AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans



  • Per the Athletic’s Zak Keefer, Colts K Adam Vinatieri says he never considered retiring and is looking forward to rebounding from his current slump: “It’s time for me to get out there and start helping my team win games, instead of the other way around.”
  • Vinatieri added he’s not having any health issues with his plant foot: “I feel plenty healthy enough to do my job.” (Joel Erickson)


  • Per the Athletic’s Phillip Heilman, Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said CB Jalen Ramsey would not be disciplined for a sideline conflict during Sunday’s game. 
  • According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Ramsey reported to the facility and is preparing as usual for the Jaguars’ game Thursday against the Titans. Pelissero says the Jaguars won’t deal Ramsey unless it’s right for them. 
  • Ramsey told reporters he didn’t want to be a distraction and is committed to doing his job while he’s in Jacksonville: “Right now, I’m still a part of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and I’m happy about that, and I’m getting ready for the game.” (Dan Graziano)
  • Ramsey added some of his frustrations come from losing: “I want to f—ing win. Excuse my language but s–t, everybody knows that.” (Mike Garafolo)
  • Ramsey, who hasn’t been shy about sharing his opinions about people in the NFL in the past, didn’t criticize anyone specifically with the organization: “I have nothing bad or negative to say about anyone in the building. I don’t want to speak on it or give too much detail. I will let God do his work.” (Adam Schefter)
  • Ramsey clarified that his camp wasn’t responsible for the leak that he wanted to be traded out of Jacksonville and his focus is on not being a distraction: “Let’s be clear about something. I didn’t leak that information. Me and my agent didn’t leak that information.” (Andrew Siciliano)
  • Ramsey mentioned he hasn’t yet talked to Marrone following their confrontation Sunday. (Heilman)


One of the Texans players to benefit from the trade of Jadeveon Clowney has been LB Whitney Mercilus. Last year the team asked Mercilus to play more in coverage while Clowney rushed. This year, Mercilus has had the chance to get after the quarterback and has responded with three sacks in two games.

“Now I get to go ahead and go out there and go tee it up,” Mercilus said via the Athletic’s Aaron Reiss. “Do what I do best: get after the quarterback, cause turnovers and all that. It’s been fun.”

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