RTC: Vick Ballard proving steady for Colts

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Houston Texans

Gary Kubiak said the Texans dodged a bullet when J.J. Watt’s elbow injury was not more serious, says Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.

T.J. Yates is settling back into his backup role, says Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Chon.

Rookie guard Brandon Brooks had trouble with the heat, says Robertson.

At the Chronicle blog, offense rules Stephanie Stradley’s list of who’s looked the best at Texans camp so far.

Indianapolis Colts

Vick Ballard took a tumble when he ran his 40 at the combine, but the Colts' rookie running back is a steady guy, says Mark Ambrogi of the Indianapolis Star.

Once he met offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, rookie tight end Dwayne Allen knew exactly where he’d fit into the Colts' offense, says Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star.

Jim Irsay has guaranteed that the Colts' two home games in the preseason will be on local TV, says Mike Chappell of the Star.

The Colts are moving on quickly from guys they don’t think can help them, as we’ve seen with the waiving of Ben Ijalana and the trade of Kevin Thomas, says Phillip B. Wilson of the Star.

Looking at the two linebackers, Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd, the Colts got for Thomas, with Josh Wilson of Stampede Blue.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cornerback Aaron Ross has shifted into husband/cheerleader mode, watching his wife compete in the Olympics, says Vito Stellino.

Mike Mularkey and the Jaguars intend to make their annual scrimmage a big event, says Stellino.

The Jaguars are talking with Justin Blackmon’s agent as the rookie receiver, and veteran back Maurice Jones-Drew, continue their absences, says Stellino.

The Jaguars see a gradual step each day from Blaine Gabbert, says John Oehser of the team’s website.

A super-detailed practice report from Big Cat Country.

Running through the first week of Jaguars' camp with Jessica Blaylock, who’s doing practice reports for 1010XL.

Tennessee Titans

Jake Locker has cooled down as Matt Hasselbeck has heated up, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Keith Bulluck, now working for Sirius NFL Radio, will officially retire from the NFL at Titans camp Friday, says Wyatt.

Pannel Egboh has earned some first team snaps at defensive end, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Several members of the organization will attend O.J. Murdock’s funeral this weekend, says Wyatt.

Pondering fullbacks with Tom Gower of Total Titans.