AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans

     

Colts

  • According to NBC Sports’ Peter King, the Colts with HC Frank Reich are seen as a potential fit for free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick
  • Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Colts RB Marlon Mack underwent surgery for a fractured right hand and is out indefinitely, though he’s expected to be able to return at some point this season. 
  • Reich confirmed Mack would miss this Thursday’s game, as well as fourth-round rookie S Khari Willis who is in the concussion protocol after developing symptoms following the game. (Kevin Bowen)
  • Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has ramped up his rehab and has made progress recovering from his calf injury. He’ll be evaluated later this week and could return to play Thursday. (Stephen Holder)
  • Colts RB Jordan Wilkins expects to play this week and says he could have probably played on Sunday if needed with his ankle injury. (Joel Erickson)

Jaguars

Despite the return of starting QB Nick Foles, the Jaguars lost in ugly fashion to the division-rival Colts on Sunday. The loss dealt a blow to Jacksonville’s already slim playoff hopes, but Foles did his best to steady the team afterward. 

“I think the big thing is, ‘Don’t press.’ It’s easy to press in this situation and think the sky is falling and the world’s over,” Foles said via John Oehser of the team website. “It’s not. We’re blessed to play a game. The leadership will come from everybody because it will be looking at the film and being critical of yourself and then going out there and improving. It’s extremely hard [to not press] if you’re outside looking in, because you don’t understand how you can handle it. You lose a game and you get beat pretty good. It’s like, ‘How can a team bounce back?’ The guys in the locker room, their personalities and who they are, is going to dictate that.’”

Texans

  • Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, new Texans CB Vernon Hargreaves said he’s excited for the fresh start in Houston after being claimed off waivers from the Buccaneers last week. 
  • The Texans worked out OT John Wetzel last week. (Aaron Wilson)

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