AFC Notes: Colts, Dolphins, Jets

     

Colts

Colts QB Andrew Luck threw some passes on Monday during the “Change The Play” kids camp and says he feels great.

I feel great. Right on the path I want to be,” Luck said, via Dave Calabro of WTHR. “I’ll be out here throwing at some kids today, hanging out, it’s been a long winding road, certainly some parts have been very, very frustrating. But I’m sort of done looking back and looking forward and I feel very, very optimistic. I’m so excited for this season, excited for this season and excited to be a Colt.”

Luck added that he expects to be ready to go for the start of training camp in the coming weeks.

“I’m convinced I’ll be ready for training camp, but I’m not going out throwing 150 balls a day,” Luck said. “There will be a plan. I’ve talked with Coach (Frank) Reich and our medical staff and training staff and I feel very, very confident about that plan. The goal obviously is to play each game as best I can.

Dolphins

Dolphins DC Matt Burke says that the season-ending knee injury LB Raekwon McMillan suffered last year hasn’t discouraged the team’s high hopes for him.

We had high hopes for him last year,” Burke said, via the Palm Beach Post. “Nothing he’s done since then has discouraged that. … He’s been really in-tune, been really sharp. He’s got all the leadership skills and things that we look for, especially at that position. He’s worked his ass off to get better. He’s rehabbed. He’s in here every day. He hasn’t shown any limitations so far, which has been encouraging. Hopefully he’s a big piece for us.”

Jets

  • Rich Cimini of ESPN takes a look at how the Jets were able to dramatically turn over their roster in the past 16 months, which includes just seven holdovers among the starting 22 from the 2016 season.
  • According to Cimini, Jets LB Dylan Donahue is required to appear at an August. 9 hearing regarding the drunk-driving charge he’s facing after previously crashing into a parked car. Cimini says that Donahue is trying to suppress evidence from his completion of field sobriety tests, “due to the city’s improper and unlawful seizure and arrest of Mr. Donahue.” Donahue also faces a DUI charge from a February crash in the Lincoln Tunnel.
  • Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News expects the Jets use “plenty” of stretch runs this season after doing well on outside zone carries last year.
  • Mehta also writes that it is “incumbent” for Jets RT Brandon Shell to continue improving on stretch plays in order to succeed in new Jets OC Jeremy Bates‘ offense.
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