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AFC South Notes: Jaguars, Texans, Titans

Jaguars

  • Florida K Eddy Piniero has a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Jaguars for next week. (Jared Tokarz)
  • Florida DB Nick Washington has been invited to the Jaguars’ local prospect workout day next week. (Mike Kaye)

Texans

Texans DE Christian Covington says he’s medically cleared from the torn biceps he suffered last year and is looking forward to the team’s offseason conditioning program.

“I’m perfect,” Covington said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m ready. I’m 100 percent. I can’t wait to get going again. I feel like a kid again. It’s like taking the training wheels off a bike. I love it.

“It’s been a good past couple months being healthy. I’ve been putting in that work. I’ve been cleared for a long time. It feels good to be healthy and know that football is upon us.”

Titans

Titans new HC Mike Vrabel mentioned earlier in the week that they won’t rush to install the new offensive system for QB Marcus Mariota.

We’re not going to rush. I think that’s a huge mistake that we could make, is try to rush and try to shove a bunch of stuff down their throats,” Vrabel said, via Cameron Wolfe of ESPN. “We do have two weeks before we have a voluntary minicamp. That will be my job, to kind of evaluate where we’re at. I don’t want to go out on the field with a bunch of stuff and have them not be able to execute. Whatever we feel like we know, then that’s what we’ll run during the minicamp.”

The relationship between a coach and a player is critical on all levels. Obviously, we all understand that a lot of that focus is going to be on the quarterback,” Vrabel added. “That relationship didn’t get started today. It started the day that I got hired and he pops into town and he says hello, or he’s got this going on, or we’re talking about his brother at Oregon. Whatever may be happening. It takes time and to the point I was trying to make is that you don’t want to rush anything. I told our coaches, we don’t have to jerk the wheel and try to go get to where we want to get to, just today. Today was one day, it was a good step, and it was also important. You don’t want to rush, you know what I mean?

  • The Titans signed DT Bennie Logan to a one-year deal worth $4 million with $3.75 million guaranteed. (Terez A. Paylor)

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