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The biggest quarterback competition for a non-starting quarterback position is happening in Houston, where second-year third-stringer Case Keenum is trying to pass third-year second-stringer T.J. Yates. Coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that Yates will be t…Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com Updated Aug 23, 2013If Santonio Holmes is able to return for the Jets’ season opener, he will provide a lift to an unproven receiving corp, as well as to the quarterback.Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Preston, a tennis ball and a wallNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael Preston looks to be a reliable receiver who continues to grow and is making the most of his chances. Here’s a snapshot that illustrates the mindset of the Tennessee Titans receiver: This week, as Mike Munchak talked to the me…Upvote Share Tweet
From hoopster to preseason sack leaderINDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Caesar Rayford's physique is better suited for playing power forward on the basketball court. He stands 6-foot-7, weighs 267 pounds and says he'd be a Dennis Rodman-type player. “I did play basketball,” Rayf…Upvote Share Tweet
On spending a career learning from the bestFor different players, training camp has different functions. For Daniel Muir, a nose tackle the Houston Texans signed just before camp, it's the next stop in a career throughout which he's watched and learned from future Hall of Fame players -- or play…Upvote Share Tweet
John Pagano on Dwight Freeney: We need him every downWhen Dwight Freeney became a free agent early in the offseason, many people predicted he’d wind up playing for a 4-3 team that was looking for him to rush the passer from the spot he filled for all but one year with the Colts. Part of that was based on …Upvote Share TweetCornerback Richard Marshall unexpectedly became a free agent earlier this week, cut by the Dolphins as he was closing in on a $4.55 million base salary for 2013. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Marshall could pick his next team as soon as …Upvote Share TweetAntonio Smith's expedited appeal was denied Friday, meaning the Texans defensive end will be suspended for Week 1, Texans coach Gary Kubiak confirmed.Upvote Share Tweet
Warmack: Stewart's a closet Bama fanNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pieces of the offensive line are jelling right on the schedule the Tennessee Titans hoped for. Coach Mike Munchak likes the way relationships have formed between left tackle Michael Roos and left guard Andy Levitre and between right …Upvote Share TweetThe next time Texans defensive end Antonio Smith plays in a game, it will be the second week of the regular season. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the NFL has denied Smith’s appeal of the suspension he earned for swinging Dolphins gu…Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Owen Daniels sees the big pictureReading the coverage of the Houston Texans ... Tight end Owen Daniels is an incredibly underrated part of the Texans offense. Austin Murphy from Sports Illustrated wrote about Daniels on SI.com yesterday. Fun fact from the story: Daniels is the Texans' …Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Colin McCarthy returns for TitansReading the coverage of the Titans… Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy (hamstring) practiced for the first time in three weeks, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. To which I say: The guy is a really good player, but his injury history means the Titans simp…Upvote Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne doesn’t have to prove himself. He’s done that throughout his 13-year career. Wayne, 34, is second in team history in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Still, Wayne doesn’t cons…Upvote Share Tweet
How Duane Brown learned to avoid holdingWhen Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub heard someone on his line was called for holding during Saturday night's game, he asked quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell who the culprit was. "Duane," Schaub recalls Dorrell replying. "No way! I …Upvote Share TweetHere’s today’s edition of Reading the Coverage. Happy Friday: The Indianapolis Star has a story on Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's high school card going for only 99 cents on ebay while Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon’s autographed high school card is …Upvote Share TweetAll offseason, the Texans have been sounding optimistic about the prognosis for safety Ed Reed. And it appears that he’s going to get a last check-up before he takes his first step toward playing the regular season opener. According to Brian Smith of th…Upvote Share Tweet
2-Time Pro-Bowler Michael Griffin Stops By LHNAug 23Safety Michael Griffin and the Tennessee Titans open the season in Pittsburgh on September 8th.
Behind the Pom Poms: Texans cheerleader KelliAug 23Houston Texans cheerleader Kelli joins "NFL AM" to discuss the cheerleading team's 2013 swimsuit calendar photo shoot. houstontexans.com.
Antonio Smith's Appeal DeniedAug 23Dan Graziano discusses why Texans DE Antonio Smith's appeal was denied, which will result in his missing Week 1 of the NFL season.
There Are No Little ThingsAug 23A note from The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King: This week is the one-month anniversary of our website. In the first month, we’ve given you a seat in the Dallas Cowboys’ training-camp-opening team meeting, sweated with a player as he unexpectedly get…
Bill Simmons returns with a mailbagAug 23While the long wait for the Sports Guy to empty his inbox is over, A-Rod's status as man without a country has just begun.