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AFC Notes: Jets, Texans, Titans

Jets

  • Rich Cimini of ESPN mentions that while Josh McCown is likely to be the Jets’ starting quarterback this season, “it’s not quite a done deal.
  • Should the Jets get off to a surprising start this year, Cimini says that it’s going to be tough for them to bench McCown in favor of Christian Hackenberg. Beyond that, the incentive for HC Todd Bowles is to win as many games as possible to keep his job, so he isn’t going to bench a productive player.
  • Even so, Cimini believes Hackenberg will need at least 10 starts this year to get a fair evaluation.

Texans

Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney explained that his 2016 success didn’t come from just playing defensive end, as the team continued to move him all around.

“They move me all over,” Clowney said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m not just playing d-end. I’m playing a little bit all over the field. Just knowing the system, knowing the scheme and knowing everything we did the last three years since I’ve been here it’s made my life a lot easier. I really don’t write much down now just really study who we are going against.

“It’s not as bad, It’s actually pretty fun when they just move me around,” Clowney added. “I just line up and go.They give me the green light, just have me make plays.

Titans

According to WKRN, Titans WR Tajae Sharpe and G Sebastian Tretola, who are accused of assaulting a man outside a Nashville bar, have now filed a countersued against the alleged victim.

Sharpe and Tretola claim that Dante Satterfield was drunk and repeatedly approached them inside a bar before following them out of the bar and threatening them while claiming to be part of a gang.

Even so, Satterfield stands by his accusations that he was attacked by Sharpe after he told him that he’ll likely receive less playing time now that the Titans used a first-round pick on Corey Davis.

When my client sued Mr. Sharpe, his agent told the media that Sharpe ‘wasn’t even there at the time [my client] was allegedly beaten up.’ In today’s court filing, Sharpe changes his story entirely and says he was there but acted in self-defense. We are confident that an impartial jury will be able to make out what actually happened that night,” Satterfield’s attorney said in a statement.