Colts K Adam Vinatieri bounced out of a rough patch during Sunday’s game after a rocky first two weeks to the 2019 season that had some speculating Vinatieri would retire. The Colts were worried enough to host six kickers for a tryout last week, but HC Frank Reich says the team’s confidence in Vinatieri never really wavered.
“You trust him. You trust your guys,” Reich said via NFL Media. “The good news is, it’s easy to have belief and conviction about the persoan and the player that Adam Vinatieri is. This guy, as a kicker, you would have to talk about this guy as one of the mentally toughest players to ever play the game. That’s what it takes to do what he’s done.”
- Per 1070TheFan’s Kevin Bowen, Colts WR T.Y. Hilton says his quad injury, which kept him out of the second half of Sunday’s game, is feeling better so far and he’ll play this Sunday if it continues to progress: “If I feel good, I’ll go.”
- According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, the Jaguars drew a hard line at two first-round picks for teams that inquired about a trade for CB Jalen Ramsey this weekend.
The Titans offensive line has been blasted for 17 sacks in only three games in 2019, leading the coaching staff to look at making changes. One potential change would be inserting third-round rookie G Nate Davis at right guard even though he missed the entire preseason with an injury.
“I want to try to play Nate and see. The only way that you can see, again to you all’s point, was the games,” Titans HC Mike Vrabel said via Terry McCormick of TitansInsider.com. “In some of these practices, there’s one padded practice a week, or in last week’s case, none, those are difficult things. So, we’re going to have to try to get him ready to go as soon as we possibly can, and I’m hopeful that that’s this week.”