AFC Notes: Colts, Texans, Titans

     

Colts

Colts RB Nyheim Hines said he focused on improving his strength this offseason along with his route-running. 

“I just wanted to get stronger honestly. Obviously, every year I try to get a little bit faster. But with COVID time, I have had some time to get some extra training in without practicing,” Hines said, via Kevin Hickey of ColtsWire. “But really, I wanted to get stronger and make sure I can be cleaner on my routes. I think I have been doing a great job of just working on that.”

Hines added that he’s “very excited” about his role in the Colts’ offense this season as a pass-catcher and appreciates the repeated comparisons to RB Darren Sproles

“I’m very excited. Been waiting two or three years, just trying to catch balls and hopefully I get a little bit more opportunity. I’m going to try and earn that,” Hines said. “The (Darren) Sproles comparisons are cool, but I’m just going to try and be the best Nyheim Hines I can be. If I can be just half as good as Sproles I think I’ll be OK.”

Texans

  • Joel Corry of CBS Sports includes Texans RB David Johnson as one of the notable players at a crossroads heading into 2020.
  • Corry mentions that Johnson is expected to be a focal point of the Texans’ offense this season. However, should he fail to capitalize on the opportunity, he could have a short stay in Houston, as the Texans could pick up $9 million by releasing him in 2021.
  • Ben Volin of the Boston Globe writes the Texans are one of 11 teams where QB Colin Kaepernick would be a fit. 

Titans

  • Regarding the Titans’ battle for the starting right tackle role, Jim Wyatt of the team’s official site believes Dennis Kelly will start over first-round Isaiah Wilson because of experience and lack of a full offseason program. 
  • As for the possibility of the Titans signing Colin Kaepernick, Wyatt writes that he hasn’t heard anything about potential interest in him, but points out that Tennessee was among the eight teams that attended his 2019 workout.
  • Even so, Wyatt says that the Titans coaching staff have been “raving” about backup QB Logan Woodside.
  • Ben Volin of the Boston Globe writes the Titans are one of 11 teams where Kaepernick would be a fit. 
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