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Friday, August 17, 2012
RTC: On Chris Johnson and Robert Johnson

By Paul Kuharsky

Reading the coverage…

Houston Texans

Little changes for the Texans as they break camp, says Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. It’s a lot different than the old days.

Gary Kubiak is pleased that Duane Brown was rewarded with a long-term contract, says John McClain of the Chronicle.

The Texans backup nose tackles will get a more extensive look while Shaun Cody is out with a lower back strain, says Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.

Previewing the Texans and a menacing defense with Shawne Clarke of The Sports Network.

Indianapolis Colts

Rookie Tim Fugger is transitioning from defensive end to outside linebacker, but he’s adapted to circumstances before, says Mark Ambrogi of the Indianapolis Star.

Reviewing the second-to-last last day of camp with Mike Chappell of the Star.

Donald Brown and Jerry Hughes are showing signs, says Nate Dunlevy.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Receiver and No. 5 overall pick Justin Blackmon is ready to make his preseason debut Friday night, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Linebacker Nate Bussey, who was just claimed off waivers from the Saints, will play against New Orleans for the Jaguars tonight.

The NFL is entering a danger zone with replacement officials, says Gene Frenette of the T-U.

Tennessee Titans

David Climer of The Tennessean wonders about how casually Chris Johnson, who talks of beating Usain Bolt in a race, shrugs off his production issues. “In London, it took Bolt 9.63 seconds to run 100 meters. Based on last season’s stats, it would take Johnson the better part of two games to run 100 meters.”

Robert Johnson is flashing some big-play ability and getting first-team time at safety, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

The battle between Quinn Johnson and Collin Mooney for the Titans’ fullback spot could come down to special teams, says Alex Cate of The Tennessean.

Running back Jamie Harper is getting a bit of work at fullback, too, says David Boclair of the Nashville City Paper.

“With a nose for the ball and an ability to knife in and make plays at and behind the line of scrimmage, (Colin) McCarthy is in the process of becoming a nice player in the league, with the ability to cover in the passing game as well as to make authoritative tackles.” From Dunlevy.