AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans

     

Colts

Colts QB Chad Kelly says that he was living in his parent’s basement after he was released by the Broncos last year. 

I was living in Buffalo, living in my parents’ basement,” Kelly said, via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. “Just reflecting, reading the Bible, reading testimonies, just reading different things to kind of clear my brain, to kind of refocus. To understand that you are lucky to play this great game – 20 years of hard work can be gone just like that. I have had two ACLs.

“I have had multiple shakeups, but you know what, one thing is I am going to keep on bouncing back. Whether it’s yesterday, tomorrow, whatever the future might hold, but I am going to hit it straight on.

Colts HC Frank Reich mentioned that he spoke with Chad’s uncle, Jim Kelly, prior to the team signing him to a contract.

“Whenever you take a person in Chad’s situation, it’s a case-by-case basis,” Reich said. “I felt like, from the tape that we saw, what the scouts thought [and] what we saw looking at the tape, the vetting that we did, the people we talked to, it just felt like we would give Chad a chance here to come in and compete as the fourth guy coming in and felt comfortable at that point with it.”

Jaguars

  • Jaguars QB Nick Foles returned to OTA practice on Thursday after he had been away from the team for a few days to be with his wife, Tori, and family following her miscarriage. (Mike Garafolo)
  • Jaguars DC Todd Walsh said of LB Telvin Smith, who is considering sitting out the 2019 season: “I did talk to Telvin. Obviously, the decision is T’s and I wish him nothing but the best. I love T to death.” (John Oesher)
  • Wash mentioned that first-round pick Josh Allen was “drafted to play defensive end” in regards to speculation he might play linebacker as a rookie. (Mark Long)

Titans

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill admitted that it’s been an adjustment for him getting used to being a backup. 

“It’s definitely been a transition for me. Tough at times,” Tannehill said, via Pro Football Talk. “Marcus is great to work with. The staff here, Marcus, the quarterback room is really great. When you work with great people and you’re all aligned in this thing together trying to win football games, it definitely helps with that transition. There are some things that are tough about it.

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