AFC Notes: Colts, Ravens, Titans

     

Colts

  • Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan mentions that Colts’ second-round CB Rock Ya-Sin and third-year CB Quincy Wilson are competing for the nickel role.
  • Bowen writes that the Colts are expected to play more man coverage in DC Matt Eberflus‘ scheme this season.
  • Colts second-round WR Parris Campbell could see some looks as a returner as the Colts seek to improve that area. (Bowen)
  • Colts P Rigoberto Sanchez could be a candidate for a Pro Bowl recognition in 2019. 

Ravens

Rookie wide receivers already face one of the steeper adjustments of any position. For Ravens first-round WR Marquise Brown, that transition is also complicated by a Lisfranc injury he had surgery on in January. The recovery time is six months, which should allow him to participate in training camp, but it could take longer to regain confidence in his cutting ability. His teammate, CB Jimmy Smith, still feels the effects of his own Lisfranc injury years ago. 

“It’s a serious injury,” said Smith via the Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec. “I think he’s going to bounce back just fine, knock the rust off. He’s a speed guy, not a reaction (guy). … His stuff is timed. He knows where he’s going, so I feel like he’s going to do well with it.”

  • The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec doesn’t believe the Ravens would be willing to both give up the trade assets necessary to acquire Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney and then sign Clowney to a likely $20 million per year deal. 

Titans

  • Jim Wyatt of the official team website says the battle between Mycole Pruitt and Anthony Firkser is one to watch in camp in case the team decides to keep only three tight ends. 
  • According to Wyatt, TE Ryan Hewitt, who signed with Tennessee after last year with the Colts, is worth keeping an eye on for a roster spot. 
  • Wyatt mentions TE Delanie Walker isn’t certain if he’ll start training camp on the PUP list or not. Walker was a participant during OTA’s, but pegged himself at about “85 percent.”

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