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Colts Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan expects more teams to gameplan for Colts LB after having an All-Pro rookie season last year. Darius Leonard Although Bowen mentions that the Colts were pleased with LB in the MIKE role, he thinks Walker could split time with third-round LB Anthony Walker , considering that the coaching staff “ Bobby Okereke really like” what they’ve seen from him. The Colts had working at SAM linebacker before moving him almost exclusively to defensive end during the spring. Ben Banogu Joel A Erickson of the Indy Star notes that the Colts had EDGE on their radar as a target in free agency before he agreed to a big-money deal with the Packers. Preston Smith Texans Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle points out that Texans HC has Bill O’Brien “significant” personnel power and also operates as his own offensive coordinator. According to Wilson, O’Brien and Texans CEO Cal McNair make “ the most important decisions” regarding the roster with input from other front office members. Wilson adds that Texans’ executive vice president of team development Jack Easterby has gained “ considerable influence” since joining the organization back in April. As for Texans’ first-round OL Tytus Howard, Wilson reports that the team is determining whether to start him at left tackle or guard. Wilson mentions that Howard will be competing with LT Julién Davenport, who started last season and “struggled” with pass protection and committing penalties. Recently signed Texans’ veteran OT (knee) has yet to prove he’s healthy enough to compete, while LG Matt Kalil is “ Senio Kelemete being pushed” by second-year OL . Martinas Rankin At right tackle, Wilson writes that the Texans are hopeful can stay healthy enough to start after sustaining a broken ankle in Week 1 of last season. Seantrel Henderson Wilson could see second-round OT Max Scharping “quickly” making an impact as a starter if Henderson or RG (shoulder) sustain injuries. Zach Fulton Per Wilson, WR , who is coming off a torn ACL, is expected to be ready for Week 1. Will Fuller Titans Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official site writes that the team wants QB to “ Marcus Mariota stay healthy and play well” before re-signing him to a long-term contract extension. Wyatt does not think Mariota’s success in 2019 can “ necessarily be pinned on” the Titans’ win-loss record or his individual stats. Wyatt says his “ biggest question mark” heading into Week 1 is whether the Titans’ running game can produce early on in the regular season.