AFC Notes: Jaguars, Patriots, Raiders, Texans

     

Jaguars

  • Jaguars’ impending free-agent WR Allen Robinson indicated that he will be fully recovered from his torn ACL injury “well before” the start of training camp: “It’s not like one of those things where it happened at the end of the year. I’ll be cleared well before the season starts & well before training camp.” (SiriusXM NFL Radio)
  • Robinson added that his injury is not an issue and that teams around the NFL are aware of his playmaking ability: “Every team across the league knows what I’ve done in this league and what I’m capable of so that’s not really an issue.” (SiriusXM NFL Radio)
  • Mike Kaye believes that Jaguars impending free-agent CB Aaron Colvin will test the open market before deciding to re-sign with Jacksonville. Kaye expects Colvin to make more money and secure a larger role with a new team next season.
  • We have both players featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

Patriots

Raiders

  • Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski‘s agent Paul Healey says that his client plans on continuing his NFL career and that he is recovered from the back injury that forced him onto injured reserve: “Unfortunately, he had this back issue. He’s healthy now, and he’s ready to go.” (Michael Gehlken)
  • Gehlken added that the Raiders are expected to tender a one-year contract to K Giorgio Tavecchio.

Texans

Seahawks LT Duane Brown explained during an appearance on the “Now What?” podcast with former teammate Arian Foster that he felt “disrespected” by the Texans before he was traded ahead of the deadline last year.

“It was bigger than football for me at that point,” Brown said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I was disrespected. I can’t walk in that building and only play football. You have to interact with these people at some point. I’m not one of those people that can fake my way through that [stuff]. I can’t. It was too far gone, and the departure was needed. It had nothing to do with me wanting to get out of Houston or leave my teammates. Not at all.

The Texans refused to rework Brown’s contract to give him some long-term security and allow him to finish his career in Houston.

“I wanted to finish my career there, and I wanted security doing that,” Brown said. “I made it known right at the end of the season. There was no conversation throughout the whole offseason about it, which is why I didn’t show up to anything. There was a conversation around minicamp where they said we can’t do deals with two years left, but they’ve done it before. Basically they were like, ‘We’ve done it before but you’re not worth that.’ So, I’m like, ‘OK, well, I’m not coming to anything then.'”