AFC South News and Rumors

  • Jim Irsay compliments Patriots, says he’s “confident” in NFL’s …

    Jim Irsay compliments Patriots, says he’s “confident” in NFL’s investigation

    profootballtalk.com Updated 1 hour ago
    While complimenting the Patriots on their rout of his club in last week’s AFC title game, Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed support Sunday night for the league’s investigation of the Pats’ alleged under-inflation of footballs. Via his verified Twitter acc…
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  • Watch J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham show off field-goal skills

    Watch J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham show off field-goal skills

    yahoo.com 2 hours ago
    GLENDALE, Ariz. – J.J. Watt would have fit in perfectly in the single-platoon era, when players stayed on the field and played both sides of the ball. The Houston Texans defensive end is a wrecking machine on defense. He can catch touchdowns from the ti…
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  • Akeem Ayers: Titans did me a favor trading me to Patriots

    Akeem Ayers: Titans did me a favor trading me to Patriots

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    Akeem Ayers is in the Super Bowl because he was traded from the Titans to the Patriots during the 2014 season. He’s thankful for that. Ayers said he appreciates the Titans for getting rid of him and getting him to a place where he could succeed. “They m…
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  • Texans hire Paul Pasqualoni as defensive line coach

    Texans hire Paul Pasqualoni as defensive line coach

    profootballtalk.com 12 hours ago
    The Texans lost a veteran assistant coach last week when defensive line coach Bill Kollar took a job with the Broncos. They’ll replace him with another seasoned coach. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Paul Pasqualoni will join Bill O’B…
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  • Andrew Jackson's arrest adds to list of Colts' problems

    Andrew Jackson's arrest adds to list of Colts' problems

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jan 24 (yesterday)
    INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts couldn’t even get through a full week of their offseason without having one of their players run into some legal trouble. Linebacker Andrew Jackson, who just finished his rookie season, was arrested in Kentucky on a drunken-driv…
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  • Patriots Say They Followed Rules, Accept No Blame

    Patriots Say They Followed Rules, Accept No Blame

    The New England Patriots said on Saturday they had followed "every rule to the letter" and accepted no blame for using footballs that were under inflated in their AFC championship win over the Indianapolis Colts six days ago.
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  • No guarantee Robert Mathis will be ready for training camp

    No guarantee Robert Mathis will be ready for training camp

    ESPN.com Jan 23 (2 days ago)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Robert Mathis sightings around the Indianapolis Colts' facility during the media portion were pretty rare during the season. There was no reason for linebacker to be in the locker room since he was out for the season with a torn Achilles…
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  • Colts can get out of Trent Richardson's contract

    Colts can get out of Trent Richardson's contract

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jan 23 (2 days ago)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson didn’t sound like a person who plans to bring running back Trent Richardson back next season during his season-ending press conference Friday. How can you tell? Here’s Grigson’s quote. “Eve…
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  • PFF grades on Titans' free-agents-to-be

    PFF grades on Titans' free-agents-to-be

    ESPN.com Jan 23 (2 days ago)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans aren’t expected to receive a compensatory draft pick in 2015. They lost cornerback Alterraun Verner to Tampa Bay in free agency last offseason, but added linebacker Wesley Woodyard and right tackle Michael Oher. (Quality o…
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  • D'Qwell Jackson says he had nothing to do with deflate-gate

    D'Qwell Jackson says he had nothing to do with deflate-gate

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Jan 23 (2 days ago)
    Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson cleared up his role in deflate-gate, which is to say he had no role in it. Multiple reports said the controversy with the New England Patriots using under-inflated footballs during the AFC championship game …
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  • Colts Player: Officials Stopped Using Patriots' Balls In The Fi…

    Colts Player: Officials Stopped Using Patriots' Balls In The First Half

    deadspin.com Jan 23 (3 days ago)
    Because the NFL investigation is taking its sweet time (they haven't spoken to Tom Brady yet), and because it'll never reveal anything useful anyway, we're forced to piece together the details and the timeline of how the Patriots' deflated-ball scandal …
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  • Bears add two more assistants

