Reading the coverage: Transforming the Texans' o-line
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
A quick mid-morning trip around the division. I'll be at the Titans' only practice Wednesday afternoon, then in Jacksonville starting Thursday. What do you want to read about?
- Richard Justice has little doubt that Alex Gibbs will transform the Texans' offensive line play. Interesting stuff about how retirement just wouldn't stick for him.
- The Chronicle's notebook has Gary Kubiak's reaction to Chris Brown missing a second day with a back issue. And tells us the team will look at some running backs, including Mike Bell, and some corners.
- Mike Chappell says Joseph Addai's buzzword is consistency. Edgerrin James chimes in.
The Indianapolis Star's notebook tells us Marvin Harrison will play Sunday night in the Hall of Fame Game against Washington. (I'll be there).
- John Oehser of Colts.com says Antoine Bethea may be overshadowed by Bob Sanders, but he qualifies as the glue of the Indianapolis defense.
- If you missed it, defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock has told the Colts he's done playing.
- Vito Stellino looks at Dennis Norman, the Princeton guy who's stepping in for injured center Brad Meester. The Jaguars have returned to last season's offensive line configuration -- with Vince Manuwai back at left guard and Maurice Williams at right guard.
- Stellino also tells us that on the same day Reggie Williams came off the PUP list, he was carted off the field after reinjuring his right knee. More news on his condition will come today.
- The Florida Times-Union's "observation deck" says Jerry Porter was off his crutches and made his first appearance at practice Tuesday, riding a stationary bike.
- Jim Wyatt says Chris Johnson thinks he's the last of a dying breed and compares himself to Brian Westbrook. Offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger says he's not thinking of Johnson as situational, that he wants to see him on the field on first and second downs. This makes you wonder who's coming off the field, with LenDale White the obvious candidate. He says he has no problem sharing the rock, recalling his split of carries with Reggie Bush at USC.
- David Climer looks at Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan. He's going to be a Pro Bowl player, it's just a matter of when.
- Jessica Hopp examines the Titans returner situations.
- Jeff Fisher told us yesterday that No. 3 quarterback Ingle Martin will kick field goals Wednesday while Rob Bironas continues to rest a groin injury.
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