- According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Chargers GM Tom Telesco addressed the team to refute the rumors of the team considering moving to London.
Injuries have slammed the Colts receiving corps in recent weeks, as T.Y. Hilton, Devin Funchess and second-round rookie Parris Campbell have all missed various amounts of time while banged up. It would seem to be the perfect environment for WR Deon Cain to step up into and thrive, but so far the second-year receiver has failed to make much of the opportunity with only four catches on 14 targets.
“When you’re not getting the ball, it’s not doing anything to feed your confidence that you want to gain,” Colts HC Frank Reich said via the Athletic’s Zak Keefer. “We know how hard he worked in the offseason. He had a great training camp. Probably, this year hasn’t materialized quite the way we were envisioning, but that’s not uncommon. At the wide receiver position, it normally does take a little bit longer. So we’ve got to keep plugging away.”
Colts TE Eric Ebron‘s second season in Indianapolis is going much different than his first. So far in 2019, Ebron has 18 catches and three touchdowns a year after finishing with 66 catches and 13 touchdowns. Ebron says he’s talked with Reich about his role in the offense and feels like his concerns were heard.
“You wanna be that player that your team wants you to be,” Ebron said via the Athletic’s Zak Keefer. “Put your boy in the game and good things gonna happen. We know that. We’ve had our series of talks. This organization is really good when it comes to hearing its players and understand their players and working with them.”
The Chargers are the latest team to be rumored as candidates to move to London, though they did all they could to shoot down the idea. The other NFL team that features prominently in London rumors is the Jacksonville Jaguars, who play an annual game in the U.K. every year and reside in one of the NFL’s smallest markets. However, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said the team isn’t considering a permanent move overseason.
“Personally, in my humble opinion, I don’t think it’s anywhere near close to that,” Khan told NFL Media’s Rich Eisen. “We don’t want to have more games than there’s really organic demand for.”
Khan would love to extend the Jaguars current partnership with London past the 2020 season when the deal expires, calling the annual game crucial to providing the revenue for the team to stay in Jacksonville.
“The idea I had was, why don’t we sell the games we can in Jacksonville and then play a game and make a long-term commitment to London, which frankly, a lot of people thought was very crazy,” Khan said. “But I think it’s turned out to be great, and we need London to really have a stable franchise in Jacksonville.”
- The Jaguars worked out three players on Wednesday including LB Chuck Harris, LB Eric Lee and DE Gimel President (Aaron Wilson)
- Of this group, Jacksonville signed Harris to their practice squad.