AFC South News and Rumors

Report: A.J. McCarron called in sick for Titans visit

Report: A.J. McCarron called in sick for Titans visit

profootballtalk.com Updated 4 hours ago
Perhaps more than any position, quarterbacks are in the perception business. As it stands, A.J. McCarron is generally perceived positively, despite the reality show that his soon-to-be-wife may or may not be working on. Now we get a nugget that may or m…
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Could Falcons trade up to No. 1 for Clowney? Texans said to be …

    Could Falcons trade up to No. 1 for Clowney? Texans said to be open to it

    For months, we've wondered what the Houston Texans might do with the first pick — take a quarterback or draft Jadeveon Clowney. So what's behind Door No. 3? There appears to be some smoke now for a possible trade of the pick, ESPN's Ed Werder suggests. …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bears worked out Darius Reynaud on Wednesday

    Bears worked out Darius Reynaud on Wednesday

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    The Bears, who signed tailback Shaun Draughn on Wednesday, also took a look another veteran running back with kick-returning experience yesterday. According to Howard Balzer of The Sports Xchange, the Bears tried out Darius Reynaud, who had stints with …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Here's The Routine Play That Caused Russell Allen's Career-Endi…

    Here's The Routine Play That Caused Russell Allen's Career-Ending Stroke

    deadspin.com 8 hours ago
    On Tuesday, Robert Klemko of The MMQB brought us the story of former Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen, whose career ended after he suffered an in-game stroke in Week 15 of last season. Above is video of the play that led to Allen's stroke.Read more...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Luck will have abundance of weapons

    Luck will have abundance of weapons

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Luck isn’t a dreamer. You won’t find him with his feet propped up on his couch at home or fantasizing while he’s flying across the Atlantic Ocean to a soccer match in Europe thinking about the plethora of offensive weapons he’ll ha…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Colts get the bye-week short straw this year

    Colts get the bye-week short straw this year

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    One of the many areas for potential pissing and moaning about the perceived unfairness of the schedule comes from the bye weeks. Specifically, from the teams that have to play multiple other teams who had two weeks to prepare for the game. This year, th…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 2014 NFL schedule: Steelers, Cowboys, Colts dominate lineup on …

    2014 NFL schedule: Steelers, Cowboys, Colts dominate lineup on Sunday and Monday night

    yahoo.com 21 hours ago
    The NFL has a lot of television network partners to keep happy, and that job got more difficult when CBS was given a package of Thursday night games this season. The league for years used "Monday Night Football" to show its highlight game each…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Week 16 features Saturday doubleheader

    Week 16 features Saturday doubleheader

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    Officially, Week 16 launches with a Thursday night game in Jacksonville, where the Jaguars will host the Titans. But the real action gets rolling on Saturday, when the league brings back the concept of the late-season Saturday doubleheader. One game sta…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Week Nine brings 16th Brady-Manning matchup

    Week Nine brings 16th Brady-Manning matchup

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    Death, taxes and Peyton Manning facing off against Tom Brady. Whether Manning has been with the Colts or the Broncos, annual games against Patriots teams quarterbacked by Tom Brady have been all but certainties since 2001 and, assuming everyone’s health…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Indianapolis Colts schedule analysis

    Indianapolis Colts schedule analysis

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    Breakdown: Could you ask for a better season opener for the Colts, Andrew Luck vs. Peyton Manning Part II in a nationally televised game on Sept. 7? I didn’t think so. The Colts have not won a road opener since 2006. They happened to win the Super Bowl …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Tennessee Titans schedule analysis

    Tennessee Titans schedule analysis

    ESPN.com 24 hours ago
    Breakdown: Remember a year ago, when the consensus was the Tennessee Titans had a brutal start and would probably do well to go 1-3? Well, they went 3-1. That should console Tennessee fans as they look at this first month -- at Kansas City, Dallas, at C…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Jacksonville Jaguars schedule analysis

    Jacksonville Jaguars schedule analysis

    ESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Breakdown: If the Jaguars are going to get off to a good start in 2014, they’ll have to do it against some pretty tough competition. They play three of their first four games against teams that made the playoffs last season -- including two on the road …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bradley: Jags didn't take risk with Gerhart

    Bradley: Jags didn't take risk with Gerhart

    ESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the benefits of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ signing of running back Toby Gerhart is also one of the biggest risks. Gerhart doesn’t have much wear and tear on his body after spending the first four years of his career backing u…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Trent Richardson remains confident after a bad year

