AFC South Notes: Colts, Texans, Titans



Colts GM Chris Ballard said adding depth to their wide receiving core is among their top priorities this offseason. 

“The injuries at wideout…I’ve got do a better job of making sure we have enough depth for when those guys have to play,” said Ballard, via Kevin Bowen of 1075TheFan

Ballard mentioned that the Colts must add “more explosive elements” to their offense. 

Do we need to add more explosive elements to our offense? Yeah, we do,” Ballard said. 

Ballard feels transitioning from college to the NFL is more difficult for receivers but believes it “can absolutely be done.”

Just guys that have the ball. I don’t know if you ever get one out of the college ranks who is completely polished. They have traits to be ready. It’s one of the harder positions coming in this league. Can it be done? Yes. It can absolutely be done. You see it in the league right now. With all the press coverage, with all the different looks they get. Then with the physicality and all the things they have to deal with in our league. It’s not an easy transition. Just want somebody who can catch the ball and go score.


  • Aaron Wilson, citing league sources, reports that the Texans have ruled out the possibility of re-signing CB Vernon Hargreaves, despite releasing him on Friday.
  • Wilson mentions that Hargreaves could be back with Houston at a lower price, depending on what else is available to them this offseason.


  • Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official site points out that RB Derrick Henry‘s comment on social media saying, “Zeke is the floor,” was taken out of context and doesn’t necessarily mean Henry will try to out-do Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott‘s six-year, $90,000,00 contract. 
  • Wyatt expects Titans’ impending free-agent QB Marcus Mariota to sign with a new team this offseason. 
  • Regarding positions of need for the Titans, Wyatt mentions that their “biggest questions” are at offensive tackle and depth for their interior. Tennessee could also add to their defensive line in the draft or free agency. 
  • Wyatt does not think the Titans would be interested in trading for Raiders QB Derek Carr given Las Vegas would likely trade Carr to a team in need of a starting quarterback. 

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