AFC Notes: Nick Foles, Colts, Jaguars, Texans


  • Colts’ interim HC Jeff Saturday believes that starting veteran QB Nick Foles gives them the best chance to win going forward: “Think the world of Matt … but ultimately I think that Nick gives us the best chance to win.” (George Bremer)
  • Saturday added they will continue to re-evaluate the quarterback position on a week-to-week basis and hopes Foles “leaves no doubt” in Monday’s game: “Hopefully (Foles) plays well enough it leaves no doubt.” (Bremer)
  • Saturday thinks that Foles running the offense will challenge teams downfield: “We have to get teams out of playing their safeties at 7 yards.” (Kevin Bowen)
  • Colts ST coordinator Bubba Ventrone said that he aspires to become a head coach in the NFL: “I do aspire to be a head coach at some point.” (Nate Atkins)
  • The Colts hosted three running backs for workouts on Tuesday including Nate McCrary, Jaylen Samuels and Aaron Shampklin. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Of that group, Shampklin signed to the practice squad. 


  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Jaguars LT Cam Robinson (meniscus) is scheduled to undergo surgery and faces a three- to four-month recovery.
  • The Jaguars ruled out OLB Travon Walker (ankle) and DT Foley Fatukasi (ankle) from Thursday’s game. (Mark Long)
  • The Jaguars worked out LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Jaguars hosted OT Bobby Massie for a workout on Tuesday. (Wilson)


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