AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans

     

Colts

  • According to Jason La Canfora, there has been chatter about Philip Rivers possibly ending up with the Colts.
  • La Canfora expects the Colts to be active in the trade market and free agency, but the draft will remain a focus for them.
  • Colts LT Anthony Castonzo, who’s slated to be a free agent, didn’t commit to returning for his 10th season in 2020: “I’ve got some decisions to make.” (Zak Keefer)
  • Colts HC Frank Reich said he spoke with Castonzo Monday morning and told him the team wanted him as its left tackle going forward: “I think he’s the best left tackle in the league.” (Kevin Bowen)
  • Colts WR T.Y. Hilton revealed he played through a two-centimeter tear in his calf muscle. (Keefer)
  • Hilton is not considering retirement. (Stephen Holder)
  • According to Ian Rapoport, the Colts attempted to claim CB Tony Brown, but the Bengals had the top waiver priority. 

Jaguars

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone admitted to being concerned about his job status following Sunday’s game. 

“Am I disappointed? Obviously,” Marrone said, via ESPN.com. “Am I concerned? Yes, you’re always concerned when you have a disappointing season, but for this moment, when I leave here after I’m done answering the questions [from the media] … I might have a little bit more than one beer.

  • According to Adam Schefter, Marrone will meet with ownership on Tuesday. 
  • Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue, who will be an unrestricted free agent next year, made it clear after Sunday’s game that he does not plan to play under the franchise tag in 2020. (Mark Long)
  • Jaguars QB Nick Foles said he doesn’t know what the future holds for him after losing the starting job to sixth-round rookie QB Gardner Minshew in his first season after signing a big free-agent deal in Jacksonville: “The big thing right now is just being in the moment. I’m sure we’ll find out in the next couple of months, but I’m not going to worry about it. I’m just going to continue being me.” (John Oehser)
  • Jaguars WR Chris Conley earned $250,000 in incentives for reaching 45 catches and 750 yards on the season. (Adam Schefter)

Texans

Texans CB Bradley Roby, who is in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, says he hoping to re-sign with Houston. 

“I’m very hopeful,” said Roby, via the Houston Chronicle. “That’s something that’s going to take place when it takes place. I really love this team, I love this city and coaching staff. I love everything about being here. I feel like I was meant to be here. I have a lot of relationships with the guys. I’m looking forward to working it out.

“I definitely wanted to play in the South for a long time. I’m from the South. Being in school in Ohio and then out West in Denver, I’m finally in the South and I definitely feel like its home. It’s ongoing.”

  • Per ESPN’s Sarah Barshop, Texans HC Bill O’Brien said WR Will Fuller (hamstring) is “progressing and headed in the right direction” but they still don’t know if he’ll play in Saturday’s playoff game against Buffalo. 
  • O’Brien added the team is still evaluating whether DE J.J. Watt will be able to play after being designated to return from injured reserve last week: “We brought him back to start practice last week to try to evaluate where he’s at. We’ll continue to do that & make a determination on where we go from there after a couple of days.” (Chris Brown)

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