- Jaguars G Andrew Norwell was held out of OTA’s Monday with a mild ankle sprain. (John Oehser)
- Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said new WR Terrelle Pryor was a big athlete with a big catch radius and a big brain to boot: “He’s an intelligent player. He’s a former quarterback. He’s very smart.” (Phillip Heilman)
- Jaguars DE Calais Campbell said he’s still “holding out a little hope” LB Telvin Smith will return this season: “He makes our team better.” (Heilman)
Titans OC Arthur Smith is using OTA’s as best he can to practice as he heads into his first season as a full-time play-caller.
“You’re [getting] ready,” Smith said via Erik Bacharach of the Nashville Tennessean. “But it’s not the same pressure you’re going to have when it’s third-and-5, fourth-and-2 and the game’s on the line. But it allows you to, right now, you may take that risk and just kind of play scenarios out in your head. You go through it and you go, ‘Here’s what I would call here. Here’s what I like.’”
- CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora says the month of October will be critical for Titans QB Marcus Mariota, as he will need to emerge healthy from three games against tough defenses in the Bills, Broncos and Chargers.
“Obviously, he’s the G.O.A.T. That’s that simple,” Humphries said via the Athletic’s Travis Haney. “But there’s so much that factors into a decision. It was a four-year deal. Who knows how many (years) he’s got left? There’s a lot that goes into it. Obviously the chance to play with him would have been awesome, but a lot of things factor into that decision. Ultimately, I thought this was coming here to a team that was on the rise and with young talent on the offense and a really good defense. They’d had a taste of the playoffs. I felt like my need at the slot position was great. I felt like I could really contribute and start something new here.”