Checking In On AFC South Camps

JagNation is keeping you updated with reports of what is going on with the Jaguars training camp. Nearly as important as what's going on with your Jaguars, is what's going on with their immediate competition in the AFC South. Here are some reports from the Jaguars division rivals.

Houston Texans

-RB Ahman Green tweaked his groin during the first play of the team's opening preseason game. His status this week is unknown. It was all very reminiscent of last season when Green injured his knee in the regular-season opener and wasn't able to fully recover until and eventually was placed on injured reserve.

-WR Andre Johnson did not play Saturday as he continues recovering from a strained groin. He may play a little against the New Orleans Saints next week.

-CB Antwaun Molden continues nursing a groin injury. He should return for the team's second preseason game.

-OT Ephraim Salaam will miss three to four weeks with a knee scope. He should be back by the start of the season and will resume his role as the swing tackle.

-QB Sage Rosenfels entered the game with the backups on the second drive of the preseason game and showed how he was able to win four of his five starts last season. He was crisp with his passes and as comfortable in the offense as anyone has been. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 137 yards. He was sacked once and threw the lone touchdown pass of the game to finish with a quarterback rating of 117.9.

-RB Mike Bell was released. He had been signed to help fill the void left by Chris Brown's (back) injury. But Bell was out of shape and injured his hamstring during just his second workout. When Brown returned to the field, Bell was released.

-OT Torrin Tucker was signed to play backup left tackle while OT Ephraim Salaam nurses an injured knee he had scoped Thursday. Salaam should be back in three to four weeks.

-OT Duane Brown said his daily practices against defensive end Mario Williams helped tremendously when he took to the field for the first time in the preseason.

"You don't find too many guys with that size and speed," Brown said of Williams. "So I was pretty ready for the speed of the defensive ends, but they didn't have his strength, so it was a bit easier."

Brown went up against Elvis Dumervil early in the game. The rookie played the entire first half.

"I'd give myself probably a ‘B,'" said Brown. "I think I did pretty good, especially in pass protection. But I have a ways to go, a lot of polishing up on my technique and everything to get ready for next week against New Orleans."


Indianapolis Colts

-LB Philip Wheeler underwent knee surgery recently and will miss two to three weeks. He might be available for the Atlanta preseason game on Aug. 16.

-S Melvin Bullitt (thumb) returned to practice but did not play at Carolina. Bullitt was injured during a practice prior to the Washington preseason game.

-LB Clint Session (calf) has seen limited work in practice but did not play at Carolina. Session may be allowed to return to a full-practice regimen this week.

-CB Michael Coe has undergone surgery on his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months.

-DE Dwight Freeney (foot) has been working out with a team physical therapist

-LB Gary Brackett (hip/groin) played at Carolina. Brackett had been sidelined for a week and wasn't expected to play in a preseason game until the Aug. 16 game at Atlanta.

-RB Mike Hart has certainly gone a long way in proving a lot of his doubters wrong so far. Hart has been impressive in practice and in the team's first two preseason games. His ability to catch the football and pass block, along with his tough hard-nosed running style, has gotten the attention of the Colts' coaching staff and fans alike.


Tennessee Titans

-DT Tony Brown missed several days of practice and the preseason opener with a sore shoulder.

-CB Cary Williams was bothered by a quad strain and returned from that only to suffer a minor knee injury that has him out again.

-TE Dwayne Blakley could miss two to three week after suffering a groin strain during the joint practices with the Rams.

-CB Nick Harper suffered a concussion on the first play from scrimmage in Saturday's preseason opener.

-WR Justin McCareins continues to miss time with a hamstring injury, but should be back early next week.

-RB Quinton Ganther ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries. The two-year practice squad member needs to keep it up in order to pull the upset and land on the 53-man roster.

-KR Chris Carr handled the bulk of punt and kickoff returns in the season opener against the Rams, including a 20-yard return on a punt. The Titans also used Chris Davis on punt returns, but refrained from using first-round pick Chris Johnson on kickoffs.


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