An abbreviated look at what’s going on around the NFL on Thursday, Aug. 25:
• The Texans already have a leg up on most NFL teams because of Andre Johnson's hulking presence at wide receiver. They still would like to see Jacoby Jones step up and help complement Johnson in the passing game.
• Oakland has two of the league's better weapons on kickoffs in return man Jacoby Ford and kicker Sebastian Janikowski. While Ford could be limited by the new kickoff rules, Janikowski's ready to take full advantage of them.
• The battle between San Francisco's Jonathan Goodwin and Adam Snyder to start at center looked like an easy win for Goodwin early. That's no longer the case, with Snyder bullying his way onto the first-team offense.which players will join Nnamdi Asomugha Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Asante Samuel