AFC South News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated 1 hour agoLast year, PFT first caught wind of the Jaguars as a potential suitor at No. 3 for quarterback Blake Bortles only a couple of days before the draft. This year, it’s two days before the draft — and PFT has caught wind of another potential surprise for th…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 3 hours agoIt has been more than a month since Roger Goodell said that Ted Wells’s investigation into allegations that the Patriots used underinflated footballs while throttling the Colts in the AFC Championship game was nearing its end. The time that’s passed sin…Share TweetESPN.com 20 hours agoWhy I took Leonard Williams in the NFL Nation mock draftShare Tweet
Jerrell Freeman signs RFA tender with ColtsThe Colts opened up their offseason workout program without linebacker Jerrell Freeman last week with Freeman’s absence reportedly related to his desire for a longer commitment than the one-year restricted free agent tender offer the Colts extended befo…Share Tweet
Trading up for quarterbacks remains a risky propositionPerhaps there’s a reason the Titans haven’t found a taker for the second pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and a chance to grab Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. It might be because there are some students of history out there. As noted by Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun…Share TweetWith the clock ticking (lurching, crawling, staggering) toward the start of the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday night, we’re in the final phases of the will-they-or-won’t-they game of the top two picks. And at last, there’s some clarity. The Titans seem comfort…Share Tweetjacksonville.com Apr 26 (yesterday)The draft goal for the teams in the AFC South is to find the players to close the gap on the Indianapolis Colts. They’ve gone 6-0 in the division in each of the past two seasons. Meanwhile, the Colts will attempt to find more players to surround quarter…Share Tweet
Kevin Johnson could be the first cornerback takenprofootballtalk.com Apr 26 (yesterday)Our first (perhaps only) mock draft of the year had Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson going 18th overall to the Chiefs, two spots below cornerback Trae Waynes, to the Texans. The order of their depature from the draft board ultimately could be flippe…Share Tweet
Colts take pride in scouring globe for unconventional playersprofootballtalk.com Apr 26 (yesterday)Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson loves to find unconventional players , or at least players with unconventional backgrounds. So it wasn’t much of a surprise last week when he worked out a 380-pound Australian shot-putter. It’s kind of the norm for a G…Share Tweet
Irsay “not really” surprised #DeflateGate investigation has taken so longprofootballtalk.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)The owner of the team that sparked the #DeflateGate investigation recently talked about the absence of closure in the case. And Colts owner Jim Irsay doesn’t seem to be concerned about the fact that more than three months have passed since G.M. Ryan Gri…Share Tweet
Jags have no update on Justin Blackmon’s statusprofootballtalk.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)In January, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said that he was “very optimistic” about wide receiver Justin Blackmon returning to the field for the 2015 season and that he felt good about having Blackmon return to the team after missing more than a season on an i…Share Tweet
Here's A Complete Portrait Of J.J. Watt Being Painted In Eight Minutesdeadspin.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)Speed painter Dan Dunn highlighted a charity event hosted by Texans tight end Garrett Graham last night, and here’s some time lapse video of him painting a portrait of J.J. Watt from scratch in what we’re told was eight minutes. Read more...Share TweetLast month, a report emerged that the Colts and coach Chuck Pagano aren’t expected to strike a new deal before the final year of his contract expires. Owner Jim Irsay has remained silent, fueling speculation that Pagano could be on the outs if the team …Share TweetESPN.com Apr 24 (4 days ago)Jaguars planning on going without Justin Blackmon ... againShare TweetNicks stays in division, joins Titans on 1-year dealShare Tweet
Bill Polian sees Shane Ray as the next Robert Mathisprofootballtalk.com Apr 24 (4 days ago)The man who drafted six-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Robert Mathis says there’s a player in this year’s draft who will be the same kind of player: Shane Ray. Ray, the Missouri pass rusher who’s widely viewed as a Top 10 talent, reminds former Colts General…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 24 (4 days ago)Very few NFL players are able to finish a career with one team. But the ones who hang on for a year too long and end up elsewhere often want to go back home. That’s going to be the case for running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who is going to sign a one-day…Share Tweet
Linemakers have variety of opinions on Colts-BillsOf the 16 Week One games on the board for betting at Nevada sports books, no matchup has a wider range of point spreads than Colts-Bills. While the AFC South-champion Colts are consensus favorites across Nevada, they are favored by as little as 1.5 poin…Share TweetColts general manager Ryan Grigson finds himself in a delicate situation.Share Tweet
Titans picking up Kendall Wright’s fifth-year optionThe Titans have checked out a number of draft-eligible wide receivers, but they’re taking a step to hang onto one of their own for another year. Via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, the Titans are going to pick up the fifth-year option on wide receiver Ken…Share TweetWhen Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said last month that he wasn’t going to sign a new contract with the Chargers before his current one expires after the season and San Diego showed interest in Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota during the pre-draft…Share Tweet
D’Qwell Jackson apologizes for distraction his assault arrest createdColts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson said there’s another side to the story, the one about him threatening to kill a pizza guy over a parking spot. Of course, he can’t tell it yet. Jackson told Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star that there’s more to th…Share Tweet
Andre Johnson: Being in Indy “a breath of fresh air”Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson reiterated on Wednesday that he didn’t sign to play in Indianapolis simply because it would offer him a chance to face the Texans twice a year. Johnson said again that he has “bigger goals” than beating the only other t…Share Tweet
NFL Nation mock draft: Colts select OT La'el CollinsApr 27Colts reporter Mike Wells breaks down his first-round selection.
NFL Nation mock draft: Texans select S Landon CollinsApr 27Texans reporter Tania Ganguli breaks down her first-round selection.
NFL Nation mock draft: Titans select QB Marcus MariotaApr 27Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky breaks down his first-round selection.
NFL Nation mock draft: Jaguars select DE Leonard WilliamsApr 27Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco breaks down his first-round selection.
On ESPN/Watch ESPNApr 28Gruden's QB camp takes a turn and invites special guest Mel Kiper Jr. to the film room to break down the best and brightest of this year's NFL draft c...
The MMQB Mock Draft: Who Teams Will PickApr 28Cooper to the Jags at 3? They desperately need a No. 1 receiver. (Al Tielemans/Sports Illustrated) Draft boards, and one real life, changed on a highway near Columbia, Mo., Monday morning around dawn. Star Missouri pass-rusher Shane Ray, who reportedly …
Rivers Trade Dead? Draft Intrigue Starts at No. 2Apr 27Three days before the 2015 draft, one thing is clear: The drama starts with the second pick. With Tampa Bay very likely to take quarterback Jameis Winston number one, Tennessee is in command with quarterback Marcus Mariota the likely target if anyone wa…
All 3 rounds (Insider)Apr 23Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay went head to head making picks for the first three rounds of next week's NFL draft. So who'd they grab for your team?