AFC Notes: Chiefs, Colts, Jaguars

     

Chiefs

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer says that while the Chiefs don’t view second-round WR Mecole Hardman as a one-to-one replacement for Tyreek Hill, they see him as somewhere on the scale between Hill and former WR De’Anthony Thomas
  • Breer writes the Chiefs were worried about the Eagles, Colts and Jets taking Hardman before they could, but Breer says he’s been told the Eagles and Colts actually had WR Parris Campbell ahead of Hardman on their boards. 

Colts

  • Colts RB Spencer Ware‘s deal is for one year and $1.305 million, with the potential for an additional $700,000 in incentives. (Tom Pelissero)
  • The Athletic’s Stephen Holder believes the drafting of WR Parris Campbell and the return of WR Deon Cain have closed the door on the Colts potentially bringing back WR Dontrelle Inman.
  • Holder adds that signing a veteran running back is very much on the table for the Colts. While nothing is imminent, they have had dialogue with several options. 
  • According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, the Colts put an emphasis on speed and character with this year’s draft. 
  • DE Ben Banogu and Gerri Green were sixth and seventh in the 40-yard dash for their position group, LB Bobby Okereke was 10th, and WR Parris Campbell‘s was first for receivers and the third-fastest overall at the Combine. 

Jaguars

The Jaguars got great value in round two when they selected Florida OT Jawaan Taylor. Many though Taylor was going to be a first-round pick, but reports indicated that he may have a knee issue.

However, Taylor denies the reports that a medical issue led to his fall. 

“I was a little upset when I dropped out of the 1st round but everything happens for a reason, and I’m glad to be here,” Taylor said, via Pro Football Talk.

Taylor added that his draft fall was due to “medical reports [that] were definitely false.

“It hurt me a little last night,” Taylor said.

Meanwhile, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said they didn’t have any medical concerns about Taylor.

“We didn’t have any medical concerns with Jawaan Taylor,” Caldwell said. “He worked out for us and did a great job.

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