AFC Notes: Clayton Geathers, Colts, Titans

     

Clayton Geathers

Regarding his impending free agency this offseason, Colts S Clayton Geathers said he’s loved his time in Indianapolis but added: “Where the chips fall, the chips fall.

I remember coming in (as) a young kid, this city welcomed me with open arms,” Geathers said, via Stephen Holder of The Athletic. “It’s been great. The city has been great to me. Not only to me, but to my family. My daughter, all she knows is ‘Go Colts!’ That’s special, man. This season was special. It won’t be forgotten. Moving forward, I’ve done all I can. I’ve pretty much given it all to the Lord. Where the chips fall, the chips fall.” 

Although Holder says the Colts would like to re-sign Geathers, a deal is “absolutely not” imminent nor is he likely to be Indianapolis’ top priority this offseason, given his injury issues. 

Should the Colts move on from Geathers, Holder names Giants’ impending free-agent S Landon Collins as a possible upgrade at the position. 

Colts

  • Andrew Walker of the Colts’ official site expects CB Quincy Wilson to compete for a starting role this offseason and could be used in “sub-packages” due to his versatility. 
  • Walker mentions that the Colts view RB Marlon Mack as a No. 1 running back despite his injury history. 
  • Walker would be “shocked” if the Colts receive a first-round pick in exchange for QB Jacoby Brissett
  • Regarding the possibility of drafting an offensive lineman, Walker believes it’s a possibility for the Colts to target a lineman “in every round of the upcoming draft” since OTs Anthony Castonzo, Joe Haeg and Le’Raven Clark are all entering the final years of their contracts. 
  • Although Walker believes the Colts must address the safety position this offseason, he would not count out Malik Hooker, who will be fully healthy this offseason for the first time in his three-year career. 
  • As for the possibility of the Colts trading down from the No. 26 overall pick to a quarterback-needy team, Walker believes Indianapolis would “at least” want second- and fourth-round picks. 
  • Bill Barnwell of ESPN believes Chiefs’ impending free-agent LB Justin Houston would be a “good fit” for the Colts, should he reach the open market. 

Titans

  • Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com believes the Titans should target an edge rusher, a “disruptive” defensive lineman, offensive linemen, sign a veteran receiver, and draft a prospect receiver. this offseason.
  • Wyatt adds that Tennessee should also consider signing a backup quarterback. 
  • According to Wyatt, Titans GM Jon Robinson praised backup QB Blaine Gabbert when asked if the team could upgrade their No. 2 quarterback role and “wouldn’t commit” to a possible change. 
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