Raiders GM Mike Mayock tells Rich Eisen that they were tracking RB Josh Jacobs during his final few games at Alabama and through the draft process.
“I walked into Jon’s office and I said I want you to watch a guy, we’re going to take him in the first round,” Mayock said, via NFL.com. “To say he was on our radar early would be fair and we tracked him all the way through the process.”
Mayock explained that Jacobs has a knack for picking up more yards than what’s immediately available for him.
“I think his lateral quickness, his ability to make people miss, his pass protection, his hands. And the cool thing is, it looks like the play is blocked for one yard and he gets four. And then it looks like you block it for four and he gets 10,” Mayock said. “If this kid takes care of all the details, he has a chance to be good.”
Texans WRs coach John Perry said the team is “excited” for WR Will Fuller to return from injury after he missed two weeks with a strained hamstring.
“Having a healthy Will Fuller is no question a positive for the Houston Texans, helps everybody in the room, helps the team,” Perry said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “It’s just good for him, because he’s such a good person who’s worked so hard. You just hate to see guys be injured at all. We’re excited to get the opportunity to have him back in the second half of the year.”
Wilson adds that the Texans are “hopeful” Fuller returns following their bye this week.
- Jim Wyatt of the team’s official site mentions that Titans’ practice squad QB Logan Woodside is ineligible for promotion this season since he’s on the practice squad injured list.
- Regarding the Titans’ offensive struggles, Wyatt expects HC Mike Vrabel to continue allowing OC Arthur Smith to construct their gameplan “with input.”