    Trent Richardson remains confident after a bad year

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Trent Richardson was nothing short of terrible after the Colts traded a first-round draft pick for him last season. But Richardson hasn’t lost his confidence. Richardson told reporters today that when he looks in the mirror, he sees the same running bac…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Phil Costa: I retired at 26 because football took a toll on my …

    Phil Costa: I retired at 26 because football took a toll on my body

    profootballtalk.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    Phil Costa, the 26-year-old center who abruptly announced his retirement just weeks after signing as a free agent with the Colts, says he did it because football wore him down. “Unfortunately, the day-to-day physical rigor of the NFL season has taken a …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • McClain sticks with Clowney to Texans

    McClain sticks with Clowney to Texans

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    We continue our weekly checkups on the mock drafts by the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. He gave quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel to the Texans in his first two mock drafts, and then created waves around the NFL when, after months of ins…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • On draft possibilities at safety and tackle

    On draft possibilities at safety and tackle

    ESPN.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    The Tennessee Titans have hosted Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville’s Calvin Pryor on pre-draft visits. Too much can be made of those visits. I don’t think Tennessee can draft a player in the first round who wouldn’t be expected to play right aw…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen said he is retiring after suff…

    Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen said he is retiring after suffering on-field stroke

    If you were armed with the knowledge that an NFL player suffered a stroke on the field because of a hit, you'd figure it would be apparent what happened when you saw the replay. MMQB.com reported that Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen suffer…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    CNNSI.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    Clowney? Bortles? Could it really be Khalil Mack? In this mysterious draft, anything goes with the Texans at No. 1.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Texans could be laying foundation for a trade down

    Texans could be laying foundation for a trade down

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    As the Texans continue to host most of the guys expected to be taken at the top of the draft, the Texans could have a plan in mind other than making one of them the first overall selection on the evening of May 8. The Texans could be seriously consideri…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Continuing our draft previews with a look at the Jaguars

    Continuing our draft previews with a look at the Jaguars

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (2 days ago)
    The Jaguars were an unmitigated disaster in 2012, so improving to nearly decent in 2013 stands as progress. But they did things in the second half of the season that made them appear competent, at least on one side of the ball. But coach Gus Bradley has…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Family tradition: Jake Matthews to visit the Texans

    Family tradition: Jake Matthews to visit the Texans

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)
    The Texans continue to look at the entire board before they make the first pick, including a chance to talk to someone with a familiar name in Houston. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews is scheduled to visi…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Could Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel end up in Dallas? 01:16

    Could Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel end up in Dallas?

    Apr 24
    What is the most likely landing spot for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel? Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis offer a couple of teams that offer a perfect match.
  • Video - NFL.com Draft Do-Over: 2013 05:33

    NFL.com Draft Do-Over: 2013

    Apr 24
    The Kansas City Chiefs went from 2-14 in 2013 to 11-5 in 2014, but Bucky Brooks thinks one dynamic playmaker could have helped even more than Eric Fisher. Check out how the 2013 draft could have changed.
  • Video - NFL Games To Watch 03:55

    NFL Games To Watch

    Apr 24
    Tim Hasselbeck, Jerome Bettis and Ryan Clark discuss which games they are most looking forward to watching this season and which reunion games they most want to see this year.
  • Video - Most compelling QB matchup for Andrew Luck in 2014 03:25

    Most compelling QB matchup for Andrew Luck in 2014

    Apr 24
    As quarterback Andrew Luck prepares for his third season, the "NFL AM" crew debates the most intriguing games on the Indianapolis Colts' schedule.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 'Fail Mary' reunion perfect way to start 2014; more schedule Sn…

    Apr 23
    Takeaways from the long-awaited but not understated release of the NFL's 17-week, 256-game 2014 regular-season schedule ...
  • 2014 schedule - Super Bowl rematch among top games

    Apr 23
    A Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and Broncos is among the highlights of the 2014 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
  • NFL schedule to be released Wednesday night

    Apr 22
    The NFL schedule is going to be officially announced and released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.
  • Don Banks: 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    Apr 22
    Not only will the NFL draft fall later than ever this year when it finally commences on the night of May 8, but also it will apparently pass the threshold of the calendar's fifth month while retaining its sense of utter mystery at the top. There are ple…