AFC South: Tory Humphrey

Notes from Texans-Saints practice

August, 18, 2010
8/18/10
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METAIRIE, La. -- The Texans-Saints practice this morning was poorly attended, relatively short and pretty uneventful.
  • New Orleans dropped more passes than you’d expect from a defending Super Bowl champ, which made life easier on rookie corner Kareem Jackson in seven-on-seven work than it should have been.
  • In a team period I saw Jackson break well on a ball aimed for Lance Moore and he made it difficult for the receiver to pull in the 12-yard pass which wound up on the turf.
  • The other most notable pass play I saw exposed an area that I see as a great concern -- depth at free safety. Dominique Barber went for a sideline pick against tight end Tory Humphrey, whiffed and allowed the reception and significant yards after the catch.
  • Trindon Holliday’s had some issues, but looked very comfortable to me fielding punts. His lateral movement and ability to skip and hop into space can be hard to believe. I hope he can earn the role so we can see some of this in a meaningful setting.
  • Joel Dreessen made a great leaping catch of a John David Booty throw in a seam between four defenders, but it probably wasn’t as good as it looked since Chip Vaughn fell down.

I talked with Andre Johnson, Matt Schaub, Steve Slaton as well as Jacoby Jones for a project you’ll see down the road. They’ll practice again Wednesday afternoon. Stay tuned for more from Metairie.
Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

Looking for help at cornerback, where they are currently only three deep with guys they trust, the Colts put in a claim on former Denver cornerback Jack Williams.

So did the Lions, who got him, and the Browns and Eagles, who would have been awarded him ahead of Indianapolis.

Two other things of note in the division that came to light Monday:

The Texans tried out four tight ends: Tony Curtis, Tory Humphrey, Joe Klopfenstein and Martrez Milner.

The Colts tried out linebacker Danny Lansanah.

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