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AFC Notes: Browns, Steelers, Titans

Browns

Hall of Fame WR Terrell Owens was asked if he was making a comeback and replied that he actually ran routes during Josh Rosen‘s workout for the Browns with GM John Dorsey, HC Hue Jackson, and OC Todd Haley all on hand.

“They . . . saw me run routes when they were in LA to workout Josh Rosen,” Owens said, via his Twitter account. “They know I still got it.

Steelers

  • With the Steelers trading WR Martavis Bryant to the Raiders, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN mentions that Juju Smith-Schuster is in a good position to get “at least” 100 targets and 1,000 receiving yards in 2018, while second-round WR James Washington is a downfield threat similar to Bryant.
  • Fowler would not be surprised to see the team utilize veteran WR Justin Hunter more this season.
  • According to Fowler, the Steelers will likely re-sign free agent WR Eli Rogers once he’s healthy.

Titans

Adama Schefter recently reports that Nashville has emerged as the leading contender to host the 2019 NFL Draft (NFLTR).

Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp tells Cameron Wolfe of ESPN that the draft in Nashville will be like “the Titans’ uniform unveiling on steroids” and incorporate elements of the Music City.

“It’ll be like the Titans’ uniform unveiling on steroids,” Spyridon said. “We’re the perfect location for the draft. The brand, the destination, the convenience of our downtown and location of the stadium, the star power that can help promote it and be part of the entertainment.”

“At one point, the NFL folks said music never really worked very well with our audience. I looked at them and said, ‘You’ve never done it in Nashville,’” Spyridon added. “We’re not going to do it without music. We’re going to do it big. We could do it in a real fun, cool way.”

Spyridon explained that they want the 2019 draft to be more of a “party” as opposed to an “event” like it was in New York and Dallas.

“In 2019, we can blow this thing up, following Dallas indoors in the stadium. It’d be a 180-degree turn,” Spyridon said. “New York is the gold standard, but New York is an event. Dallas is an event. Nashville is a party. You’re going to know that you were going to be in Nashville and you’re going to have a good time.

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