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“Andre Johnson’s mild groin strain that will keep him out of practice at least a week caused 4,277 fans and 89 teammates to hold their collective breath and created a panic among the Houston sports media,” says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
There is pressure on the rest of the Texans' receivers but they seem nonplussed by the circumstances, says Dale Robertson of the Chronicle.
Linebacker coach Reggie Herring sees Bradie James as a valuable piece, says Robertson.
Rookie guard Brandon Brooks is down six pounds, says McClain.
A review of Day 2 and Johnson’s injury from Stephanie Stradley of the Chronicle blog.
Other injury thoughts regarding Daryl Sharpton and Kareem Jackson from Battle Red Blog.
Tony Dungy says the Colts are in good hands with Andrew Luck, per Kyle Heddenriep of the Indianapolis Star.
Luck was sharp in the Colts’ first practice, says Mike Chappell of the Star.
Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report on Luck: “While his ball has good pace, it never looks like he's overthrowing. That's a great bonus and allows him to throw a catchable ball. It's also a testament to good mechanics.”
Rounding up observations from Day 1, with Brad Wells of Stampede Blue.
Mike Mularkey says the Jaguars haven’t been making available plays downfield in practices, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. One would think Justin Blackmon could help in this department once he joins the team.
Since linebacker Clint Session’s future is uncertain because of post-concussion symptoms, the Jaguars are going forward with Russell Allen in the starting spot, says Stellino.
Cornerback Alterraun Verner still has a linebacker’s mentality, and that will help him as he replaces Cortland Finnegan, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Defensive tackle Shaun Smith has lost weight in order to help his chances to maintain his spot, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Jake Locker was more accurate than Matt Hasselbeck on Sunday night, says Glennon.
Kendall Wright is the fifth Titans first-rounder in six years to miss time at the start of camp, says David Boclair of the Nashville City Paper.