AFC Notes: Deshaun Watson, Colts, Titans

Deshaun Watson

  • Jeremy Fowler of ESPN notes that Texans QB Deshaun Watson‘s case will stretch well into the 2021 regular season given depositions begin in September. Although, Watson is not scheduled to be deposed until sometime after February 22, 2022.
  • Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin said his client is not currently in settlement discussions with the 22 women suing him and that any settlement amounts will be public. 
  • Fowler reports that the Texans “loosely expect” Watson to continue his trade demands by missing minicamp. 
  • According to Fowler, multiple teams are still monitoring Watson’s situation for clarity on the matter in order to rationalize a potential trade. 


Colts’ GM Chris Ballard believes that S Julian Blackmon has All-Pro potential. Blackmon is focused on keeping his leg strength up, as he was nursing an ACL injury during this time last year.

“It was definitely difficult,” Blackmon said, via Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan. “Coming off the injury, you feel your legs kind of going at the end. This year I’m making sure that my legs are stronger this year.”

Colts’ CB Marvell Tell says he doesn’t regret opting out last season and took the opportunity to improve and take care of his family.

“I feel like I got healthier,” Tell said, via Jim Ayello of “I got a year of cornerback under my belt, getting in that groove. I feel like I got a little faster, a little stronger. I continued to work that whole time. No slacking. It was all love. We kept in contact the whole time, so it’s like a family here. Right? I wasn’t just gone; I wasn’t a ghost throughout that whole time. There was communication going on, and I felt like I was still part of the squad.”


  • Titans WR A.J. Brown attempted to recruit Falcons WR Julio Jones on Instagram: “Trust me, if you want to carry the load, you can carry it, but if you get tired, you know I can carry you,” Brown said, via his official Instagram. 

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