AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans

     

Colts

  • The Colts plan to go into 2019 with RB Marlon Mack as their “feature back,” but Mack will need to prove he can handle a full-time load after missing four games last year, per 1070 The Fan’s Kevin Bowen.
  • Bowen says second-year RB Nyheim Hines is secure in his role as a third-down back, but his number of touches per game will likely come down after the addition of WR Parris Campbell.
  • If HC Frank Reich wants to use more than two running backs, Bowen writes he has options now with Spencer Ware, Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams

Jaguars

  • ESPN’s Dan Graziano says it’s a make-or-break year for Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette.
  • Fournette struggled in 2019 with only 439 rushing yards, missed seven games due to injury and one due to suspension and irritated Jacksonville management enough that they voided the guarantees remaining in his deal. 
  • Graziano writes the Jaguars could not only decline Fournette’s fifth-year option for 2021, but could outright release him if he has a repeat of 2018 in 2019. Fournette is owed $2.933 million this year and $4.167 million in 2020.

Titans

Titans TE Delanie Walker said he would leave the decision of whether or not to start training camp on the PUP list up to the coaching staff. Walker was able to participate in spring OTA’s as he worked his way back from a dislocated ankle that ended his 2018 season right as it started. 

“Just stepping on the field, running routes and doing drills, that was the biggest [hurdle],” Walker said via Sports Illustrated’s Jenny Vrentas. “I had only been running for two weeks, and being able to run routes against guys, and beating them.”

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