermott

RB Walter Mendenhall

OG Tom Pestock

WR Taj Smith

LB Michael Tauiliili

DT Terrance Taylor

OT Jaimie Thomas

DE Josh Thomas

OT Michael Toudouze

Waived Injured:

DB Nick Graham

DB Travis Key

TE Jamie Petrowski

Does Not Count on Active Roster:

DT Ed Johnson (suspended Week 1)
Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

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