AFC Notes: Colts, Raiders, Steelers

Colts

Colts TE Eric Ebron mentioned during an appearance on “Good Morning Football” that he expects to play a similar role in Frank Reich‘s offense to the one Zach Ertz‘s has had with the Eagles.

“Me and Frank, we click, man,” Ebron said, via NFL.com. “And he’s done great things with tight ends, as you look at Zach Ertz and his offense last year.

“He’s done great things, and I think he’s brought me in here to be that … effective player for him.”

Ebron added that he’s looking forward to playing with QB Andrew Luck this season.

When Andrew Luck is healthy, he is one of the most dominant quarterbacks in this league,” Ebron said. “So I just look forward to playing with him. And whenever he gets healthy, I’ll just tell him, I’m 7-11, man. I’m always open, so just find me.”

Raiders

Raiders DC Paul Guenther said CB Gareon Conley is doing well in practice after fully recovering from a shin injury.

He’s doing good. Most importantly, he’s out there,” said Guenther, via Matt Schneidman of the Mercury News. “He’s really understanding the little details of everything, the press techniques that we’re teaching. We have a lot of different coverages in now, so he’s done a really good job for us.”

Guenther added that DE Khalil Mack, who is holding out for a new contract, has “a lot of catching up to do” with the team’s new scheme.

He’s going to have a lot of catching up to do,” Guenther said, via Scott Bair of NBS Sports. “We’re going to have to have a plan for that for sure. Really, I’m really concerned about the guys that are here now working.

Guenther said that he is not sure when Mack will return to practice.

He’ll have to work that out. I don’t get involved too much,” Guenther said. “Like I said, I coach the guys that are here.”

Steelers

On Wednesday, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger returned to the team for OTA practice.

Roethlisberger said he wouldn’t have missed any OTA practices had a coach asked him to be in attendance

“If coach asked me to be here every day, I would be here every day but they haven’t asked me to do that,” Roethlisberger said, via PennLive.com. “I’ve worked with [offensive coordinator] Randy Fichtner for eight years now, so it’s not like he’s a new guy coming in that work is necessary. So, we’ve got a lot of same guys back on offense. A lot of the stuff is plays that we’ve been doing before a lot of guys got here, that I’ve been doing a long time.”

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