AFC South Notes: Jaguars, Texans, Titans

     

Jaguars

  • Florida Football Insiders wonders if veteran RB DeMarco Murray, who recently announced his retirement from the NFL, could still be an option for the Jaguars.
  • As of now, Jacksonville has Leonard Fournette in place as their starting running back, but there are questions about the team’s depth behind Fournette. If Murray is willing to accept a lower salary to play this season, the site thinks he could make sense for the Jaguars.

Texans

Texans WRs coach John Perry praised fourth-round WR Keke Coutee‘s work ethic and could see him earning a good role.

He’s in the long mold of those Red Raiders,” Perry said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “He’s done a good job. He’s working hard. He shows up every day. He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. If he continues to do that, I can see him moving forward.

Former Texans WR Andre Johnson mentioned that Coutee could help the team as a return specialist.

To see the kid Keke, how he is and how much he can help them in the return game, great receiver,” said Johnson. “So, they have a lot of talent in that room.”

Titans

  • Jim Wyatt of Titans.com mentions that the defensive backs have faced an “adjustment” under new DBs coach Kerry Coombs due to his “in-your-face” style of coaching
  • Wyatt writes that recently signed CB Logan Ryan has had success playing the slot, but he says that the Titans could rotate corners Malcolm Butler and Adoree’ Jackson to give them more coverage options.
  • Regarding the return specialist position, Wyatt mentions that Akrum Wadley and Rico Gafford will be “in the mix” for starting jobs along with Jackson, Michael Campanaro and Dion Lewis.
  • Wyatt says that the Titans “are really counting on” productive seasons from second-year WRs Corey Davis, Tajae Sharpe, and Taywan Taylor.
  • As for undrafted rookies who could make the team, Wyatt lists WRs Jordan Veasy and Devin Ross as two who have impressed him along with RB Akrum Wadley and OLB Sharif Finch, who are also “contenders” to make the active roster.

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