- Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan writes that it is difficult to believe Colts S Malik Hooker will be fully recovered from a torn ACL in time for training camp and there is “no guarantee” he’ll be ready to return for Week 1 of the regular season.
- If Hooker is able to practice in mid-to-late August, Bowen thinks that would be enough time for him to prepare for Week 1.
- Bowen believes cornerback will likely be the team’s highest priority after the 2018 season if second-round CB Quincy Wilson is unable to prove he is a promising player.
- As for Colts S Clayton Geathers, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, Bowen writes the safeties’ future with the team is “definitely in question” after starting just one game since 2016 due to a concussion/neck injury.
″I’ve got to take that next step in my career and fully become a pro,″ Jack said, via Jacksonville.com. ″I’ve got to take all the responsibility.
″Last season, I just had the nickel responsibility of playing Mike, but we played a heavy amount of nickel. I just got to make sure I’m solid and we should be fine.″
- Jim Wyatt of Titans.com writes that QB Marcus Mariota has spent the entire offseason training and worked out with Titans’ receivers in Los Angeles and Nashville outside of team OTAs.
- Wyatt also mentions that Mariota is no longer playing with a knee brace and has looked “noticeably faster” on runs to the outside.
- Regarding the primary backup role, Wyatt notes that veteran Blaine Gabbert is the “clear favorite” over sixth-round rookie Luke Falk.
- As for what to expect from Falk, Wyatt writes that the rookie will have limited reps in training camp and could strengthen his case to make the active roster in the preseason.