AFC Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans



One of the reasons the Chargers made the decision to move on from QB Philip Rivers after last season was the large number of turnovers. Rivers tossed 20 interceptions and a number of them were of the chuck-it-up variety. Rivers acknowledged he wants to walk a fine line between being confident and reckless with throwing the football. 

“I certainly feel confident in throwing the ball in tight windows or throwing the ball in tight coverage and being accurate where it’s our ball or nobody,” Rivers said via Andrew Walker of the team’s official website. “Certainly I had some throws get away from me in the past — really, just last year more than anything. But I don’t want that to turn me into someone that’s scared to make a play, because I don’t think you can play that way either. So I think there’s a fine line there between aggressive and stupid.”

  • The Colts hosted free agent DB Andre Chachere for a visit on Thursday. (Albert Breer)


If the Jaguars are nearing a trade to dump DE Yannick Ngakoue, it’s news to GM Dave Caldwell. Caldwell acknowledged he’s talked with Ngakoue’s new agent with the hope of reaching a “good resolution” for both sides, but added “nothing immediate that’s gonna happen here.”

“The unsubstantiated report really kinda caught me off guard too,” Caldwell said in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I don’t know where it came from or who it came from, but if he’s being traded I wish someone would let me know. Obviously we’ve had discussions with teams, but as of 1 o’clock today that report was pretty erroneous.”


  • Per Titans Insider’s Terry McCormick, HC Mike Vrabel said they thought signing veteran QB Trevor Siemian and cutting seventh-round QB Cole McDonald was a chance to improve: “We are just trying to make decisions that we feel like will make us better and are in the best interests of the team.”
  • Vrabel didn’t rule out bringing McDonald back at some point, potentially on the practice squad: “We will re-evaluate Cole McDonald when we get an opportunity. But with an 80-man roster, there are decisions we have to make. We moved on.” (McCormick)
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