The Texans last hosted the Super Bowl in 2004. Now, Harris County officials are planning to bid on the 2017 Super Bowl.
Randy Bullock, a fifth-round pick, says he’s up to the challenge of kicking in the NFL, writes the Houston Chronicle's Dale Robertson. "[Special-teams coach Joe] Marciano, a classically crusty longtime NFL assistant, asked Bullock why he thought he was mentally tough enough to make it as a pro kicker. Bullock told Marciano about losing his father to a heart attack while they were on a family hunting trip. Kicking in the NFL, he surmised, couldn’t be harder than that."
Rookie quarterback Case Keenum is adjusting to taking snaps from under center after having mostly worked out of the shotgun at the University of Houston, reports Robertson.
Dwight Freeney sees his position change to linebacker as a big adjustment.
For the first time since having eye surgery last month, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was out at practice doing some drills.
The Jaguars have noticed improvement in quarterback Blaine Gabbert's form. Coach Mike Mularkey: "I haven’t been around a lot of quarterbacks the first time you introduce a brand-new offense that can walk in the huddle and call the play with the impression that ‘I know it so well that it’s going to work’ with that kind of mentality. That has been outstanding on [Gabbert's] part. He’s really working on the balance in the pocket. He knows what we want him to work on. He’s been very diligent about doing that.”
Offensive coordinator Chris Palmer said there's no timetable on determining whether Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker will be the starting quarterback to begin the season.
Palmer says the quarterback competition will bring out the best in Locker and Hasselbeck, writes John Glennon of the Tennessean.
Kenny Britt plays the "X" wide receiver position and rookie first-rounder Kendall Wright is learning the same position, but that doesn't mean they won't be on the field at the same time, according to the Tennessean's David Climer.