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NFL Notebook: Overrated tackles?

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Is the offensive tackle talent lacking in the NFL these days? One personnel chief believes it is an overrated position right now. Plus, Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins is not on the trading block and Jerry Jones has his rationale for sticking with Jenkins, another reason for Andrew Luck's contract holdup, Shawne Merriman has something to prove, and more.

As noted in this space several times in the past, the offensive right tackle position is one that has become fairly mediocre around the league, and has been summarily disenfranchised in Pro Bowl choices in recent seasons. In most years, the Pro Bowl selections feature no more than one right tackle among the six players named to the game at the position. And on All-Pro teams, voters typically...

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