AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans

     

Colts

Colts TE Eric Ebron resurrected his career in Indianapolis with 13 touchdown catches, the third-highest mark for a tight end all-time. In his encore performance, he has his eye’s set on the record. 

“I believe Gronk (Rob Gronkowski) still holds the record for the most touchdowns, which is 17,” Ebron said via 1070 The Fan’s Kevin Bowen. “So if I want to do anything that is going to be real spectacular or anything that is going to be really good, I’ve got to go get 17. And if I go get 17, then what do I do? I help my team win games. I did that (last year), proved that and I feel like if I’m at my best then I feel like this team will be at their best.

“I feel like I always have the mismatch,” Ebron continued. “I feel like I always can win against any opponent or anything. I feel like if we are going to do anything further then I have to take my game further. So that is kind of my next step, is what can I do to elevate myself? What can I do to elevate me physically, mentally? That’s the next step.”

Ebron is entering the final year of his contract after signing a two-year deal with the Colts in 2018. That came shortly after he was released by the Lions before the final year of his rookie contract, and Ebron’s determined to not let that happen again. 

“I was in a place where I didn’t even know if I was going to get picked up or anything like that,” Ebron said. “I thought I had tarnished my image coming out of college. I thought a lot of things. But know it’s a different story for me. I’ve just got to continue to elevate that.”

  • ESPN’s Mike Wells listed Colts CB Nate Hairston as a potential veteran cut, as Indianapolis is deep at corner. 

Jaguars

Jaguars CB D.J. Hayden said he and his teammates still feel like they have the best secondary in the league in Jacksonville. Hayden returning to health as the nickel corner will be a big part of that. 

“All that good stuff — getting turnovers, sacks and making big plays — I feel like we’ll do that,” Hayden said, via Jacksonville.com’s Gene Frenette. “I feel totally 100 percent comfortable with what we’re doing and our safeties. I feel we’ll be the best secondary in the league.”

  • ESPN’s Michael DiRocco listed Jaguars WR Terrelle Pryor as a potential veteran cut. DiRocco says Pryor might be the odd man out unless Jacksonville elects to keep six wide receivers. 

Titans

  • According to Jim Wyatt of the official team website, DE Kamalei Correa has a solid chance to make the final roster since the Titans traded for him last year. 
  • Wyatt says both QB Marcus Mariota and RB Derrick Henry could be candidates for the franchise tag after this season if they play well. 
  • Wyatt mentions the Titans are happy with their safety depth and are unlikely to bring back S Johnathan Cyprien.

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