NFL Insider: Charean Williams’ five cents

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My five cents

1Denver’s Britton Colquitt became the league’s highest-paid punter in the off-season, with a contract that pays him $3.9 million per season. He has punted three times the past three games and has only 15 punts this season. Jacksonville’s Bryan Anger has a league-high 37 punts.

2Gary Kubiak made his choice, and it might cost him his job if Matt Schaub can’t regain his confidence this week. The Houston Texans’ coach stuck with Schaub, who has thrown a pick-six in an NFL-record four consecutive games, instead of switching to backup T.J. Yates. Yates has as many career playoff victories as Schaub has, with each having one.

3The Tennessee Titans continue to hold out hope that Kenny Britt develops into a productive receiver. Britt no longer is the starter, coming in on the team’s three-receiver sets. Britt, who has six receptions this season, has caught only one of the past 12 passes thrown his way.

4The Seattle Seahawks have two ex-Minnesota Vikings receivers, and both had hip surgery before they ever played a down in Seattle. Sidney Rice, who signed a five-year, $41 million deal as a free agent in 2011, has 1,378 yards and 11 touchdowns in 30 games with Seattle. Percy Harvin, on the physically unable to perform list while rehabbing from hip surgery in August, could make Rice expendable when he returns the next couple of weeks.

5The future of the Vikings’ defensive line remains uncertain, though they re-signed starting left end Brian Robison last week. Starting right end Jared Allen, starting defensive tackle Kevin Williams and backup Everson Griffen become free agents in the off-season.

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