Reading the coverage …
Arian Foster developed a left hamstring issue in his first practice of training camp, says Dale Robertson.
Ben Tate is looking to make up for lost time, says Craig Malveaux.
DeMeco Ryans responded to the accusations that the Texans are soft, writes Robertson. I don't think they are soft, though their mental toughness is a fair question. But putting a non-player in pads and subjecting him to hits isn't the best way to disprove an accusation.
The Texans offense has a challenge going against the new 3-4 in practice, says Robertson.
Veterans such as Joseph Addai were happy to get involved again, says Mike Chappell.
Austin Collie is not going to dwell on concussions, says Chappell.
Getting to know Devin Moore.
Practice details from Phillip B. Wilson include a solid review of Tommie Harris’ pass-rushing work. It's one snapshot of one period, but still encouraging.
Fili Moala avoided jail time in a drunken-driving conviction.
Clint Session is focused on stopping the run and an MRI gave David Garrard good news, says Tania Ganguli.
As Josh Scobee heads into a contract year, Jack Del Rio’s looking for the kicker to hit 90 percent of his field goals, says Vito Stellino.
Aaron Kampman will play either side, says Ganguli. If he's the best rusher, I say he should be on the right, going against left tackles and coming from quarterbacks' blind sides. Don't overthink this and overcomplicate it.
Blaine Gabbert has the look of the real thing, says Pete Prisco.
The Jaguars have to be happy to be uninvolved in the Tim Tebow circus, says Gene Frenette.
Garrard should not be part of the scrimmage tonight, says Alfie Crow. Agreed.
Akeem Ayers looks to be lining up as the franchise’s first rookie starting linebacker since Eddie Robinson in 1992, says John Glennon. Ayers shoud be out there openig day and I think he will be.
Jordan Babineaux looked comfortable from the start, says Jim Wyatt.
Frank Walker says he’s nasty, according to Glennon.
Derrick Mason is weighing his options.