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Brandon Harris was fined $21,000 for his Thanksgiving Day hit on Detroit punt returner Stefan Logan, says Dale Robertson.
In the past two weeks, Andre Johnson went from 21st in receiving yards to third behind Detroit’s Calvin Johnson and Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne, says Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.
The league fined Ndamukong Suh $30,000 for his kick at Matt Schaub, but the Texans have moved on, says John McClain of the Chronicle.
J.J. Watt was sick and missed practice but it won’t be an issue come Sunday, says Robertson.
The lack of outside pass rush is the root of the recent defensive issues, says Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com.
Duane Brown is the best left tackle in football, says Sam Monson, and his colleagues at Pro Football focus rank Brown sixth on their offensive player of the year list.
Bruce Arians says if Chuck Pagano rejoins the Colts this season, he’ll be the head coach not a figurehead, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
Suh has a fan in Arians despite being controversial, says Chappell.
“Barring a notable collapse from (Robert) Griffin and a five-game stretch of brilliance from (Andrew) Luck, I think RG3 is going to be the deserving Offensive Rookie of the Year,” writes Bill Barnwell of Grantland.
T.Y. Hilton’s 75-yard punt return against Buffalo “was the perfect mix of great blocking and excellent vision and quickness by Hilton,” says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.
Mike Mularkey on Jason Babin: “He’s had a lot of success over the last three years and we could use some help in that area and get some pressure on the quarterback. And he’ll fit what we’re doing.” Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union says the plan is to play Babin in Buffalo.
Once again, Rashad Jennings is in line to start at running back, says Vito Stellino of the T-U.
For gutting out a groin injury, running back Jalen Parmele got a game ball just before he went on IR, says O’Halloran.
Dowell Loggains’ high school coach and college coach (Houston Nutt) as well as Kerry Collins, who played for him, all have good things to say about the Titans new offensive coordinator, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Mike Munchak says the Titans won’t be making any changes on the defensive staff during the remainder of the season, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. But Munchak said he knows “we are all on notice.”
There was something about Chris Palmer’s option routes that wasn’t working, says Jake Locker, and he expects the team will move away from them now, writes Glennon.
Colin McCarthy is now dealing with a concussion, says Glennon.