RTC: Covering Texans' kickers, punter

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Houston Texans

Rookie Randy Bullock and veteran Shayne Graham understand the competition they are having to become the Texans kicker, says Randy Harvey of the Houston Chronicle.

The Texans may have found a gem in punter Donnie Jones, says John McClain of the Chron.

Corner Brandon Harris has been better since a light bulb moment, says McClain. He’s still going to be stuck behind nickel Brice McCain.

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck seems to hit at least one long ball per practice, says Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.

Sunday against the Rams will qualify as a bit more than just the Colts’ first preseason game, says Wilson.

The Colts haven’t been running a lot, which may or may not mean much, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Justin Blackmon’s crash course is underway, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Blackmon won on the contract, now he’s got to produce, says Gene Frenette of the T-U.

Aaron Ross got a hero’s welcome when he returned to the Jaguars after watching his wife win a gold medal at the Olympics, says Stellino.

Tennessee Titans

Jake Locker’s mobility amounts to a double-edged sword, says John Glennon of The Tennessean. Stay tuned for a bit on Matt Hasselbeck’s mobility in a post I’ll have up this afternoon.

With replacement offseason, get ready for a preseason – and maybe a season – of discontent, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

Receiver Marc Mariani and center Fernando Velasco were good against the Falcons, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Rookie long snapper Beau Brinkley is looking to keep a low profile, says Glennon.