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.”
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.”
- NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports nothing has changed in QB Deshaun Watson‘s legal case and between Watson and the team.
- The Athletic’s Aaron Reiss notes there’s a major opportunity for third-round WR Nico Collins to start from Week 1 alongside Brandin Cooks and slot WR Randall Cobb.
- Reiss also expects Max Scharping and Justin McCray to fill the two starting guard spots, though RT Tytus Howard is a wildcard to kick back inside if the Texans want to start veteran RT Marcus Cannon, who doesn’t appear to be someone the team views as a candidate to play guard.
- The Texans signed a host of free agents to one-year deals and Reiss thinks CB Desmond King and DT Maliek Collins have a chance to stick around in 2022 and beyond.