AFC Notes: Colts, Texans, Titans

     

Colts

Colts’ director of pro personnel Kevin Rogers praised fifth-round G Danny Pinter‘s work ethic and leadership ability. 

“The coaches tell you before you go to practice, ‘Watch this guy, he finishes every rep down the field like he’s a skill guy. He’ll run out every rep,’” Rogers said, via Kevin Bowen of 1075TheFan. “You think it’s hogwash when you hear it, then you go out there and he does it. The thing that jumps out with him is the character. He’s a two-time captain, toughest guy on the team. He’s the exact type of guy we look for in a Colt.

Rogers said they liked Pinter’s footwork and athleticism, while he transitioned “really, really easily” to guard after lining up at offensive tackle at Ball State. 

You see a guy that’s maybe not the prototype for offensive tackle, but then you see him sliding his feet,” Rogers said. “You see him run, get out in space and block defenders down the field. So I think from that standpoint it was pretty easy to see the athleticism. Then he goes to the NFLPA game out in California and he kicks inside to guard. He made that transition really, really easily. I watched him snap the football after practice, so I think he’s going to be able to play some center as well.

Texans

  • Aaron Reiss of The Athletic writes RB David Johnson will be a three-down back for the Texans this season, meaning that RB Duke Johnson will likely have to carve out a role on the team if the former returns to his previous form as a weapon in the passing game. 
  • Reiss adds that while WR Kenny Stills will likely be the first receiver off the bench, a battle could develop between receivers Keke Coutee and DeAndre Carter for the next receiver to get snaps.
  • As for potential cuts on the offensive line, Reiss mentions that undrafted rookies Elex Woodworth and Cordell Iwuagwu may not make the team, while rookie T Charlie Heck is likely to stay on the roster.

Titans

  • Regarding Titans RB Derrick Henry‘s workload, Jim Wyatt of the team’s official site expects them to take some pressure off of Henry with third-round RB Darrynton Evans.
  • As for the Titans’ chances of signing DE Jadeveon Clowney, Wyatt writes that the defensive end currently has “no real reason” to sign a deal given he has yet to miss any team’s practices.
  • However, Wyatt could see Clowney’s urgency to sign a contract change when training camp officially starts. 

 

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