Browns HC Hue Jackson sounded like he would be interested in the team bringing Maclin.
“I think that’s a good thing, if we did,’‘ Jackson told reporters. “I don’t know much about that, but to have an opportunity, one thing I know about our group is we’re going to continue to look at ways to improve our football team.
“I’ve said that numerous times, and I give (head of football operations) Sashi (Browns) a lot of credit for that. I think we’re always out there looking. If there’s a player available, then we’re going to take a peek at him and see if he can help our football team.”
- Colts HC Chuck Pagano said that there’s currently no timetable for QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) to start throwing following the offseason shoulder surgery he had back in January. (Mike Wells)
- Pagano said that WR T.Y. Hilton left practice early after he “tweaked something.” Hilton is getting checked out with a doctor but Mike Chappell says that it doesn’t appear to be a significant issue.
“Two years ago, he had an outstanding year, had a lot of yards, over 4,000 yards. I won’t say outstanding because the team didn’t do outstanding, but he certainly was much more productive.” Coughlin said. “This past year, a lack of production, if you will, turnovers, too many. And, so, he’s a talented young man. Had some flaws in his throwing motion that he did a nice job of working on in the offseason and pretty much correcting. So, we’ve seen some good things there.”
Coughlin also explained that they felt it was a “good business decision” to exercise Bortles’ fifth-year option, considering that it keeps their future options open.
“The whole thinking there is we thought it was a good business decision, a good decision for the club, a good decision for Blake and his team as well,” Coughlin said. “Obviously, we have very good business people here and the thought was it was a good move. It’s an opportunity for us to keep alive the various tags — the franchise tag, the transition tag — to utilize on other players if we need it. Also, the negotiating point would be from the option. So, we thought it was a good move.“