AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans, Titans

     

Colts

  • According to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, Colts RB D’Onta Foreman was placed on injured reserve with a torn biceps. 
  • Wilson adds that Foreman plans to remain with Colts during rehab, which is expected to be around four months. According to Wilson, the Colts had plans for him and were bringing him along slowly, they will now have him focus on his rehab and return for the 2020 season.
  • Colts signed S Kai Nacua, RB Charcandrick West and RB Marquis Young. (NFLTR)
  • Colts placed RB D’Onta Foreman and WR Daurice Fountain on injured reserve. 
  • Colts waived S Derrick Kindred.

Jaguars

With T.J. Yeldon, the Jaguars primary pass-catching back in 2018, off to Buffalo, Jacksonville doesn’t have a true replacement currently on its roster. The team is hoping RB Leonard Fournette, who’s shown strong flashes of effectiveness in the passing game before, can step up and become a more well-rounded, three-down back. 

“I know Leonard’s goals,” Jaguars OC John DeFilippo said via the Athletic’s Phillip Heilman. “Leonard’s goal is to be the best back in this league and unique star players play a lot of football. So, to me, he needs to play and so that’s where we’re at with that.”

  • Per Heilman, Jaguars fifth-round RB Ryquell Armstead has cleared the concussion protocol.
  • Jaguars RB Alfred Blue is in a walking boot and won’t play Thursday, though he could be back for Week 1. (Heilman)
  • DeFilippo says sixth-round QB Gardner Minshew is picking up the offense quickly: “He’s been able to pick up some of the nuances faster than some of the other young quarterbacks I’ve worked with.” (Heilman)

Texans

  • According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Texans third-round TE Kahale Warring remains in the concussion protocol. 
  • Texans OT Matt Kalil also did not practice on Monday. 
  • Per Texans HC Bill O’Brien, first-round OT Tytus Howard is expected to be ready for the team’s Week 1 game. (Wilson)

Titans

Since the Titans traded a fourth-round pick to the Dolphins for him, Titans QB Ryan Tannehill has been seen as at least a competent backup for the injury-prone Marcus Mariota who could also push the young starter. Some have speculated Tannehill could push his way into a starting spot. That, however, is news to Tannehill. 

“I didn’t know it was a story,” Tannehill said via Erik Bacharach of the Nashville Tennessean. “I don’t really listen to the media at all. Sorry guys.”

Tannehill added that the possibility of starting ahead of Mariota is not one the team has discussed, with him at least. 

“I don’t think that’s an option at this point,” Tannehill said. “At least it hasn’t been stated to me. I’m just going out and competing against the defense that’s out there each and every play and trying to execute the call as best I can.”

  • According to ESPN’s Turron Davenport, Titans RB Derrick Henry returned to practice Monday and did individual drills. 
  • Titans HC Mike Vrabel said if Henry is feeling well, he could potentially play in the third preseason game Sunday. (Davenport)

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