RTC: Texans may play Butler and Newton

August, 22, 2012
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Houston Texans

Brian Cushing and Bradie James plan on being Batman and Robin, and James is happy to be second fiddle at this stage of his career, writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. Communication between the two is at a premium.

Considering the shape of the roster with John McClain of the Chronicle.

The Texans know they need to be smart with J.J. Watt, says Tania Ganguli of the Chron.

Peter King looked in on the Texans. Gary Kubiak told him Rashad Butler and Derek Newton might both play early in the season.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts acquired St. Louis cornerback Josh Gordy for an undisclosed draft pick, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. Gordy started nine games for the Rams last year.

Andrew Luck protected himself and his team by sliding when he ran, but don’t question his toughness says Phil Richards of the Star.

Considering Austin Collie’s concussion and some medical opinions on multiple concussions with Phillip B. Wilson of the Star.

Jacksonville Jaguars

“The Jaguars are poised to broaden their horizons and attempt to become London’s team as well as Jacksonville’s team,” writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Players see a good opportunity to grow the game and the Jaguars’ popularity, says Stellino.

The Jags in London will be good for business. But will it be good for the team? Gene Frenette of the Times-Union ponders.

Shahid Khan will be featured in a piece on 60 Minutes, says Stellino.

Justin Blackmon can play, says Peter Schrager of Fox Sports in a review of preseason Week 2.

Tennessee Titans

“One of (Jake Locker’s) first challenges will be to prove he can become a consistently accurate passer, which is really the only flaw that critics have harped on since he was drafted eighth overall last year,” says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy is showing a real nose for the ball, says Glennon.

Kenny Britt is still recovering and still waiting for word on a potential suspension from the NFL, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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