- Per 1070TheFan’s Kevin Bowen, Colts HC Frank Reich said DT Denico Autry is in the concussion protocol after developing symptoms following Monday night’s loss to the Saints.
- Reich mentioned the Colts have no plans to play QB Chad Kelly in the final two games after being eliminated from the playoffs. (Mike Wells)
Jets WR Robby Anderson has hit his stride down the stretch in 2019. Anderson struggled along with the rest of the Jets offense, recording 25 catches for 359 yards and two touchdowns in the first ten games of the season. In his last four, however, Anderson has 22 catches for 370 yards and two scores. Perhaps more importantly for HC Adam Gase, the 26-year-old wideout has shown more ability as a complete receiver, catching nearly half of his contested catch attempts.
“I’ve seen [him] really make some huge strides this last month, and I’ve seen him do some different things that he wasn’t necessarily doing earlier in the season consistently,” Gase said via ESPN’s Rich Cimini. “He’s really made some huge strides for us and I think that he’s a guy that’s really popped off on tape.”
- Cimini points out the Jets will have an interesting decision on their hands regarding Anderson’s future. He’s in the last year of his contract and New York shopped him at the trade deadline this year before his resurgence.
- Cimini writes Anderson, who will be 27 in 2020, will command at least $11 million per year in his next deal, similar to what the Raiders gave WR Tyrell Williams this past year in free agency.
- Ciminia adds Anderson could actually demand a contract worth more in the range of Bears WR Allen Robinson‘s $14 million per year or Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins‘ $16 million average since his stats so far compare favorably to Robinson and Watkins in their first four seasons.
Titans K Ryan Succop entered 2019 with a career field goal percentage above 83 percent, but has only made one successful field goal attempt on six attempts this year — a 31 yarder a few weeks ago against Indianapolis. It appears a knee injury that caused him to go on injured reserve to start the season is still lingering. While Succop has made 24 of 25 extra points, he’s missed every field goal he’s attempted longer than 40 yards.
“I am out here battling,” Succop said via ESPN’s Turron Davenport. “I am doing everything that I can. Unfortunately, it just hasn’t been as good as it needs to, obviously.”