RTC: Mettenberger continues trend

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ...

Former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger had a convincing pro day, writes Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Mettenberger threw 123 passes and he did it wearing shoulder pads, a trend started by Johnny Manziel during his pro day in College Station a few weeks ago. It was a good idea by Manziel and hey, at this point, why wouldn't you? While adding a little bit of realism to pro days, dressing the part doesn't solve all the issues coaches have with evaluating a player's ability based on a pro day. He's still throwing against air. Texans general manager Rick Smith was in attendance, but head coach Bill O'Brien was not.

Texans left tackle Duane Brown came into training camp lighter than he had before, and this year he's going in the opposite direction. Brown has gained back 20 pounds, writes Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com. Brown said this during an interview on Texans Radio. Brown realized last season that he needed to be bigger to be effective at his position. He said he feels the strongest he's ever felt.

The Pro Bowl will move to Arizona for 2015 and then back to Hawaii the following year, writes the Associated Press. Hawaii is a nicer reward.