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Texans bringing back Brice McCain

Texans bringing back Brice McCain

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 19, 2013
The Texans have reached a deal with cornerback Brice McCain, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday night. The 26-year-old McCain defended eight passes and had one interception in 12 games for Houston in 2012 (two starts). McCain’s repor
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  • Rob Turner agrees to terms with Titans

    Rob Turner agrees to terms with Titans

    profootballtalk.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Tennessee Titans announced Tuesday they have agreed to terms with former St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rob Turner. Turner can play both guard and center and started all 16 games for the Rams last season. “Turner is a guy who got his first opportu
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  • Vikings add guard Seth Olsen

    Vikings add guard Seth Olsen

    profootballtalk.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of guard Seth Olsen on Tuesday. Olsen spent the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and previous stops in Denver and Minnesota. Olsen has appeared in 14 games in his career and started five games over…
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  • Titans WR Britt found not guilty for July DUI

    Titans WR Britt found not guilty for July DUI

    A federal magistrate has found that Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is not guilty of driving under the influence after trying to pass through a security gate at Fort Campbell Army post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.
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  • Meester to play, signs 1-year deal with Jaguars

    Meester to play, signs 1-year deal with Jaguars

    Feeling like he has another year in him and not wanting to end his career with the worst season in franchise history, veteran center Brad Meester decided Tuesday to keep playing.
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  • Looking at CJ's cost as coach touts Greene

    Looking at CJ's cost as coach touts Greene

    Earlier Tuesday I wrote about how Shonn Greene's presence on the Titans roster is going to end any chance Chris Johnson has of running for 2,000 yards, though I still expect CJ to tout his annual goal. Since then, came this column from Alex Marvex of FO…
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  • Houston ponders demolishing Astrodome

    Houston ponders demolishing Astrodome

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    It’s nothing more than an NFL symbol and memory now, the last game played there on Dec. 15, 1996. Still, the potential demolition of the Houston Astrodome -- which looks like a small orbiter docked beside Reliant Stadium, the space station that replaced
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  • Franklin yet another D-line option for Colts

    Franklin yet another D-line option for Colts

    In just his second season, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano is going to have linemen far better equipped to play his 3-4 front. A team that already added the versatile Ricky Jean Francois, who can play all three spots, has now signed Aubrayo Frankl…
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  • Report: Texans offer Reed three years at around $4 million per …

    Report: Texans offer Reed three years at around $4 million per year

    profootballtalk.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Texans and the agents for safety Ed Reed met again in Phoenix, but reports are that they aren’t any closer to a deal. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the two sides are “not close” on agreeing to terms at this point in their co
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  • Don Banks: Some revealing nuggets from the four rookie AFC coac…

    Don Banks: Some revealing nuggets from the four rookie AFC coaches

    CNNSI.com Mar 19, 2013
    PHOENIX -- Tuesday morning was the media's chance to share breakfast with the AFC head coaches at the NFL annual meeting, and it just happens to work out that there's a rookie head coach in each of the conference's four divisions: Jacksonville's Gus Bra…
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  • Marshall Faulk: If runners can’t lower their heads, eliminate h…

    Marshall Faulk: If runners can’t lower their heads, eliminate helmets

    profootballtalk.com Mar 19, 2013
    Marshall Faulk would rather eliminate helmets from football than tell running backs they can’t lower their heads into tacklers. Faulk, the Hall of Fame running back who played for the Colts and Rams, blasted the NFL Competition Committee’s proposal to
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  • Do we have a glimpse of Jaguars' unis?

    Do we have a glimpse of Jaguars' unis?

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Has a picture offering hints about the Jaguars' new uniforms been leaked? Paul Lukas, ESPN.com’s full-time uniform reporter, has a blog post up with pictures showing pieces of alleged Jaguars and Dolphins uniforms. We don’t know if these are really th
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  • Colts sign veteran QB Hasselbeck

    Colts sign veteran QB Hasselbeck

    Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday.
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  • Why the Colts didn't get more extra picks

    Why the Colts didn't get more extra picks

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Some Colts fans have been in touch, confused about the awarding of compensatory draft picks. The Colts were awarded one pick, the final pick of the draft (No. 254). But in the league's formula that figures out who gets what in terms of the extra draft s…
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  • Khan admits he learned about spending the hard way

    Khan admits he learned about spending the hard way

    profootballtalk.com Mar 19, 2013
    Give Jaguars owner Shad Khan credit for realizing it sooner than some, that spending money is not a short-cut to NFL success. After wasting dollars on free agent resources for a 2-14 team last year, Khan has quickly realized that he might have to “suck
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  • Source: Titans agree with ex-Bills QB Fitzpatrick

    Source: Titans agree with ex-Bills QB Fitzpatrick

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Tennessee Titans have agreed with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on a two-year contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Video - PTI Big Finish: March 19 00:52

    PTI Big Finish: March 19

    Mar 19
    Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser weigh in on Hasselbeck to the Colts, NCAA women's tournament 1-seeds and the men's tournament first-round matchups.
  • Video - 2012 Best of J.J. Watt: Sacks 04:38

    2012 Best of J.J. Watt: Sacks

    Mar 19
    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt led the NFL with 20.5 sacks in 2012, watch them all here in order.
  • Video - Fitzpatrick Agrees With Titans 02:15

    Fitzpatrick Agrees With Titans

    Mar 19
    Scott Van Pelt and Mike Golic discuss QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agreeing to a two-year contract with Tennessee.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL owners meetings - RB helmet rule meets resistance

    Mar 19
    The running back helmet rule met resistance, but other rules were approved at the owners meetings, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Some revealing nuggets from the four rookie AFC coaches

    Mar 19
    PHOENIX -- Tuesday morning was the media's chance to share breakfast with the AFC head coaches at the NFL annual meeting, and it just happens to work out that there's a rookie head coach in each of the conference's four divisions: Jacksonville's Gus Bra…
  • Peter King: Many approaches during General Managers' Week, but which is ri…

    Mar 19
    PHOENIX -- There's one week a year that I think of as the General Managers' Week, and we've reached the end of it. The first week of free agency highlights the different jobs general managers have in the league, and what I've done here at the annual spr…
  • NFL owners meetings - Proposed RB helmet rule is only fair

    Mar 19
    Defensive players have been forced to adjust for safety's sake, so offensive players should, too, writes Jeffri Chadiha.