AFC South Notes: Andrew Luck, Colts, Texans

     

Andrew Luck

  • According to Albert Breer, Colts QB Andrew Luck is “deeper into his rehab without a major hiccup than he has been at any point since the initial procedure in January 2017.”
  • Breer says that Luck has pulled out all the stops this year, including traveling to Los Angeles to work with a mechanics coach.
  • Luck told reporters last week that he’s no longer experiencing pain in his shoulder: “The pain is gone, and it’s going to stay that way. My body doesn’t revolt, in a sense, to new things I ask.”
  • Sources have told Breer that the Colts’ plan for Luck is to give him days off during training camp and monitor his reps to simulate what his regular season regimen will be.

Colts

Colts HC Frank Reich spoke highly of free agent addition TE Eric Ebron and says his versatility should really help out their offense in 2018.

“He’s really smart,” Reich said, via the Indianapolis Star. “I knew that because we did our homework before he got here. We knew he was a smart player. But he’s like really a highly intelligent football player. And that’s really good because you want to use a guy with the versatility that he has and move him around and call all kinds of things with him. That helps. And he’s an explosive athlete.”

  • Stephen Holder mentions that the Colts’ offensive line might be the team’s deepest unit, due in part to the addition of first-round G Quinton Nelson.
  • While the Colts are “bullish” on second-round DE Darius Leonard, Holder says that he has yet to practice and remains the biggest mystery on the team.
  • Another rookie to watch, according to Holder, is RB Nyheim Hines, who figures to be used in certain matchups.

Texans

Texans HC Bill O’Brien mentioned that third-round S Justin Reid has been impressive up to this point in offseason workouts.

“He’s been good as relative to being out here in the OTA tempo that we’re in,” O’Brien said, via HoustonTexans.com. “He’s been smart, good communicator, studies tape. Really a guy that works very hard at his craft. It’s been impressive so far.

New Texans S Tyrann Mathieu added that Reid has “great potential” and reminds him of his brother, Eric Reid.

“I think he has great potential,” Mathieu said. “He reminds me a lot of his brother, although his brother’s a little bit bigger than him. But he’s very smart, very sharp, and you can see his range and his ball skills as well. It’s good to have a guy like that.

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