AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Titans

     

Colts

  • Sources have told Matt Miller of B/R they expect Jadeveon Clowney to look to cash in with a “market-setting” contract that will likely come from a team other than the Seahawks. Miller mentions the Dolphins and Colts as two potential fits for Clowney.
  • Despite an underwhelming start to his career, Colts GM Chris Ballard is expecting big things from DL Tyquan Lewis: “I told Tyquan, (2020) is a big year for him. We’re going to expect him to come in and really show what we think his talent level is. (Kevin Bowen)

Jaguars

Jaguars team president Mark Lamping said in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that team owner Shad Kahn is still committed to keeping the franchise in Jacksonville.

“Shad Khan’s been very clear,” Lamping said about the franchise’s owner, via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “The most important thing he wants to do is bring a Super Bowl to Duval County, and obviously we have a lot of work to do on that front. But the other thing he wants to do is ensure that there’s NFL football in Northeast Florida for many generations to come.”

This comes after the news that the Jaguars are scheduled to play two home games in London during the upcoming season.

Titans

The Titans are unlikely to hire a defensive coordinator, as current HC Mike Vrabel will likely take over the defensive play-calling duties. This comes following the retirement of former DC Dean Pees and the formal hiring of Jim Haslett, who has 24 years of coaching experience, as the Titans’ inside linebackers coach. The team also changed the title of several returning coaches.

“Adding quality coaches to our staff has always been my priority with the ability to teach, develop and inspire,” Vrabel said, via Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com about the recent hiring of Haslett. “I have known Jim (Haslett) since my rookie season at Pittsburgh and was impressed with how he taught and developed the players on our defense. Over his career, he has experience and success as a head coach, defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. 

“I am going to try and do what is best for the team,” Vrabel said about the vacancy at defensive coordinator. “I would say to bring in a guy who hasn’t been in our system and done what we have done in Houston or here isn’t what I want to do. So whoever calls the defense, we are going to do pretty much what we have done. We are going to continue to add and enhance things. … I want guys that are loyal, that are great teachers and good developers.”

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