AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans


Colts GM Chris Ballard said their front office’s goal this offseason was to sign athletes they thought had potential to be “star players.” 

Our goal this offseason is we needed to add more guys that we thought could be star players,” Ballard said, via Kevin Bowen

  • Stephen Holder of The Athletic believes that K Adam Vinatieri‘s time in Indianapolis is likely over, noting that the Colts haven’t kept in regular contact with him.
  • Holder also says that DE Kemoko Turay is apparently recovering well from his injury but he’s unsure if he will be ready for the start of the season. Meanwhile, WR Parris Campbell is fully healthy and could be in for a big year in 2020.


Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew mentioned that the team has set “really high” expectations for the 2020 season. 

“We set the expectations we have for ourselves. We set expectations really high. We’re not going to listen to any of the noise, good or bad. Whatever it is, we’re going to set really high expectations for ourselves and try to live up to them every day,” Minshew said, via John Oehser of the team’s official site

Minshew called being the Jaguars’ official starter “great” but feels he must continue earning the respect of his teammates. 

“It’s great, but it doesn’t change my mindset. I’m trying to earn the respect of these guys every day through how I lead, through how I work. That’s not going to change – whatever role I’m in,” Minshew said.


  • Field Yates of ESPN proposes the 49ers trade WR Dante Pettis to the Texans for WR Keke Coutee.
  • Yates explains that Pettis has struggled to get playing time with the 49ers and bringing in Coutee would give San Francisco a solid slot receiver option, who previously worked with WRs coach Wes Welker.
  • Yates adds that Coutee is buried on the depth chart right now and Pettis would give the Texans another speed receiver who could immediately impact the team on punt and kickoff returns.
  • Pettis is also much cheaper than Kenny Stills, who has been tossed out as a potential trade candidate/cap casualty.

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