RTC: Early signs from Luck promising

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Houston Texans

Gary Kubiak intends to play starters into the third quarter against the Saints on Saturday night, says John McClain.

In Randy Bullocks versus Shayne Graham, the Texans have a kicking controversy, says McClain.

Notes from Kubiak's Sunday news conference from Nick Scurfield of the team's website. Brian Cushing has sore ribs.

Indianapolis Colts

It is not too early to get giddy about Andrew Luck, says Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star. “Yes, it’s preseason. But we are seeing things, already, that presage imminent greatness.”

Injuries to Austin Collie, Cory Redding and Robert Mathis are a concern for the Colts coming out of the preseason loss in Pittsburgh, says Mike Chappell of the Star.

Chappell was impressed with Luck’s bounce-back qualities.

Grading out the Colts against the Steelers, with Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher report.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars shift into regular-season practice mode today, and Mike Mularkey was pleased with what was accomplished at camp, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Chad Henne isn’t challenging Blaine Gabbert for the starting spot, he’s working to hold off Jordan Palmer for the backup role. Mularkey says Henne remains the No. 2, says Stellino.

Tennessee Titans

Linebacker Gerald McRath is going to get his knee fixed, which means he’s out for the season, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. There is an element of good fortune here, actually. I don’t think McRath was going to make the team, and now he gets his 2012 salary and rehabilitates on the team’s watch.

Chris Johnson says he underestimated the impact his holdout would have on his play last season, writes John Glennon of The Tennessean.