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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
RTC: Mathis adjusting without Freeney

By Paul Kuharsky

Reading the coverage…

Houston Texans

By Gary Kubiak’s count, just seven of his 15 linebackers are practicing, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

The Texans have been drawing record crowds at training camp. Says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Kubiak believes an element of early struggle for a top rookie makes him stronger in the end, says McClain.

Deion Sanders talked to the Texans' defensive backs, and you can watch it here through the team’s website. (Video.)

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne are passing around the unofficial team presidency, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Robert Mathis says not being with Dwight Freeney is still weird, says Michael Marot of the Associated Press.

A collection of videos from the Star. Griff Whalen’s having a great camp where the depth at receiver is limited. With Darrius Heyward-Bey out with a knee sprain, Whalen figures to play a lot in the preseason opener Sunday against Buffalo.

Speed up the clock and let’s get to meaningful games, says Phillip B. Wilson of the Star.

Is Antony Castonzo’s new look part of being the longest-running incumbent on the Colts’ offensive line? Heather Bremer of the Anderson Herald Bulletin looks at Castonzo.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Rookie receiver Ace Sanders is having a sensational training camp according to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

Practice highlights included a Blaine Gabbert-to-Tobias Palmer bomb and an Alan Ball interception of Gabbert, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union.

Cecil Shorts left practice with a calf injury, says the AP.

Quarterbacks Gabbert and Chad Henne, who share the top line on the depth chart, are not keeping score, says John Oehser of the team's website.

Tennessee Titans

Rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter bristles at questions about his toughness, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Jake Locker had a slow start to practice, says Wyatt in his Monday practice report.

Multiple Titans are pleased to see Vince Young getting another chance, says Wyatt.

Moise Fokou has made the Titans' middle linebacker spot a competition with Colin McCarthy, says Teresa Walker of the Associated Press.

To which I say: McCarthy recently rejoined the starters and lasted a whole day before he developed a right hamstring issue that will keep him out of the preseason opener.