AFC South: Stephen McGee
Intentional or not, the kick Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh gave to Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is still being talked about. Suh, following Thursday's Pro Bowl practice, said: "People kind of had their minds made up already. I would never want to kick someone in that area.”
Houston added eight free agents to its roster, including former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Stephen McGee and practice squad quarterback Case Keenum.
Duane Brown, a first-team All-Pro and first-time Pro Bowler, appears to be earning some of the recognition he's worked so hard for. The Texans' left tackle tells HoustonTexans.com's Nick Scurfield, "The first night, Peyton Manning came up to me and I talked to him. I didn’t feel like he would know exactly who I was, but he just told me how great of a player I was. That meant a lot."
Texans running back Justin Forsett can carry a football, but how well can he carry a basketball in a game with the Globetrotters?
Colts owner Jim Irsay is a man of his word, as witnessed from the $8,500 he sent to a lucky fan in his own Twitter contest.
With the addition of offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, the Colts' offense is unsure of what to expect for next season. But quarterback Andrew Luck says he has an idea, "I think it will be a hybrid. There's so many great things that coach Arians taught us, coached us up on. I think Pep has some really great stuff that he knows and he coached. I think we're going to do whatever gives us the best chance to win, whether it is chunk the ball or the short stuff, we'll figure it out."
Colts.com writer Craig Kelley takes a look back at Chuck Pagano's first year and the expectations the head coach faces in 2013. "One year smarter, Pagano is leading the charge into Year 2. It is one he relishes. The resiliency he saw organization-wide is what he wishes for this year."
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock says the Jaguars need a quarterback plan “first and foremost” before filling needs elsewhere. J.P. Shadrick of Jaguars.com has more on the team from Senior Bowl practices.
The Jaguars' coaching staff is starting to come together. Joining coach Gus Bradley will be quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo, offensive line coach George Yarno and defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker.
The Music City Miracle, otherwise known as the description of Frank Wycheck’s lateral to Kevin Dyson for a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Tennessee’s 22-16 win against Buffalo, made ESPN's top 10 list of “top calls in sports history.”
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
As the draft approaches, I'm trying to mine some information from my colleagues over at ESPN.com's College Blog Network. We hit Chris Low on the SEC Thursday, and now we turn to Big 12 ace Tim Griffin.
I asked Griffin for three players unlikely to be drafted in the first three rounds that he expects will become high-quality players in the NFL.
Here are his selections and thoughts:
Texas A&M QB Stephen McGee: Hurt most of his senior season, but has tested well for several teams. Ran a 4.66 40 in Indy to rank as second-fastest QB at the combine. But his most intriguing quality may be his competitiveness -- he led his team to back-to-back victories over Texas earlier in his career. (NFLDraftScout.com rates McGee as a fourth- or fifth-rounder.)
Oklahoma WR Juaquin Iglesias: Barely recruited coming out of high school, choosing a scholarship offer from OU over UTEP. But he blossomed once he got to school and developed into one of the leading receivers in school history. He's tested well and shown a nice upside. And he likely will be able to make a roster as a special-teams player with a lot of kick return skills that will keep him around until a shot at receiver materializes. (NFLDraftScout.com rates Iglesias a second- or third-rounder.)
Nebraska LB Cody Glenn: Converted I-back who played linebacker only his final season at Nebraska and missed his final three games after a suspension. Still showed a knack for physical play (6-feet, 235 pounds) and will likely be undervalued going into the draft. Still might be a player who can contribute on special teams until his opportunity to play at linebacker rolls around. (NFLDraftScout.com doesn't have Glenn rated as draft-worthy.)
Our thanks to Tim for helping us out.