The Bears signed S Troy Nolan, the team announced Wednesday. Chicago had an open roster spot after waiving WR Dane Sanzenbacher.
The Texans brought back S Troy Nolan and cut veteran QB John Beck, the team announced Wednesday.
The Dolphins brought back S Jonathon Amaya and LB Mike Rivera on Tuesday. They waived OT Ray Feinga and S Troy Nolan.
Texans FS Danieal Manning is out indefinitely after fracturing his fibula. Houston will need big contributions from DBs Troy Nolan and Brice McCain in Manning's absence.
Texans SS Troy Nolan, a playmaker who is always around the ball, will be a part of Houston's nickel package this season, the way we hear it.
If the Texans find that the free-agent market for safeties is not to their liking, there are at least two candidates on the roster who could vie for a starting job in 2011.
Texans CB Glover Quin could be in the mix at free safety next season, head coach Gary Kubiak said at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Texans released Eugene Wilson, their starting free safety in 2010, on Feb. 18.
Now that he has returned to full health, MLB Gary Brackett is playing a key role in an Indianapolis "D" that has shut down Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden in consecutive weeks.
Jaguars QB David Garrard plays better when he's facing a subpar rushing defense, because then he's not forced to pass the ball a lot.