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Defensive tackle Shaun Cody has a disc issue in his back that will take a few days for the Texans to figure out, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Running back depth makes for good competition behind Arian Foster and Ben Tate, says McClain.
Gary Kubiak said Andre Johnson will be back in action for the Texans’ second preseason game, writes McClain.
The Texans got great pressure in Carolina without blitzing, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.
“Andrew Luck summarily dispensed with rookie jitters and the St. Louis Rams on Sunday,” says Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star.
Offensive lineman Joe Reitz very nearly had a touchdown catch that a lot of TV viewers missed, says Phillip B Wilson of the Star.
Jerry Hughes had a big showing with two sacks. And injury news on Pat Angerer may not be good, says Wilson.
It was striking just how relaxed Luck was in his debut, says Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The Rams are terrible, but Luck’s skills were undeniable, says Dunlevy.
The Jaguars cut aging receiver Lee Evans and promoted Justin Blackmon into the starting lineup, writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
Blaine Gabbert was not as good as some of us thought, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report. “I saw no improvement in his ability to handle pressure. With Gabbert, the issue is his inaccuracy and his struggles with the rush, and both were on full display in his limited action.”
The day after the loss in Seattle, coach Mike Munchak reviewed the quarterback play and talked about the timetable for a choice between Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Locker may have nudged ahead, says David Climer of The Tennessean.
Munchak said Chris Johnson’s five carries weren’t enough to judge him on, writes Glennon.
“Johnson was tentative on his runs and indifferent in his pass routes. That's the same kind of frustrating performance he regularly turned in last season,” says Nate Dunlevy.