AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans

     

Colts

  • ESPN’s Bill Barnwell writes he wouldn’t be surprised if the Colts extend RB Marlon Mack this offseason for a middle-tier running back contract in the neighborhood of $7-$8 million per seaason. 

Jaguars

Sitting at 4-6 heading into Week 12, the Jaguars still have hope for a playoff berth. However, the margin for error is slim the rest of the way. Despite a loss in his first start since the season opener, Jaguars QB Nick Foles said he and the team won’t press. 

“Not pressing means don’t freak out. I’ll let everyone else freak out. I’m not going to freak out,” Foles said via John Oehser of the team’s website. “I’m going to continue to come to work. I’m going to continue to believe in my teammates. I don’t come in here and say, ‘Ah, it’s just going to happen. We put in a lot of work. The coaches are working hard toward the game plan. We go out there and practice to fine-tune it.”

Foles acknowledged missing half the season set him and the offense back, as he’s trying to rebuild chemistry with his wide receivers. That will be another obstacle as they try to make up ground in the AFC South and wildcard race.

“We’re still developing those relationships,” Foles added. “Unfortunately, I was out for nine or 10 weeks. We’re getting re-acquainted with that. Obviously I have a history with Flip (Jaguars OC John DeFilippo), but a big chunk of the season I wasn’t there. We’re trying to re-establish what we’re comfortable with, what we’re good at as a team. A lot of it, too, is your personnel as a team. We have guys who can make plays and do those things. We just have to go out and execute the plan.”

  • ESPN’s Bill Barnwell writes the Jaguars will probably take a wait and see approach for an extension for RB Leonard Fournette and exercise his fifth-year option this offseason.

Titans

  • ESPN’s Bill Barnwell identifies Titans RB Dion Lewis as a potential cut candidate this offseason. 
  • Barnwell adds that Titans RB Derrick Henry might have the most value in Tennessee given how they’ve built their offense around him and don’t mind his third-down limitations. Henry’s deal is up at the end of the season.

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