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  1. Darius Reynaud cut by Tennessee Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Tennessee Titans cut return man Darius Reynaud, whose questionable decision-making has cost the team this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  2. Bills a giant test of Texans' special teams

    Paul Kuharsky

    When the Texans headed into their bye week, the one big point of emphasis was special teams. Houston is 24th in punt-return-average against and 23rd in kick-return-average against. Buffalo deploys two kick returners, Leodis McKelvin (who averag...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  3. Will Marc Mariani make it back?

    Paul Kuharsky

    As Marc Mariani looked at his shattered leg, he wondered if the kick return on which he got hurt against Arizona was his last moment as a football player. Once he settled down, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, he asked for a cell phone and call...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  4. Pat McAfee gets applause for touchbacks

    Paul Kuharsky

    Touchbacks don't draw ovations, but Jim Caldwell gave a strong round of applause to Pat McAfee for his work in that department Sunday night in a rout of the Giants. New York's Darius Reynaud had one kick return for three yards while McAfee put the...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  5. Simpson will field kickoffs

    Paul Kuharsky

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts were hazy leading up to the game about their kick return plan, but Chad Simpson will continue in the role against the Ravens tonight. Sam Giguere returned kicks in the season finale against the Bills but is inactive again...

    Blog | January 16, 2010
  6. Chutes and ladders: Texans

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky A look at the Texans' most dramatic statistical drop-offs and gains from 2007 to 2008. Chutes ... Category 2007 rank 2008 rank Kick return avg. 2 26 Net punt avg. 8 28 Punt ret. avg. allowed 12 28 Ladders ... Of...

    Blog | January 01, 2009
  7. On eliminating kickoffs

    Paul Kuharsky

    I didn't protest the move of the kickoff from the 35 to the 30 and the resulting touchbacks. I don't find kick returns to be thrilling. I actually see them as a good time to jot off a tweet or make a bathroom run. Still, I cannot envision the N...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  8. Thoughts on Bengals 30, Colts 28

    Paul Kuharsky

    Some bullet-point thoughts on the Colts' 30-28 preseason loss to Cincinnati on Thursday night. The Colts sat 32 players. The kick and punt return candidates didn't seem to do a whole lot to differentiate themselves. Devin Moore took two punts 4...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  9. Colts DB confident he can return kicks

    Paul Kuharsky

    After talking about how he wouldn't devote a pick to a guy who was primarily a returner, Bill Polian spent pick No. 246 at the end of the seventh round on Indiana corner Ray Fisher. Surely the Colts expect he can play on defense, but he's got a ki...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  10. Silver linings and storm clouds: Jacksonville

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Numbers that bode well, and maybe not so well, for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Silver linings: Both the kick and punt return average rank in the NFL's top 10. The average drive start for the offense after a kickoff is...

    Blog | September 23, 2008
  11. Reading the coverage: Colts rookie to return kicks

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas I'm pinch-hitting for Paul Kuharsky this morning. Time for a quick look at today's stories from the local newspapers: COLTS Rookie running back Justin Forsett, claimed off waivers from Seattle earlier this week, is ...

    Blog | September 13, 2008
  12. Does Indy's make-up create bad coverage teams?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky The Indianapolis Colts aren't a very good kick or punt coverage team. Last year they were the worst team in the league covering punts and ranked 29th against kickoffs. They gave up a 92-yard kickoff return for a tou...

    Blog | August 08, 2008