AFC Notes: Colts, Texans, Titans

     

Colts

Michael McCarthy of FrontOfficeSports.com reports that are eyeing Philip Rivers as the “next Tony Romo” for their broadcast booths next year. 

According to McCarthy, Rivers could be a candidate for the No. 2 game analyst job at Fox Sports behind Troy Aikman.

Meanwhile, ESPN has shown interest in QBs for the Monday Night Football booth in recent years. There’s also the possibility that Amazon or Apple lands an NFL package and could use someone.

  • Per the Athletic’s Zak Keefer, Colts LB Darius Leonard thinks QB Philip Rivers should return for another season: “I don’t see anything slowing him down.” 
  • Colts WR T.Y. Hilton agreed Rivers should be the team’s starting quarterback in 2021: “Absolutely. It would be dumb for him not to be.”
  • Hilton acknowledged this could also be his last game with the Colts given his contract is set to expire: “It’s in God’s hands.” (Stephen Holder)

Jaguars

  • Per Mark Long of the Associated Press, Jaguars WR DJ Chark missed his second-straight day of practice with a shin injury and is unlikely to play in Week 17 against the Colts. 

Texans

  • The Athletic’s Aaron Reiss thinks that Texans WR Will Fuller will either sign a one-year, prove-it deal with another team in the hopes of staying healthy and having a big year before cashing in during a much stronger market in 2022, or sign a discounted long-term deal with the Texans. 

Titans

  • Per Jim Wyatt of the team website, Titans ST coordinator Craig Auckerman said they’re hopeful rookie K Sam Sloman can step in with starting K Stephen Gostkowski on the COVID-19 list: “We’ve been working with him 2-3 days a wk on kicking filed goals, kicking off. He’s kicked before; we’re confident in him. Hopefully, he can take advantage of the opportunity.”
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