Expect high-priced expansion

February 18, 2002
By John Clayton
For a year, Texans general manager Charley Casserly has been surrounded by experienced coaches who could clue him in to the world of expansion. Texans head coach Dom Capers told tales of the 1995 expansion of the Carolina Panthers. Chris Palmer, the team's offensive coordinator, gave updated versions of the 1999 draft when he was head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

As he approached this coming Monday's expansion draft, Casserly had to throw out most of their plans. The systems that Capers ...

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