    Bears add two more assistants

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23 (3 days ago)
    John Fox continued to build his staff with the Bears on Thursday, adding a pair of coaches to the growing group. One of the hires is following Fox from Denver. Strength and conditioning coach Jason George spent the last three years with the Broncos and …
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  • Senior Bowl wrap-up: MOBILE, Ala. -- Because of all the Jackson…

    Senior Bowl wrap-up: MOBILE, Ala. -- Because of all the Jacksonville J…

    ESPN.com Jan 23 (3 days ago)
    MOBILE, Ala. -- Because of all the Jacksonville Jaguars news on Tuesday and Wednesday, I wasn’t able to write much about what was happening on the field at the Senior Bowl. So here, on my final day in Alabama, are 10 observations from practices. Most in…
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  • Report: Texans D-line coach Bill Kollar to join Gary Kubiak in …

    Report: Texans D-line coach Bill Kollar to join Gary Kubiak in Denver

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)
    Denver head coach Gary Kubiak is adding a familiar face to his coaching staff. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans defensive line coach Bill Kollar will be joining the Broncos coaching staff in the same position. Houston allowed K…
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  • Colts LB Jackson: I didn't flag Brady football

    Colts LB Jackson: I didn't flag Brady football

    ESPN.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)
    Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson said it wasn't him who raised the concerns about New England's footballs being under-inflated during Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
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  • NFL moves all three London games to 9:30 a.m. Eastern

    NFL moves all three London games to 9:30 a.m. Eastern

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)
    Early morning football from London is here to stay. The NFL announced today that all three London games in 2015 will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. The three early games are Jets-Dolphins on October 4, Bills-Jaguars on October 25 and Lions-Chiefs on Nov…
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  • Rick Smith: Jadeveon Clowney diligent in his rehab

    Rick Smith: Jadeveon Clowney diligent in his rehab

    ESPN.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)
    Six weeks removed from having had microfracture surgery, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is still working through the relatively early stages of rehab. He can't put weight on his surgically repaired right knee just yet. Texans general…
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  • Andrew Luck feels “deflated” after AFC Championship loss

    Andrew Luck feels “deflated” after AFC Championship loss

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22 (4 days ago)
    Colts quarterback Andrew Luck became the first overall pick for the second time in his career on Wednesday when he was the first player taken off the board in the Pro Bowl draft. Luck wouldn’t be playing in the game if the Colts had won the AFC title la…
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  • Video - Texans Overrated, Underrated Players 01:06

    Texans Overrated, Underrated Players

    Jan 23
    Texans reporter Tania Ganguli breaks down the team's most overrated and underrated players.
  • Video - Colts Unsure If They'll Bring Richardson Back 01:43

    Colts Unsure If They'll Bring Richardson Back

    Jan 23
    Brian Dawkins discusses why the Colts may decide to pass on bringing running back Trent Richardson back for the 2015 season.
  • Video - Colts Players On Patriots Scandal 02:35

    Colts Players On Patriots Scandal

    Jan 23
    Colts S Mike Adams and LB D'Qwell Jackson weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Patriots.
  • Video - Luck, Romo Are Top Picks In Pro Bowl Draft 01:59

    Luck, Romo Are Top Picks In Pro Bowl Draft

    Jan 22
    ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano discusses the second year of the revamped Pro Bowl.

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    Jan 23
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  • Deflategate: The Pressure is Building

    Jan 21
    Unless the NFL can find incontrovertible evidence that someone with the Patriots ordered air taken out of footballs Sunday in Foxboro, it’s more likely than not that commissioner Roger Goodell will defer ruling on the case until after the Super Bowl. Ab…
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    Jan 20
    John Clayton's mailbag: Which team's came out on top of the NFL's annual scramble for new leadership? Plus, risks in pursuing playoff coaches.