AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans

     

Colts

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton said he doesn’t think he’s lost a step at this point in his career. 

“I don’t think I’ve lost anything,” Hilton said, via Kevin Bowen of 1075TheFan. “Me working out this offseason, I actually felt faster. Got bigger. I can’t wait.”

Hilton pointed out that he has missed just eight games in nine years after missing six in 2019 due to soft tissue injuries. 

“Look at how many games I’ve missed,” Hilton says. “Besides last year, 6 games, and then I missed 2 the year before that, so that’s 8 in 9 years. Whenever you see me, I’m pretty much on the field no matter what the circumstances.”

Hilton said he is unsure whether he will get a contract extension at some point this season. 

“I don’t know. I honestly don’t know,” Hilton said. “It could be my last year. It could not be. We could get a contract extension. We could not. I’m just going out there and playing it out.”

Jaguars

While most players come back in about a year after tearing their ACL, it can take a lot longer for everything to feel completely back to normal. Jaguars OT Cam Robinson had that experience last year, as his recovery from a torn ACL in 2018 kept him out of the first two games of last season and stayed with him until the end of the year. Heading into 2020, Robinson says the difference is tremendous. 

“Last year, I was just trying to get on the field,” Robinson said via John Oehser of the team website. “Even at this point last year, I don’t even think I was cleared yet. When I did get cleared, I ended up having another injury. To me, it’s like night and day finally being able to be healthy.”

  • Jaguars LB Joe Schobert said he’s adapting well to Jacksonville’s defensive scheme: “It’s just different terminology. We’re playing a lot of defenses that I’ve played before, but the terminology is different.” 
  • The team announced first-round LB K’Lavon Chaisson has a minor hamstring issue and worked to the side at Wednesday’s practice. (Twitter)
  • Jaguars 2019 third-round LB Quincy Williams has a core muscle injury and “will miss some time” per HC Doug Marrone. (John Reid)
  • Marrone has not spoken to DE Yannick Ngakoue yet. (Reid)

Titans

  • ESPN’s Turron Davenport lists nickel corner as the biggest position battle on the team, with Adoree’ Jackson, second-round rookie Kristian Fulton and veteran free-agent signing Johnathan Joseph the top options. 
  • Titans DB coach Anthony Midgett says the team expects a lot out of Jackson this season, who could play both outside and inside corner: “We have really high expectations for Adoree this year. We talked about being consistent, coming in and competing every day. He has all of the ability in the world and we are going to drive him this year.” (Davenport)
  • Titans safety coach Scott Booker said the team could also potentially use S Amani Hooker in their big nickel package to match up against big receivers and tight ends. (Davenport)
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