AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans, Titans

     

Colts

  • The Athletic’s Stephen Holder calls the Colts’ new, two-year, $30 million deal with QB Jacoby Brissett a win-win for both sides. 
  • Holder writes that Brissett gets a raise up front and some protection for the future with increased injury risk now that he’s a full 16-game starter. 
  • For the Colts, the new deal is just slightly higher than the franchise tag they would have likely placed on Brissett next season and also spreads the cap hit out, giving them more flexibility to either move on or sign Brissett to a new deal. 

Jaguars

Texans

The offensive line wasn’t the only major item on the Texans’ summer shopping list. When healthy, the trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee ranks in the upper half of the league’s receiving corps. The first statement is key, as Fuller and Coutee have both been unable to play full seasons so far in their short careers.

That led Houston to target Kenny Stills in their trade with Miami and get someone who can solidify their receiving corps this year. 

“He can run all the routes on the outside,” Texans HC Bill O’Brien said via the team’s official website. “I think he can play on the inside. I think he’s a versatile wide receiver that can do a lot of different things. He’s got good hands, is a really good route runner, very smooth route runner, so he has a combination of speed and route-running ability that, I think you guys know in being around me for a while, that I really like having on the team.”

Titans

  • According to Jim Wyatt of the official team website, Titans RB Dion Lewis will reprise his role as the third-down running back and change-of-pace option to starting RB Derrick Henry
  • Wyatt mentioned he thought OL Jamil Douglas would be a long-shot to make the team at the start of the offseason. But Douglas has been solid and surprisingly pushed out C Corey Levin as the top backup on the interior offensive line. 

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