AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans, Titans

     

Colts

  • Andrew Walker of the team website reports Colts 2019 second-round WR Parris Campbell was in a minor car accident Tuesday and is now in the concussion protocol. 
  • Colts WR Daurice Fountain said his rehab this offseason was particularly challenging and he needed three surgeries to make sure his tibia healed properly. (Stephen Holder)

Jaguars

  • SI.com’s John Shipley says Jaguars third-round DT DaVon Hamilton will be leaned on more than expected because of injuries and opt-out along Jacksonville’s front. But so far, the rookie has shown himself to potentially be up to the task, dominating one-on-ones in training camp. 
  • Shipley notes QB Gardner Minshew and TE Tyler Eifert have shown strong chemistry so far in camp. 
  • He adds second-round WR Laviska Shenault could be the team’s starting receiver Week 1 especially if WR Dede Westbrook continues to miss time. 

Texans

  • Per the Athletic’s Aaron Reiss, Texans second-round DT Ross Blacklock is expected to play quite a bit as a rookie. The former TCU lineman says he’s looking forward to being asked to do different things in Houston’s scheme: “Get off the ball, penetrate and create more havoc than I did in college. I like this system a lot more because it takes more thinking out of it.”
  • While the Texans traded up for OT Charlie Heck in the fourth round, Reiss says he’s shown so far he needs a lot of development and Houston likely will rely on Roderick Johnson as the swing tackle. 
  • Reiss notes fourth-round CB John Reid has impressed the coaching staff with his professionalism and could overtake Vernon Hargreaves as the starting nickel corner at some point this year. 
  • Texans third-round DE Jonathan Greenard and fifth-round WR Isaiah Coulter could both factor into more prominent roles in 2021, per Reiss. 
  • The Texans gave DL Angelo Blackson a $250,000 signing bonus and guaranteed $500,000 of his original $1.85 million base salary as a part of his restructure. (Aaron Wilson)

Titans

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill said WR A.J. Brown is playing “really fast” and doing a good job of utilizing his size and strength. 

“He’s playing really fast right now, which you love to see. Big, strong, and fast is a really good combination. He has the ability to make that tight, over-the-shoulder catch in coverage,” said Tannehill, via Michael Giardi

Tannehill mentioned that Derrick Henry is showing improvement as a pass-catcher. 

“He’s catching the ball more confidently,” Tannehill said, via Giardi.

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