AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans, Deshaun Watson


When asked if the Colts want more “difference-making players” on its roster, GM Chris Ballard said he’s confident that they already have players with the potential to become “superstars.”

“We think we have guys that can be superstars. People don’t like the unknown,” Ballard said, via the Pat McAfee Show. “At some point, guys pop up and they become great players and I think we have a couple of young players that can do that.”

Ballard mentioned that they have “strong belief” in WR Michael Pittman after he dealt with a “pretty severe” leg compartment syndrome injury last season.  

“We have a strong belief in Michael Pittman. He’s a big, talented kid,” Ballard said. “Unfortunately, he had the [leg compartment syndrome] injury last year and it was a pretty severe injury that he ended up coming back from. But still finished the season strong.”

Jaguars’s John Reid says the Jaguars will have a legitimate kicking competition between Josh Lambo and Aldrick Rosas this training camp.

While Lambo has the steadier resume, Reid points out he is more expensive ($3.5 million cap savings if released) and struggled to stay healthy with a hip injury last year. 

“Well, I think it’s what it is, it’s a competition,” Jaguars ST coordinator Nick Sorensen said. “We’ve got two guys, they’re both very good kickers and they’re competing to win the job. That’s what we’re doing every day and they’ve both been great.”


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