AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Ravens

     

Colts

Colts QB Andrew Luck hasn’t been a full participant in practice since picking up his calf injury in April. While missing that much time isn’t ideal, the Colts are comfortable if Luck is cleared to play, he’ll be able to ramp up quickly. Luck is still throwing while he rehabs his calf injury and remains fully engaged in meetings and walkthroughs.

Colts HC Frank Reich, who was a long-time NFL backup quarterback, says that level of prep can be enough. 

“You’re talking to a guy who kind of lived that a little bit, where you have to get ready based on those things,” Reich said via the Athletic’s Stephen Holder. “You gotta make the most of everything you have available, every resource.”

  • Zak Keefer reports that the Colts will hold QB Jacoby Brissett out of Saturday’s preseason game along with the majority of their starters.
  • Andrew Luck has yet to return to practice, so it makes sense that the Colts would be operating as if Brissett is their Week 1 starter until he officially returns. 
  • Keefer says Luck could practice as soon as Monday. 

Jaguars

Jaguars first-round DE Josh Allen had a big preseason game on Thursday that impressed his teammates and coaching staff. 

“He’s a beast,” Jaguars LB Myles Jack said, via Phillip Heilman of The Athletic. “They did their research on that pick. That was a great pick. Josh is very talented, very athletic. It’s freaky, man. That’s why I call him ‘LeBron James.’ He’s athletic. He can do a lot of things.”

Whatever you see tonight, I can promise you that kid, he’s going to work twice as hard, he’s going to be twice as pissed if he missed something,” Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said. “That’s how he is. And he goes after it.

Ravens

Ravens first-round WR Marquise Brown made his preseason debut on Thursday. Ravens HC John Harbaugh said it was good to see that Brown “didn’t really flinch” after returning from the foot surgery that had been holding him out. 

Seemed like he did OK, you know?” Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I thought about trying to get him a deep ball in there, but just didn’t work out for us. It wasn’t long enough. But it was good to see him out there, and he didn’t really flinch.”

  • Ravens third-round OLB Jaylon Ferguson appears to be in the concussion protocol after he suffered the injury during joint practices with the Eagles this week. (Jeff Zrebiec)

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