Colts DE Justin Houston was brought in to be the premier pass rusher Indianapolis lacked on defense last year. So far during training camp, he’s been impressed with his opponent on the other side of the field, Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo.
“I love going against (him). He helps me get better. I think he’s one of the best left tackles in the game,” Houston said via the Athletic’s Zak Keefer. “So any day I can compete against him, and one of the best tackles in the game, it’s going to better me. I love going against him every day…His technique is amazing to me. I love the way he works his hands. It’s constantly got me working, because he never does the same thing over and over. It makes it hard for me to try and figure out what he’s doing. I can never figure him out, so it’s just constantly got me working and thinking at all times.”
- Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Texans CB Jonathan Joseph said he’s not thinking about retirement any time soon.
- Joseph said he appreciated the raise the team gave him, which included a $1.5 million signing bonus and a $1.1 million raise in base salary, though he added he felt like he deserved it: “Obviously me being the player that I am, being a starter on this defense, I think it’s the right thing to do. I probably deserve it also. I’m out there earning it and working for it. It’s a working relationship.” (Wilson)
- Per Paul Kuharsky, WR Cameron Batson‘s injury that placed him on IR is a broken collarbone.
- Jim Wyatt of the official team website thinks the Titans will roster six wide receivers and Cameron Batson and Darius Jennings are the two leading contenders for the final spot, though that was before Batson was placed on injured reserve.
- Some undrafted free agents standing out, per Wyatt, include LB Derick Roberson, RB Alex Barnes, CB D’Andre Payne, S LaDarius Wiley and TE Parker Hesse.
- Titans third-round G Nate Davis worked with the first team on Monday. (Turron Davenport)