AFC South News and Rumors
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If the Texans are going to continue their unlikely push for a playoff spot today, they’re going to have to do it without Arian Foster. The running back won’t play today because of a groin injury, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. He di…Upvote Share Tweet
Six days ago, running back LeGarrette Blount was preparing to face the Titans as a member of the Steelers. Now, he’s preparing to face the Lions as a member of the Patriots. The transition happened after Blount quit on the Steelers, was cut by the Steel…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals-Texans game carries significant playoff implicationsprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoThere may be no game on today’s schedule that has a great chance of affecting both teams’ chances of making the playoffs than the Bengals-Texans game that will kick off in Houston at 1 p.m. Eastern. At the moment, the Bengals are in first place in the A…Upvote Share Tweet
DeAndre Hopkins' Favorite 4th-Grade Memory? Eating Pudding In Classdeadspin.com 20 hours agoThe pictures in this post come to us from a tipster, whose fiancée went to elementary school in Clemson, South Carolina with Houston Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins. Like many kids, Hopkins aspired to be a professional athlete. Unlike most kid, he actual…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts cut return man Griff Whalen, sign RB Zurlon Tiptonprofootballtalk.com 24 hours agoColts return man Griff Whalen’s latest mistake was his last in Indianapolis. Whalen was part of the odd botched kickoff return that easily could have been a safety on Sunday against the Patriots. The Colts signed veteran return man Josh Cribbs this week…Upvote Share Tweet
Rob Gronkowski fined $8,268 for bouncer moveprofootballtalk.com Nov 21 (yesterday)Rob Gronkowski is going to have to work a lot of weekends as a bouncer to make up for this one. The league office tells PFT that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was fined $8,268 for unnecessary roughness during last week’s game against the Colts. The …Upvote Share Tweet
Aaron Colvin eager for long-awaited debutESPN.com Nov 21 (yesterday)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- At some point on Sunday, Aaron Colvin will begin his professional football career. He’s not sure when he’s going to get on the field against the Indianapolis Colts. It could come in the first quarter. It could be in the second half…Upvote Share TweetHOUSTON -- Although Texans running back Arian Foster practiced on Wednesday, he reverted back to not practicing the rest of the week. The Texans have listed Foster as questionable on their injury report. Coach Bill O'Brien said this week that Foster wou…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts rule out Dwayne Allen and Gosder Cherilusprofootballtalk.com Nov 21 (yesterday)The Colts will face the Jaguars on Sunday without two players who have caught 13 of the 28 touchdown passes that Andrew Luck has thrown this season. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw won’t play again this season after fracturing his fibula against the Patriot…Upvote Share Tweet
Delanie Walker's return should bolster TitansESPN.com Nov 21 (yesterday)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans will get their top weapon back Sunday. Tight end Delanie Walker, who leads the team in receiving yardage, has been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Baltimore on Nov. 9. He’s officially listed a…Upvote Share Tweet
Jaguars doing linebacker shuffle againJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are shuffling the linebackers -- again. This time it includes something the Jaguars have not yet tried this season: moving weakside linebacker Geno Hayes to the Otto spot. The Otto, which replaces the stron…Upvote Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On a bad, struggling team with a young, inexperienced quarterback, that quarterback is going to draw a great deal of attention. If he shows good signs, he provides the one positive thing that team can have: Hope for the future. Throu…Upvote Share TweetReading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans… Five questions the Titans need to answer the rest of the way, including whether the underwhelming run game can show promise. From Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. Outside linebacker Derrick Morgan was limited Th…Upvote Share TweetJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Reading the coverage of the Jacksonville Jaguars ... The Jaguars are eagerly anticipating tight end Marcedes Lewis' return on Sunday, writes the Florida Times-Union's Hays Carlyon. The 6-foot-6, 272-pound Lewis will help in the run…Upvote Share TweetSuspended Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest to misdemeanor marijuana possession in Oklahoma.Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons sign James AndersonThe Falcons placed running back Antone Smith on injured reserve earlier this week, but they didn’t fill his roster spot with another running back. They announced Thursday that they have signed linebacker James Anderson, who was a member of the Titans un…Upvote Share TweetJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The success of the Jacksonville Jaguars over the next several seasons largely depends on the development of rookie quarterback Blake Bortles. If Bortles cleans up his fundamentals, limits his mistakes, and adjusts to the speed of t…Upvote Share Tweet
Stat of the Week: Denard Robinson among league's bestEvery Thursday I’ll present an interesting (to me, anyway) stat, break it down, and try to provide some context heading into the game the following weekend. Robinson among league’s best Denard Robinson has certainly energized the Jacksonville Jaguars’ r…Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings landed running back Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday to bolster their backfield with Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon both missing practice because of injuries this week, but they weren’t the only ones reportedly interested in bringing the forme…Upvote Share TweetThis weekend, two former LSU teammates will have to fade back into the background to some degree. Alfred Blue and Jeremy Hill were productive for their NFL teams in the absence of their starting running backs. In a way, they were uniquely suited for it.…Upvote Share TweetThe Steelers gave running back Le’Veon Bell 33 carries against the Titans last Monday night, a decision that LeGarrette Blount found distasteful enough that he left the team’s bench before the game was over. That early exit led to Blount’s permanent exi…Upvote Share TweetWhen: 1 p.m. ET, Sunday Where: NRG Stadium, Houston TV: CBS The Cincinnati Bengals hold a special place in Houston Texans' lore. The Texans, who have been around since only 2002, have had some of their most memorable moments against the Cincinnati Benga…Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots used Jonas Gray as a battering ram to great effect last Sunday night, continually ramming him into the center of the Colts defensive line and watching as he pushed through for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-20 victory. New England ro…Upvote Share Tweet
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