AFC South: Paul McQuistan

Roster and practice-squad news so far Sunday:

Houston Texans

Were awarded linebakcer David Nixon from the Oakland Raiders and cornerback Jamar Wall from the Dallas Cowboys of waivers. Released linebacker Danny Clark.

Indianapolis Colts

Signed quarterback Tom Brandstater, defensive end John Chick, receiver Brandon James, defensive back Mike Newton and receiver Blair White to the practice squad.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Were awarded defensive tackle Landon Cohen off waivers from the Detroit Lions. Released offensive lineman Paul McQuistan.

Signed offensive tackle Daniel Baldridge, tight end Mike Caussin, receiver John Matthews, and defensive tackle Kommonyan Quaye to the practice squad.

Tennessee Titans

Were awarded linebacker Tim Shaw from the Chicago Bears and linebacker Patrick Bailey from the Pittsburgh Steelers off waivers. Released linebackers Stanford Keglar and running back LeGarrette Blount.

Signed defensive lineman Hall Davis, receiver Dominique Edison, cornerback Pete Ittersagen, center Kevin Matthews, safety Myron Rolle and linebacker Patrick Trahan to the practice squad.

Jaguars' practice notes

August, 4, 2010
I scored it 2-1 Tyson Alualu, as did Mark Long of AP.

Vito Stellino of the Times-Union and Vic Ketchman of scored it 2-1 Vince Manuwai.

And the Jacksonville Jaguars assistant director of pro personnel, Louis Clark scored it 1-1-1.

The Jaguars first-round defensive tackle squared off in the Oklahoma drill against the guard from the same Hawaii neighborhood. A running back tries to work past the defender, who tries to get off a block and make a play, all run between narrowly positioned tackling dummies. Some snaps are close or could easily be scored draws.

Sunday night was the annual main event, but Wednesday evening was Alualu’s chance after a brief delay reporting after contract negotiations.

A couple other quick notes out of practice:
  • There was one other Oklahoma drill pairing, and I gave defensive tackle Walter Curry a 2-1 win over Paul McQuistan in a rematch.
  • I think Garrard needs to be more willing to step up into the pocket as defenders come at him instead of looking to move laterally.
  • Kassim Osgood did nice work recovering a Zach Miller fumble in the end zone on an option keeper in a red-zone period, even if Miller had already broken the plane.
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Houston Texans

The Texans won the Rozelle Award.

Stephanie Stradley wonders whether the Texans are mature enough to win consistently.

Indianapolis Colts

Bill Polian is confident he’ll get a new contract done with Peyton Manning.

The Colts claimed quarterback Tom Brandstater off waivers.

Bob Sanders’ return was the biggest story of minicamp, says John Oehser.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jack Del Rio wasn’t upset that Walter Curry and Paul McQuistan fought on the last play of Monday’s organized training activities, writes Vito Stellino.

Greg Jones wants an injury-free year, says Stellino.

The latest Ask Vic.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans will lack a certain presence without Kevin Mawae, says David Boclair.

I missed this: Nate Washington expects to be more consistent, writes Jim Wyatt.

Freeney, Mathis in starting lineup

December, 17, 2009
JACKSONVILLE -- The Colts starting defensive ends are active and in the starting lineup. How much dinged up Dwight Freeney (abdomen) and Robert Mathis (quad) play against the Jaguars remains to be seen.

I expect Raheem Brock and Keyunta Dawson will get a lot of early-down action. That would be a smart way to scale back work for their stars, who would benefit from less contact with Maurice Jones-Drew.

Only three inactive Colts were left to be determined after the team declared the status of its injured players on Tuesday. Because five guys were already declared out, there could be guys eligible or dressed tonight who hardly play -- that will be one of the story lines we’ll try to follow for you after kickoff.

For the Jaguars, Russell Allen will start at outside linebacker for Clint Ingram (shoulder) and Attiyah Ellison will move ahead of Quentin Groves for the start at defensive end. As expected, Montell Owens is the starting fullback with Greg Jones (ankle) placed on injured-reserve.

Here’s the full list for both teams.