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Left tackle Duane Brown is feeling a lot better after a bone spur was taken out of his ankle, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.
Arian Foster is the Texan who leads the way for Houston, says James Palmer of CSN Houston.
A prediction of the 53-man roster from Dave Zangaro of CSN Houston. The last couple of spots go to cornerback A.J. Bouye, outside linebacker Willie Jefferson and defensive lineman David Hunter.
What are realistic projections for Texans first-round receiver DeAndre Hopkins? Stephanie Stradley of the Houston Chronicle blogs wonders about what the rookie will be able to do.
Ricky Jean Francois still gets advice from his mentor, Donald Heaven, a CFL offensive lineman who coaches track and field at Miami Carol High School, writes Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.
There is no hyphen in Jean Francois’s name, he tells Wilson.
To which I say: The AFC South blog offers its official apology.
Looking at the Colts' defensive strengths and weaknesses, with an interesting note about the Colts' cornerbacks in run defense, from Kyle Rodriguez at Colts Authority.
Looking at the Colts' offensive strengths and weaknesses, with a lingering concern about the interior offensive line, from Rodriguez.
General manager Dave Caldwell sees a great resource in his pro personnel director, Chris Polian, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Right tackle Luke Joeckel is signed, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union. The team’s website has a Rookie 101 with Joeckel, who says be broke an opponent’s collarbone and nose on the first play he ever made in tackle football.
To which I say: This is a glorious time. The No. 2 overall pick signs a month before training camp, because the CBA leaves minimal room for real haggling.
Maurice Jones-Drew worked with local campers over the weekend, says Phillip Heilman of the Times-Union.
Right now Alan Ball is the best man for the Jaguars; second starting cornerback spot, says John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
In his second season, Mike Harris has a good chance to be the Jaguars' nickelback, says Natalie Pierre of Tallahassee.com. (Hat tip to Big Cat Country.)
Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy shaved his head to honor Brian Urlacher. McCarthy was limited in the offseason coming off concussion problems and ankle surgery, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
To which I say: I agree with Wyatt in the video and expect McCarthy to be the opening-day starter if he’s healthy.
Sammie Hill, whose father was an Alabama coal miner, prefers working above ground, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Jake Locker’s current status is a lot like Steve McNair’s in 1997, says David Climer of the Tennessean.
Looking at factors that contributed to Locker’s sacks last season and considering how often Locker will get sacked in 2013 with Tom Gower of Total Titans.