NFL Nation: Dwayne Blakley
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Good morning, AFC South. Light work this morning for the Texans here in Houston, then they're off until they report to the team hotel Friday night to get in the right frame of mind for Saturday's preseason opener against Denver at Reliant Stadium.
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- Jamar Fletcher hopes he helps offset the absence of injured Dunta Robinson early in the season, according to Megan Manfull.
- Offensive line injuries are slowing things down a bit, according to the Chronicle's notebook.
- In her blog, Manfull ponders Andre Davis challenging Kevin Walter as the Texans' No. 2 receiver.
- Phillip B. Wilson watched Marcus Howard rush against Tony Ugoh and had a flashback to Dwight Freeney against Tarik Glenn. That's some strong praise for Howard.
- Darrell Reid's crushing special teams tackle of Chris Henry lives on, as Wilson looks at kick coverage issues. (I plan on touching on the subject myself soon).
- At 32 and heading into the last year of his deal, Mike Peterson knows this could be his last season with the Jaguars, writes Vito Stellino.
- Ten players could sit out Saturday's preseason opener, according to the Times-Union's Observation Deck.
- Jim Wyatt reports tight end Dwayne Blakley (groin) is going to miss a couple weeks. Also, three receivers won't play Saturday night against St. Louis: Justin McCareins (hamstring), Biren Ealy (groin) and Roydell Williams (ankle).
- Jake Scott is starting to fit in on the offensive line, Gary Estwick tells us.
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