AFC South Notes: Colts, Texans, Titans

     

Colts

  • Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Colts are showing significant interest in free-agent QB Philip Rivers. He also mentions the Raiders as another possibility.

Texans

Texans HC Bill O’Brien praised WR Will Fuller and believes their offense has proven more productive with him on the field. 

“I’ve known Will since he was 17 years old,” said O’Brien, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “Whenever Will has played for us, we’ve been productive on offense. You could argue there’s a couple games, here and there, maybe not. But, for the most part, when Will has been on the field, we’ve been productive. The key is to get him on the field.”

O’Brien added that their goal is to do a “better job” with Fuller’s health after missing time last season due to a groin injury. 

“Part of that is us doing a better job medically,” O’Brien said. “We’ve challenged our medical staff to be better. We’ve added some resources to our medical staff. Part of that is the player, that Will does his part. And he’s doing his part.”

Titans

Cameron Wolfe of ESPN reports that some around the league believe Titans free agent OT Jack Conklin will end up topping the $18 million per year the Eagles are paying Lane Johnson and become the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL. 

  • Vic Tafur of The Athletic believes that Derek Carr and Ryan Tannehill could possibly be on the move before Tom Brady. Due to Brady’s close relationship with Titans HC Mike Vrabel, Tafur feels the Titans’ decision on whether or not to re-sign Tannehill could reveal Brady’s thoughts headed into free agency.
  • Ian Rapoport says that if Brady re-signs with the Patriots, Carr will likely remain with Las Vegas and that the Titans prefer to get a deal done with Tannehill prior to the franchise tag deadline.
  • Rapoport also states that if the Titans are forced to use the franchise tag on Tannehill, RB Derrick Henry will likely become a free agent.
  • Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network reports that sources at the combine told him the upcoming free-agent class of running backs will not be receiving large contracts. This will make it easier for the Titans to re-sign Derrick Henry if he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
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