Colts’ RG Mark Glowinski spoke about continuity on the offensive line, as LG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelly, and RT Braden Smith will all be returning with him in 2021. They are expected to be joined by LT Eric Fisher who is returning from a season-ending injury.
“It’s unreal to have the same guys together,” Glowinski said, via Kevin Bowen of 107.9 The Fan. “Just to be able to keep working and trust in one another as a group. We still find ways to learn from one another and make it interesting…”
- Colts QB Carson Wentz said their system is similar to what he played in Philadelphia, but there’s still a learning curve: “It’s fairly new. It’s similar schematically but pretty much everything has a different name. It’s like learning a new language.” (Jim Ayello)
- Colts HC Frank Reich said he is happy to be reunited with Wentz, and he praised his physical traits: “When he’s out there, you can feel his presence … a dominant physical specimen for the position.” (Zak Keefer)
- Reich doesn’t think Wentz is focused on generating individual statistics: “I know Carson well enough to know he’s not a stat guy, he’s a team guy. And the only stat that matters is wins for the team.” (George Bremer)
- Reich also mentioned there will be an “open competition” at the kicker position between Eddy Pineiro and Rodrigo Blankenship. (Bremer)
- Colts DE Kemoko Turay said had surgery earlier this offseason to repair the posterior tendon in his ankle after he felt it was affecting his pass-rushing. (Joel A. Erickson)
“I’ve had a few good conversations with him. I’m really excited to play with him,” Lawrence told MJ Acosta-Ruiz on Wednesday’s edition of NFL Total Access. “I don’t know if you’re going to find a better guy to have in your locker room, and he’s in great shape. He looks great, he’s been out there practicing with us.”
Lawrence notes that Tebow’s career as a QB has allowed him to pick up the offense quickly.
“He’s running around well, picking it up quick. I think mentally, he’s in a great spot. Being a quarterback and playing in the NFL for a number of years, he kind of gets the NFL offense — personnel, offense, systems — he picks them up easily,” Lawrence said. “He’s coming along great and I think just everyone’s excited to have him in the locker room, seeing what he’s been able to do, the ultimate competitor he is and just his character. That’s just a guy you want on your team, for one, and a guy you want to be around.”
- The Jaguars have promoted Kelly Flanagan and Megha Parekh to executive vice president roles. (Adam Schefter)
- Jaguars’ president Mark Lamping called Flanagan and Parekh “longtime and integral members” of the organization: “I’m exceedingly proud of today’s announcement as both Kelly and Megha are longtime and integral members of our team.” (Aaron Wilson)
- The Jaguars have fired Senior Vice President of Football Operations and Strategy Karim Kassam after he was just hired back in February. (Seth Walder)
- ESPN held a mock trade exercise involving Falcons WR Julio Jones with beat reporters standing in for GMs. Atlanta received four offers from the Ravens, Patriots, 49ers and Titans.
- San Francisco’s offer was a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 fourth-round pick.
- Tennessee’s offer was a 2022 third-round pick and LB Rashaan Evans, who played for Falcons DC Dean Pees when the latter was with the Titans.
- Out of that group, ESPN’s Falcons beat reporter Michael Rothstein gave the 49ers’ offer a slight edge over the Titans’ package.