RTC: Veteran official reviews replacements

Reading the coverage ...

Houston Texans

The Texans think tiny Trindon Holliday, who scored on a 90-yard kickoff return in the preseason opener, can be a premiere return man, writes Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.

Brian Cushing was back to practice, and J.J. Watt is 100 percent sure he’ll be ready for the opener, says Ganguli.

Offensive players on coverage units need to tackle better, special teams coach Joe Marciano told Ganguli.

Defensive tackle Shaun Cody is unlikely to play in the next preseason game, says Nick Scurfield of the team’s website.

Indianapolis Colts

Veteran NFL official Mark Baltz shared thoughts on the work of replacement officials with Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.

Pat Angerer, Mike McGlynn, Mewelde Moore, Delone Carter and Scott Lutrus came out of the preseason opener hurt, says Wilson.

Spotlighting Moore, LaVon Brazill, Jerry Hughes and Cassius Vaughn with Brad Wells of Stampede Blue.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Rookie receiver Justin Blackmon showed off his strength in his first padded practice, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Undrafted players Mike Brewster and Drew Nowak will be getting a lot of snaps on the offensive line since there are so many injuries in front of them, says Stellino.

Richard Murphy got his car stripped and emptied, says Clifford Davis of the T-U.

Blaine Gabbert was critical of his fumble against the Giants, says John Oehser of Jaguars.com.

With the Rams backing out, expect the Jaguars to be in the mix to play in London, says Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country.

Tennessee Titans

Jake Locker will get the start at quarterback in preseason game No. 2 for the Titans Friday night at Tampa Bay, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Running back Darius Reynaud put himself back on the NFL’s radar with his performance in the Titans’ preseason opener, says Wyatt.

Third-string QB Rusty Smith is another set of eyes and ears for quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains, says Matt Gray of The Tennessean.

Mike Munchak’s not even thinking about receiver Kenny Britt playing in the preseason finale at this point, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

A practice slideshow from The Tennessean’s George Walker.

A closer look at Matt Hasselbeck’s second interception in Seattle, from Music City Miracles.