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Kubiak: TE Daniels will be back with Texans

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By PFW staff

Here are a few whispers that we've heard recently from around the AFC South:

• Texans head coach Gary Kubiak believes the club's decision whether to re-sign TE Owen Daniels, a free-agent-to-be who played very well at the end of the season after being bothered by knee and hamstring injuries for the majority of the campaign, isn't much of one at all. "It's easy for me," Kubiak told reporters after the Texans' season finale. "I told you guys the last few weeks, he's back. It's been a hard battle, though. He probably came back too quick from his knee, and then it caused him problems with his hamstring. Then, he was so mad at me, he probably couldn't look at me for about five weeks when we sat him. We had to do what was right for him and his career. Over the course of the past four weeks, he's shown he's fine, he's back, and he'll be a Pro Bowl player. We need him on this football team. He is a hell of a player, he's a great kid and we kind of go as he goes. I hope he's here for a long, long time."

• It might be getting to the point in his career where the Jaguars consider moving CB Rashean Mathis to safety. Mathis' coverage skills are not what they used to be, and safety is the club's biggest need.

• Colts second-year CB Jacob Lacey is the defensive version of Pierre Garcon. Lacey has an abundance of physical gifts, but his consistency has been an issue.

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