AFC South links: Matt Hasselbeck's future

March, 8, 2013
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Houston Texans

The NFL has denied an appeal by New York Jets guard Matt Slauson regarding the $10,000 fine he received on a block to Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain says, "Unless (Eric) Winston gave a big-time hometown discount, which would be foolish at his age, I expect him to sign with another team."

Texans safety Glover Quin is a "priority re-signing," according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal, who lists value-added free agents.

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis is chomping "at the bit to pursue Baltimore Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger or San Diego guard Louis Vasquez" once contract negotiations with agents begin Saturday at 12:01 a.m., says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Quarterback Chandler Harnish, also known as 2012's Mr. Irrelevant, spent last season on the Colts' practice squad. Harnish tells The Journal Gazette that he's positioning himself to make the active roster in 2013, a move that could prove more feasible should backup QB Drew Stanton leave the Colts.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars safety Dawan Landry, who was set to make $5.35 million this year, will be released by the team on Friday, according to ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio.

The Jaguars have $26 million in cap space and only one potential big-money free agent in cornerback Derek Cox. But "this isn’t time for a spending spree," reminds the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran, who says regardless of the cap, Jacksonville will still need to add key positions before the draft.

Who are the Jaguars' restricted free agents? O'Halloran has details.

Tennessee Titans

While Matt Hasselbeck's future with the Titans is up in the air, the 14-year veteran quarterback tells The Tennessean's John Glennon that he's hopeful he'll stay in Tennessee but some things are just out of his control.

Jake Locker stands by his belief that wins are more important than accuracy: “...I have to figure out ways to put our team in better situations to win games and that is by finding ways to complete more passes.”

Rob Bironas, the third most accurate kicker in NFL history (85.6 percent) and second leading scorer in franchise history, tells Gary Glenn of Titansonline.com that his multi-year contract extension keeps him in a place and with a team he calls home and he couldn't be happier.

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